Saturday 19 August 2017

Quinn atones in style

Dublin 0-14 Laois 0-13

Tomas 'Mossy' Quinn lands match-winning point to snatch a dramatic late victory for Dublin
Tomas 'Mossy' Quinn lands match-winning point to snatch a dramatic late victory for Dublin
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Tomas 'Mossy' Quinn recovered from missing points from three consecutive set-pieces to snatch a dramatic late victory for Dublin.

Laois went into the closing stages leading by a point but Quinn showed tremendous character to land an equalising and subsequent match winning point.

Ross Munnelly and Tony Kelly both had opportunities to pull Laois back into the game but it was Dublin who claimed their 45th Leinster title.

Further pressure began to mount on legendary manager Sean Boylan after he watched his Meath side falter against a Cavan outfit who were far from their best.

Cavan ran out two-point winners (1-8 to 1-6) despite hitting 15 wides as Meath bowed out with a whimper.

Derry eased past Limerick in the qualifiers to signal the end of Liam Kearns' six-year tenure in charge of the Treaty County.

Mark Breheny was Sligo's inspiration as he fired an impressive 1-6 haul to see off Clare, while Monagahan enjoyed a one-point win over Louth.

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