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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 7 August, 2020

O'Brien nets as Limerick see off Laois as Dooley strikes two goals in Offaly's win over Antrim

Limerick now take on Dublin at the quarter-final stage while Offaly will face Tipperary.

TJ Ryan saw his side triumph today.
TJ Ryan saw his side triumph today.
Image: Presseye/John McIlwaine/INPHO

LIMERICK AND OFFALY rounded off their Division 1B hurling league campaigns with victories today over Laois and Antrim respectively.

Both counties were left disappointed in their quest to secure promotion as Waterford bagged top spot but Limerick and Offaly will have the consolation of league quarter-finals to look forward to next weekend. Limerick will take on Dublin while Offaly will face Tipperary.

Limerick saw off Laois by 1-25 to 1-19 at home today in Kilmallock  but needed an improved second-half display to do so.

Laois made the early running when Zane Keenan blasted a penalty to the net with only two minutes on the clock. Laois kept up the momentum after that goal and were in front 1-9 to 0-10 at the interval.

But Limerick bounced back in the second-half to outscore their opponents with Tommy O’Brien’s 60th minute goal helping secure the spoils.

Offaly made the long trek to Ballycastle and came away with a 2-17 to 0-19 success over Antrim.

Two goals from Shane Dooley in the first-half were central to their victory. Offaly were ahead by 2-7 to 0-9 at the interval on the back of that brace from Dooley.

Antrim tried to fight their way back into contention in the second-half yet Offaly did enough to maintain that four-point advantage all the way to the final whistle.

Amazing comeback by Tipperary as they recover from being 12 points down to beat Cork

Waterford can celebrate Division 1B promotion after today’s six-point win over Wexford

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