Preview: Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Final:

Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Final
Saturday 17th February

Mary I v UL in Abbeydorney at 2.45pm, Live on TG4
Crucial matches have arrived thick and fast in the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup with two teams remaining in contention.

Mary I and UL have demonstrated class and character en route to Saturday’s intriguing decider.

Both panels are liberally stacked with accomplished hurlers, who have benefited from the guidance of managers Jamie Wall and Brian Ryan.

Mary I settled brightly against SETU Waterford, producing a dynamic opening period display.

Shane Meehan’s 1-3 haul was a sterling contribution, while Diarmuid Cahill, Shane O’Brien, and Conor Hennessy contributed handsomely too.

UL eventually fended off University of Galway’s challenge in a tight tussle.

Now, UL are eager to claim a third title on the spin.

In the University of Galway battle, UL prevailed by the narrowest of margins with Offaly’s Killian Sampson landing a vital late point.

Gearóid O’Connor and Mark Rodgers scored heavily for UL, while Colin Coughlan was another prominent figure.

The in form Adam English was sent off in the closing stages, but UL still found a way to survive.

Mary I, well organised by Wall and coach Podge Collins, will be hoping that Jason Gillane, Adam Hogan, and Diarmuid Ryan can continue to impress.

This could go the distance.