Ciarán Kilkenny kicked 0-7 as Dublin completely overwhelmed Laois at Parnell Park last night.
The Dublin attacker was ably assisted by Philip Ryan, Paul Hudson and Gary Sweeney in particular.
Leading 0-5 to 0-0 there was little doubt about the result when a fine run from Sweeney created an opportunity for Ryan and he dispatched the ball expertly to the net.
Leading 1-11 to 0-1 by the break, the game was mere target practice as Dublin emptied the subs bench and one of the replacements, Gerry Seaver notched their second goal.
Scorers for Dublin: C Kilkenny 0-7 (3f), P Ryan 1-2 (1f), G Seaver 1-1, P Hudson 0-3 (1f), G Sweeney, E O’Conghaile (0-2) each, C Reddin, M Schutte, J Smith, J McCaffrey(0-1) each.
Laois: D O’Connor 0-2, J Finn, J Farrell both 0-1.
DUBLIN: JB Carthy; J Smith, K O’Brien, M Concar; L Fletcher, J Kelly, J McCaffrey; E O’Conghaile, C Walsh; M Schutte, G Sweeney, C Reddin; P Hudson, P Ryan, C Kilkenny.
Subs: B Quinn for P Ryan (38), G Seaver for B Quinn (45), P O’Higgins for C Walsh (47), A Carr for M Concar (50), E Keogh for G Sweeney (52)
LAOIS: D Kelly; S Murphy, C Booth, S Murphy-Kelly; D Seale, P McEvoy, A Ryan; S Nerney, J Finn; D O’Connor, K Delaney, B Kelly; R O’Connor, D Hayden, E Costello.
Subs: J Farrell for E Costello (20), D Dunne for S Murphy-Kelly, D Aylsbury for B Kelly (both ht), K McGrath for R O’Connor (43), M Campion for J Finn (51)
Referee: Niall Ward (Westmeath).
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