Fitzgibbon Cup: UCD and DCU safely advance

January 22, 2020

UCD are through to the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals. ©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

UCD are through to the last eight of the Fitzgibbon Cup following a seven-point round 3 victory over GMIT today.

The Belfield college are travelling home from Carnmore this evening with a 4-19 to 2-18 win under their belts.

The visitors shaded a closely fought first-half by 2-9 to 1-11 before going on to seal a quarter-final berth after the break, thanks to goals from Dublin duo Kevin Desmond and Ronan Hayes (penalty).

DCU moved comfortably into the quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup later in the evening after easing by Trinity College on a 4-25 to 1-11 score-line at Santry Avenue.

The winners were never troubled in this one, racing 1-6 to nothing in front before Trinity shot over four points to pull themselves back into contention.

However, with Wexford star Rory O’Connor to the fore, DCU went on a relentless goal spree afterwards to leave the scoreboard reading 4-10 to 0-6.

Donnacha Butler pulled back a consolation goal for Trinity but it was their capital counterparts that were safely through to a home quarter-final next week.

UCD - C O’Donoghue; M Kenny, I O’Shea, E Carroll; C Scallan (0-1), M Purcell, H Lawlor; E Egan (0-1), M Cody (0-1); R Hayes (1-11, 1-0pen, 0-9f, 0-1'65), R Purcell (1-1), L McDwyer; P Crummey (1-2), C McGuckin (0-1), E Foley (0-1). Subs: N Heffernan for E Egan, K Desmond (1-0) for L McDwyer, D O’Floinn for R Purcell, S Carey for E Foley, C O’Donovan for E Carroll.

GMIT - E Murphy; S Neary, M Cullen, U McGlynn; E Duggan, J Forde, C Fahy (0-1f); D McPeake (0-1), J Coyne (0-3, 1sl); B Keary, D Mannion (0-2), R Murphy (0-1); M Kennedy (0-7f), S Bleahane (1-2), E Egan. Subs: J Cahalane for S Neary, N Coen (1-0) for E Egan, D Fahy (0-1) for B Keary, E Hunt for M Kennedy.

Referee - M Murtagh.

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