Tuesday 17 October 2017

GAA round-up: Dubs lose for the first time in 359 days, Cork gain revenge on Tipp and Kildare humiliate IT Carlow

Andy McDonnell of UCD in action against Niall Scully and Maitias Mac Donncha of Dublin, right, during the Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Group 1 Round 2 match between Dublin and UCD at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Andy McDonnell of UCD in action against Niall Scully and Maitias Mac Donncha of Dublin, right, during the Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Group 1 Round 2 match between Dublin and UCD at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
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It was a busy evening of GAA action in the O'Byrne Cup, McGrath Cup and Walsh Cup. Here is a round-up of all the evening's action.

A third string Dublin team was beaten by a UCD outfit that included 2015 Footballer of the Year Jack McCaffrey at Parnell Park. Their first loss in 359 days.

Kildare conceded a solitary point to IT Carlow in a 35-point annihilation in Hawkfield that the students will want to forget fast.

Registering only two wides, Carlow failed to score in the first-half, while Kildare’s racked a successive 2-14 with David Slattery and Cathal McNally finding the net.

Neil Flynn and Tommy Moolick scored second half goals and the visitors scored their only point despite playing with a strong breeze.

Liam Connerton and Darren Gallagher scored second half goals for Longford as they secured a comfortable victory over neighbours Offaly at Newtoncashel.

Two goals, one in each half from Westmeath right half back James Dolan helped Westmeath to a narrow win over Carlow at  Netwatch Cullen Park. Carlow had talisman Brendan Murphy sent off in the first half.

Meath fielded a complete different to the one that easily took care of Wicklow on Sunday and Donal Lenihan and Bobby O'Brien goaled against DIT tonight for another facile win.

The victory sets up a winner-takes-all tie in the final group match against unbeaten Laois in Stradbally on Saturday after Peter Creedon's men hammered Wicklow. Ruari O'Connor and Gary Walsh were the tormentors-in-chief.

Wexford's Ben Brosnan hit two first half goals as Wexford earned a narrow but deserved win over DCU in Enniscorthy.

Dean Maguire's goal was crucial as Louth assumed pole position in the race for a semi-final spot in Group 4 with a laboured win over Maynooth University in Darver.

McGrath Cup action in Munster saw Peadar Healy's Cork condemn Cork to a 15-point defeat. Niall Coakley grabbed 2-3 for the Rebels.

Limerick got the better of Clare in the other game tonight.

In the Walsh Cup, former minor star Donal Burke hit 1-10 as Dublin had 11 points to spare over UCD at Parnell Park.

TONIGHT'S GAA RESULTS:

O'Byrne Cup Round 2

Dublin 1-10 UCD 2-09, Parnell Park (REPORT)

Wexford 2-06 DCU 0-10, Enniscorthy

Kildare 4-24 IT Carlow 0-01, Hawkfield

Longford 2-11 Offaly 0-09, Newtowncashel

Meath 2-15 DIT 0-10, Ashbourne

Wicklow 1-08 Laois 2-17, Greystones

Louth 1-13 Maynooth University 1-08, Darver

Carlow 1-15 Westmeath 2-15, Netwatch Cullen Park

 

McGrath Cup Round 2

Tipperary 1-10 Cork 2-22, Templetuohy (REPORT)

Limerick 2-13 Clare 2-09, Rhebogue St Patrick's GAA

 

Walsh Cup Round 2

Dublin 2-26 UCD 0-21, Parnell Park (REPORT)

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