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Galway qualified for their 10th u-21 hurling final in the last 15 years when they brushed aside Dublin in Tullamore last Saturday evening.
The Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, the highlight of the Higher Education hurling season, was officially launched this week at host venue NUI Galway by GAA stars, left to right, Finian Coone, John Lee, and Cormac O'Donovan.
NUI Galway play the Garda College in the Ashbourne Shield semi-final Saturday in Cork after being defeated by UCD in the cup quarter-finals by 5-8 to 0-9 in Dangan recently.
Shortly after the GAA was founded 125 years ago, the universities started putting out hurling and Gaelic football teams and competing against each other. These intervarsity competitions were put on a formal basis with the presentation of the Sigerson Cup for football in 1911, the Fitzgibbon Cup for hurling in 1912, and the Ashbourne Cup for camogie in 1915. Involvement in the GAA in third level institutions was a help to many students in adapting to a new life away from their homes and local clubs. It gave them a common interest with fellow students and helped the process of integration into a more diverse community.