GALLERY: Mary Immaculate set-up all-Limerick Fitzgibbon Cup final with victory over LIT

Earlier, UL eased passed UCD thanks to the scoring exploits of John McGrath

GALLERY: Mary Immaculate set-up all-Limerick Fitzgibbon Cup final with victory over LIT

Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

UL 3-14

UCD 0-16

A brace from Tipperary senior John McGrath guaranteed UL's place in the Fitzgibbon Cup final, after they beat UCD at Cork IT.

McGrath's tally of 2-5 included 0-4 from the dead ball and his composure saw the Limerick college turn around a two-point half-time deficit.

UL hit 1-5 without reply at the beginning of the second half and two goals in as many minutes just before the hour mark consigned the Dublin college to defeat. 

UCD's Colm Cronin tackles Brian Stapleton of UL. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

James Madden of UCD skips away from the challenge of UL's John McGrath. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Gearoid Ryan of UL tracks back to stop UCD's Eoin Conroy in possession. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Below are some of the highlights from today's game.

Mary Immaculate College 0-11

Limerick IT 0-9

Wet conditions plagued both sides during Mary I's victory over Limerick IT in the second of today's Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals.

In a low scoring encounter, Davy Fitz's LIT side were out scored from the dead ball as Limerick senior Declan Hannon accounted for six of Mary I's final tally, consisting of five frees and a '65.

LIT led at the break but poor shooting allowed Mary I back into the game and overturn a four-point half-time deficit to book their spot in the final.

LIT's David Reidy and Eoin Quirke of Mary I contest possession. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Mary I's Cian Lynch challenges Willie Ryan of LIT. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

LIT manager Davy Fitz gives instructions from the sidelines. Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

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