Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup round-up
Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup Round 2
DUBLIN 1-13 OFFALY 0-16
Cian Johnson was the hero for Offaly as his sixth point from play of the night earned them a draw with Dublin in tonight’s Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup clash at Parnell Park.
The Midlanders will be kicking themselves they didn’t drive on and win the game though, because they had three late chances after Johnson’s point that they missed.
They would have taken a draw at half-time though when they trailed by five points.
Colm Basquel was Dublin’s best player on the night and a goal from him helped them into a 1-8 to 0-6 half-time lead.
But with teenager Johnson leading the charge, Offaly were the better team in the second-half and were very deserving of a share of the spoils.
MEATH 0-9 CARLOW 0-7
A late surge from Meath was enough to see them edge out Carlow in tonight’s hard-fought O’Byrne Cup Round 2 match at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Meath started a cagey contest the slightly better team and scored the first two points of the match, but by half-time Carlow had reduced the deficit to the minimum as they trailed by 0-4 to 0-3.
The home team had hit six wides in that first half but more economical with their shooting in the third quarter as they moved 0-7 to 0-6 ahead.
Meath finished stronger though and after drawing level they scored two points in the dying minutes from Donal Lenihan and Ben Brennan that sealed victory.
LOUTH 2-11 KILDARE 0-9
Louth romped to a very impressive eight point victory over Kildare in tonight’s O’Byrne Cup Round 2 match at Hawfield.
They did much of the damage in the first quarter of the match when two goals from corner-forward Tadhg McEnaney helped them into an early 2-3 to 0-1 lead.
Both were predatory finishes from a young footballer who is starting to make a name for himself.
Kildare roused themselves somewhat in the second quarter but Louth were still sitting pretty with a 2-6 to 0-7 lead at half-time.
The Wee County had the upper hand in the second-half too as they swept to a surprisingly comfortable win over the Lilywhites.