Paul Galvin's first game in charge of the Wexford footballers ended in defeat at Westmeath won the counties' O'Byrne Cup clash in Enniscorthy.

The Kerry All-Ireland winner's charges responded to Joe Halligan's 14th-minute goal to lead 0-09 to 1-04 at half-time.

However they were restricted to just two scores after the break as the visitors ran out 1-11 to 0-11 winners.

Jack O'Connor also suffered a loss in his first match in charge of Kildare.

The Lilywhites trailed Longford 1-08 to 0-08 at the midway point thanks to Joe Hagan's goal. 

Daniel Mimnagh added another in the second half as Padraic Davis' side ran out 2-14 to 0-14 winners.

Carlow were 2-05 to 0-08 victors over Wicklow at Netwatch Cullen Park.

Daniel St Ledger's 45 went all the way to the net early on to help the Barrowsiders into a 1-04 to 0-03 interval advantage.

They added a second from Robbie Kane after the break to wrap things up while Wicklow finished with 14 men after Dean Healy was shown a second yellow card.

Cathal Mangan of Offaly in action against John O'Loughlin of Laois

Bernard Allen kicked seven points as Offaly beat neighbours Laois in a high-scoring encounter in Portarlington.

Diarmuid Whelan and Micheal Keogh had found the net, but Cian Farrell replied to leave the sides level at the break, 2-05 to 1-08.

Evan O'Carroll was sent to the bin in the 62nd minute and the Faithful County took advantage of their extra man to press home for a 1-17 to 2-12 victory.

In the Kehoe Cup, Antrim were 5-27 to 2-10 winners over Wicklow.

Meanwhile, Mullinavat's dream of becoming the first Kilkenny club to win a Leinster football title was dashed at the hands of Louth's Mattock Rangers in the intermediate provincial final.

The Kilkenny champions started well and were a point ahead at half-time in Drogheda, 0-08 to 0-07.

However a goal by Brian Corcoran shortly into the second period swung the momentum in Mattock Rangers favour and they were six-point winners in the end on a 1-14 to 0-11 scoreline.

In the Leinster junior club final, Wexford's Rathgarogue-Cushinstown prevailed over Clann na nGael of Meath 0-13 to 0-12 after extra time at Pairc Tailteann.

Rathgarogue-Cushinstown are the first Wexford side to win at the grade and just second from the county to win a Leinster crown following Kilanerin–Ballyfad's intermediate triumph in 2017.