Dublin v Carlow: Carlow succumb by 12 points in face of unrelenting pressure

Dublin v Carlow: Carlow succumb by 12 points in face of unrelenting pressure

Dublin proved their unquestioned class against a dogged Carlow side in O'Moore Park this evening to emerge with an emphatic 12 point win, 0-19 to 0-7.

How the match unfolded:

7.20pm: 20 mins in and Dublin lead by 6pts to 2.

7.30pm: 30 mins in and a determined Carlow trail by just four.

7.35pm: It's half time and Dublin lead by just 8pts to 5.

Carlow will be happy.

8.05pm: Ten minutes into second half Dublin lead by 10pts to six and call on Bernard Brogan from bench.

Brendan Murphy of Carlow dismissed.

8.20pm:

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8.35pm: It's over. Dublin progress with emphatic 12 point win and a second half performance that proves you can't afford to have anyone sent off against the Dubs.

Dublin v Carlow: Carlow succumb by 12 points in face of unrelenting pressure

Earlier: The Dubs are aiming aiming for their 7th straight Leinster title, are overwhelming favourites to reach the last four at the expense of the South East minnows.

Dublin v Carlow: Carlow succumb by 12 points in face of unrelenting pressure

Carlow sprung a surprise earlier in the Championship with an impressive win over neighbours Wexford in the 1st round.

Throw-in in Portlaoise is at 7pm and follow hlaf time and full time updates here with full match reaction throughout the evening on site.

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