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Hickey, Canning and Shefflin honoured in Fitzgibbon centenary team

Three current GAA stars were named in the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century, which was released earlier today.

LIT captain Joe Canning speaks to his team-mates before the 2010 Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final.
LIT captain Joe Canning speaks to his team-mates before the 2010 Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final.
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SÉAMUS HICKEY, Joe Canning and Henry Shefflin have all been honoured for their contribution to higher education hurling with a place in the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century.

The team, selected by a committee of former Fitzgibbon players and managers from 75-man shortlist, was announced today as part of the centenary celebrations of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

UCC and Tipperary great Nicky English is named in the full-forward line alongside Canning and Shefflin, while UCG’s Niall McInerney and UCC’s John Grainger join Hickey in the full-back line.

Goalkeeper Tommy Daly, winner of a record six Fitzgibbon Cups with UCD in the 1910s and 1920s, is the oldest player to be included.

The centenary Fitzgibbon Cup begins tomorrow evening in Cork with UCC hosting DCU in the Mardyke at 7pm.

Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup Team of the Century

Tommy Daly (UCD & Dublin/Clare); Séamus Hickey (UL & Limerick), Niall McInerney (UCG & Clare/Galway), John Grainger (UCC & Cork); Seán Silke (Maynooth & Galway), Ted Carroll (UCD & Kilkenny), Éamonn Corcoran (WIT & Tipperary); Paul O’Connor (UCC & Cork), Jim Hurley (UCC & Cork); Henry Downey (QUB & Derry), John O’Halloran (UCC & Cork), Pat Henchy (UCC/UCD & Clare); Nicholas English (UCC & Tipperary), Joe Canning (LIT & Galway), Henry Shefflin (WIT & Kilkenny).

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