Corby brace leads Laois rampage
Laois 3-20 Carlow 0-9
Brian Corby bagged two goals as Laois routed goal-shy Carlow at O'Moore Park.
Corby's first strike, supplied by Mark Dowling, overturned the visitors' early lead, and Laois surged clear to lead 1-12 to 0-5 at the interval, with James Keyes, Aaron Dunphy and Ciaran Comerford among the scorers.
Jordan Walshe and Liam Delaney extended the lead before Corby skilfully struck the ball into the bottom corner.
Dunphy added a third goal in the 58th minute to wrap up the trouncing.
Scorers - Laois: A Dunphy 1-7 (0-5fs), B Corby 2-0, J Keyes 0-3, S Dunphy, L Delaney, C Comerford 0-2 each, E Killeen, L McDonald, J Walshe, J Keyes 0-1 each. Carlow: C Nolan 0-4 (2fs), G Lawlor 0-2fs, C Treacy, R McEvoy, D Jordan 0-1 each.
Laois - O Bennett; J Geaney, E Peters, B Quinlan; E Killeen, J Cranny, L Cleere; L Delaney, L McDonald; S Dunphy, A Dunphy, C Comerford; B Corby, J Walshe, M Dowling. Subs: J Keyes for M Dowling (9), S Fitzpatrick for C Comerford (47), B Naughton for J Cranny (49), P McCane for S Dunphy (56), N Gleeson for L Delaney (58), P O' Toole for J Geaney (59).
Carlow - D Jordan; D Nolan, D Tobin, R McEvoy; A Nolan, G Lawlor, T Lawlor; G Connolly, N Roche; C Nolan, T Dowling, C Treacy; J Nolan, A Whelan, C Lennon. Subs: N Lynam for C Lennon (32), P Slye for J Holden (40), J O'Neill for A Whelan (42), D Jordan for D Nolan (49), S McDermott for N Roche (51).
Ref - B Redmond (Wexford)