Fitzgibbon Cup round-up: Shane Conway gets UCC over the line against NUI Galway
DCU Dóchas Éireann 0-21 University of Limerick 0-18
DONAL Burke racked up 0-13 for Dóchas Éireann against University of Limerick at St Clare's to give DCU a perfect start to their Fitzgibbon Cup campaign.
Despite the best efforts of Cian Darcy and Kyle Hayes for their opponents, the Dublin college are on the brink of reaching the knockout stages ahead of their trip to Maynooth University.
Full-forward Burke ended the first-half with 0-6 to his name and it was his stoppage-time free that edged DCU in front at the break, 0-9 to 0-8.
Darcy – who amassed his own impressive haul of 15 points – swiftly restored parity on the restart and there was little to separate the sides throughout the third-quarter.
Half-back Brian Ryan added his second point of the game on 59 minutes before an outstanding Burke effort from out on the right touchline sealed a deserved triumph for DCU.
Maynooth University 0-16 Trinity College 0-15
Waterford IT 1-23 Limerick IT 1-14
Mary Immaculate College 1-19 TU Dublin 1-10
University College Cork 0-19 NUI Galway 0-17
REIGNING champions UCC left it late, but a strong final quarter and Shane Conway's free taking got them over the line against NUI Galway in Dangan.
Evan Niland landed a dozen points from placed balls as NUI Galway fought back after they trailed by two at the break to lead in the second-half, but Mark Coleman and David Griffin hit big points for UCC, while Conway pointed a late penalty to make sure of the win in the opener in Group C.
Carlow IT 3-20 UCD 2-16