Dublin 2-16 NUI Galway 0-12
A Ronan Fallon-inspired Dublin progressed to the semi-final stage of the Walsh Cup with a well-earned 2-16 to 0-12 victory over NUI Galway at Naomh Mearnóg, Portmarnock today.
Fallon from the St. Vincent's club was the most influential player on the park as he turned to defence into attack throughout the 70 minutes.
Dublin led 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time with their goal coming in the 24th minute when full-forward Kevin Flynn rifled to the net impressively.
That score put the Dubs 1-5 to 0-4 clear but the remainder of scores in the opening period were all by the Galway students who earned parity - 1-5 to 0-8 - by the interval.
However, Anthony Daly's Dubs, despite some wayward shooting which both sides were guilty of, controlled most of the second half with four points from John Kelly helping them to victory.
Fifteen minutes from time, a David Curtin goal, after he was picked out with a short free by Alan McCrabbe, helped to settle the issue and set up a last-four clash with the winners of UCD v Wexford on Sunday, February 7.
Dublin: J Kelly 0-5, K Flynn (0-1f), D Curtin 1-2 each, A McCrabbe 0-4 (0-4f), J McCaffrey 0-2, S Ryan 0-1
NUIG: F Coone 0-7 (0-6f), J Conlon 0-3 (0-2f), D Barrett, K Heagney 0-1 each