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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

Meath, Longford and Louth book places in O'Byrne Cup semi-finals

There was also Walsh Cup action today.

Offaly's Joe Maher and Kildare's Liam Healy in opposition today.
Offaly's Joe Maher and Kildare's Liam Healy in opposition today.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

O’Byrne Cup

MEATH, LONGFORD AND Louth all booked places in the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals today.

Late goals by Graham Reilly and Mickey Newman helped Meath defeat Laois by 2-16 to 0-14 in Páirc Tailteann in Navan.

That helped the Royals progress from Group C with UCD having defeated Carlow elsewhere by 2-13 to 1-7.

Next Sunday, Meath will take on Louth who finished top of Group B after a comprehensive win by 3-19 to 1-9 against Dublin IT. Jim McEnaney, Barry Flanagan and Tommy Durnin all netted for the wee County.

Kildare claimed a two-point victory over Offaly in Group B but missed out on a place in the knockout stages.

Longford advanced from Group D after they saw off Wicklow by 1-9 to 1-5 with James McGivney raising a green flag for the winners. Maynooth University beat Westmeath narrowly in the same group thanks to a last-gasp point from Evan O’Carroll.

Finally Wexford ran out comfortable winners by 3-20 to 1-12 over IT Carlow but it is Dublin who progress from Group A.


Wexford 3-20 IT Carlow 1-12
Dublin 1-16 DCU 1-12
Kildare 0-13 Offaly 0-11
Louth 3-19 Dublin IT 1-9
Meath 2-16 Laois 0-14
UCD 2-13 Carlow 1-7
Longford 1-9 Wicklow 1-5
Maynooth University 0-10 Westmeath 0-9

Walsh Cup

Goals from Paul Ryan, Eamon Dillon and Sean O’Reilly helped the Dublin hurlers deliver a 14-point win over Antrim at DCU Sportsground in the Walsh Cup today.

The victory sees Dublin claim a second successive win after their victory over UCD last Thursday.

Laois were five-point victors over UCD at Heywood CS in Ballinakill, Wexford were convincing winners over Meath and IT Carlow enjoyed a seven-point success against Carlow.


Dublin 3-25 Antrim 1-17
Laois 1-19 UCD 0-17
Galway 1-16 DCU 0-17
Wexford 3-18 Meath 2-7
IT Carlow 2-15 Carlow 0-14

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