Niall McNamee at a recent Offaly training session (file photo) James Crombie/INPHO
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Double league win for Offaly as football and hurling sides triumph

John Maughan’s football team ran out five-point winners over Wicklow.

OFFALY’S COUNTY SIDES enjoyed a productive day in the Allianz Leagues with both football and hurling sides triumphing.

John Maughan’s football team won their Division 3 South opener by 1-14 to 1-10 against Wicklow in Aughrim, a victory that sets them up for next Sunday’s clash with Limerick, who defeated Tipperary yesterday. Wicklow play in Semple Stadium next Saturday afternoon against the Premier.

Wicklow got off to a fine start with a goal in the 8th minute from Eoin Darcy as they went ahead 1-0 to 0-1 but Offaly responded impressively for the rest of the half to go ahead 0-9 to 1-1, Bernard Allen chipping in with couple of points.

Then Colm Doyle got in for a goal to leave them ahead 1-9 to 1-3 at the break and they were able to hold off their opponents during the second half with Niall McNamee adding on the insurance point late on for a five-point win.

Michael Fennelly’s hurling side backed up their opening day victory against Meath with a convincing success by 2-28 to 0-13 against Kerry. The exchangse were tight early on, 0-6 to 0-5 in favour of the Faithful after the first water break.

The game changed decisively in the second quarter with Offaly increasing their lead from a single point to 15 by the break. Liam Langton and Brian Duignan fired home the goals as they went ahead 2-16 to 0-7 and the Faithful finished the game with 21 points to spare.


Football League

Division 3 South

  • Offaly 1-14 Wicklow 1-10

Hurling League

Division 2A

  • Down 3-20 Carlow 3-18
  • Offaly 2-28 Kerry 0-13

Division 3A

  • Armagh 2-21 Longford 0-15
  • Tyrone 1-25 Monaghan 2-13

Division 3B

  • Cavan 1-19 Fermanagh 2-16
  • Louth 1-16 Leitrim 2-11

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