Semi-Finals Decided For January GAA Competitions

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The January GAA calendar has begun and we already have semi-final spots coveted in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne and Walsh Cup.

All Ireland football champions, Dublin, have exited the O’Byrne Cup on score difference, as they needed a win of more than 13 points to book their semi-final place following their draw with Offaly.

Nonetheless, the experimental side took on Wexford, suffering a defeat on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-14, leaving Offaly in contention for the final spot.

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Offaly will take on Westmeath in a local derby semi-final, at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2pm on Sunday.

While Meath will play Longford after their win over Wicklow in the group stages – that game takes place in Park Tailteann, also at 2pm.

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Offaly fans will be quite happy with their sides early showing as they have also booked their place in the semi-finals of the Walsh Cup.

Their hurlers overcame neighbours Westmeath, 1-18 to 0-18 where they’ll now come up against Kilkenny on Saturday at 2pm in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

Pat Gilroy’s charges will have plenty to comprehend as they’ll face a stern challenge from Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford outfit.

The hurlers have a home venue against the slaney-siders who will be out to prove themselves early on following their 2017 championship campaign. That game takes place on Sunday at 2pm in Parnell Park.

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