Three University of Limerick GAA teams set to kick off their Fitzgibbon Cup campaigns

THREE University of Limerick GAA clubs will take part in the Fitzgibbon Cup, which kicks off next week.

UL and TUS MidWest (formerly LIT) are together in Group D, along with TU Dublin (formerly DIT).

Mary Immaculate College is in Group A, along with UCD, UCC and new league champions NUIG.

Group B is made up of DCU, Maynooth, IT Carlow and Waterford IT and Group C is GMIT, Trinity College and Munster TU CC (formerly CIT).

Mary Immaculate begins her campaign with a draw at home to UCC at the MICL Grounds on Wednesday, January 19 at 2 p.m.

On Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at UL, a Limerick derby takes place between UL and TUS MidWest.

A total of 29 Limerick pitchers were on the initial registration lists to play in the Fitzgibbon Cup.

In UL are Brian O’Grady (Kilteely-Dromkeen), Diarmuid Hegarty (St Patricks), Jamie Power (Monaleen), Mark Quinlan (Garryspillane), Mikey O’Grady (Knockainey), Conor O’Grady (Hospital Herbertstown), Ben Herlihy (Castletown-Ballyagran) and Matthew O’Sullivan (Mungret).

In UL, former Limerick senior hurling selector Brian Ryan is the team leader along with selectors James McGrath, Ger Moroney and Adrian Murphy.

In TUS Midwest are Ross Kenny and Tomas O’Connor (both Ballybrown), Eoin Hurley and Michael Cremin (both Newcastle West), Cathal Downes (Kildimo Pallaskenry), Kevin Morrissey (Ahane), Louis Dee (Mungret) and Patrick Kirby (Patrickswell).

The TUS Midwest management will consist of former senior Clare manager Jimmy Browne (Clonlara, Clare), current senior Dublin manager Gavin Keary (Loughrea, Galway) and Monaleen clubman Donnacha McNamara.

Mary I have Patrickswell players Jason Gillane and Josh Considine.

In Mary Immaculate, Jamie Wall continues as manager.

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