In Round 2 of the O'Byrne Cup, there were wins for Kildare, Laois and Offaly, while holders Westmeath drew with Meath.
Westmeath salvaged a draw against the Royals at Lakepoint Park, with John Heslin holding his nerve with a pointed free in the fifth minute of injury time to leave the final score 1-13 apiece.
It was Meath who started well and Donal Lenihan found the net after 12 minutes. The hosts replied with a goal of their own from Callum McCormack after 27 minutes and they led by two at the break.
John Maughan's Offaly achieved a second win on the bounce after defeating Louth 1-16 to 1-10 in Drogheda.
A strong second-half showing from the Faithful was key to their success after the sides were level at 0-06 each at the break. Anton Sullivan found the net on 41 minutes as Offaly surged 1-12 to 0-07 clear by the 50th minute.
Sam Mulroy gave Louth hope with a green flag on 53 minutes, but the visitors comfortably closed out the game with points from Ruairi McNamme and Cian Farrell.
Laois left it late when accounting for Wexford at Enniscorthy. Mark Barry, on his debut, kicked the winning point for the O'Moore County in their 1-12 to 1-11 victory.
It was very much a case of a game of two halves in Aughrim as Kildare defeated Wicklow. The Lilywhites outscored their opponents 1-11 to 0-01 en route to a 2-14 to 2-07 victory.
A brace of goals from Darren Hayden had Wicklow 2-16 to 1-03 ahead at the break. Chris Byrne raised the Kildare green flag.
It was all change on the resumption, with the returning Daniel Flynn finding the net for the visitors as they took total control. Jack Robinson was also to the fore with his tally of 0-06.