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10 Laois players set to represent their colleges in Fitzgibbon Cup this weekend

Fitzgibbon Cup

As the Fitzgibbon Cup is set to begin this weekend, we have put together a list of Laois players set to be involved in the competition.

There are 10 hurlers from Laois clubs involved with their respective colleges.

IT Carlow makes up the biggest representation of Laois players, with six players from around the county on the side.

They are in Group D alongside UCD and GMIT – the latter of whom Abbeyleix’s Alan Kelly represents.

Group A contains Daniel Comerford’s Maynooth and Eoin O’Connor’s Trinity.

While Rathdowney-Errill’s Eric Killeen will represent LIT who are in Group B with Mary I, TU Dublin and WIT.

Check out all of the competing players and the fixtures below:

List of Laois players involved in the Fitzgibbon Cup:

IT Carlow
Enda Rowland (Abbeyleix)
Shane Phelan (Castletown)
Sean Downey (Ballinakill)
Stephen Bergin (Clough-Ballacolla)
Eoin Gaughan (Camross)
Podge Delaney (The Harps)

Alan Kelly (Abbeyleix)

Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill)

Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

Eoin O’Connor (Portlaoise)


Group A
(1) UL, (2) DCU DE, (3) Maynooth University, (4) Trinity

Group B
(1) Mary I, (2) TU Dublin, (3) WIT, (4) LIT

Group C
(1) NUIG, (2) UCC, (3) CIT

Group D
(1) UCD, (2) IT Carlow, (3) GMIT

Round 1 – Sunday January 12
First Team Named Has Home Advantage in Group Fixtures

Groups A & B
Team 2 v Team 1
Team 4 v Team 3

Group C & D
Team 1 v Team 2

Round 2 – Sunday January 19

Groups A & B
Team 1 v Team 4
Team 3 v Team 2

Group C & D
Team 2 v Team 3

Round 3 – Wednesday/Thursday January 22/23

Groups A & B
Team 1 v Team 3
Team 4 v Team 2

Group C & D
Team 3 v Team 1

Quarter Finals – Wednesday/Thursday January 29/30  
Group Winners Have Home Advantage

E Winner A V Runner Up B
F Winner B V Runner Up A
G Winner C V Runner Up D
H Winner D V Runner Up C

Semi-Finals – February 8 – DCU

E v G
F v H

Final – February 12


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