Round up: Goals galore in Sunday's GAA action

The O'Byrne Cup, McKenna Cup and Walsh Cup were among the competitions played today

BY Raf Diallo 17:00 Sunday 15 January 2017, 17:00 15 Jan 2017

Galway’s Sean Armstrong (left) scores his sides fifth goal past goalkeeper Phillip Farrelly of Leitrim ©INPHO/James Crombie

There was a packed schedule of action in both codes as the early season GAA matches continued apace this Sunday.

In the O'Byrne Cup, the Round 3 action saw All Ireland champions Dublin defeat Wexford 1-12 to 1-9 in Enniscorthy to set up a semi final contest against Kildare.

Meanwhile, Kildare enjoyed a commanding 3-11 to 0-8 victory over Offaly at O'Connor Park to advance to that last four fixture.

In an all university tie, DCU came out on top against UCD by a 0-18 to 1-9 scoreline.

Dublin's Ross Hazley with Robbie Vallejo of Wexford ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Elswhere, Longford overcame IT Carlow in a nine goal show, 5-11 to 4-6, Wicklow fell to defeat to DIT by a 1-7 to 1-10 result and Westmeath beat Maynooth University 2-19 to 3-10.

Louth's 3-14 to 2-12 victory over Carlow rounded out the O'Byrne Cup action.

Louth will now face rivals Meath in the other O'Bryne Cup semi final.

In Munster, the McGrath Cup action saw Kerry and Cork go head to head with the Kingdom prevailing 1-13 to 1-9 in Mallow.

Kerry's James O’Donoghue under pressure from James Loughrey and Conor Dorman of Cork ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Kerry will now take on Limerick in the final after the latter edged Waterford narrowly 0-9 to 0-7.

The FBD League in Connacht saw All Ireland runners up Mayo see off IT Sligo 1-21 to 1-15, while reigning Connacht champions Galway made light work of Leitrim, securing a dominant 5-21 to 0-9 result in Ballinamore. 

Sligo also scored five goals as they hammered GMIT 5-24 to 0-1. Roscommon, meanwhile, were up against GMIT and earned a win by 1-17 to 0-14.

In Ulster's McKenna Cup, the results panned out as follows:

Down 0-15 Derry 0-14

Armagh 2-19 Queens 0-9

Antrim 0-9 Monaghan 2-20

Fermanagh 2-13 St Mary's 0-13

Tyrone 2-17 UUJ 1-7

Donegal 1-6 Cavan 2-14

Kilkenny's Michael Walsh leaves the pitch injured ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy

In hurling, Kilkenny scored six goals in their Walsh Cup clash against Antrim, winning 6-27 to 0-19. Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford defeated Carlow 3-20 to 0-14 at Netwatch Cullen Park.

Pick of the other results saw Offaly and IT Carlow draw 3-14 to 0-23 in Birr.

In the second round, Munster Senior Hurling League, Cork scored seven goals in a 7-22 to 1-19 triumph over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds.

Clare defeated Kerry by a comfortable 2-24 to 1-15 scoreline.

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