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Laois get 2022 U-20 hurling season up an running with big win away to Carlow

Laois U-20 Hurlers (2)

Laois 3-18 Carlow 1-12 
Leinster U-20 Hurling League Round 1

The Laois U-20 hurlers got their 2022 season up and running with a big win away to Carlow yesterday afternoon.

Ollie Hally’s charges are competing in the U-20 Leinster league this year as a warm-up competition ahead of the championship in April.

They are in a group alongside Carlow and Kildare and took on the former in Fenagh.

The first quarter was even enough with Cillian Dunne, Tomas Keyes and Dan Delaney finding the target for Laois but Carlow responded each time.

However, from that period to half time, Laois opened up their opponents and goals soon followed.

James Duggan continued his good form from 2021 with two goals while his Harps teammate Cathal Murphy also rattled the onion sack.

Ian Shanahan and Colin Byrne joined the point scorers as Laois took a 3-8 to 0-7 lead at half time.

The second half consisted of Laois professionally seeing out the win.

They did concede a goal, but Delaney remained composed on frees while Cillian Dunne, Tomas Keyes and Shanahan also pointed to leave 12 between them at the finish.

Laois are back in action on Wednesday week in the final group game at home to Kildare where a win will see them top the group.

SCORERS – LAOIS: Dan Delaney 0-8 (all frees), James Duggan 2-0, Cillian Dunne 0-4, Tomas Keyes 0-3, Cathal Murphy 1-0, Ian Shanahan 0-2, Colin Byrne 0-1

LAOIS: Finian O’Connor-Cuddy (Trumera); Ian Shanahan (Ballinakill), Lawson Obulor (Abbeyleix), Eamon Fitzpatrick (Abbeyleix); Podge Brennan (Clough-Ballacolla), Niall Coss (Borris-Kilcotton), Bryan Bredin (Trumera); Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown), Cathal Murphy (The Harps); Dan Delaney (Camross), Tomas Keyes (Camross), Cody Comerford (The Harps); Colin Byrne (Abbeyleix), James Duggan (The Harps), Cillian Dunne (Clough-Ballacolla) Subs: Rian Edwards (The Harps) for Murphy (ht), Aaron Phelan (Castletown) for Bredin and Eddie Critchley (Portlaoise) for Comerford (both 42), Diarmuid Dooley (Rosenallis) for Byrne (45), Tiernach Doheny (The Harps) for Phelan (52, inj)

Referee: Ciaran Goff

SEE ALSO – All square as Laois and Kildare play out entertaining U-20 League encounter

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