DIT progressed to a Walsh Cup quarter-final against Kilkenny, with a hard-fought extra-time win against Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar, yesterday. The hosts led 2-5 to 1-7 at half-time but the Dublin students rallied in the second half and led by 3-12 to 3-7 with just minutes to go before Westmeath forced extra-time.
DIT: F McGarry; M O'Donoghue, G McManus, L Prendergast (0-1); J Henderson, D Horan, S Morris; K Bergin (0-2), T Connolly (0-1); M Moloney (0-1, 65), S McGrath (1-0), L Óg McGovern (0-2); J Hobbs (2-1), L Rushe, N McMorrow (0-9, 0-7 frees). Subs: W Deveraux for Horan (18 mins), P McDonagh for McGrath (47 mins), J McManus for Morris (58 mins), A Ryan for McManus (15, extra-time).
WESTMEATH: P Collins; P Fennell, T Doyle, L Varley; G Greville (1-0), T Gallagher, P Reilly (0-1); E Price (0-1, free), P Gilsenan; R Greville (2-1), A Clarke (0-1), C Curley (0-1); N Conaty (0-6, frees), A McGrath (1-1), D Gavin. Subs: M Heeney for Gavin (inj, 15 mins), K Duncan for Fennell (inj, 42 mins), D McDermott for Gilsenan (49 mins), C Glennon for Heeney (65 mins).
Referee: Tony Carroll (Offaly).