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GAA Championship Action gets underway this week

Posted: 10 January, 2019

The Senior Footballers open their Sigerson Championship campaign against UL in TU Dublin Grangegorman at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 16th January 2019. The footballers competed in Division 1 of the league where they found the going tough.

Callum Pearson

The team were forced into a playoff with Cork IT which they won to stay up. However, a number of players are unavailable through injury and tied up in the Provincial Club championships have returned. Morale boosting wins over Senior Intercounty opposition in Carlow, Offaly and Meath followed over the Christmas and the New Year. This has given former DIT student and Kildare footballer Brian Flanagan, as manager, food for thought ahead of the teams’ first Sigerson game. Throw in is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, so please come along and give your support to the team. 

The Camogie team have had a busy year with a league programme in Division one which finished mid-table back in November. The team moved some of their scheduled championship Purcell Cup games fixed for January to before Christmas to facilitate exams. An opening defeat to St Pats/DCU was followed by a comprehensive victory over Queens before Christmas. The team captained by Dublin’s Ellen Mc Govern now have two remaining group games left to decide who makes it through to the Purcell Cup Weekend and Semi Finals. The team face NUIG on Thursday, January 24th in TU Dublin Grangegorman. But before this happens, they must take on IT Carlow in Carlow on Thursday 17th January at 7:30 pm. IT Carlow lost their opening game to competition favourites NUIG but was at the finals last year and will be a tough test away.  

The Camogie team in action against Meath

The Senior Hurlers open their Fitzgibbon Cup Campaign on Sunday 20th January at TU Dublin Grangegorman. They face two-time champions Mary Immaculate College Limerick who boast Limerick All-Ireland winner Aaron Gillane as well as Cork sharpshooter Luke Meade in their ranks.  Our Senior Hurlers this year are captained by Patrick Bonner Maher and have been training hard under the tutelage of Kilkenny's David Herity, JJ Delaney and Dublin's Graham Dillon. The team reached the Quarterfinals of the Division 1 league before going out by two points to UCC. The guys will be hoping to build on this with the throw-in at 4 pm in Grangegorman. Hope to see lots of you there.