Laois and Westmeath have now put themselves in good positions to qualify.
Laois ladies opened up their Intermediate football championship campaign with a comprehensive win over Sligo.
5-8 to 1-4 the scoreline.
They will now face Clare next weekend knowing a win would likely seal top spot in their group
Manager Donie Brennan's praised the performance of Emma Lawlor but won't be taking anything for granted:
Elsewhere there was a big margin of victory for Westmeath over Longford.
Emma Hegarty scored a hat-trick in a 9-9 to 2-6 victory.
There was no luck however for Offaly, they went down to Wexford 3-10 to 1-8.