Division 2A champions Offaly made it five wins from five in their Allianz Hurling League campaign with a 1-32 to 0-10 points victory over bottom side Wickow at Baltinglass on Sunday.

The Faithful raced into a 16-point lead before the easterners finally raised a white flag through a Padraig Doran point.

The gap was 19 at the break, with Offaly extending the gap in the second half - Shane Dooley top-scored for them with 18 points, while Luke O'Connor also managed six.

Carlow finished in second place in the 2A table following a 20-point, 3-25 to 14 points win over Kerry at Netwatch Cullen Park.

John Nolan and Marty Kavanagh's goals had the Leinster side in command at the break as they led by 11.

The second-half was equally comfortable for Tom Mullally's side with Kavanagh's second goal inside the last 10 minutes capping a fine day for the St Mullin's man.

It was similarly straightforward at Ballycran where Down overcame Meath by 4-32 to 14 points, a result good enough to see them finish in third place.

Daithí Sands and Oisin MacManus goalled for the Mourne Men in the first half to give them a nine-point lead at the break.

Eoghan Sands added a third major ten minutes after the restart, while Chris Egan added a fourth with just over ten minutes to go.