# O'Byrne Cup

January 2023
# The Faithful Departed
Integrity of competition 'diminished' as Offaly withdraw from O'Byrne Cup semi-final
Faithful County say Louth would not facilitate their request to move fixture back a week.
# Unhappy
'That's the integrity of the competition shot' - Offaly boss Kearns on O'Byrne Cup
Earlier this week, Louth opted not to play what would have been a dead rubber with Wexford.
# Game off
More disruption for the O'Byrne Cup as Laois-Carlow tie postponed
Just two of five planned fixtures will go ahead tonight.
# Opting out
Kildare the latest side to withdraw from O'Byrne Cup clash
The Lilywhites are ‘unable to fulfil the fixture’ against Westmeath.
# Wrap
Dubs win on Donoghue debut; Louth, Westmeath and Offaly prevail in O'Byrne Cup
There was pre-season inter-county GAA action in both codes on Saturday in Leinster.
# Leinster
O'Gara shoots 1-4 as Dublin claim early O'Byrne Cup victory over Wicklow
Baltinglass hosted tonight’s clash.
# Starting Sides
Dublin and Kerry name teams ahead of 2023 football openers tonight
Dublin are away to Wicklow and Kerry travel to face Cork.
Last year
# Onwards
Laois book O'Byrne Cup final date with Dublin after edging out Kildare in penalty shootout
Paul Cribbin missed the decisive penalty for Kildare as Laois advanced.
# Wrap
Dublin, Offaly and Laois enjoy O'Byrne Cup wins
Wexford play Meath in the final group game this evening.
# Leinster
Tomorrow's O'Byrne Cup clash between Westmeath and Carlow off
Kildare had already sealed their progression as Group C winners.
# Wrap
Offaly, Laois and Wicklow claim wins in midweek O'Byrne Cup action in Leinster
There were more O’Byrne Cup games down for decision this evening.
# blue night
Dublin ease past Louth to move closer to O'Byrne Cup final
Dessie Farrell’s side were 15-point winners at Parnell Park.
# pre-season test
Late Dublin goal puts gloss on hard-earned O'Byrne Cup win over Offaly
Sean Bugler and Ciarán Kilkenny hit 0-4 a-piece for Dessie Farrell’s men in Tullamore.
# Round-Up
Wexford hit six goals to make winning start as Kildare score comfortable win over Westmeath
Elsewhere, Longford staged a strong second-half rally to defeat Louth.
All time
# Leinster
Shefflin to start with Galway in clash against Fennelly, Dublin to meet Offaly in opener
The pre-season fixtures for the O’Byrne Cup and Walsh Cup have been released.
# o'byrne supremacy
Quinn goal decisive as Longford beat Offaly to win O'Byrne Cup
Padraic Davis’ side were four points winners in Tullamore.
# in flux
Avoiding injuries imperative for the county worst affected by player drop-outs
Longford have lost eight players from their 2019 panel.
# Keeping The Faith
0-8 for Allen as Offaly defeat Westmeath to book place in O'Byrne Cup final
A five-point success for the home side in Tullamore today.
# losing start
Con O'Callaghan's brother bags two goals but Dessie Farrell era begins in Longford defeat
Niall O’Callaghan’s brace couldn’t prevent Dublin from falling to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup semi-final.
# all change
Dessie Farrell names experimental first Dublin team for O'Byrne Cup semi
There is a familial if not familiar feel to the Dublin team who will face Longford on Saturday.
# Saturday Showdowns
Farrell Dublin era to start in Longford and Cork-Limerick double-header in Gaelic Grounds
The GAA pre-season fixtures for next weekend have been confirmed.
# Wrap
Late goal seals victory for O'Connor's Kildare as Meath hit 4-16 against Laois
There were five O’Byrne cup games down for decision today.
# Leinster
Dublin and Laois claim Walsh Cup victories as Longford win O'Byrne Cup clash
Mattie Kenny’s side triumphed in Mullingar this afternoon.
# Laois
Seven-point win for O'Connor's Kildare while Wexford taste defeat again with Galvin
The O’Byrne Cup action continued today.
Louth see off Meath in O'Byrne Cup and new Westmeath boss makes winning start
There was early season action in Leinster today.
# Round-Up
Longford edge out O'Connor's Kildare as Wexford suffer defeat under Galvin
There were four O’Byrne Cup games down for decision today.
# Lethal Lilywhite
Flynn returns as Jack O'Connor unveils side for first game with Kildare
The talented attack is back for Kildare.
# Good start
Westmeath boss Cooney undaunted by rise in expectations 'as long as we're making progress'
Jack Cooney led his charges past Dubln in the O’Byrne Cup final on Friday night.
# January blues
Here's the fixtures for the Leinster and Munster pre-season knockout games next weekend
McGrath Cup, Munster hurling league, O’Byrne Cup and Walsh Cup action will take centre stage.
# Wrap
Meath set-up O'Byrne Cup semi-final showdown with Dublin
We run through all today’s results in the pre-season competition.
# Results
Fagan rescues Westmeath against Offaly while 14-man Louth see off Wicklow
The Wee County defied the first-half dismissal of Andy McDonnell to overcome the home side in Bray.
# Lilywhites
Maughan's Offaly reign begins in defeat as Kildare romp to 12-point win
U20 Footballer of the Year Jimmy Hyland scored 0-6 for the victors.
# Stormy Weather
Flynn and Hyland inspire Kildare to O'Byrne Cup victory over Carlow
The pair chipped in with nine of Kildare’s 16 points this afternoon.
# storm deirdre
Weather hits O'Byrne Cup schedule as three fixtures postponed
A couple of games are still to go ahead however.
# Wrap
Eddie Brennan gets off to winning start in charge of Laois while Westmeath footballers also prevail
Westmeath footballers defeated Carlow while the Laois hurlers overcame Offaly.
# so far so good
Positive start for Gaelic football's new rules in Meath's 14-point win over Laois
The Royals were easy winners over Laois in round 1 of the O’Byrne Cup tonight.
# Neutral
Louth's venue for potential Leinster quarter-final against Dublin confirmed
Wexford get home advantage if they progress, but Louth would have to face the Dubs in Portlaoise.
# Snow Joke
Re-fixtures for next Sunday after weather causes havoc and O'Byrne Cup final moved to March
Monaghan and Kerry will be heading back to Inniskeen next Sunday.
# Called Off
Heavy rain sees 4 All-Ireland club semi-finals and O'Byrne Cup final postponed
Some camogie league fixtures have also been victims of the weather.
# contingency plans
Every eventuality covered for Sunday's O'Byrne Cup final
The clash between Meath and Westmeath could be postoned until next month if pitches are deemed unplayable this weekend.