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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Westmeath make dramatic comeback, UCD overcome Meath and another win for Laois

It was a busy night of action elsewhere in the O’Byrne Cup.

Longford's Michael Brady rises highest amongst a group of players at St Loman's.
Longford's Michael Brady rises highest amongst a group of players at St Loman's.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

WESTMEATH, LAOIS AND the students of DCU all claimed their second successive victories in the O’Byrne Cup tonight.

Pride of place went to Westmeath for the brilliant comeback they launched in their Group D clash against Longford in St Loman’s.

At half-time Longford were in front by 1-10 to 0-3 with Michael Brady netting for Denis Connerton’s side.

But Westmeath dominated the second-half and struck 11 points without reply at the Mullingar venue.

It was a Kieran Martin free that levelled it before Denis Corroon bagged the winner as Westmeath followed up on last Sunday’s win over Wicklow.

In Group A, DCU saw off Wexford by five points and now face a last day battle with Dublin next Sunday to advance from the group.

Louth enjoyed a successful trip to Hawkfield as they defeated Kildare with James Califf and Barry Flanagan firing the goals for the Wee Couny.  Meanwhile in Dunganny, Dublin IT saw off Offaly in the same group.

In Group C, UCD’s ability to strike goals was key with a win over Meath in Simonstown with Dublin’s Colm Basquel and Cavan’s Tom Hayes raising their green flags.

At O’Moore Park, Laois claimed a seven-point success at O’Moore Park against Carlow. Laois were in front 1-9 to 1-4 with Paul Cahillane netting for them while John Murphy scored Carlow’s goal.

Finally in Group D, Maynooth University were another third-level side to triumph when they overcame Wicklow by nine points at Ballinakill.


Group A
DCU 1-8 Wexford 1-3

Group B
Louth 2-11 Kildare 0-8
Dublin IT 2-11 Offaly 0-10

Group C
UCD 2-8 Meath 0-11
Laois 1-16 Carlow 1-9

Group D
Westmeath 0-14 Longford 1-10
Maynooth University 1-15 Wicklow 0-9

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