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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's Emmett O'Conghaile and John Small with Offaly's Eoin Carroll.
Dublin's Emmett O'Conghaile and John Small with Offaly's Eoin Carroll.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

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

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