IT Carlow’s remarkable progress in the Fitzgibbon Cup reached its climax on Saturday but unfortunately came up short against Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College at Pearse Stadium in Galway.
The game finished Mary I 3-24, IT Carlow 1-19.
Manager DJ Carey says they left nothing to chance after their defeat.
Speaking to KCLR after Saturday’s game, DJ says he is proud of the lads.
“You know what, the heads are down and it’s disappointing today but like we are so proud, we are so so proud and even to the bitter end there wasn’t a dirty stroke pulled by a Carlow IT player today.
“The score could have been even closer with a couple of chances. Their keeper made a couple of excellent saves and I know our man did as well, so we kept trying and we kept trying to the bitter end, and that’s what sport is about, it’s about coming off the field and leaving absolutely nothing there and yes we will be a little bit disappointed with our performance but we certainly won’t be disappointed with what we left out there on the field” said Carey.
Stephen Maher was Carlow’s top scorer on the day with a 1-13 haul.
IT Carlow: Enda Rowland; Dwane Palmer, Kevin Hannifan, Ross Browne; Rob Moran, Damien Healy, Dale O’Hanlon; James Doyle, Colin Dunford (0-2); Cha Dwyer (0-2), Stephen Maher (1-13, 12f), Marty Kavanagh (0-1); Jack Fagan, Mark Russell, Chris Bolger (0-1).
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