Just a short few weeks ago, IT Carlow provided the opposition in the final and for a long time it looked like they might get their hands on the old silverware for the first time.
Team boss for the past two seasons, Tom Kingston had nothing but warm words of praise for their latest accomplishment when he spoke to The Echo.
“In 2009, Games Development Officer in the college, John Grainger asked me would I get involved, the late Paul O’Connor was the boss man at the time and, to be honest, I didn’t have to think twice about it.
“If they didn’t have the right mindset or didn’t care we would not have won those games."
“Coleman’s sideline cut at the end was out of this world, a piece of magic really, he’s an incredible talent."
“It was, we had inter-county players who were not on our starting 15, the standard is incredibly high, rising all the time and it’s similar in all the colleges.
“He has a fierce grá for it, he loves this Fitzgibbon and he’s doing a great job in there."