This week sees a number of WIT sports teams’ line out in variety of 3rd level competitions including Basketball, GAA and football
The college basketball teams are in action again this week. Last week saw the ladies team overcome a very skilful CIT. The unbeaten ladies team travel to University of Limerick this evening where they will face tough opposition. The girls travel to UL knowing they have already secured an All-Ireland League semi-final spot at home, but the girls are eager to keep a clean sweep and defeat UL tonight. Coach Jim Dudley’s team remains the only undefeated side in College A basketball through sheer grit and will to win. The men's team are also in action this week where they take on Dublin Business School at home in the WIT Sport Hall at 6pm on Thursday. The guys travelled to IT Sligo last week where they faced tough opposition resulting in a loss. The guys will be out to avenge that loss on Thursday.
Two of our soccer teams play this week. The men's soccer Division 3 team are out first in the quarter final of the Bob Eustace Cup where they host Dunboyne in the WIT Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Our premier men’s soccer team also line out this week in the quarter final of the cup. The guys travel to Grangegorman on Wednesday afternoon to take on DIT. Both WIT teams are looking for a spot in cup semi-finals.
Wednesday afternoon sees the WIT Badminton team play two games in the league. WIT take on CIT A & CIT B in the WIT Arena at 2pm. CIT A are currently top of the table but with WIT having home advantage they are sure to put it up to their visiting competitors.
WIT GAA Cub - Ashbourne
This week is certainly a big week for the WIT Gaa Club. First up, is the clash between WIT and CIT in the Ashbourne Quarter Final at 7pm this evening in The Arena. To date, the girls have had an excellent campaign with wins over UCD and Mary I and while they were narrowly defeated by hot favorites UL on Wednesday last, the WIT girls have certainly prepared well for this encounter.
WIT have a number of inter-county stars at their disposal such as the "Camogie Player of the Year" Denise Gaule from Kilkenny, Laura Treacy from Cork and Meighan Farrell & Julie Ann Malone from Kilkenny but as anyone who follows these competitions it is not names on paper that win 3rd level championships it’s the teams with the work done and the greatest hunger for victory that usually prevails. WIT have had an excellent record in this competition in recent years and have won 8 titles since 1999 including 6 in the past 8 seasons going into this year.
WIT GAA Cub - Fitzgibbon
On Tuesday at 7pm, it is the Senior Hurlers turn as they take on Davy Fitz’s LIT in what is sure to an exciting encounter and the first home fixture for the boys in this year’s championship. This Fitzgibbon game is crucial for both sides and nothing less than a win will suffice for each group in order to progress further in the competition. Round 1 saw WIT lose out to DCU on a score-line of 1.14 to 0.10. However, WIT bounced back from this defeat and came out on top against Trinity in what was a very windy Santry Avenue.
WIT will be back boned by the current "Hurler of the Year", Waterford's Austin Gleeson as well as Austin's fellow Deise panellist Shane McNulty, Wexford’s' Mark Fanning & Simon Donoghue and the Tipperary pair of Liam McGrath & Joe Dwyer. The new management team of James McGrath, Ray O' Brien & Shane Dunphy are hoping that if the players play to their potential and overcome a very tough LIT side that the team may well have an outside chance of winning the Institute's 10th Fitzgibbon Cup, which we last won in 2014.
WIT Men's Football
The final championship encounter of the week sees WIT Men’s Football Team take on a promising Mary Immaculate side in the Trench Quarter Final, a fixture that is sure to be an enjoyable one. This game is at 7pm in The WIT Arena. Preparations for this game have been good with the boys reaching the All-Ireland Semi Final in this year’s league campaign.
WIT have a youthful team led by Waterford’s Conor Murray and Shane Ryan up front with prominent players and leaders throughout the field who will be hoping to bounce back after last year’s narrow defeat to Dundalk IT in the Trench Cup Final.
Good luck to all our students and teams this week who represent the college with great pride and dedication both academically and sporting.
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