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Galway's Burke fires GMIT into Fitzgibbon quarter-finals while IT Carlow top group ahead of WIT

GMIT, IT Carlow and WIT all have last eight clashes to look forward to.

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Updated 21:00pm

IT CARLOW TOPPED their Fitzgibbon Cup group with tonight’s win against Waterford IT to set up a quarter-final clash at home to UCD.

Waterford IT must travel to face Limerick IT after tonight’s 1-8 to 1-5 defeat in Carlow.

A goal from Kilkenny’s Owen McGrath put WIT up 1-4 to 0-4 at the break with Stephen Maher in good point-scoring form for IT Carlow.

However a goal from James Doyle put IT Carlow into the lead in the second-half and they were never overhauled form there as they triumphed by three points.

Tonight’s other clash in that group was between two sides already out of the running and finished in a 2-17 to 1-20 draw between DCU and St Pat’s Drumcondra.

Earlier today Galway’s Darragh Burke struck the crucial goal that booked a Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final place for GMIT in their Group D clash against University of Ulster Jordanstown.

The match was played in difficult conditions at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan after being previously switched from Carnmore hurling club in Galway.

GMIT prevailed 1-4 to 0-4 after the teams were tied at 0-2 apiece at the break in a low-scoring encounter.

Burke, an All-Ireland senior club winner with St Thomas in 2013, notched the crucial goal that settled the contest.

With Cork IT have previously defeated both sides, the winners of this clash would advance in second place in Group D.

And it was GMIT – who were thrashed 3-21 to 0-8 in their opening game by Cork IT – that advanced with a three-point success to set up a quarter-final away to Mary Immaculate College next week.

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