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Kilkenny lose 2016 opener, Galway win again and Dr McKenna Cup reaches semi-finals

There was pre-season action in Leinster and Ulster tonight.

Kilkenny manager Eddie Brennan talks to Niall Mullins before the game.
Kilkenny manager Eddie Brennan talks to Niall Mullins before the game.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Walsh Cup

All-Ireland champions Kilkenny lost out in their 2016 opener tonight against Dublin IT in the Walsh Cup by 4-14 to 0-16.

However it was not a recognisable Kilkenny senior side in action as instead the bulk of the team was made up from the county U21 squad while it was new U21 boss Eddie Brennan who wore the bainisteoir bib instead of Brian Cody.

DIT were ahead 2-5 to 0-9 at the break and they rattled the net on two further occasions in the second-half of the Group 1 clash. Wexford duo Conor McDonald and Jack Guiney were the main attacking thorns in the side of the Kilkenny.

Victory helped DIT atone for their opening round loss to Offaly in the three-man group with the Faithful now set to face Kilkenny next Sunday in Birr.

General view of the action A general view of tonight's action in Dunmore Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Elsewhere tonight in the Walsh Cup, Galway claimed a second successive win for new boss Micheal Donoghue by 1-21 to 1-12 against NUI Galway in Duggan Park in Ballinasloe.

The Tribesmen were ahead 1-10 to 0-8 at the break with Brian Molloy netting for them while Clare’s Bobby Duggan, the scoring star for NUI Galway, did raise a green flag for them in the second-half.

Padraig Brehony, Eanna Burke and Joe Canning were in good point-scoring form for Galway.

Dr McKenna Cup

Tyrone will face Fermanagh and Derry will meet Cavan in next Sunday’s Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals. That’s the outcome after tonight’s last round of group games.

Derry and Tyrone both triumphed in their Group A clashes tonight. Derry were 0-17 to 2-8 victors over Queen’s University Belfast at Celtic Park. Tyrone saw off Antrim by 2-9 to 0-6 in Omagh with goals from Lee Brennan and Padraigh McNulty.

In Group B, Down ran out 3-20 to 0-14 victors over St Mary’s at Páirc Esler in Newry while Fermanagh beat Donegal 0-12 to 0-8 in a game in the same group in Enniskillen.

Finally in Group C, Cavan and Monaghan finished all square at 0-14 apiece while the students of Jordanstown narrowly prevailed by 2-7 to 1-9 against Armagh.

Two goals by Duggan helps Clare ease past Kerry to secure 25-point victory

Goals handed Cork victory against Waterford in the snow in Mallow tonight

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