LAOIS will face Kildare in the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals thanks to a 2-14 to 1-11 win over WICKLOW in Crettyard.
Goals from Seán Moore and Evan O’Carroll kept the O’Moore men on their way, while Gary Walsh beat the hosts 0-4.
Ross Munnelly, 39, in his 20th season, kicked 0-3 as Billy Sheehan’s men had nine different scorers.
Rory Stokes headed home Wicklow and Mark Kenny scored to equalize 0-3, but Laois fueled a 1-12 to 0-9 win over Meath on Wednesday to claim the right to go home.
WEXFORD were also on the hunt for a place in the semifinals, but their hopes were dashed when they fell 1-15 to 1-10 to MEATH in Ashbourne.
The model had to win to take the lead and help the Royals cash in on a Ben Brosnan goal in the second half.
Andy McEntee’s men led 1-3 to 0-5 at halftime thanks to an early goal from Jordan Morris.
They move more clearly after the reboot through Shane Walsh, Ethan Devine, James Conlon and Cillian O’Sullivan.
Brosnan’s strike in the 55th minute gave Wexford a 1-10 to 1-9 lead, but the Royals held on thanks to points from Conlon, Jack O’Connor, Cathal Hickey and Donal Keogan.
Elsewhere, OFFALY overtakes LOUTH from 0-15 to 2-6 in Ardee.
The game was pause at 23 minutes as a sign of respect teacher Ashling Murphy was murdered and both teams withdrew the number 23 jersey on the day in her honor.
Second-half goals from Leonard Gray and Ryan Burns kept Louth in touch but regardless of the outcome, both teams bowed to leave the competition, with undefeated Dublin topping the table.
Meanwhile, WESTMEATH’S clash with CARLOW, scheduled to take place at Lakepoint Park, has been postponed, meaning KILDARE will move on from Group C and will face Laois in the semi-finals tonight. Wednesday.
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/gaa-football/8212820/laois-kildare-obyrne-cup-semi-finals-wicklow/ Lao will face Kildare in the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals after they beat Wicklow 2-14 to 1-11