Walsh Cup 2018


So here we are…opening competitive fixtures starting on the 30th December. Should we be looking to win this out??

Will it be experimental before the NHL??

No college teams in either…

Group 1: Wexford, Carlow, Wicklow.

Group 2: Kilkenny, Kildare, Laois.

Group 3: Dublin, Antrim, Meath.

Group 4: Offaly, Westmeath.

Format: Round robin with first placed team advancing to semi-finals. Offaly and Westmeath will play each other home and away with aggregate score deciding who tops Group 4.

Dates: 30 Dec, 3 Jan, 7 Jan. Semi-finals: 14 Jan. Final: 21 Jan.

Opening Fixtures: 30 Dec: Carlow v Wicklow, Kildare v Laois, Meath v Antrim, Offaly v Westmeath


Why are Galway not participating?


Have to say that I’ll struggle to get excited about a season that begins less than a week after Christmas.

I really don’t know what the GAA are at at all.


Meath play Antrim on 30th. Our 1st game is the following Wednesday night! Not sure yet if we are home or away in that game!


This was the panel last year


Selection v Carlow

SCORERS – Dublin: D Burke 0-5 (5f), D Fox 0-4 (0-4f), A Quinn 1-1, C O’Sullivan 1-0, F McGibb 0-2 (0-1 sideline), S McGrath, C Burke, C Maher, B Quinn, F Whitely 0-1 each.


Second match


SCORERS – Wexford: C McDonald, L Chin (0-3f) 0-5 each, P Doran 1-2, P Morris 0-3, R Kehoe, B Carton 0-1 each. Dublin: N McMorrow 0-4 (0-1f), C Crummey, D Burke (0-3f) 0-3 each, C Conway, D Fox (0-1f) 0-2 each, C Bennett, F Whitely, R O’Dwyer (0-1f) 0-1 each.

WEXFORD: M Fanning; W Devereux, L Ryan, J Breen; S Donohue, M O’Hanlon, D O’Keeffe; S Murphy, B Carton; D Reck, D Redmond, L Chin; P Morris, C McDonald, P Doran. Subs: E Martin for Reck (36, inj), R Kehoe for Devereux (49), C Dunbar for Carton (54), A Nolan for Redmond (62), K Fay for Morris (63), H Kehoe for P Doran (70).

DUBLIN: C Dooley; P Smyth, S Barrett, C Robinson; C Crummey, L Rushe, S McGrath; B Quinn, C Conway; D Fox, N McMorrow, T Connolly; F McGibb, A Moore, C Bennett. Subs: R O’Dwyer for Moore (25 inj), C Maher for McGibb (28 inj), A Quinn for Connolly (ht), F Whitely for Fox (45 inj), D Burke for Conway (49), Fox for McGrath (50).

Dublin lost 1-17 to 0-17


Just posting last years teams as reminder who was involved.


Was at that wexford game. Massive crowd turned up for a club pitch to watch Davey in action. He didn’t disappoint (f’n looper that lad)


Giller will put him on his arse if he acts up against us this year! :grinning:


Any word yet which fixtures are home for us?


Home game v Antrim listed for Sunday Jan. 7th. Think we are away to Meath previous Wednesday night.




Not sure about Tipp! But Waterford probably trying to get the balance right with regards to peaking later in year! Other countries will benefit more from these Pre season competitions! Typical example is Dublin under new management using the Walsh cup to help getting squad used to what is now expected of them!


This Starts tomorrow believe it or not


Daft stuff. Some of these games will be lost to the weather. Playing inter county in December really is ridiculous.


Seems a bit crazy alright, Dublin not out till following weekend though so not too bad then.


Not sure where to put this but Mick Fennelly has retired from hurling. A beast of a man. Nobody was able for him when he was fit. Another significant gap for Cody to fill.


Are we not out next Wednesday night??