Laois defeated by Meath
Offaly and Westmeath will meet in the O'Byrne Cup semi-final at O'Connor Park in Tullamore next Saturday after the weekends' matches.
Offaly beat Wexford by 2-12 to 1-7 with Cian Johnson and Colm McNamee scoring two goals in the space of a minute in the first half.
Westmeath beat Louth by five points 1-13 to 0-11 with Ronan Wallace's goal at the end of the first-half the crucial score.
The Lake County manager Jack Cooney says that he was very happy to start the year with a win:
Offaly selector Gerry O'Malley says that three wins out of three so far is an excellent start to the year for them:
Laois completed their campaign with a ten point loss to Meath in Navan.
The final score Meath 4-16 Laois 1-15.