Dublin put one foot in the Walsh Cup semi-finals with a 0-27 to 018 defeat of Offaly at Parnell Park.

The Dubs are now two from two under new boss Mattie Kenny and led 0-15 to 0-10 at half-time.

Cian Boland scored four points from play in midfield but Cuala star David Treacy was forced off injured with a hamstring strain after scoring four frees.

James Gorman's four points from play was the bright spot for the Faithful men.

In the other group stage game, Carlow got their first win of the season with a 2-23 to 1-18 victory over Laois.

The O'Moore County led 1-13 to 2-09 at the break, hitting the front after Stephen Picky Maher's early goal before Marty Kavanagh (1-10) and Ciaran Whelan raised green flags for the visitors. 

Laois could only manage five scores in the second half as the team who will play in the Leinster championship this summer found an extra gear.

With one round of games remaining, Dublin have four points, Laois and Carlow two each and Offaly remain pointless. One team will advance to the semi-finals to face Galway, Kilkenny or Wexford, who have all been given byes. 

In the Leinster second-tier Kehoe Cup, Antrim were eight-point winners over Wicklow on a 0-21 to 0-13 scoreline.

Armagh got their Dr McKenna Cup campaign off to a blistering start with a 25-point triumph over St Mary's in Crossmaglen.

Jack Grugan (2), Jason Duffy, Stefan Campbell and Ryan McShane all bagged first-half goals for an interval lead of 5-12 to 0-03.

Connaire Mackin added another late on before a Ryan Coleman consolation as the Orchard County ran out 6-17 to 1-07 winners.