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Joe Bergin at the double as Offaly defeat Kerry, while Westmeath see off Carlow

Offaly’s victory sends them into the Leinster SHC quarter-final where they’ll meet Laois.

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OFFALY EXACTED REVENGE on Kerry with a 3-19 to 0-20 win to seal their progress from the Leinster SHC round-robin group.

The Faithful County lost to Kerry in the league, but they did what was required in O’Connor Park this afternoon to set-up a Leinster quarter-final showdown with Laois.

A brace of second-half goals from Joe Bergin proved decisive as the home side powered home in the final quarter.

Offaly were a little fortunate to lead at half-time, with Shane Dooley’s goal leaving them 1-9 to 0-11 in front. Kerry shaded the first-half exchanges after playing with a strong breeze.

The visitors popped over the first three scores after the interval to take the lead, but Bergin’s goals set Offaly on the path to victory.

In the other round-robin game, Westmeath made it three wins from three by seeing off Carlow on a scoreline of 0-22 to 1-15 in Dr Cullen Park.

Westmeath had already topped the group before today and their reward for doing so is a quarter-final clash against All-Ireland finalists Galway.

Leinster SHC round 3
Carlow 1-15 Westmeath 0-22, Dr Cullen Park
Offaly 3-19 Kerry 0-20, O’Connor Park

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