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Here are the semi-final draws for the 2018 O'Byrne and Walsh Cup competitions

Last round of fixtures in the Leinster pre-season fare this weekend.

REIGNING CHAMPIONS DUBLIN will take face Laois or Westmeath if they qualify for this year’s O’Byrne Cup semi-finals.

Sean McMahon and David Devereux with Cian Johnston Dublin's Sean McMahon and David Devereux with Offaly's Cian Johnson. Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Dublin need to win by 17 points in Sunday’s clash with Wexford after drawing last night with Offaly in order to qualify. The winners of their Group 1 will take on Group 4 victors, Laois or Westmeath.

The other last four fixture will see the Group 2 winners – where Longford are currently on top – facing the Group 3 victors with Meath on course to prevail if they defeat Wicklow next Sunday.

The semi-final clashes are scheduled for 14 January with the final on 21 January in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise at 4pm as part of a double-header with the All-Ireland intermediate club semi-final between Kerry’s An Ghaeltacht and Tyrone’s Moy.

Elsewhere in the Bórd Na Móna Leinster GAA series, the Walsh Cup semi-final fixtures will see Offaly/Westmeath taking on Kilkenny/Kildare/Laois.

Bill Sheehan and Donncha Hartnett Kilkenny's Bill Sheehan and Laois player Donncha Hartnett in opposition last night. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Antrim/Dublin/Meath will meet Carlow/Wexford/Wicklow in the other semi-final on 14 January with the final on 21 January.

Ahead of the final round of group games on Sunday in both competitions, here are the tables.

O’Byrne Cup

Group 1

Fixture: Wexford v Dublin, Enniscorthy, 2pm

Group 1

Group 2

Fixture: Longford v Kildare, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm

Group 2

Group 3

Fixture: Meath v Wicklow, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm


Group 4

Fixture: Laois v Westmeath, Stradbally, 2pm

Group 3

Walsh Cup

Group 1

Fixture: Wicklow v Wexford, Ashford, 2pm


Group 2

Fixture: Kilkenny v Kildare, Freshford, 2pm


Group 3

Fixture: Dublin v Antrim, Parnell Park, 2pm


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