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Dublin and Limerick colleges lead the way in Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Teams of the Year

The Future Champions Team Selections have been announced.

THE TOP PERFORMERS in this year’s third-level GAA competitions have been announced, with colleges from Dublin and Limerick dominating the Future Champions Team Selections for 2016.

Jack McCaffrey celebrates with the Sigerson Cup UCD captain Jack McCaffrey with the Sigerson Cup after their final win against DCU. Source: Presseye/Declan Roughan/INPHO

Sigerson Cup winners University College Dublin have seven representatives in the football team, including captain and 2015 Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey.

Five players from runners-up Dublin City University have been included, along with two from semi-finalists University of Ulster Jordanstown. Daniel McKenna flies the flag for Trench Cup winners Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Future Champions Sigerson Cup Team 2016

1. Philip O’Donnell (DCU/Donegal)

2. Ryan Wylie (UCD/Monaghan)
3. Kevin Feely (DCU/Kildare)
4. David Byrne (UCD/Dublin)

5. Michael Fitzsimons (UCD/Dublin)
6. Conor Moynagh (DCU/Cavan)
7. Jack McCaffrey (UCD/Dublin)

8. Liam Casey (UCD/Tipperary)
9. Niall McKeever (UUJ/Antrim)

10. Colm Begley (DCU/Laois)
11. Kieran Hughes (UUJ/Monaghan)
12. Daniel McKenna (DKIT/Monaghan)

13. Paul Mannion (UCD/Dublin)
14. John Heslin (UCD/Westmeath)
15. Shane Carey (DCU/Monaghan)

Cian Lynch in action against Barry Heffernan Mary Immaculate College's Cian Lynch is challenged by UL's Barry Heffernan during the Fitzgibbon Cup final. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

Seven players from Fitzgibbon Cup winners Mary Immaculate College of Limerick have been named in the hurling team, as well as five from beaten finalists University of Limerick.

Semi-finalists Limerick Institute of Technology and University College Dublin have one representative each, while Fionn O Riain Broin from Ryan Cup winners Trinity College Dublin has also been selected.

Future Champions Fitzgibbon Cup Team 2016

1. Paul Maher (UL/Tipperary)


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2. Paul Kileen (LIT/Galway)
3. Richie English (Mary I/Limerick)
4. Jack Browne (UL/Clare)

5. Ronan Maher (Mary I/Tipperary)
6. Barry Heffernan (UL/Tipperary)
7. John Meagher (Mary I/Tipperary)

8. Darragh O’Donovan (Mary I/Limerick)
9. Fionn O Riain Broin (TCD/Dublin)

10. Padraic Guinan (UCD/Offaly)
11. Cian Lynch (Mary I/Limerick)
12. Sean Linnane (Mary I/Galway)

13. John McGrath (UL/Tipperary)
14. Declan Hannon (Mary I/Limerick)
15. Tom Morrissey (UL/Limerick)

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