BORD NA MÓNA LEINSTER GAA SERIES HURLING ACTION GETS UNDERWAY

Tue 22nd Jan Paul Fitzgerald

BORD NA MÓNA LEINSTER GAA SERIES HURLING ACTION GETS UNDERWAY

 The Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series Hurling competitions got underway on Sunday with some competitive fare in both the Bord na Móna Walsh and Kehoe Cup’s. Carlow, UCD, Wexford and NUI Galway took wins in the opening round of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup on Sunday.

Carlow booked a glamour home tie against beaten All-Ireland finalists Galway this Sunday, following a 1-17 to 0-10 win over Antrim at Dr. Cullen Park. The hosts held an 0-11 to 0-6 interval lead and continued their dominance on the restart with Paul Coady netting a 39th minute goal.

At Rathdowney, Tipperary’s Noel McGrath fired 11 points in UCD’s 0-15 to 1-11 win over Laois. A first half goal from Stephen Maher (1-6) saw Laois take a 1-8 to 0-8 half-time lead, but UCD took control on the restart. The students will now face Dublin, captained by former UCD student Johnny McCaffrey this Friday night in Parnell Park. Wexford required extra-time before disposing of DIT by 1-29 to 2-19 at Blackwater. A Gary Moore free forced extra-time on a 0-21 to 2-15 score-line, but the hosts were strongest in extra-time, with Paul Morris netting their only goal.

The Slaneysiders welcome Offaly to the same venue at 2pm this Sunday. A hat-trick of Niall Burke (3-5) goals helped NUI Galway to a 3-15 to 0-16 win at Lakepoint Park, Mullingar. The sides were tied at eight points a piece at half-time, but NUI Galway kicked on in the second half with Burke and Limerick’s Kevin Downes (0-7) were in super form to book a quarter-final against Kilkenny this Saturday.

For Antrim, Laois, DIT and Westmeath their involvement in the Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series isn’t at an end, as they will contest the Bord na Móna Walsh Shield semi-finals this Sunday. Laois will host Antrim at Rathdowney at 2pm, while DIT will visit Westmeath, with a venue yet to be confirmed for this fixture.

In the Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup last year’s champions GMIT; DCU, Wicklow, Derry, Louth and Armagh claimed wins. Shane Lawless (1-5), Conor O’Donnell (1-3) and Conor Kennedy (1-2) netted goals in GMIT’s 3-21 to 0-8 win over Roscommon in Ballyhaunis. Galway’s Padraig Breheny scored 2-3 in DCU’s 3-15 to 0-14 win over Fingal at St. Brigid’s, Castleknock. Goals from Ruairi Convery and substitute Diarmuid Shiels helped Derry to a 2-20 to 2-11 win over TCD at UCD. An Andy O’Brien goal was the difference as Wicklow beat Down by 1-15 to 0-15 in Bray. A David Dunne goal in the opening 20 seconds proved vital in Louth’s 1-13 to 2-8 win over Queens University Belfast at Darver. First half goals from David Carvill and James King helped Armagh to a 2-18 to 1-10 win over St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in Ballyboden. It’s not the end of the road for the defeated counties with the Bord na Mona Kehoe Shield getting underway this Sunday. Fingal take on St Patrick’s College at Lawless Park, Swords on Sunday, while Trinity College take on Roscommon in a Dublin venue yet to be confirmed. Both games are at 2pm. BORD NA MONA LEINSTER GAA SERIES BRIEFS: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup 2013 (Overall) * Highest Winning Margin: 17 points (Dublin 4-15 Louth 0-10 – Semi-Final) * Lowest Winning Margin: 1 point (Meath 1-13 UCD 0-15 – Group A, Round 3; Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7, Group C, Round 3 ) * Highest Aggregate Score: 40 points (Laois 2-21 Athlone IT 0-13 – Group C, Round 3) * Lowest Aggregate Score: 15 points (Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7 – Group C, Round 3) * Average Score: 27.23 points per game Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup Roll of Honour COUNTY YEAR KILDARE (9) 1962, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1989, 2003. 2011. MEATH (8) 1967, 1974, 1977, 1983, 1992, 2001, 2004, 2006. DUBLIN (7) 1956, 1958, 1960, 1966, 1999, 2007, 2008. OFFALY (6) 1954, 1961, 1981, 1993, 1997, 1998. LAOIS (5) 1978, 1987, 1991, 1994, 2005. WICKLOW (4) 1955, 1957, 1986, 1996. LOUTH (4) 1963, 1980, 1990, 2009. WESTMEATH (3) 1959, 1964, 1988 LONGFORD (2) 1965, 2000. WEXFORD (1) 1995 CARLOW (1) 2002 DCU (2) 2010, 2012 No Competition 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1984, 1985. Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup Paths to the Final: COMING NEXT: Next Friday: Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Quarter-Final: Dublin v UCD, Parnell Park, 7.30. Next Saturday: Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup Final: Dublin v Kildare, Parnell Park, 7.00. Bord na Móna Walsh Cup Quarter-Final: Kilkenny v NUI Galway, Kilkenny Venue, 2.00. Next Sunday: (All games at 2pm) Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Quarter-Finals: Carlow v Galway, Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow; Wexford v Offaly, Blackwater. Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup Quarter-Finals: Meath v Armagh, Navan; Derry v GMIT, Derry Venue; Louth v Kildare, Darver. Bord na Móna Walsh Shield: Westmeath v DIT, Westmeath Venue; Laois v Antrim, Rathdowney. Bord na Móna Kehoe Shield: Fingal v St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Lawless Park, Swords; Trinity College v Roscommon, Dublin Venue. (Extra-time if necessary in all games) BORD NA MONA LEINSTER GAA SERIES 2013 (Dates subject to change) FOOTBALL Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup January 6: First Round: Group A: Meath 1-9 Longford 1-7; Louth 2-15 UCD 1-13. Group B: Dublin 3-13 Carlow 1-12; Wicklow 1-12 DCU 2-9. Group C: Offaly 1-11 Laois 1-8, Westmeath 1-22 Athlone IT 0-13. Group D: Kildare 1-13 IT Carlow 0-7; DIT 1-15 Wexford 1-11. January 9: Second Round: Group A: Longford 1-14 UCD 0-14. Group B: Dublin 3-16 DCU 1-11; Carlow 0-12 Wicklow 0-9. Group C: Laois 2-12 Westmeath 0-12; Offaly 3-11 Athlone IT 1-10. Group D: Kildare 0-12 DIT 0-8; IT Carlow 0-12 Wexford 0-10. January 10: Second Round: Group A: Meath 1-8 Louth 0-11. January 13: Third Round: Group A: Meath 1-13 UCD 0-15; Louth 1-17 Longford 0-9; Group B: Wicklow 1-11 Dublin 0-10; DCU 3-8 Carlow 0-8. Group C: Offaly 0-8 Westmeath 0-7; Laois 2-21 Athlone IT 0-13. Group D: Kildare 1-13 Wexford 1-11; DIT 0-15 IT Carlow 1-10 January 20: Semi-finals: Dublin 4-15 Louth 0-10; Kildare 1-12 Offaly 1-9. January 26: Final: Dublin v Kildare, Parnell Park, 7.00. HURLING Bord na Mona Walsh Cup January 20: First Round: Wexford 1-29 DIT 2-19 (AET); NUI Galway 3-15 Westmeath 0-16; UCD 0-15 Laois 1-11; Carlow 1-17 Antrim 0-10. January 25: Quarter-Final: UCD v Dublin, Parnell Park, 7.30 January 26: Quarter-Final: NUI Galway v Kilkenny, Kilkenny Venue TBC, 2.00 January 27: Quarter-Finals: Wexford v Offaly, Blackwater, 2.00; Carlow v Galway, Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow, 2.00. February 3rd: Semi-Finals: Wexford/Offaly v NUIG/Kilkenny; UCD/Dublin v Carlow/Galway. February 10th: Final Bord na Mona Walsh Shield January 27: Semi-Finals: Laois v Antrim, Rathdowney, 2.00; Westmeath v DIT, Westmeath Venue TBC, 2.00. February 3: Final Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup January 20: First Round: Armagh 2-18 St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra 1-10; DCU 3-15 Fingal 0-14; Wicklow 1-15 Down 0-15; Derry 2-20 Trinity College 2-11; GMIT 3-11 Roscommon 0-8; January 27: Quarter-Finals: Meath v Armagh, Navan, 2.00; Derry v GMIT, Derry Venue TBC, 2.00; Louth v Kildare, Darver, 2.00. February 3: Semi-Finals: St Pats/Armagh/Meath v Fingal/DCU/Wicklow/Down; TCD/Derry/ Roscommon/GMIT v Louth/QUB/Kildare. February 10: Final Bord na Mona Kehoe Shield January 27: Quarter-Finals: Fingal v St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Lawless Park, Swords, 2.00; Trinity College v Roscommon, Dublin Venue, 2.00. February 3: Semi-Finals February 10: Final ==ENDS== For further information contact:

Related News

View All

Main Partner