Louth overcome Meath in O’Byrne Cup opener
THERE WAS A winning start for the footballers of Louth and hurlers of Westmeath today in their pre-season openers in Leinster.
At Páirc Tailteann in Navan, Louth saw off Meath by two points in their O’Byrne Cup opener. The only goal of the game arrived from a Sam Mulroy penalty in the 47th minute for Louth and proved crucial in the eventual 1-9 to 0-10 win.
Louth were in front 0-6 to 0-4 at the break and despite Meath drawing level in the second half, that Mulroy strike gave the Wee County some breathing space on the scoreboard.
Louth will face Offaly in Round 2 next Saturday afternoon with Meath travelling to play Westmeath.
New Westmeath hurling boss Shane O’Brien saw his charges claim success by 2-12 to 0-14 in the Walsh Cup at the expense of Carlow in Kinnegad. Goals in either half from Joey Boyle and Robbie Greville helped them triumph.
The tie between Dublin and Laois, scheduled for Parnell Park, was postponed with Carlow entertaining Laois next Sunday and Westmeath hosting Dublin.
Louth 1-9 Meath 0-10