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GAA Matchbox - Wins for Louth & UU in McGurk Cup as Ballyboden capture Leinster title

Michael Darragh Macauley helped Ballyboden to victory over Éire Óg in the Leinster Club SFC final Picture by Philip Walsh
Padraig O Meiscill

Leinster Club SFC final: Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin) 0-8 Éire Óg (Carlow) 0-6

A LATE flourish from Ballyboden was enough to see them past Éire Óg in a fiercely contested Leinster club final at O'Moore Park.

With time almost up, the Dubliners trailed the Carlow club by three points but late scores from Warren Egan, Ryan Basquel and Michael Darragh Macauley were just about enough to secure them their second provincial title in five years.

McGurk Cup

Louth 3-23 Tyrone 3-15

A HAT-TRICK of majors from Gavin Kerrigan helped Louth to victory over Tyrone in a high-scoring encounter at the Dub.

Although Tyrone pushed the Wee county all the way and hit three goals of their own in the second-half, two of them from Lorcan Devlin, they ultimately couldn't keep pace with Louth's point-scoring ability.

Ulster University 5-31 Fermanagh 2-13

ULSTER University hit a mammoth total of 46 points as they overwhelmed Fermanagh at Jordanstown on Saturday.

O'Byrne Cup round one

Meath 0-10 Louth 1-9

SAM Mulroy's dead-ball accuracy proved crucial as Louth overcame Meath at Páirc Tailteann.

Mulroy's frees kept the Wee county ticking over and, with the sides level in the 42nd minute, he raised the green flag from the penalty spot, driving the ball beneath Meath 'keeper Dominic Yorke.

Wexford 0-11 Westmeath 1-11

PAUL Galvin's first game in charge of the Yellowbellies ended in defeat as a second-half surge from Westmeath saw them take victory in Enniscorthy.

Although Wexford led by two at the break, points from Conor McCormack, Callum McCormack, Lorcan Dolan and Kieran Martin helped Jack Cooney's team turn the tables on their hosts.

Carlow 2-5 Wicklow 0-8

GOALS in either half were key to Carlow's three-point win over neighbours Wicklow at Cullen Park.

A mix-up in the Wicklow defence resulted in Daniel St Ledger's opening goal via a 45 in the 12th minute, while Robbie Kane netted the Barrowsiders' second goal after the break.

Laois 2-12 Offaly 1-17

BERNARD Allen was the star of the show as his seven-point tally helped Offaly to winning start over Laois in Portarlington.

In former Kerry midfielder Mike Quirke's first game in charge of Laois, their cause wasn't helped when Evan O'Carroll was sinbinned in the 62nd minute.

Kildare 0-14 Longford 2-14

MAJORS either side of half-time from Joe Hagan and Daniel Mimnagh denied Jack O'Connor a win in his first game as Kildare manager.

Hagan's 21st minute goal gave Longford the advantage at the break and Mimnagh applied the gloss with an injury-time goal in Newbridge.

Walsh Cup

Westmeath 2-12 Carlow 0-14

GOALS made the difference as Westmeath began life under Shane O'Brien with a win over Carlow.

Joe Boyle hit the net midway through the first-half, while Robbie Greville's three-pointer capped a strong performance.

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