GALLERY: Mary I retain title against IT Carlow

It finished 3-24 to 1-19

BY Sinéad Farrell 20:10 Saturday 25 February 2017, 20:10 25 Feb 2017

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Mary I defended their Fitzgibbon Cup honours in emphatic fashion today, following an 11-point victory over IT Carlow.

It was a first ever Fitzgibbon Cup final outing for the Leinster college, but the experience of Mary I delivered a second consecutive title.

The win was all but secured for Jamie Wall's side at the interval, with the scoreline reading 0-16 0-08 in their favour. IT Carlow, coached by Kilkenny legend DJ Carey, fought hard to keep pace with the champions in the opening period.

But goals from Darragh O’Donovan, Aaron Gillane and Pa Ryan ultimately steered Mary I to glory.

Here are some of the best images of the day: 

Image: Jamie Wall observes from the sideline in the Fitzgibbon Cup final.

 

Image: Darragh O'Donovan gives the thumbs up after his side's triumph.

Image: Pa Ryan celebrates his goal for Mary I.

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Image: Carlow IT manager DJ Carey watches on.

Image: Players from IT Carlow and Mary I contest a ball. 

 

 Image: Jamie Wall shares a moment with Charles Dwyer of Carlow IT after the game.

Image: Mary I players celebrate their Fitzgibbon Cup victory.

Image: Mary I clearing the ball under pressure.

 

 

 

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