Offaly footballers and hurlers qualify for semi-finals of preseason tournaments

Hurlers recorded a second win over Westmeath today

Offaly GAA

Offaly GAA

Offaly hurlers and footballers have both qualified for the semi-finals of their respective Leinster GAA preseason tournaments. 

The hurlers followed up their two point win over Westmeath at home last weekend in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup with a three point win this afternoon. Offaly trailed at half-time by 0-14 to 1-7 with the home side having the better of the game but Kevin Martin's charges upped their performance in the second-half to win by 1-18 to 0-18. They now face Kilkenny in the semi-final at an Offaly venue next weekend.

Meanwhile the footballers also secured a place in the Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup semi-finals after Wexford recorded a one point win over Dublin. Offaly had beaten Wexford comfortably last week and their draw with Dublin midweek ultimately was enough to secure a place in the last four. Offaly will travel to play Westmeath next Sunday.

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