Mary I were just too strong today. Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Mary I dominate Maynooth University in Fitzgibbon Cup clash

The Kildare college were down a number of key players for today’s game.

Mary I 4-18

Maynooth University  1-6

LIMERICK’S MARY I ran out comfortable winners over Maynooth University in their second group game of this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup today.

Maynooth were short a number of players after their drubbing at the hands of IT Carlow but their replacements stood up manfully in the early exchanges and held a strong Mary I forward line scoreless for the first ten minutes before Sean Linnane broke the deadlock, quickly followed by a Darragh Corry goal.

Carlow’s Aryton Gleeson opened the scoring for Maynooth from a free and added another from play soon after.

However, Mary I continued to dominate as Limerick’s Darragh O Donovan then pointed from a sideline and Declan Hannon added another goal before the break to make it 2-9 to 0-3 at half time.

Maynooth started the second half well, even adding a goal to their account courtesy of Shane Farrelly.

That was as good as it got for the Kildare side as Mary I took control again and, but for brave goalkeeping from Kildare’s Shane Nolan the gap could have been much wider.

However, points from sub Sean Curran and two late goals from Steven Cahill ensured the Limerick college ran out comfortable winners.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Good Counsel New Ross and St. Mary’s Edenderry in today’s Leinster Colleges senior A football semi-finals today.

New Ross had four points to spare over St. Mel’s of Longford (0-10 to 0-6) while the Offaly school were five point winners over Patrician Newbridge (1-10 to 0-8).

Scorers for Mary I: S. Cahill 2-1, D. Reidy 0-7 (0-7f), D. Corry, D. Hannon 1-0, T. Gallagher, S. Curran, D. O’ Donovan(0-1 s/c 0-1f) 0-2, J. Meaghar, R. English, S. Linnane, J. Hannon, 0-1.
Maynooth University: A. Gleeson 0-5 (0-4f), S. Farrelly 1-0, J. White 0-1.


1. M.Brown (Cork)

2. L. Corry (Clare)
3. C.Barry (Cork)
4. A.Ryan (Tipp,

5. R. English (Limerick)
6. J. Meaghar(Tipp)
7. T. Stapleton (C) (do)

8. S. Cahill(do)
9. D. O Donovan(Limerick)

10. D. Reidy
11. D. Hannon(do)
12. S. Linnane(Galway)

13. N. O’ Meara (Tipp)
14. D. Corry(Clare)
15. T. Gallagher (Tipp)

S. Curran (Tipp) for N. O’ Meara 40 mins
J. Hannon (Limerick) for D. Reidy 45mins
C. Fennessy (Clare) for A. Ryan 50mins
Conor Sheehan (Waterford) for D. Corry 50mins
C. Twomey (Cork) for R. English 56mins


1. Shane Nolan( Kildare)

2. M. Campion(Tipp)
3. Tom Brickley (Laois)
4. Ruadhri Fennell (do)

5. Colm Chan (Kildare)
6. Tom Stafford (Wexford)
7. Stephen O Connor (Dublin)

8. David Burke (Kilkenny)
9. Kevin Sheridan (Wexford)

10. S. Farrelly (Westmeath)
11. Aryton Gleeson (Carlow)
12. Eoghan O’ Hara (do)

13. Joey Murphy (Wexford)
14. Darragh Walsh (Kildare)
15. Oisin Mulhall (Dublin)

Jim White (Wexford) for D. Walsh 31mins
Michael Twomey(Kilkenny) for O. Mulhall 45 mins
Stephen Ryan(Kildare) for J. Murphy 53 mins.

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