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Paddy Purcell cuts loose with 3-6 as Laois see off Meath, while Kerry defeat Westmeath

All teams have aspirations of progressing heading into the final round of games in the Leinster round robin series.

Laois's Paddy Purcell and Adam Gannon of Meath
Laois's Paddy Purcell and Adam Gannon of Meath

PADDY PURCELL BAGGED 3-6 from play in a stunning display as Laois ran out comfortable 3-25 to 2-13 winners over Meath in the Leinster SHC round robin Round 2 today.

Meath met a Laois side in very good form, as 3-5 of Purcell’s tally arrived in the opening-half, leaving the Midlands outfit ahead by 3-13 to 0-7 at the break.

Meath improved after the interval with Stephen Clynch, who finished with 1-6, and Joe Keena hitting the net. But late scores from Ross King, Neil Foyle, Aidan Corby and Aaron Dunphy handed Laois a convincing win.

In the other round robin game, Kerry defeated Westmeath on a scoreline of 0-20 to 2-12.

The Kingdom led by seven points at half-time, but a number of frees from Alan Devine pulled the Lake County back into contention before Andrew Mitchell netted a three-pointer.

Shane Nolan and Mikey Boyle kept the scoreboard ticking over for Kerry but Westmeath’s Killian Doyle goaled from a penalty four minutes from time to reduce the gap to three.

Robbie Greville followed that up with a point, but Westmeath ran out of time.

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