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Louth keeps perfect record

FULL points for Cavan, Antrim, Louth and Offaly, who all got their campaigns off to the perfect start yesterday.

New Louth boss Peter Fitzpatrick maintained his early season 100pc record (including reaching O'Byrne Cup final) with a 0-13 to 1-8 win in Drogheda yesterday.

Their strong finish, after seeing a four-point lead suddenly slashed to the minimum by a late Wexford goal, proved there's an encouraging bit of steel in them under Fitzpatrick

Cavan laid down an early season marker with a very impressive 2-20 to 1-10 victory over Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park.

Roscommon started well, with Donie Shine finding the net for them after 18 minutes, to help Fergal O'Donnell's men go into the break level on 1-06 0-9, however after that it was all Cavan.

Eoin McGuigan and Cian Mackey both netted for Cavan as they turned on the style.

In Tullamore, Offaly overcame a spirited Fermanagh challenge, running out 1-13 to 0-10 winners.

Fermanagh's Daryl Keenan claimed their goal but when Marty O'Brien was sent off just before the break, it gave Offaly all the incentive they needed to go on and win.

Antrim proved to be too good for Sligo, running out 1-12 to 0-14 winners at Casement Park.