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Bubbles O'Dwyer is key as CIT make strong Fitzgibbon start while LIT and UCD also triumph

Last year’s finalists defeated DCU today.

John O'Dwyer starred for CIT today.
John O'Dwyer starred for CIT today.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

JOHN O’DWYER WAS the scoring star as last year’s finalists Cork IT got off to a strong start in the Fitzgibbon Cup today.

Cork IT enjoyed a successful trip to Dublin for their opening Group A clash as they came away with an eight-point win over DCU.

The teams were level at 1-5 to 0-8 at the break but Cork IT took over in the second-half to triumph.

DCU suffered a major early setback when Kilkenny’s Pat O’Carroll was sent-off but they stayed in touch at the break thanks to Kevin O’Flynn’s goal.

CIT emerged in the second-half in a stronger position with O’Dwyer, Mark Ellis, Bill Cooper and Jack Herlihy tacking on points as they restricted DCU to just a single second-half point.

Cathal Curran and Aidan Walsh Aidan Walsh played for CIT today against DCU Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Elsewhere today in Group D, Galway’s Paul Killeen found the net in LIT’s 12-point success at home to UUJ this afternoon. The teams were evenly-matched in the opening period and were locked together at 0-7 apiece at the break.

But LIT pulled clear in the second-half and a goal from Killeen opened the floodgates as they ran out convincing winners.

The last game in Group A saw UCD run out comprehensive winners over St Pat’s in Belfield by 17 points.

Fitzgibbon Cup Results

Group A
Cork IT 0-17 DCU 1-6
UCD 1-23 St Pat’s (Drumcondra) 1-6

Group D
Limerick IT 1-21 UUJ 0-12

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