It's Laois v Dublin and Galway v Carlow for Walsh Cup semis after wins today

It's Laois v Dublin and Galway v Carlow for Walsh Cup semis after wins today
Dermot Shortt, Offaly, in action against Jason Flynn, Galway. Pic: Inpho

Laois will host Dublin and Galway will take on Carlow in the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup semi-finals, after wins this afternoon.

A PJ Scully hat-trick helped Laois to a 4-18 to 1-19 over Wexford in Abbeyleix. Laois led by 2-10 to 1-10 at half-time, with Scully and Stephen Maher netting their goals.

Kevin Foley claimed Wexford’s goal, but it was Laois who dug deep after the restart.

Scully’s third goal pushed ahead, while he completed his hat-trick nine minutes from the end.

David Treacy scored 0-10 for Dublin, as they advanced to the last-four, following a 0-28 to 2-12 win over Antrim in Parnell Park.

Dublin led by nine points after 30 minutes, following a Shane Stapleton score, but Antrim finished the half strongly, with midfielder Eddie McCloskey netting their opening goal.

Ahead by 0-16 to 1-05 at half-time, Dublin restored their nine point lead on the restart, and despite Antrim being reduced to 14-men, following a red card for Eoghan Campbell, the Ulster side worked hard.

Substitute Ciaran Clarke netted their second goal in the 46th minute, with Antrim cutting the gap to four points soon after.

However, Dublin edged the lead, with Antrim captain Neil McManus dismissed on a second yellow card late on.

It's Laois v Dublin and Galway v Carlow for Walsh Cup semis after wins today

Galway were always on top in their 2-22 to 1-13 win over Offaly at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

It wasn’t all good news for Anthony Cunningham’s side, with the Tribesmen’s manager confirming after that Joe Canning suffered a suspected broken finger.

Wind assisted Galway led by 1-17 to 0-5 at half-time, with Jason Flynn netting a 13th minute goal.

A Canning goal gave Galway a 2-17 to 0-5 lead on the restart, with Shane Dooley getting Offaly’s only goal in the 50th minute.

Carlow had already advanced to the knock-out stages, after their 2-19 to 0-11 playoff win over NUIG at Fenagh on Saturday night.


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