This weekend's Walsh Cup round-up

NUIG, UCD, DIT and Antrim booked places in next weekend's Bord na Móna Walsh Cup quarter-finals, following this weekends action.

This weekend's Walsh Cup round-up

NUIG, UCD, DIT and Antrim booked places in next weekend's Bord na Móna Walsh Cup quarter-finals, following this weekend's action.

NUI Galway staged a strong finish to claim a 1-17 to 1-14 win over Laois at a wet Rathdowney this afternoon.

Laois hung on to a one-point lead late in this game, despite being reduced to 13-men following straight red cards for Willie Hyland and Willie Dunphy in the second half.

However, scores from substitute Michael Mullins, Limerick's Kevin Downes and Gerard O'Donahue ensured an NUIG win.

NUIG led by 1-7 to 0-9 at half-time, with Downes netting their goal.

Laois looked good on the restart, with a Dunphy goal helping to put them ahead, but NUIG finished strongly.

UCD also registered an away win following a 1-11 to 0-13 victory over Carlow at Dr. Cullen Park.

The University side staged a strong second half display, after trailing by 0-12 to 1-3 at half-time.

David English, Shane Kavanagh, Marty Kavanagh and Peter Shaw were among Carlow's first-half scores, with Wexford's Jack Guiney netting the students goal.

Amazingly Carlow only managed one second-half score, a Peter Shaw point in the 37th minute, as the students dug deep, with Wexford's Garrett Sinnott snatching the match winning score late on.

DIT needed extra-time, before securing a 3-17 to 4-12 win over Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar.

The hosts forced extra-time on a 4-9 to 3-12 following a Noel Conaty point, after trailing by five points entering the closing minutes.

DIT were strongest in extra-time, and led by 3-14 to 4-10 at the interval, with Dublin's Niall McMorrow and Wexford's Lar Prendergast impressive for the students as they held out for victory.

On Saturday, Offaly booked a quarter-final date with Galway following a 1-17 to 0-14 win over Antrim at O'Connor Park.

Offaly trailed by four points at half-time, with a young Antrim side starting strongly.

The hosts took the lead for the first time at the start of the final quarter through defender Derek Morkan and never looked back.

Morkan's point edged Offaly 0-13 to 0-12 ahead, with an own goal from Antrim defender Conor McKinley handing the hosts a four-point lead with 14 minutes remaining.

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