GOALS IN THE first-half from Ciaran McKeever and Niall Rowland sent Armagh on the way to a 3-15 to 0-11 victory over Louth.
The Orchard led by five at the break and Jamie Clarke smashed home a late penalty to round off a commanding 13-point win.
Longford put a serious dent in Sligo’s promotion hopes, winning by 0-16 to 2-7 at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Sligo hit two early goals but trailed by a point at half-time and Longford kicked on after the restart.
Antrim dug deep for a narrow 1-10 to 0-11 home win against Laois.
CJ McGourty’s first-half goal gave them a slender lead at the break and the Ulster side did just about enough to seal the victory.
Division 3 results
- Antrim 1-10 Laois 0-11
- Longford 0-16 Sligo 2-07
- Louth 0-11 Armagh 3-15
- Offaly 2-11 Tipperary 2-15
In Division 4, Wexford secured their fifth straight win after seeing off London by 0-13 to 0-9.
The Model found themselves three down at half-time, having already lost Brian Malone to a black-card, but they picked things up in the second period.
Ciaran Lyng and Niall Hughes were among the scorers as they maintained their 100 percent record in the basement division.
Westmeath also look destined to return to Division 3 after a five-point win, 0-19 to 0-14, over Wicklow.
The Lake county led by 0-10 to 0-5 at half-time and talisman John Heslin finished with 0-9 as they made it five games unbeaten in the division.
Finally, goals from Iain Corbett and Darragh Treacy either side of half-time propelled Limerick to a 2-11 to 0-15 win against Leitrim.
Division 4 results
- Limerick 2-11 Leitrim 0-15
- Westmeath 0-19 Wicklow 0-14
- Wexford 0-15 London 0-09
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