Walsh and Kehoe round-ups

Walsh Cup Hurling First Round

Wexford 5-14 UCD 1-10, Piercestown

Laois 4-19 Antrim 5-19, Portlaoise

Dublin 1-13 Kilkenny 1-14, Parnell Park

Kehoe Cup Hurling Quarter finals

Wicklow 1-15 Mayo 1-14, Arklow

Meath 2-06 DIT 0-13, Navan

Carlow 2-18 Roscommon 1-07, Carlow

Westmeath 1-07 Athlone IT 0-16, Athlone IT

Reigning Leinster hurling champions Wexford fended off a tough UCD challenge this afternoon at Piercestown, scoring four second half goals for a 5-14 to 1-10 Walsh Cup first round victory.

A fifth minute Damien Fogarty goal helped the students settle but Wexford, determined to impress new boss Seamus Murphy, struck back on 14 minutes as Nigel Higgins found the visitors' net.

Leading 1-06 to 1-03 at the break, Higgins went on to hit a second with Redmond Barry - a student at UCD - pocketing a second-half hat-trick of goals.

In Portlaoise, Antrim's Johnny McIntosh inspired the Saffrons to a highly-charged 5-19 to 4-19 win over home side Laois in the same competition.

Minus their Rossa contingent, Dinny Cahill's side were heavily reliant on McIntosh who hit 4-04 in all, with Michael Heron netting their other major.

The visitors had led 3-09 to 0-14 at the interval, but Laois mounted a great fight-back with Damien Culleton (2), first-timer Philip Russell and Rob Jones goaling in the second period.

Meanwhile, in the Kehoe Cup, Denis Moran scored Wicklow's sole goal as they defeated Mayo by a single point in Arklow.

Seamus Broderick netted for the Connacht men, who were level with their hosts five times.

Carlow swept to a 2-18 to 1-07 win against Roscommon, with right half-forward Ruairi Dunbar goaling in the first half.

Ros forward Dara Mulvey had a blistering first half, scoring a two-point sideline and all of the visitors' 1-03 haul.

Elsewhere, Athlone IT accounted for Westmeath on a 0-16 to 1-07 verdict and DIT continued the students success - edging Meath 0-13 to 2-06 at Navan's Pairc Tailteann.

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