Wins for Tipp and Wexford
Wexford progressed to a Bord na Móna Walsh Cup semi-final date with Kilkenny after a second-half comeback against Offaly in Blackwater.
The visitors burst into an early lead, helped by a Derek Molloy goal and, driven on by Shane Dooley (0-10), held a six-point lead at the break.
But Liam Dunne’s Wexford side sparked into life 10 minutes after the restart and Gary Moore, Richie Kehoe, and David Redmond were all on target before a late penalty from goalkeeper Mark Fanning sealed the win, 1-24 to 1-15.
Meanwhile, Galway will meet either Dublin or UCD after seeing off a spirited Carlow challenge, 2-15 to 1-09, at Dr Cullen Park.
Joe Canning (penalty) and Shane Kavanagh swapped early goals but a flurry of points before the break gave the Connacht side a 1-10 to 1-03 lead.
The game was over as a contest when, midway through the second half, Damien Hayes stroked home after a ground-pull from Canning.
Nicky O'Connell, Seadna Morey and Alan O'Neill fired in goals for Clare as they saw off UL in the Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final today in Sixmilebridge.
UL led 0-08 to 0-06 at the break and the game was extremely tight until the closing minutes when two late goals secured a 3-13 to 1-13 win for the Banner
Clare will meet Cork next week in the semi-final.
Tipperary were easy winners over Limerick in Nenagh, recording a 0-22 to 1-09 success.
The Premier were only two points ahead at the break, 0-10 to 0-08, but restricted Limerick to just a Shane Dowling’s second-half penalty and free as they cruised home by 10 points.
Tipp will take on LIT next weekend.