Fagan rescues Westmeath against Offaly while 14-man Louth see off Wicklow

LOUTH WERE TOO strong for Wicklow in today’s O’Byrne Cup encounter, running out 1-17 to 1-9 winners in Bray.

A superb goal from John Clutterbuck got Louth off to a good start, and they took a two-point lead in at the interval despite being reduced to 14 men when Andy McDonnell was sent off in the 13th minute.

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Gearoid Murphy’s goal kept Wicklow within touching distance at half-time, as they trailed by 1-8 to 1-6. However, the visitors pulled away in the second half.

In today’s other O’Byrne Cup fixture, Westmeath and Offaly played out a draw at 0-11 each at St Loman’s in Mullingar.

Westmeath, who were two points behind at the break, snatched a share of the spoils in added time when Paddy Fagan scored his fourth point of the afternoon.

O’Byrne Cup results

Wicklow 1-9 Louth 1-17
Westmeath 0-11 Offaly 0-11

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