Kilkenny legends to face off in Walsh Cup opener

November 29, 2021

Former Ballyhale Shamrocks manager Henry Shefflin celebrates at the final whistle with Michael Fennelly. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Henry Shefflin's first game in charge of the Galway hurlers will be against Michael Fennelly's Offaly.

The Ballyhale club-mates, who won 18 All-Ireland SHC medals between them with Kilkenny, will face off in the opening round of the Walsh Cup in Ballinasloe on Sunday, January 9 at 2pm. Galway and Offaly are joined in Group A by Antrim and Dublin, with Group B comprising Kilkenny, Laois and Wexford.

The Group A and Group B winners will meet in the final on Sunday, January 30. 

2021 Walsh Cup

Round 1 fixtures (January 9):

Group A:

Dublin v Antrim – 2pm in Dublin

Galway v Offaly – 2pm in Ballinasloe

Group B:

Laois v Wexford – 2pm in Laois

Round 2 fixtures (January 16):

Dublin v Galway – 2pm in Dublin

Offaly v Antrim – 2pm in Offaly

Group B:

Kilkenny v Laois – 2pm in Kilkenny

Round 3 fixtures (23 January):

Group A:

Antrim v Galway – 2pm in Abbottstown

Offaly v Dublin – 2pm in Offaly

Group B:

Wexford v Kilkenny – 2pm in Kilkenny

Final (30 January):

Winner Group B v Winner Group A

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