UU braced for Cork IT challenge

Jamie Coughlan notched up 1-10 for Cork IT last time out  
Gareth McCullough

THE hurlers of Ulster University Jordanstown get their Fitzgibbon Cup campaign underway on Thursday with a home clash against Cork IT (2pm).

UUJ, managed by former Antrim and current Tyrone hurling boss Kevin Ryan, face a tough task to overcome last year’s beaten semi-finalists, who have already racked up a huge win in their opening Group D match against GMIT. Cork cruised to a 3-22 to 0-7 victory at home to the Galway/Mayo students, with Jamie Coughlan helping himself to 1-10, while Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer scored 1-3 in the 24-point rout.

UUJ will have to stop a side who know a second win will rubberstamp their quarter-final spot and home advantage against the runners-up in Group C, which contains current holders and five-time champions University Limerick.

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