Carlow IT ejected from quarter-finals of Fitzgibbon Cup

DJ Carey’s side fielded an ineligible player against Mary Immaculate College

DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

 

Carlow IT have been ejected from this week’s quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the round-robin win over Limerick-based Mary Immaculate College last Tuesday.

The Carlow college progressed to the quarter-finals on the back of that win, but an objection was later lodged by Mary Immaculate over the eligible of Carlow corner back James Gannon, who it turns out is only studying a part-time graduate course, and is therefore ineligible under third level rules.

It means the Carlow team, managed by Kilkenny legend DJ Carey, were forced to forfeit that result, with Mary Immaculate now taking their quarter-final place instead, and will face DIT on Thursday.

This week’s revised quarter-final line up is: Wednesday – Cork IT v NUI Galway, Cork IT, 2.0; UL v UCD, UL, 3.0 Thursday – Limerick IT v Waterford IT, Limerick IT, 3pm; Mary Immaculate College v Dublin IT, MICL Grounds, Limerick, 3pm

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