Hurling and camogie

UL to quell Dublin revival

HOTSHOT: Jason Forde has been UL's top scorer en-route to the final Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
By Padriag Kelly

THE last five years have provided a number of landmark moments for hurling in Dublin.

In 2013, the county team won their first Leinster Championship in 52 years while last March Cuala became the first Dublin side to win the All-Ireland Club title.

Now the focus turns to the colleges' scene as Dublin City University attempt to win a first ever Fitzgibbon Cup today at the expense of University of Limerick.

To date that though, in what is also their first final appearance, they will need to produce the performance of a lifetime in Mallow as they are huge underdogs against the star-studded Munster side.

UL's results have been exemplary en-route to the final with two nine-point victories, a 14-point win and a 22-point success chalked up.

Tipperary attacker Jason Forde has racked up an incredible 5-16 in the tournament so far despite sitting out the group game with Waterford IT.

Barry Murphy (3-11), Kevin O'Brien (0-13), captain John McGrath (2-5) and Ian Galvin (0-10) have also been contributing handsomely to the scoring.

UL have looked unstoppable all season and an inexperienced DCU won't be able to prevent them from collecting a third Fitzgibbon Cup in five years.

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