Leinster champions Laois produced a devastating second half scoring blitz to leave neighbours Kildare rooted to the bottom of Division 1 in the Bord GáisEnergy Ladies National Football League.
Leading by 0-7 to 0-5 at half-time in Ballykelly, the visitors outscored Kildare 3-6 to 0-3 in a one-sided second half with Mary Kirwan, Olwyn Farrell and Mags McEvoy all goaling in the 3-13 to 0-8 rout.
The Lilywhites remain pointless from four matches while victory for Laois leaves them second in the table behind champions Cork, who defeated Meath 3-8 to 2-8 to maintain their perfect record this season.
Meanwhile Monaghan ran riot against hosts Donegal in the big Ulster derby at Convoy, the Franey county winning by a comprehensive 23 points
Ciara McAnespie and Catriona McConnell bagged a brace of goals apiece while Caoimhe Mohan also ratted the back of the Donegal net as Monaghan ran out 5-16 to 1-5 winners.
McConnell (2-3) and McAnespie (2-2) were Donegal’s tormentors in chief.
In Division 2, Galway inflicted a first defeat of the season on Kerry (1-11 to 2-6) with victory in Ballinsaloe.
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