Official Fitz/Sigerson/3rd level thread


#1

Seeing as were in the business end of things and these competitions have been discussed in numerous threads. Tomorrow see the 1/4 finals in the fitz take place

14:00 NUI Galway v St Pat’s College 2/9
12/1
3/1

14:00 Limerick I.T v U.C.D Dublin 1/7
12/1
4/1

14:00 Waterford I.T v D.I.T 1/3
9/1
9/4

14:00 University of Limeick v U.C.C 2/5
10/1
15/8

No value what so ever in these except maybe for UCC. I know the puke will be on here straight away when i say this but 4/1 for UCD is crazy. They could cause an upset. Lits forwards are excellent but i have doubts about their two corner backs and i would be expecting some bit of a backlash from ucd after the Dit loss.


#2

TBH I would have no real doubts about LIT’s backs…the two corner backs from Broadford are decent auld operators and will only love the heavy ground tomorrow…LIT will struggle the day that Canning is doubled up on though and if UCD have a gameplan and stick to it they could well cause an upset as I wouldn’t have too much faith in the Gaff, Tobin or Callinan to win them a match this time of the year

I would fancy UCC at those odds seeing as UL have had two handy games so far and might be under cooked…Wit and dit will be tighter than the odds suggest


#3

€5 on the draw in the 3 reasonably close looking games


#4

UCD will rue the loss of O Loughlin, LIT will take it.


#5

WIT and DIT will be a very close game i suspect. DIT are a far better outfit this year than they have been the last two years these sides have met. The key for DIT is not to drop the head if WIT get on top. this has happened in the past. If dit can stop or at least negate the effect of timmy, they have a chance. Still think WIT will win it though.

back to the UCD game, dotsy could have a big say if he plays. Injured i think? Puke any word on cooneys injury,will he play? I still think the fullback line is lits weak link from what i saw against wit. Cooney is a better corner back than fullback also. 3 outta the 4 games could be crackers. I will prob go to the UL game, i fancy them to win unless they shit the course as usual.


#6

The finals of the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup third-level colleges senior hurling championship will be hosted by NUI Galway from 5-6 March, and was officially launched at the University. The semi-finals of the competition will be held in Dangan, the NUI Galway Sports Grounds, along with the semi-finals of the Ryan Cup and the Fergal Maher Cups.

The annual Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup dinner will take place on Friday, 5 March, in the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway, following the semi-final matches, with many local and national GAA personalities expected to attend.

The final of the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, which will be broadcast live on TG4, takes place on Saturday, 6 March, in Pearse Stadium. The Puc Fada finals will be held at half time, with each college in the country invited to send a participant.

In the history of the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, NUI Galway has won the title nine times, the last being 30 years ago in 1980. In the 2009 championship, University College Cork was crowned title holders after defeating the University of Limerick. Mary Immaculate Limerick beat Jordanstown in the Ryan Cup, and St. Mary’s of Belfast clinched the Fergal Maher Cup from Napier of Scotland.

Commenting on the upcoming championship, Michael O’Connor, NUI Galway Gaelic Games Officer, said: “NUI Galway is delighted to be entrusted with the honour of hosting the blue riband of third-level hurling. Like other years it should provide GAA supporters with some of the hurling moments of the year. The closeness in exchanges in the group games will ensure that all sides will be in with strong chances of ultimate success in their competition. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the University for its co-operation in making the hosting of this tournament an expected success”.

Brendan McDermott, Ulster Bank West Regional Director, commented: “Ulster Bank is delighted to be involved as sponsors of GAA Higher Education Gaelic Games, especially the blue riband event of college hurling, the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup. This is the fourth year of our association with Gaelic Games as sponsors of the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, the Ulster Bank Ryan Cup and the Ulster Bank Fergal Maher Cup. Congratulations to the NUI Galway team for all their work in the build up to the finals weekend”.

Retired Head of Sport at NUI Galway, Tony Regan, is still heavily involved with sport at the University and is currently Chairperson of the NUI Galway Hurling Club. Tony has had much success on the Gaelic fields leading NUI Galway to win five Ulster Bank Sigerson Cups, two Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, Ashbourne Cup and countless games during his time at NUI Galway. Speaking in advance of the finals, Tony said: “As Chairman of the hurling club I would like to wish all semi finalists in their respective competitions the very best of luck and also thank all involved in the running of the weekend, sponsors, college staff and most of all the hurlers of the future”.

Friday, 5 March Fixtures
11am and 1pm: Ryan Cup Semi-Finals, Dangan Sports Ground
11am and 1pm: Fergal Maher Cups Semi-Final, Venue tbc
12pm and 2pm: Fitzgibbon Semi-Finals, Dangan Sports Ground

Saturday, 6 March Fixtures
11am: Fergal Maher Cups Final, Dangan Sports Ground
Puc Fada Heats, Dangan Sports Grounds
12.45pm: Ryan Cup Final, Pearse Stadium
2.45pm: Fitzgibbon Cup Final, Pearse Stadium
(Puc Fada finals will be held at half time)

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#7

UCC are the champions and have the better overall team. I’d totally ignore recent results. Will be close, but i’d expect UCC to win.


#8

Cooney sprained his ankle 2 and a half weeks ago, he will play id say…


#9

:rolleyes: i know they are champions kev. i have seen them a few times this year and i have not been impressed with them. its one thing having the players but its another thing getting them to play as a team. which UCC have failed to do. I wouldnt be ignoring recent results. in their 3 fitz games they bet a gmit team who were prob one of the worst fitz teams in recent times, while losing both home games to lit and wit. I dont buy this shit that they are timing their run. they would have preferred a home 1/4 final v dit instead of a game against a very talented ul team in limerick. nor did they mind losing to lit or wit. Losing to an IT isnt in the ucc mind set.


#10

Are Richie Hogan or Cha still hurling for Pats?

Did ye see who’s reffing the UL/UCC game? Puke get yourself there.


#11

No richie and cha have graduated. NUI should win this. always good to have the host college involved in the weekend.


#12

They’ll beat them comfortably I’d say. Although they’ve a habit of making things tough for themselves.

Weekend should be good craic alright.


#13

Agree on this, but they simply couldn’t put out their best team. They have already beaten UL in a cracker, when both teams were 12 or 13 of 1st team, so i realise it will be close, and i’m not writing anyone off, i just believe they have a better team, and now have them all, ready for a full tilt. I have no doubt they went for the WIT and LIT game with what they had, but i also know players weren’t risked that could have played. As well as that they had Beckett and a few other lads playing club games.

You know i’m not a massive fan declan, just calling it as i see it. They have most of last years team.


#14

I’d batter Sigerson. Fucking Nordic prick.


#15

Who is reffing it, that prick from kildimo???


#16

Yep


#17

NUIG, WIT and UL all winning well into the second half of the 3 quarters on today


#18

I dunno whos supplying you the info puke. im after getting a text from someone at the WIT game. DIT 2 up with ten to go


#19

They could well be declan…Was told WIT were winning early in the second half, presume it is nearly over now


#20

NUIG beat St Pats pulling up by 9 or 10 points…No doubt WTB will give us a report of it in a while