Round-up: Saturday’s inter-county action:

Saturday 6th January

Dioralyte O’Byrne Cup Quarter-Finals
Longford 0-9 Westmeath 0-7
Dublin 0-11 Offaly 0-10
Wexford 3-9 Kildare 0-14
Meath v Louth, Ashbourne , 7pm

Wexford secured another encouraging win against Kildare at Chadwicks Wexford Park.

Páraic Hughes, Ben Brosnan, and Cian Hughes netted goals for John Hegarty’s promising outfit, who advanced to the penultimate round the competition.

Late points from Brian O’Leary and Shane O’Leary earned an experimental Dublin team victory against Offaly at Gracefield.

In the closing stages the teams were deadlocked at 0-9 each, but Dublin edged in front.

At Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Longford, who triumphed last year, overcame Westmeath.

Ahead 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time, Longford enjoyed a productive burst at the start of the second period.

Dioralyte O’Byrne Shield Quarter-Finals
Wicklow 1-12 Carlow 0-13

Brian Nesbitt’s goal was the key score as Wicklow defeated Carlow.

Oisín McConville’s charges trailed 0-9 to 0-7 before Nesbitt’s important intervention.

Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup
Derry 0-13 Down 0-10

Derry finished with a real flourish to defeat Down in the Dr McKenna Cup.

Trailing 0-9 to 0-7 after 43 minutes, Derry subsequently scored six points on the spin to seize control.

Shane McGuigan, Declan Cassidy, Niall Loughlin (2), Conor Doherty, and Gareth McKinless all struck scores during an excellent Derry burst.

Andrew Gilmore responded for Down, but it wasn’t enough to deny Mickey Harte’s team.

Down had started brightly with Odhran Murdock and Pat Havern supplying fine scores as they led 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time.

McGrath Cup

Saturday 6th January
Kerry 6-18 Limerick 0-11

Kerry cruised to an emphatic victory over Limerick at Rathkeale.

Following the midweek triumph over Tipperary, Jack O’Connor’s team impressed once again.

In the first half Kerry struck five goals against an outclassed Limerick.

Seán O’Shea (2), Conor Geaney (2), and Ronan Buckley rattled the Limerick net before the break.

Darragh Roche added a sixth Kerry major in the second period.


Conor McGurk Cup Quarter-Finals

Saturday 6th January
Down 2-22 Louth 3-18
Donegal 4-24 Derry 1-8
Fermanagh 0-29 Queens University 1-18
Antrim 3-13 Ulster University 1-13

Connacht Hurling League Final

Saturday 6th January
Mayo v New York, University of Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome, 7pm

Connacht Hurling Shield Final
Galway Development 2-25 Roscommon 3-16