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17 May 2022

Bryan O'Mara becomes first Holycross/Ballycahill man since Michael Maher to captain a Fitzgibbon Cup winning team

Bryan O'Mara becomes first Holycross/Ballycahill man since Michael Maher to captain a Fitzgibbon Cup winning team

Bryan O'Mara lifting the Fitzgibbon Cup after his side defeated NUIG this evening.

Bryan O'Mara made history earlier today as the University of Limerick captain became just the second Holycross/Ballycahill man to captain a Fitzgibbon Cup winning team after his sides late win in today's final over NUIG on a 1-21 to 2-15 score line.

He emulated his fellow clubman and Tipperary legend Michael Maher - who was part of the infamous 'Hell's Kitchen' full back line on the Tipperary team of the 1950's and 60's - who captained UCD to glory back in 1949-50.

O'Mara had an outstanding game from centre back coming up with some big scores and notched 0-4 from play over the course of the game, and no doubt Colm Bonnar will be disappointed that he won't be available for Tipperary this year.

Elsewhere, Gearoid O’Connor of Moyne Templetuohy was in superb form for the winners, landing 0-9 to help UL to glory, while Ciaran Connolly was excelled at midfield with 0-3, scoring his last after equalising in the 59th minute before Mikey Kiely's late goal clinched the win for the Limerick college. See his post match reaction BELOW:

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