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Kingston Takes Top Award As Fitzgibbon Team Of The Year Announced

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Shane Kingston has been named the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Rising Star Hurling Player of the Year 2020. The UCC and Cork hurler was named in last year’s Higher Education GAA Rising Stars Hurling Team of the Year and continued his terrific form in the competition in 2020 as UCC achieved back-to-back titles. The Douglas club man was the standout …

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First Class Season: Dramatic End To Incredible Year Of GAA Action

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Sigerson Cup

In association with Following six weeks of intense action, lifelong bonds created and new rivalries forged, the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships have come to a close for the 2020 season. In the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup, DCU Dóchas Éireann reigned supreme with their fifth title, their first since 2015. Following that, UCC were crowned the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup …

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Kingston: “What Pulled Us Through Was Sheer Courage And Grit”

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University College Cork (UCC) are the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup champions for the second year running following a dramatic one-point win over IT Carlow on Wednesday evening.  The Cork outfit overcame all the odds with late points from Darragh Fitzgibbon and Shane Conway seeing them over the line at DCU Sportsground on a scoreline of 0-18 to 2-11. Celebration time …

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Fitzgibbon Final Preview: IT Carlow Look To Make History Against UCC

IT Carlow

After a captivating tournament, the final of the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup takes place on Wednesday with UCC and IT Carlow battling it out for the top honour.  Following their 2019 success, UCC enter the decider as favourites given the calibre of players in their squad. Tom Kingston’s side boasts a number of Cork senior stars, including Darragh Fitzgibbon, Mark …

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Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh Previews The Fitzgibbon Cup Semi-Finals

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We’ve reached the penultimate stage in the Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup with four teams battling it out for a place in the final.  On Saturday, 2017 winners Mary Immaculate College face DJ Carey’s IT Carlow (2 pm) in the first of a semi-final double-header in the DCU Sportsgrounds. While, later that day, reigning champions UCC take on DCU …

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Electric Ireland To Livestream Bumper Day Of Fitzgibbon Cup Action

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Electric Ireland have announced that they will broadcast the highly-anticipated Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final double-header on Saturday live from the DCU Sportsgrounds.  At 2pm, last year’s finalists Mary Immaculate College and IT Carlow will go head-to-head for a place in Wednesday’s decider before current holders UCC take on hosts DCU Dóchas Éireann at 4pm. Mary I required extra-time to see off …

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Fitzgibbon Review: Limerick Sides Set Up Derby Following Group Games

Fitzgibbon Cup review

The quarter-final lineup for the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup is complete following an entertaining final round of group games on Thursday.   Both Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick came out on top in their respective games against Waterford IT and Maynooth University setting up an exciting derby clash next week. Also on Thursday, NUIG overcame CIT, booking their …

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First Class Impact: Lixnaw Delight In Success Of Shane Conway And UCC

UCC Shane Conway Lixnaw

In association with  There are no competitions quite like the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships for giving players from so-called ‘weaker counties’ a chance to shine against the best and brightest that hurling has to offer.  In Kerry, the county has become intertwined with Gaelic football since the dawn of time given the county’s huge success rate from underage through …

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Billy Morgan: It’s Becoming An Elitist Association

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Billy Morgan has launched heavy criticism the GAA’s way following UCC’s thrilling win over NUIG in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup.  The prestigious higher-education tournament got underway this past weekend with the tie of the round undoubtedly being the current champions’ clash with a Galway outfit who qualified for the final in 2018. UCC prevailed by a single point in …

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Four Players Set To Light Up The Sigerson Cup Final

Sigerson Cup

After an intriguing championship, the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup comes to a head tonight when UCC and St Mary’s clash in the decider in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.  The Belfast side stunned the reigning champions, UCD in the semi-final during the week, triumphing on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-7. On Sunday, UCC blasted their way into their first Sigerson Final …

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Cathal O’Hanlon On The Dark Side Of The Football Dream

In association with  As part of our search for the Vodafone X Irish University Sports Journalist Of The Year, Thomas Stafford interviewed UCC goalkeeper Cathal O’Hanlon about the negative side of professional football in England. Thomas Stafford, along with three other finalists, is vying to be crowned ‘Vodafone X Irish University Sports Journalist Of The Year’. The final stage of the competition …

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