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Round-up: Dublin edge out Galway thanks to late Ryan score

Castleknock and Kenmare will have to meet yet again, elsewhere.

Dublin's John McCaffrey and Fergal Moore of Galway at the coin toss
Dublin's John McCaffrey and Fergal Moore of Galway at the coin toss
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Walsh Cup semi-final

Dublin 2-19 Galway 1-21

PAUL RYAN’S’ 68th minute free ensured Dublin eked out an encouraging win over Galway at Parnell Park today.

With John McCaffrey spearheading the Dublin attack Anthony Daly’s charges settled impressively with a seventh-minute Ryan goal nudging them 1-4 to 0-2 ahead.

Jonathan Glynn drilled a 10th minute major for the Tribesmen, but Dublin still accumulated a 1-7 to 1-2 advantage. Aidan Harte and Niall Healy drilled points for Galway, who then had Andy Smith sent off on 19 minutes following an off the ball clash with Conal Keaney.

Despite being reduced to 14 Galway hurled well until the interval and departed at the break with a 1-11 to 1-9 lead. It was similarly tight after the restart with Sutcliffe netting a 46th minute goal for Dublin, but Galway, with Healy accurate, stayed in the hunt.

Two minutes remained when Ryan converted a free and though there was a late burst of Galway pressure, Dublin held on.

Scorers for Dublin: Paul Ryan 1-7 (0-5f, 0-1 ‘65), Danny Sutcliffe 1-3, John McCaffrey 0-3, Eamon Dillon 0-2, Joey Boland, Kevin Byrne, Conal Keaney, Shane Durkin 0-1 each.

Scorers for Galway: Niall Healy 0-11 (0-6f, 0-1 ‘65), Davy Glennon 0-3, Jonathan Glynn 1-0, Damien Hayes, Aidan Harte 0-2 each, Padraig Brehony, Tadhg Haran, Aonghus Callanan 0-1 each.

Dublin: Gary Maguire; Niall Corcoran, Paul Schutte, Ruairi Trainor; Joey Boland, Michael Carton, Chris Crummey; Kevin Byrne, Shane Durkin; Conal Keaney, John McCaffrey, Danny Sutcliffe; Eamon Dillon, Mark Schutte, Paul Ryan.

Subs: Peter Kelly for Corcoran (33 mins), David O’Callaghan for Crummy (36 mins), Simon Lambert for Byrne (51 mins), Ross O’Carroll for M Schutte (51 mins), Sean McGrath for P Schutte (54 mins).

Galway: Colm Callanan; Fergal Moore, Kevin Hynes, Johnny Coen; David Collins, Tony Og Regan, Aidan Harte; Andy Smith, Iarla Tannian; Damien Hayes, Jonathan Glynn, Paul Gordon; Niall Healy, Tadhg Haran, Davy Glennon.

Subs: Padraig Brehony for Gordon (23 mins), Paul Killeen for Regan (35 mins), Aonghus Callanan for Haran (48 mins), Shane Maloney for Callanan (64 mins), Emmet Ward for Hayes (68 mins).

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow).

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All-Ireland Club JFC semi-final replay

Castleknock 1-18 Kenmare 0-21

ANOTHER REPLAY IS required after Castleknock and Kenmare finished all square again after extra-time in this semi-final clash in Cashel this afternoon.

Tom Shields grabbed the levelling point to rescue Castleknock whose young attacker star Ciaran Kilkenny struck 0-10 during the game. Kenmare, whose main attacking threat was Paul O’Connor, lead narrowly at half-time of normal time by 0-7 to 0-6.

But Castleknock, with Kilkenny to the fore, responded in the second-half and helped by a goal from Rory Corcoran, they enjoyed a 1-9 to 0-8 lead. Yet back came Kenmare with a flurry of points and it took a last-gasp free from Corcoran to tie the teams at 1-13 to 0-16 after the end of normal time.

The game ebbed and flowed in extra-time before Shields raised the vital white flag to send the game towards another replay.

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Colleges Hurling

THERE WAS PLENTY colleges hurling action today with the feature game in Munster being the Dr Harty Cup semi-final between Dungarvan Colleges and Thurles CBS in Fermoy. And it was the reigning champions Dungarvan Colleges who prevailed by 1-12 to 0-12.

Dungarvan Colleges trailed by 0-8 to 1-4 during the first-half but battled back before half-time to lead 1-7 to 0-9. Críostóir Breathnach raised their green flag while sharpshooter Patrick Curran was also to the fore.

And in the second-half Dungarvan Colleges took over with Curran matching his haul in the quarter-final against Blackwater CS, as he shot 0-9 to help them secure a three-point win.

In Leinster quarter-final games in the SAHC colleges competition took place. In Ratheniska, St Kieran’s (Kilkenny) were convincing winners over St Brendan’s (Birr) by 4-17 to 0-9. At half-time St Kieran’s lead by 1-7 to 0-6 but they then pulled clear in the second-half.

In Clonad, Kilkenny CBS booked their place in the semi-final with a 0-14 to 2-6 win over Coláiste Eoin (Stillorgan). At half-time Kilkenny CBS had trailed narrowly by 2-2 to 0-7 but they turned things around in a tightly-contested second-half with Paddy Cahill and Luke Scanlon firing the match-winning points.

Elsewhere Good Counsel (New Ross) were 0-12 to 0-9 victors over Dublin North while Castlecomer CS became the third Kilkenny team to reach the last four with a 1-13 to 0-13 success against St Peter’s (Wexford).

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