Kerry 6-12 Laois 2-17
Lidl Ladies Football League Division 2
The Laois ladies football team are still without a win in the Lidl Football League Division 2 following their seven-point loss to Kerry in a high-scoring battle this afternoon in Emo.
Following earlier losses to Tyrone and Armagh, Laois went down for the third straight game despite making an encouraging start.
Emma Lawlor hit three early points for Laois, two from frees, and while Kerry hit back with a couple of frees, Lawlor’s St Paul’s team-mate Shannon Costello got in for the game’s first goal to put Laois 1-3 to 0-2 ahead.
Megan Dunne added a point for Laois but Kerry soon got on top and two goals in quick succession helped them turn the tables.
Dunne and Lawlor responded with points for Laois but Kerry hit back on each occasion and at half time they led 2-9 to 1-7.
Kerry struck for their third goal early in the second half and while Lawlor and Dunne replied with points for Laois, Kerry then got another goal.
Lawlor, Dunne and Erone Fitzpatrick hit back with points and Erone Fitzpatrick got a goal but Kerry kept the scoreboard ticking and won by seven in the end.
Laois now travel to Clare next Sunday for Round 4.
SCORERS – Laois: Emma Lawlor 0-11, Erone Fitzpatrick 1-0 Shannon Costello 1-0, Megan Dunne 0-4, Aisling Kehoe 0-2
LAOIS: Aoife Conlon-Hyland (Portlaoise); Mary Cotter (St Conleth’s), Maureen Young (Timahoe), Aimee Kelly (St Conleth’s); Ellen Healy (Portlaoise), Clodagh Dunne (Ballyroan), Anna Healy (Park-Ratheniska); Joyce Dunne (Sarsfields), Jane Moore (St Brigid’s); Shannon Costello (St Paul’s), Emma Lawlor (St Paul’s), Erone Fitzpatrick (Park-Ratheniska); Laura Nerney (Foxrock-Cabinteely, Dublin), Megan Dunne (Sarsfields), Eva Galvin (St Conleth’s)