The semi-final pairings are now known in the Bord na Móna Leinster G.A.A. O’Byrne Cup Senior Football and Walsh Cup Senior Hurling competitions.
In the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup next weekend, Offaly will be at home to Kilkenny, while Dublin will host Wexford.
Saturday, 13th January – Bord na Móna O’Connor Park; Offaly v Kilkenny, 2pm.
Sunday, 14th January – Parnell Park; Dublin v Wexford, 2pm.
The results of the final round of group games on Sunday, 7th January, were: Offaly 1-18, Westmeath 0-18; Kilkenny 3-18, Kildare 0-8; Dublin 4-16, Antrim 0-17; Wexford 6-36, Wicklow 1-12.
Pat Gilroy’s Dublin have scored eight goals and conceded none in their two competitive outings so far, with Alan Moore (2), Paul Crummey and Paul Winters raising the green flags today against Antrim at Parnell Park.
Oisin Kelly scored the all-important goal for Offaly against Westmeath at TEG Cusack Park, with the home side left to rue a late penalty miss. And, as expected, there were easy wins for Kilkenny and Wexford.
Meanwhile, in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup next Sunday, Meath will host Longford and there will be a local derby between Westmeath and Offaly.
Sunday, 14th January – Pairc Tailteann; Meath v Longford, 2pm
Sunday, 14th January – TEG Cusack Park; Westmeath v Offaly, 2pm
The results today were: Meath 4-19, Wicklow 0-13; Longford 1-14, Kildare 0-13; Westmeath 3-16, Laois 1-13; Wexford 1-12, Dublin 0-14.
Dublin needed a massive win over Wexford to dislodge Offaly from top spot in Group 1 but, as it turned out, they were defeated by the home side in Enniscorthy. Daithi Waters scored an early goal for the Slaney-siders and although Dublin took the lead late on, Wexford collected the two points thanks to late scores from Craig McCabe and Barry O’Connor.
Elsewhere, Longford made it two wins out of two with a home win over Kildare, with Robbie Smyth netting the all-important goal. And it was a memorable afternoon for Westmeath’s Callum McCormack, who hit a hat-trick as they comprehensively defeated Laois. And there was also a big win over Meath over Wicklow, with goals scored by Mark McCabe, Donal Lenihan, Joey Wallace and David Toner.
The finals of both competitions are scheduled for Sunday, 21st January.
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 1
Carlow 4-18, Wicklow 2-10
Wexford 1-20, Carlow 0-18
Wexford 6-36, Wicklow 1-12
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 2
Laois 1-16, Kildare 0-9
Kilkenny 6-24, Laois 1-11
Kilkenny 3-18, Kildare 0-8
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 3
Meath 1-17, Antrim 0-19
Dublin 4-18, Meath 0-14
Dublin 4-16, Antrim 0-17
Bord Na Móna Walsh Cup Group 4
Offaly 2-15, Westmeath 1-16
Offaly 1-18, Westmeath 0-18
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 1
Offaly 3-16, Wexford 0-9
Dublin 1-13, Offaly 0-16
Wexford 1-12, Dublin 0-14
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 2
Longford 2-13, Louth 1-10
Louth 2-11, Kildare 0-9
Longford 1-14, Kildare 0-13
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 3
Carlow 3-8, Wicklow 0-6
Meath 0-9, Carlow 0-7
Meath 4-19, Wicklow 0-13
Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup Group 4
Westmeath 1-13, Laois 1-12
Westmeath 3-16, Laois 1-13