BORD NA MÓNA LEINSTER GAA SERIES
In football, holders Dublin again fielded a youthful and inexperienced team under the baton of 1995 All-Ireland hero Paul Clarke.
Despite an early fine goal from Ballyboden ace Colm Basquel, the Dubs were clawed back by an Offaly side who dominated the second half but squandered too much – but deserved a share of the spoils.
Louth, last year’s beaten finalists, impressed their new boss Pete McGrath with a strong display against Kildare, while Meath edged out Carlow who had won their opening round tie against Wicklow last weekend.
In hurling, Pat Gilroy got off to the perfect start as the new Dublin senior hurling boss with Fionn Ó Riain Broinn bagging two goals in a rout of Meath at the NGDC in Abbotstown.
After an absence in recent years where they fielded the U21s instead, Brian Cody was back with the Cats in the Walsh Cup and they blitzed Laois with a youthful team that proved there is still talent to keep the black and amber in the shake up.
Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford needed some great striking from Lee Chin and a Cathal Dunbar goal to just see off a spirited Carlow.
O’Byrne Cup Senior Football – Rd 2
Dublin 1-13, Offaly 0-16
Louth 2-11, Kildare 0-9
Meath 0-9, Carlow 0-7
Walsh Cup Senior Hurling – Rd 2
Kilkenny 6-24, Laois 1-11
Dublin 4-18, Meath 0-14
Wexford 1-20, Carlow 0-18
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 1
Results: Offaly 3-16, Wexford 0-9; Dublin 1-13, Offaly 0-16
Sun. 7th January: Wexford v Dublin at Enniscorthy, 2pm
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 2
Results: Longford 2-13, Louth 1-10; Louth 2-11, Kildare 0-9
Sun. 7th January: Longford v Kildare at Glennon Bros Pearse Pk, 2pm
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 3
Results: Carlow 3-8, Wicklow 0-6; Meath 0-9, Carlow 0-7
Sun. 7th January: Meath v Wicklow at Pairc Tailteann, 2pm
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 4
Result: Westmeath 1-13, Laois 1-12
Sun. 7th January: Laois v Westmeath at Stradbally, 2pm
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 1
Results: Carlow 4-18, Wicklow 2-10; Wexford 1-20, Carlow 0-18
Sun. 7th January: Wicklow v Wexford at Bray, 2pm
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 2
Results: Laois 1-16, Kildare 0-9; Kilkenny 6-24, Laois 1-11
Sun. 7th January: Kilkenny v Kildare at Freshford, 2pm
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 3
Results: Meath 1-17, Antrim 0-19; Dublin 4-18, Meath 0-14
Sun. 7th January: Dublin v Antrim at Parnell Pk, 2pm
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 4
Result: Offaly 2-15, Westmeath 1-16
Sun. 7th January: Westmeath v Offaly at TEG Cusack Pk, 2pm
Top team in each group qualifies for semi-finals.
- If two teams tie for qualifying positions – the outcome of the game between them decides otherwise score difference
- If three or more teams tie for qualifying positions – score difference will decide.
Semi Finalists: Winners of each of the four groups. NOTE: Group 4 is over two legs (home & away) with aggregate score deciding the winner. If level on aggregate score – extra time (20 minutes) and point shoot-out if necessary.