Mary I’s big win over LIT sees them earn Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final spot

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Mary Immaculate College came out victorious on a comfortable 4-24 to 1-19 scoreline over LIT and in doing so booked their place in the 2020 Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final.

A win over WIT on Thursday will book a home fixture in the last eight for a Mary I side that were too strong for LIT from the off.

7 February 2019; Gary Cooney of Mary Immaculate College during the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Quarter Final match between Mary Immaculate College and Cork Institute of Technology at the MICL Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Clare forward Gary Cooney top scored with 2-3 for Mary I, while Cork duo Tim O’Mahony and Phillip Wall also hit the back of the net.

LIT’s cause wasn’t helped in the first half after both Conor McCarthy and Barry McDonagh were sent off.

Cooney and O’Mahony had already scored two goals for a Mary I side that led 2-13 to 0-7 at half time.

Mary I dropped the pace in the second half, but still ran out comfortable winners by 14 points.

Following the win, Jamie Wall spoke about the performance of his Mary I side and looked ahead to Thursday’s vital clash with WIT.

LISTEN: Mary Immaculate College, Ireland earned a big win over Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT in the Fitzgibbon Cup yesterday but Mary I manager Jamie Wall was disappointed with the second half performance #SportLK

LISTEN: Mary Immaculate College, Ireland earned a big win over Limerick Institute of Technology – LIT in the Fitzgibbon Cup yesterday but Mary I manager Jamie Wall was disappointed with the second half performance #SportLK

Posted by Sporting Limerick on Monday, January 20, 2020

Elsewhere, UL kept their hopes of reaching the quarter final received a boost after a 3-21 to 0-13 win over Trinity College.

Having lost their opening game against DCU, UL needed to beat Trinity to have any hope of progressing.

Gary Kirby’s side had Cian Darcy in fine form for the second game running. The Tipperary notched up 2-6 to follow up on his 0-15 from the DCU game.

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes created the first goal for Darcy and added a goal of his own in the one sided win.

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