Laois advance in qualifiers after seeing off Monaghan

LAOIS advanced to the third round of the All Ireland Qualifiers after they comfortably saw off Monaghan by 2-12 to 0-12 in O’Moore Park on Sunday.

LAOIS advanced to the third round of the All Ireland Qualifiers after they comfortably saw off Monaghan by 2-12 to 0-12 in O’Moore Park on Sunday.

All Ireland SFC Qualifiers

Laois 2-12

Monaghan 0-12

Laois put in arguably their best performance of the season to record a pivotal win which shoulod give them a much needed confidence boost ahead of the next round.

Laois started well positively and scored the first two points but as they retreated into a defensive formation, Monaghan hit back scoring the next five leaving Laois fans fearing the worst.

However Laois were rampant in the final 15 minutes of the first-half adding 2-5 to just three points in reply.

Colm Kenny and the hugely impressive Brendan Quigley were the goal scorers as Laois pressed forward agressively and were rewarded with a five point half time lead.

In the second-half Laois shut up shop and restricted a poorly organised Monaghan side to just four further points.

Laois added five to their tally and ran out fully deserved six point winners on the day.

See this Wednesday’s Leinster Express for a full report and reaction plus a selection of your comments on Twitter which will be published in this week’s paper.