KILKENNY HURLERS LINED out in new surroundings in Abbotstown this afternoon but they still thrived as they fired six goals en route to a comfortable Walsh Cup win over Antrim.
Brian Cody’s side are now in pole position to advance from Group 2 and they got off to a lightning start today with goals from Jonjo Farrell in the 3rd minute and Ollie Walsh in the 8th minute.
TJ Reid supplied 0-7 in that opening period with Kilkenny adding further goals after the interval courtesy of Richie Hogan and Richie Leahy before Farrell and Leahy each hit the net for a second time before the final whistle.
It was also a good afternoon for Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford side as they stayed unbeaten with a 15-point victory over Carlow and now face a midweek tie against Dublin to determine who will advance from Group 3.
In Group 1, Laois raised four green flags en route to a triumph against Dublin IT and now will battle it out with Galway for top spot.
Finally it finished level between Offaly and IT Carlow – the table-toppers in Group 4 – while Meath and Westmeath had victories in their group ties against DCU and Kildare respectively.
Walsh Cup Results
Laois 4-27 Dublin IT 1-17
Kilkenny 6-27 Antrim 0-19
Westmeath 1-14 DCU 0-13
Carlow 0-14 Wexford 3-20
Offaly 3-14 IT Carlow 0-23
Meath 1-19 Kildare 1-18
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