Wicklow suffered a nine-point loss to Meath in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League on Saturday afternoon in Aughrim as the visitors ran out 0-20 to 0-11 winners.

It was nip and tuck in the early stages, with the sides tied on five points apiece at the water break. Thereafter, Meath took control.

A Padraic O'Hanrahan free put them ahead for the first time in the game and they never looked back. Leading 0-10 to 0-05 at half-time, Meath were always in control as Jack Regan (0-06), O'Hanrahan and Gavin McGowan (0-03 each) keep the scoreboard ticking over. Christy Moorehouse (0-05) top-scored for Wicklow.

In Division 2B Kildare thumped Donegal 4-29 to 0-14 at St Conleth's Park in Newbridge.

James Burke's penalty helped the Lilywhites to a 1-12 to 0-5 half-time lead. Burke had earlier missed from the spot but the goals kept coming on the turnaround as Johnny Byrne, Conor Dowling and Burke again all rattled the net.

Mayo had too much for Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park, emerging 1-19 to 1-09 victors.

Mayo finished the half really well to go in at the break 0-11 to 0-05 ahead. Jack Lohan's goal a minute into the second period gave Roscommon a shot in the arm but Keith Higgins' maximum in the 48th minute deflated the hosts, who faded as the contest wore on.