GOALS IN THE first-half from Ciaran McKeever and Niall Rowland sent Armagh on the way to a 3-15 to 0-11 victory over Louth.
The Orchard led by five at the break and Jamie Clarke smashed home a late penalty to round off a commanding 13-point win.
Longford put a serious dent in Sligo’s promotion hopes, winning by 0-16 to 2-7 at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Sligo hit two early goals but trailed by a point at half-time and Longford kicked on after the restart.
Antrim dug deep for a narrow 1-10 to 0-11 home win against Laois.
CJ McGourty’s first-half goal gave them a slender lead at the break and the Ulster side did just about enough to seal the victory.
Division 3 results
- Antrim 1-10 Laois 0-11
- Longford 0-16 Sligo 2-07
- Louth 0-11 Armagh 3-15
- Offaly 2-11 Tipperary 2-15
In Division 4, Wexford secured their fifth straight win after seeing off London by 0-13 to 0-9.
The Model found themselves three down at half-time, having already lost Brian Malone to a black-card, but they picked things up in the second period.
Ciaran Lyng and Niall Hughes were among the scorers as they maintained their 100 percent record in the basement division.
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Westmeath also look destined to return to Division 3 after a five-point win, 0-19 to 0-14, over Wicklow.
The Lake county led by 0-10 to 0-5 at half-time and talisman John Heslin finished with 0-9 as they made it five games unbeaten in the division.
Finally, goals from Iain Corbett and Darragh Treacy either side of half-time propelled Limerick to a 2-11 to 0-15 win against Leitrim.
Division 4 results
- Limerick 2-11 Leitrim 0-15
- Westmeath 0-19 Wicklow 0-14
- Wexford 0-15 London 0-09
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