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Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

The Kehoe Cup got under way this afternoon.
The Kehoe Cup got under way this afternoon.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Updated at 4.20pm

JOHN FLYNN SCORED 1-12 as Galway got their 2015 season under way in the Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup in Mullingar this afternoon.

Scoring freely from open play and from dead balls, Flynn topped a phenomenal individual display with a the game’s only goal ten minutes from time to set up a winner takes all Group 4 decider with Offaly next weekend.

While Westmeath trailed by just two points – 0-11 to 0-9 – at the break, it would take them 17 minutes to open their second half account by which stage the Tribesmen were well in control, running out 1-21 to 0-16 winners.

In the day’s other Walsh Cup game, Wexford ran out eight point winners over UCD in Gorey. The hosts enjoyed a 0-17 to 0-5 lead over the students at the break before easing up in the second half to win 1-21 to 0-15.

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Leinster’s second-tier hurling competition got under way today as Meath recorded the first win of this year’s Bord Na Mona Kehoe Cup competition with a seven-point win over St Pat’s-Mater Dei at Páirc Tailteann, Navan.

In a low-scoring first half, the Dublin college kept pace with their hosts, heading into the break just two points adrift (0-7 to 0-5) in this Group One clash.

However, Meath raced away late on, Patrick Conneely’s goal in the 55th minute when there were just five points between the teams sealing the 1-16 to 0-12 win.

Elsewhere there were wins for Longford and Kildare while Wicklow and Fingal played out a draw.

Results

BORD NA MONA WALSH CUP
Galway 1-21 Westmeath 0-16
Wexford 1-21 UCD 0-15
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BORD NA MONA KEHOE CUP
Meath 1-16 St Pat’s-Mater Dei 0-12
Longford 2-14 Louth 2-7
Kildare 0-22 Maynooth University 0-14
Wicklow 0-12 Fingal 0-12

Originally published at 3.30pm.

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