OFFALY will face the students of DIT in the Walsh Shield Senior Hurling Final after both sides came through their respective semi-finals on Sunday.
After the disappointment of their opening day defeat to Westmeath, Offaly bounced back with an impressive 2-18 to 1-15 win away to Wexford.
Ollie Baker’s men made the ideal start with a goal from Derek Molloy and they went to the break with a 1-12 to 0-7 lead. Wexford mounted a second half comeback but a second Offaly goal from Joe Bergin, who finished the game with 1-8, gave Offaly the impetus to go on and win the game.
The defending champions will face DIT in the final after the students defeated Carlow in their semi-final in Dr Cullen Park by 1-15 to 0-15
See this week’s Offaly Express (Febriary 1) for full report on Offaly’s semi-final with Wexford