Walsh ready to follow the one code for success
The question then is why football seems to be taking precedence in the so-called dual counties? “Looking at Cork, the last few years, football has been the strongest. We’ve won a bit, and I suppose before that hurling was the strongest, and the tables have turned now. I was approached about it, alright (to play hurling) but I said to myself straight away that football was going to be number one again this year. I’d still love to have a cut off it, the hurling, if they would still like me to be on the hurling panel.
“Growing up I’ve always loved hurling, but said football was going to be number one again this year, especially after last year, the disappointing finish; you have things you want to improve on.”
Munster Colleges SF A (Corn Uí Mhuirí) Quarter-finals (all 1.30pm) – Col áiste Chríost Rí, Cork v West Limerick, Mallow; St Brendan’s, Killarney v St Flannan’s, Ennis, Charleville; DLS Macroom v St Fachtna’s, Skibbereen, Ballineen; PS Chorca Dhuibhne v Rochestown College, Cork, Killarney.
Leinster Colleges SF A (Round Two) – Dundalk Colleges v Good Counsel, Newbridge, 1pm; Coláiste Eoin v Patrician Newbridge, Col áiste Eoin TBC, 2pm; St Mel’s, Longford v St Peter’s, Wexford, Portlaoise Area, 2pm; Salesian Celbridge v Athlone CC, Celbridge, 1pm; Portmarnock CS v St Mary’s Edenderry, Portmarnock CS, 2pm; Knockbeg College v St Joseph’s, Rochfortbridge, Dr Cullen Park, noon.
Waterford Crystal (SH) Quarter-final – Kerry v Limerick IT, Abbeydorney, 7pm.
Connacht Colleges SF A – St Colman’s College v Roscommon CBS, Connacht GAA Centre, 12.30pm.
Walsh Cup (SH) Quarter-final – Dublin v UCD, Parnell Park, 7.30pm.
O’Byrne Cup (SF) Final – Dublin v Kildare, Parnell Park, 7pm.
Walsh Cup (SH) – NUI Galway v Kilkenny, O’Loughlin Gaels, 2pm.
Hastings Shield Final – Leitrim v Roscommon, McGann Park, 2.30pm
Leinster Colleges SF A (Round Two) –
Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar v Marist, Athlone, Mullingar, 2pm; St Pat’s, Navan v Moate CS, Navan, 2pm.
McGrath Cup (SF) Final – Kerry v Tipperary, Seán Treacy Park, Tipperary Town, 2.30pm.
Waterford Crystal (SH) Quarter-final – Cork v Waterford IT, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm.
Dr McKenna Cup (SF) Final – Monaghan v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30pm.
All-Ireland Club IHC Semi-final – St Gabriel’s v Killimordaly, Birr, 1pm; Silvermines v Clara, Portlaoise, 2pm.
All-Ireland Club JHC Semi-finals – Bredagh v Fullen Gaels, Parnells GAA Club, Coolock, 1pm; Kildorrery v Thomastown, Cashel, 2pm
All-Ireland Club IFC Semi-final – Charlestown Sarsfields v Cookstown Fr Rocks, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm; Finuge v Monasterevan, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 2pm
All-Ireland Club JFC Semi-final – Ballinasloe v An Port Mór, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2pm; Castleknock v Kenmare Shamrocks, Mitchelstown, 2pm.
Walsh Cup (SH) Quarter-final – Wexford v Offaly, Blackwater, 2pm; Carlow v Galway, Carlow, 2pm.
Walsh Shield (SH) Semi-finals – DIT v Westmeath, Kinnegad, 2pm; Laois v Antrim, Rathdowney, 2pm.
Kehoe Cup (SH) Quarter-finals – Armagh v Meath, Navan, 2pm; DCU v Wicklow, Bray Emmets, 2pm; Derry v GMIT, Celtic Park, 2pm; Louth v Kildare, Darver, 2pm.
Kehoe Shield (SH) – Fingal v St Patrick’s College, Lawless Park, Swords, 2pm; Trinity College v Roscommon, Dublin Venue, 2pm.
Connacht FBD League (SF) Final – Sligo v Leitrim, Markievicz Park, 2pm.
Waterford Crystal (SH) Quarter-finals – Tipperary v Limerick, MacDonagh Park, Nenagh, 2pm; Clare v University of Limerick, Sixmilebridge, 2pm.