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Mountmellick 4-11 Barrowhouse 2-5
Laois Shopping Centre IFC Round 2 Losers
Relegated from the senior ranks last year to end an 11-year stay in the top tier, Mountmellick got back on track in their bid to go straight back up thanks to a comprehensive win over Barrowhouse.
Played in horrible conditions in Ratheniska, they were 3-6 to 0-4 up at the break, the goals coming from two James Mullaney efforts and one from Mark Grennan.
Karl Donoher got another for Mountmellick in the second half and although Andrew Baldwin and sub Sean Langton found the net for Barrowhouse, Mountmellick were comfortable winners in the end.
SCORERS – Mountmellick: James Mullaney 2-0, Niall Mullen 0-4, Eoin George 0-3, Mark Grennan 1-0, Karl Donoher 1-0, Ryan Mullaney 0-2, Eoghan Keogh 0-1, Jason Caffrey 0-1. Barrowhouse: Andrew Baldwin 1-0, Sean Langton 1-0, Fergal Murphy 0-2, Brian Malone 0-2, Luke Malone 0-1
MOUNTMELLICK GAELS: Eoghan Keogh; Eoin George Gearoid Hanrahan, Darren Fitzpatrick; Bernard Rochford, Steven Lynch, Ben Reddin; Colm Coss, Eoin George; Karl Donogher, Niall Mullen, Ryan Mullaney; Jason Caffrey, Mark Grennan, James Mullaney. Subs Shane Dempsey for E Keogh (injured – 42), Ben Forde for Rochford (injured – 42)
BARROWHOUSE: Darragh Phelan, Tom McDonald, Tom Page, Denis Brophy; Andrew Baldwin, Joe Murphy, James Baldwin; Martin Murphy, Luke Malone; Michael Langton, Emmett Malone, James Brennan; Neil O’Shaughnessey, Brian Malone, Fergal Murphy; Subs Sean Langton for B Malone (45), Brian Malone for J Baldwin
REFEREE: Darren Bracken (Portarlington)