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Goals galore as Emo and Killeshin claim Division 1B wins

Emo 4-19 Stradbally 1-8
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Emo moved up to joint second spot in the Division 1B table following a comfortable victory over Stradbally this evening.

Three first half goals saw Paul Lawlor’s side wrap this up early and inflict a third league defeat upon their visitors.

Darren Strong, Nigel Murphy and Finbarr Crowley all raised green flags as Emo took a 3-10 to 0-3 lead by half time.

Colm Kelly led Stradbally’s resistance as he and Tom Shiel were their only scorers on a difficult night.

Kelly did raise a green flag in the second half for Stradbally but player-manager Paul Lawlor replied with Emo’s fourth goal of the evening.

Emo ran out 20 point winners in the end and they face Killeshin next in two weeks time.

Stradbally face another difficult game against Ballylinan next who have won all six of their matches to date.

EMO: David Whelan; Thomas Scully, James O’Rourke, Paddy Dunne; Eibhan Joyce, Liam Crowley, Cian Langford; Darren Strong, Finbarr Crowley; Stephen Norton, Nigel Murphy, James Hillard; Chris Gleeson, Paul Lawlor, Niall Gorman

STRADBALLY: Jack Larkin; Liam Clancy, Colm Clancy, Tadgh Murray; Podge Fitzpatrick, Damien Murphy, Jack Langton; Jack Deegan, Kilian Mcgannon; John Clancy, Colm Kelly, Sean Devoy; Andrew Houlihan, Tom Shiel, Jamie Devoy

Referee: Brendan Hickey (Graiguecullen)

Killeshin 5-9 Mountmellick 2-12
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Teenager Ross Bolger’s hat-trick proved crucial as Killeshin mounted a stunning comeback to defeat Mountmellick this evening.

Maurice Browne’s men looked out of it at half time as they trailed by 1-8 to 1-3 but they turned things around emphatically in the second period.

Bolger smashed home a hat-trick while David Aston and Evan Lowry also raised a green flag each.

This six point win is just Killeshin’s second win of the season and brings them level on points with Mountmellick as then pair both occupy the second relegation spot in the table.

Killeshin’s next game sees them take on Emo while Mountmellick travel to Courtwood in two weeks time.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.