In the other two games in Division 1 this weekend, Killeshin emerged one point victors over Crettyard and Arles-Killeen claimed a six point victory over Emo.
Killeshin battled to a narrow one point victory at home to Crettyard on Sunday evening. Nine points from Laois Minor, David Aston, who featured in the Minor’s loss to Meath a day previously, helped them to pull across the line ahead of their rivals. Points from Cathal Brennan (2), Barry Ryan, Adam Deering and Damien Lowry ensured they emerged with a win.
Eddie Reilly was in flying form for Crettyard as he helped himself to two goals on the day, while Laois star, Evan O’Carroll, chipped in with three points to the Crettyard cause. Cormac Murphy fired a brace for the eventual losers, leaving Philip Brennan and Criostoir Maher to make up their 2-7, as Killeshin battled to a win.
In the final game of the weekend, Arles-Killeen picked up their first win in the League with a six point victory over Emo.
Having led by three points at the interval on a scoreline of 2-8 to 2-5, Killeen pushed on in the second half to claim a deserved win. Donie Brennan led the Killeen charge with 1-5 to his name by the final whistle, while Paul Kingston also chipped in with a handsome tally of six points.
Padraig Kelly finished up with 1-1 for the eventual winners, and Donie Kingston fired four points for the Killeen men. Conor Keightley, Sean O’Shea and Enda O’Rourke all pitched in with points as Arles-Killeen claimed the win.
Evan Costello was in fine form for Emo as he too notched 1-5, while Mick Lawlor was on hand to slot 1-1 on his home soil. Paul Lawlor lifted the white flag on four occasions, leaving Nigel Murphy (2) and Conor Lawlor to complete their 2-13 as Arles-Killeen proved too much for the Emo men.