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WIT open title defence in style

WIT 3-13 IT Carlow 0-9: WIT’s first defence of the Fitzgibbon Cup was a winning one as, despite being reduced to 14 men for almost the entire second-half, the holders were never seriously troubled in seeing off IT Carlow in this first round clash in bitterly cold conditions at the IT Carlow grounds last evening.

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Boland: Huge year ahead for Dublin

As a physiotherapist, Joey Boland is well-placed to judge the physical conditioning of the young players joining the Dublin hurling panel.

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UCD storm to victory over St Pat’s

UCD 1-23 St Pat’s 1-6: UCD coach Nicky English said the conditions at Belfield were some of the worst he’d seen for hurling after watching his side record a 17-point win against St Pat’s.

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Limerick IT cruise past 14-man UUJ

Limerick IT 1-21 UUJ 0-12:

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UL always in control against NUIG

UL 2-24 NUI Galway 0-9: UL manager Brian Lohan was delighted with his side’s display in their big Fitzgibbon Cup win over NUI Galway at Dangan yesterday.

UL were dominant throughout and, after going in 0-9 to 0-5 up at half-time, having played against the wind, there would only be one winner.

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MAKING A POINT: DCU manager Nick Weir remonstrates with referee Brian Gavin during the Fitzgibbon Cup, Group A, first-round game. Below: CIT's John O'Dwyer, who  rattled over eight points for the Cork side.

O’Dwyer gives CIT the edge

CIT 0-17 DCU 1-6: CIT manager Pat Mulcahy praised Tipperary star John O’Dwyer’s big-game character after inspiring his team to an opening-day Fitzgibbon Cup success. The All Star forward shot four important points in the final quarter, and 0-8 in total, to settle a tie that hung in the balance.

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UCC's Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr) looks for a scoring opportunity in the Fitzgibbon Cup game against GMIT at the Mardyke, Cork. Picture: Larry Cummins.

Stroll in the park for top class UCC

UCC 3-19 GMIT 0-8: The sight of Conor Lehane, Alan Cadogan and Shane O’Donnell being clapped off the field midway through the second-half painted a most accurate picture of this stroll in the park for UCC.

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Crowley: Hard to pick this UCC team

While reflecting on Tuesday’s first round Sigerson Cup rout of Cork IT, Billy Morgan revealed the UCC management had spent several hours the night previous deliberating over a starting XV.

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Fitzgibbon Cup previews

Group A: DCU v Cork IT, DCU Sportsgrounds (B Gavin), 2pm.

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Bennettsbridge bounce back

Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny) 2-19 Annaghdown (Galway) 0-9: AIB All-Ireland club JHC semi-final:

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Rossa steel too much for Cappoquin

O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim) 2-12Cappoquin (Waterford) 1-8: AIB All-Ireland Club IHC semi-final:

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Focused Fullen Gaels book final spot

Fullen Gaels (Manchester)2-18 Castleblayney (Monaghan) 1-7: AIB All-Ireland Club JHC semi-final

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Late surge powers Kilburn Gaels into decider

Kilburn Gaels (London) 0-11 Cappataggle (Galway) 0-10: AIB All-Ireland Club IHC semi-final: Kilburn Gaels remain in the hunt to become only the second London team to win the All-Ireland Club IHC crown after beating Cappataggle at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday.

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Dermot Shortt, Offaly, in action against Jason Flynn, Galway. Pic: Inpho.

Galway suffer Canning blow

Galway 2-22 Offaly 1-13: Walsh Cup: A nasty finger injury to Joe Canning overshadowed Galway’s drubbing of Offaly in Tullamore yesterday.

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David Treacy, Dublin, in action against Ryan McCambridge, Antrim.

Dublin march on to Laois clash still without a captain

Dublin 0-28 Antrim 2-12: Walsh Cup: They may need someone to lift the Walsh Cup very shortly though Ger Cunningham still isn’t sure exactly who his Dublin captain for 2015 will be. 

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Scully fires hat-trick as Laois surge to victory

Laois 4-18 Wexford 1-19: Walsh Cup:

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Limerick get a grip as UCC fallflat near finish

Limerick 0-22 UCC 1-17: Waterford Crystal Cup SHC semi-final: Limerick ensured an early season repeat of the last two Munster SHC finals in next weekend’s Waterford Crystal Cup decider with this two point semi-final win over UCC.

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McGrath says Cork cull will be difficult

Cork 2-21 Clare 0-18: Waterford Crystal SHC semi-final: The Cork management vowed at the outset of 2015 to cast the net far and wide.

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Seamus Harnedy

Séamus Harnedy ready for Rebel call

Waterford Crystal Cup
Cork will hope today’s (1pm) Waterford Crystal Cup semi-final clash with Clare in Mallow proves less of a logistical nightmare than the counties’ last clash in the competition.

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Limerick Institute of Technology

LIT chief raises fears over Fitzgibbon move

A leading Irish academic has warned GAA chiefs against switching prestigious third-level championship competitions to a pre-Christmas slot.

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Dublin footballer Cian O'Sullivan and hurler David O'Callaghan with Moore Street trader Marie Cullen at yesterday's launch of  a new home insurance offer by Dublin's official sponsors AIG Insurance. Picture: Sportsfile

Dublin star David O’Callaghan calls for combined Tallaght hurling team

Dublin hurler David O’Callaghan has proposed the establishment of a combined Tallaght hurling team after he was compelled to switch clubs due to the fall of the game in St Mark’s.

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Kilkenny exit Walsh Cup after Ryan bereavement

Kilkenny have withdrawn from the Walsh Cup as a mark of respect to Lester Ryan’s father Johnny, who passed away yesterday.

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Today’s Munster Colleges Fixtures

Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter-final (all 1.30pm)
St Francis College, Rochestown v Coláiste na Sceilige, Knocknagree

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