Dublin Footballers Held To A Draw By The Faithful


The GAA season had barely come to a close and it’s back up and running again with O’Byrne and Walsh Cup action taking place over the weekend and again yesterday evening.

The Dublin footballers took on Offaly in their first game of 2018 which seen them come away with a 1-13 to 0-16 draw as their second string team had a difficult second half against the Faithful county.

Colm Basquel came away from the game with 1-06 to his credit, 1-03 scored from play while Offaly’s 18-year-old full forward, Cian Johnson, pointed 0-6 from open play.

In Wednesday’s second O’Byrne Cup game the Lilywhites found themselves in difficult territory as they failed to overcome Louth, who defeated last year’s Leinster finalists, 2-11 to 0-09.

While in the final game of the evening, Meath pipped Carlow by as little as two points in Netwatch Cullen Park, on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-07.

Meanwhile there was good news for Pat Gilroy and the Dublin hurlers who won their first outing of the season in the Walsh Cup against the Royals, that game finished up 4-18 to 0-14.

Wexford overcame Carlow, 1-20 to 0-18, while Kilkenny made an impression in O’Moore Park, leaving Laois reeling on a scoreline of 6-24 to 1-11.

The top team in each group qualifies for semi-finals in both competitions, however, with Offaly and Dublin landing a draw last night in the football, Dublin will need to overcome Wexford this weekend by more than 13 points to secure their semi-final spot.

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