Offaly impress against Maynooth University

Offaly 1-17 Maynooth University 0-03: Offaly rounded off their O’Byrne Cup campaign in style at O’Connor Park yesterday, winning by 17 points — their largest winning margin since beating Kilkenny in the 2010 O’Byrne Cup.

Offaly impress against Maynooth University

Bernard Allen kicked two points to open the scoring but with the aid of a stiff breeze, Maynooth drew level at 0-3 midway through the half. Offaly pushed on and the result was assured by the time Willie Mulhall hit the net with 20 minutes to play.

Scorers for Offaly: W Mulhall 1-5 (0-2f), B Allen 0-6 (0-2f), D Hogan 0-2, N Bracken, M Young, K Mullally, G Guilfoyle 0-1 each.

Scorers for NUIM: C Slevin 0-2f, M McCarville 0-1f.

OFFALY: A Mulhall; D Brady, J Ledwith, J O’Connor; C Kiely, E Rigney, D Hogan; D Kelly, R Allen; N Geraghty, M Young, N Bracken; B Allen, W Mulhall, E Carroll.

Subs: K Mullally for N Bracken (38), G Guilfoyle for B Allen (53), J Colgan for A Mulhall (59), J Egan for Kiely (59 mins), M Dempsey for R Allen (59), R Reynolds for W Mulhall (62).

NUIM: C Farnan; C Carton, S O’Hagan, N Lenihan; K Mulhall, R McEneny, D Duke; D Kelly, M McCarville; T Gibbons, D Hyland, J Gonoud; C Slevin, P Lynch, S Farrell.

Subs: C O’Dowd for Kelly (38), C Lynch for Gibbons (41), K Hyland for Lenihan (B/C – 45), L Barrett for Lynch (55 mins), J Merrins for Mulhall (62), P Murphy for S Farrell (62).

Referee: Derek Fahy (Longford).

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