John McGrath and Stephen Bennett star for UL in Fitzgibbon Cup

UL ran out 2-21 to 2-12 winners over NUI Galway

BY Newstalk 18:39 Thursday 2 February 2017, 18:39 2 Feb 2017

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UL have made it two wins from two in this year's Fitzgibbon Cup.

Tipp's John McGrath and Waterford's Stephen Bennett each struck 1-5 in a 2-21 to 2-12 victory over NUI Galway - it's a win that secures their quarter-final spot.

Ballyea’s Tony Kelly did not feature for the Treaty County side this afternoon. Sam Conlon's goal couldn't spark a comeback for NUIG, who slumped to a nine-point defeat.

Elsewhere, UCC edged out UCD 1-8 to 1-5. The Cork side picked up their second victory of the campaign, with Waterford's Mark O'Brien getting himself on the score-sheet. His goal in the second half of the game spurred UCC to victory in Belfield.

DIT beat GMIT on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-10 this afternoon. Meanwhile, Maynooth University recorded a comfortable 4-23 to 1-7 victory over UUJ in Jordanstown.

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