Congratulations to the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) who won the Fitzgibbon Cup for the ninth time following a 1-17 to 1-12 victory over the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Saturday’s final played at Queen’s University Belfast.
In the semi-finals played on Friday, WIT defeated the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) by 2-21 to 3-17 after extra time while CIT defeated University College Cork (UCC) by 1-17 to 0-19.
Given the participation of four Munster colleges, there was a significant Tipperary involvement over the weekend. Colm Bonnar (Cashel King Cormacs) managed the winning WIT team which included Tomas Hamill (Killea) and Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule) in the half-back line and Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) lined out at corner-forward, scoring a point in the final. On the losing CIT side, John O’Dwyer (Killenaule) was their scorer in chief, getting 11 points in the semi-final and 5 points in the final. Conor Hammersley (Clonoulty-Rossmore) lined out at wing-forward for CIT, scoring two points in the final while David Corbett (Thurles Sarsfields) made a substitute appearance.
On the losing semi-finalists teams, LIT included Martin Minehan (Kildangan), Philip Ivors (Ballingarry) and Mark Gennery (Portroe) in their starting line-up versus WIT while Stephen Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh) and James Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane, Captain) all started for UCC in their one point defeat by CIT.