Dublin's Emmett O'Conghaile and John Small with Offaly's Eoin Carroll. James Crombie/INPHO
Pre Season Stars

Dublin and Kildare win again in the O'Byrne Cup but Laois lose out to Maynooth

The second round of group matches took place in the Leinster pre-season competition tonight.

DUBLIN AND KILDARE maintained their unbeaten runs in the O’Byrne Cup tonight to remain on course for a semi-final place.

In Group A, Dublin overcame a three-point deficit at the break against Offaly to fashion an ultimate four-point win in Parnell Park. Elsewhere in this group there was an upset in Portarlington as Laois were defeated by Maynooth University by 0-18 to 1-7.

Next Sunday’s final round of games will see Dublin travel to Portarlington to take on Laois while Offaly will be at home to Maynooth University.

In Group B, a last-gasp goal by Padraig Fogarty handed Kildare victory over Carlow by a point in Athy. After last Sunday’s win over Louth, Kildare are now in a strong position to top the group and reach the last four.

But they will face a battle against the students of UCD before securing that semi-final place. UCD won their second successive game tonight with a two-point success over Louth and now take on Kildare in a crunch clash next Sunday.

Group A

Dublin 0-17 Offaly 0-13
Maynooth University 0-18 Laois 1-7

Group B

Kildare 2-7 Carlow 1-9
UCD 2-8 Louth 0-12

At last! Westmeath won their first game since May 2013 in tonight’s O’Byrne Cup match

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