Walsh Cup round-up
Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup
Galway 1-30 DIT 0-12
By Cian O'Connell at Duggan Park
A youthful Galway outfit were far too strong for DIT securing a comfortable win in Ballinasloe.
With Thomas Monaghan, Brian Molloy, and Davy Glennon effective in attack Galway dominated throughout.
Micheal Donoghue’s charges led by 0-18 to 0-8 at the break as Monaghan, Molloy, and Glennon combined to score 11 points between them.
Ahead by 0-10 to 0-6 after 23 minutes Galway then struck eight points on the spin courtesy of Glennon, Jason Flynn (4), Monaghan (2), and Jack Grealish.
It was a similarly story after the restart with promising Galway midfielder Dan Nevin drilling two splendid points in the third quarter.
Cian O'Donoghue registered six points for DIT, who conceded a fortuitous goal in the 63rd minute when a long range Joseph Cooney effort crept over the line.
Scorers for Galway: J Flynn 0-7 (4fs), J Cooney 1-2, T Monaghan 0-4 and D Glennon 0-4 each, B Molloy 0-3 and D Nevin 0-3 each, P Brehony 0-2, J Grealish, S McInerney, E Niland, C Salmon, and J Coen 0-1 each.
Scorers for DIT: C O’Donoghue 0-6 (5fs), D McNicholas 0-2 (1f), R Greville, A Nugent, C Hayes, and E O’Hehir (f) 0-1 each.
Galway: C Callanan; J Grealish, R Burke, M Donoghue; M Keating, M Dolphin, A Harte; J Coen, D Nevin; P Brehony, J Cooney, D Glennon; B Molloy, J Flynn, T Monaghan.
Subs: B Flaherty for Burke (47 mins), S Loftus for Harte (47 mins), C Salmon for Brehony (49 mins), S McInerney for Glennon (49 mins), J Holland for Keating (56 mins), E Niland for Molloy (56 mins), D Cronin for Donoghue (57 mins)
DIT: S Brennan; P O’Reilly, T Doyle, T Byrne; E McInerney, D McNicholas, S McClelland, D O’Connor, R Greville; J Murphy, C O’Donoghue, A Nugent; E O’Hehir, C Hayes, N Walsh.
Subs: J Kelly for O’Connor (36 mins), S Goff for Byrne (53 mins), W Irish for O’Hehir (62 mins)
Referee: A Devine (Westmeath).
Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup
Wexford 5-31 UCD 1-8
Laois 3-18 NUIG 0-22
Antrim 1-18 Westmeath 0-12
Offaly 3-12 Meath 2-10
IT Carlow 4-17 Kildare 2-14
Barry Carton, Paul Morris, Cathal Dunbar, Harry Kehoe, and Richie Kehoe grabbed goals as Wexford cruised to a convincing win over UCD at Gorey.
Davy Fitzgerald's side took control in the first half and led by 4-12 to 1-5 at half-time.
In Rathdowney Eamonn Kelly's first match in charge of Laois ended in a five point win over NUIG.
Ben Conroy and Willie Dunphy netted goals for Laois, who produced a solid display.
Antrim claimed an encouraging win over Westmeath at Kinnegad with Ciaran Clarke's late goal sealing the issue.
Kevin Ryan's Offaly shaded a lively contest against Meath as two Sean Cleary (2) and Oisin Kelly netted goals for the Faithful County.
A highly rated IT Carlow side eked out a fine victory over Kildare at Newbridge.
Leading by 0-10 to 0-7 at the break IT Carlow pounced to score four goals in the second period.