Third Level GAA is best left wait until next season

Posted in Governance and administration on January 15th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“So the Third Level GAA Championships are cancelled for the 2020/21 academic year. The flagship Fitzgibbon Cup and Sigerson Cup and their lower level equivalents should be just about underway about now in their regular slot in the opening two months of the year …” (more)

[Jerome O’Connell, Limerick Leader, 15 January]

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November best window for third-level – McGill

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“A November window to play the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups may be the only solution to avoid the deepening county v college conflict that has surfaced again this year, the GAA’s head of games administration and player welfare Fergal McGill has suggested …” (more)

[Colm Keys, Independent, 14 February]

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UCC to confer degrees on sporting greats

Posted in Governance and administration on August 25th, 2012 by steve

“UCC is to confer honorary degrees on some of Ireland’s sporting greats, including a hurling manager who has wrecked many a Cork supporter’s dreams …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 25 August]

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UCC honours Brian Cody, our hurling nemesis

Posted in Governance and administration on August 24th, 2012 by steve

“One of Cork’s most feared sporting enemies is to be honoured by UCC. In what may come as a shock to hurling supporters, Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the college …” (more)

[Kieran Dineen, Evening Echo, 24 August]

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UL made to work hard for victory

Posted in Life on February 10th, 2012 by steve

FITZGIBBON CUP: University of Limerick 1-15 St Patrick’s 1-11: University of Limerick now know that retaining the Fitzgibbon Cup this year will be a harder task than last year’s achievement …” (more)

[Irish Times, 10 February]

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Horan haul punishes students

Posted in Life on January 30th, 2012 by steve

MEATH 1-17 DCU 1-9 Holders Meath advanced to the last four after recovering from a slow start to comfortably overcome 14-man DCU at Pairc Tailteann. The students began brightly with two converted frees by Emmet Kent, but only three of their points came from open play …” (more)

[Independent, 30 January]

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UL overcome local rivals to win Fitzgibbon Cup

Posted in Life on February 26th, 2011 by steve

UL 1-17 Limerick IT 2-11 Thomas O’Brien’s 61st-minute goal saw the University of Limerick gain their first Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2002, after a battling display at Waterford IT this afternoon …” (more)

[, 26 February]

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UL survive Dooley’s red card to punish CIT

Posted in Life on February 26th, 2011 by steve

University of Limerick 0-15 Cork IT 0-13 University of Limerick survived Shane Dooley’s sending-off to see off Cork IT yesterday. Offaly ace Dooley was shown a straight red card by Galway referee Alan Kelly 10 minutes from time following an off-the-ball altercation with Eoin Dillon …” (more)

[Jackie Cahill, Independent, 26 February]

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Waterford IT the big losers as UCD advance despite defeat

Posted in Life on February 9th, 2011 by steve

LIMERICK IT 1-15 UCD 0-15 FITZGIBBON CUP (sh) Limerick IT deservingly won the battle in an entertaining clash at Belfield yesterday, but by limiting their defeat to a three-point margin, UCD stayed in the war, squeezing through to the quarter-finals at the expense of Waterford IT …” (more)

[Independent, 9 February]

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Offaly outclass students

Posted in Life on January 31st, 2011 by steve

“Offaly booked a date with Carlow in the Walsh Shield final as they dished out an 11-point drubbing to UCD in Banagher yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 31 January]

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Murphy plays hero and villain for CIT

Posted in Life on January 29th, 2011 by steve

Cork IT 2-12 NUI Galway 0-17 Fitzgibbon Cup (SH) A penalty a minute into injury-time from Tony Murphy gave Cork IT a one-point victory over champions NUI Galway at Dangan in Galway …” (more)

[Independent, 29 January]

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Kelly’s blitz for Trinity

Posted in Life on January 24th, 2011 by steve

Trinity College 0-25 Carlow IT 2-16 Louth 1-14 Fingal 1-9 A scoring blitz from Trinity’s half-back John Kelly was enough to push the Dublin students into the final in Ringsend. Carlow’s Stewart Waugh helped to keep the pressure on the winners, but Kelly proved the difference as Trinity marched on …” (more)

[Independent, 24 January]

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Ace Bergin fails to halt NUIG march

Posted in Life on February 25th, 2010 by steve

NUI Galway 1-24 St Patrick’s College 1-12 NUIG booked their place in the last four after seeing off the limited challenge of St Pat’s at Dangan yesterday. The Galway college have not won the title in 30 years and, despite amassing a big score yesterday, they will need to step up several gears tomorrow week at Pearse Stadium if they are to advance to the following day’s final …” (more)

[Independent, 25 February]

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Waterford claim Crystal

Posted in Life on February 8th, 2010 by steve

Munster Hurling: Waterford 1-9 UCC 0-11: Waterford won their first official trophy under David Fitzgerald’s managerial reign at Dungarvan as they edged out UCC in a keen and sometimes feisty Waterford Crystal hurling final before an attendance of 1,500. It was a decider that could so easily have gone the way of the students …” (more)

[Irish Times, 8 February]

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Captain Coone saves the day for NUIG

Posted in Life on February 5th, 2010 by steve

“NUIG skipper Finian Coone converted a last minute free to give his side a winning start to the tournament in wet conditions at Dangan, Galway yesterday. Dublin IT had two late chances to salvage a draw, but Paul Ryan hit the post with a free from the right-wing and wing-back Michael Maloney was short with a ’65’ with the game’s last puck …” (more)

[Independent, 5 February]

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UL capitalise on UCD mistakes to claim final win

Posted in Life on February 2nd, 2010 by steve

“UCD’s senior hurling team’s preparations for the Fitzgibbon Cup suffered a setback at the hands of University of Limerick in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling League Final last Tuesday night. The ten-point defeat does little to reflect the overall balance of a game, which gradually slipped away from UCD in the second half …” (more)

[Martin Scanlon, University Observer, 2 February]

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Experimental Decies prove too strong for Cork students in Kilmac

Posted in Life on January 19th, 2010 by steve

“WATERFORD 1-26 CORK IT 1-12: In sharp contrast to what we had experienced over the previous three weeks last Sunday’s bright sunshine and mild temperatures brought out a good crowd in Kilmacthomas where Waterford hurlers began their 2010 campaign with a decisive, and indeed at times, impressive win over a fancied Cork I. T. side with fourteen points to spare at the final whistle …” (more)

[Phil Fanning, Waterford News and Star, 19 January]

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Waterford Crystal Cup Hurling – Cork v UCC

Posted in Life on January 18th, 2010 by steve

“University College Cork’s second-half scoring spree put Cork out of the Waterford Crystal Hurling Cup at Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday, the students’ 1-8 without replay after the break giving them a well-earned victory in front of 1,652 spectators. Cork coach Denis Walsh was unequivocal about his side’s scoreless second-half. ‘We died a death’, said Walsh …” (more)

[Michael Moynihan, Munster, 18 January]

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Posted in Life on December 9th, 2009 by steve

“NUI Maynooth vs DCU
(03/12/2009)” (flickr link)

[Cian Ginty, flickr, 4 December]

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DkIT are All-Ireland Hurling Champions

Posted in Life on December 8th, 2009 by steve

“On Wednesday last the 2nd of December DkIT senior hurling team did us all proud by becoming All-Ireland League Champions. This is the colleges first time since 1997 and only third time in the Colleges history to win this competition, and of course they did it in style …” (more)

[DkIT, 7 December]

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