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06 Oct 2022

WATCH: Waterford's Mikey Kiely strikes game-winning goal as UL claim dramatic Fitzgibbon Cup title

WATCH: Waterford's Mikey Kiely strikes game-winning goal as UL claim dramatic Fitzgibbon Cup title

UL players celebrate their dramatic Fitzgibbon Cup final success over NUIG

A LATE scoring spree which yielded 1-5 without replay, including a dramatic match-winning goal from Waterford's Mikey Kiely, helped UL secure a dramatic 1-21 to 2-15 Fitzgibbon Cup final success over NUI Galway in Carlow on Saturday afternoon.

The Limerick side had trailed their opponents by five points in the 56th minute of an action-packed final.

NUIG lost Limerick senior star Cian Lynch to a red card when leading by four points, 2-15 to 0-17, in the closing minutes of the game.

After UL had drawn level late on, Abbeyside-Ballinacourty man Kiely, who proved the hero of ULs semi-final win over IT Carlow less than 48 hours earlier with a last gasp goal, repeated the trick deep in injury time to ensure the prestigious higher education hurling title returned to Limerick.

It was ULs first Fitzgibbon Cup title since 2018.

NUIG led the decider 2-7 to 0-9 at half-time. 

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