Donal Burke was in brilliant form for Dublin against Galway at Parnell Park.
Donal Burke was in brilliant form for Dublin against Galway at Parnell Park.

Round-up: Weekend's inter-county hurling action


Sunday

Walsh Cup

Dublin 3-29 Galway 0-19

Offaly 3-18 Antrim 0-21

Kilkenny 1-27 Laois 0-24

Munster Hurling Cup

Limerick 4-29 Kerry 0-11

Saturday

Munster Hurling Cup

Clare 2-24 Waterford 1-22

A Donal Burke inspired Dublin proved far too strong for a youthful Galway outfit at Parnell Park.

The prolific Burke scored 0-18 as Dublin cruised to a convincing 3-29 to 0-19 success over Henry Shefflin's team at the Donnycarney venue.

Goals from Rian McBride, Chris Crummey, and substitute Paul Crummey ensured it was a demoralising afternoon in the capital for Galway.

Mattie Kenny's Dublin settled quickly to accumulate a healthy 1-16 to 0-8 interval advantage.

Galway introduced the Mannion brothers, Padraic and Cathal, but Dublin continued to dominate the game.

Emmet Landy's first half goal proved to be a crucial score as Kilkenny edged out Laois 1-27 to 0-24.

Landy contributed handsomely in Callan for Brian Cody's experimental side scoring 1-2.

With Ross King prominent for Laois, the visitors moved 0-13 to 1-9 in front at the interval.

Kilkenny subs Robbie Buckley and Thomas Donnelly were influential for Kilkenny, who face Wexford next Saturday.

Mickey Butler, Kilkenny, and Ross King, Laois, in Walsh Cup action.
Mickey Butler, Kilkenny, and Ross King, Laois, in Walsh Cup action.

Offaly pounced to score three goals during a hard earned 3-18 to 0-21 success over a spirited Antrim.

Luke Nolan grabbed an early major for Offaly and added a second in the first half.

Eimhin Kelly added a third goal for Offaly, who went in protecting a commanding 3-12 to 0-10 interval advantage.

Neil McManus rifled over six second half points for Antrim, who narrowed the gap, but Offaly held on.

All Ireland hurling champions Limerick set up a Munster Hurling Cup decider against Clare following a comprehensive 4-29 to 0-11 triumph over Kerry.

Pat Ryan (2), David Reidy, Adam English netted goals for John Kiely's charges, who led 1-18 to 0-6 at the break.

The accurate Reidy scored 1-14, while Ryan concluded the contest with 2-3 as Limerick controlled the match.

On Saturday at Cusack Park Clare prevailed against Waterford, emerging 2-24 to 1-22 victors.

Mark Rodgers and Shane Meehan netted goals for Brian Lohan's side, who were 1-10 to 0-10 ahead at half-time.

Rodgers' 26th minute major was a vital score, while substitute Meehan carried a potent threat in the closing stages.

Austin Gleeson finished strongly for Waterford clipping 1-4 in the dying moments, but Clare recorded a satisfying success.