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

Wins for Galway and Wexford in Walsh Cup

The Kehoe Cup also got under way today.

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.


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.


Galway 1-21 Westmeath 0-16
Wexford 1-21 UCD 0-15

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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