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Westmeath impress in win against Laois while Murphy drives Sligo to the top of Division 4

There was also great results for London, Leitrim and Sligo on a busy day of Gaelic football.

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GOALS FROM LUKE Loughlin and Kieran Martin helped Westmeath secure an impressive 2-11 to 0-11 win over Laois at MW Hire O’Moore Park. 

Laois led 0-6 to 1-2 at half-time but a storming second half saw the tables turn. Jack Cooney’s outfit are now two from two in Division 3. 

Elsewhere, Wicklow and Fermanagh drew 1-10 to 2-7 in Aughrim. Conal Jones and Sean Quigley scored the goals for Fermanagh while captain Dean Healy netted for the home side. 

There was also a draw at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park as it finished 0-9 to 1-6 between Longford and Louth. Sam Mulroy raised a green flag for Louth and landed a last-minute free to secure the draw for Mickey Harte’s side. 

In Division 4, London backed up their heroics from last weekend with another superb victory. Michael Maher’s charges overcame Waterford 1-12 to 2-8 in Ruislip. 

Cavan cruised to a win against Wexford at Kingspan Breffni with a 0-17 to 1-8 scoreline. Gearóid McKiernan notched 0-5 for Cavan while John Turbritt scored the goal for the away team.

Sligo stormed to a 0-28 to 0-5 win against Carlow at Markievicz Park as the outstanding Niall Murphy continued his strong run of form, finishing with 0-9 on the day. 

Former AFL player Luke Towey hit three from play while Pat Spillane Jnr marked his second appearance by scoring two points after coming on in the second half.

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2-6 from Conor Sweeney was not enough to deny Leitrim at FBD Semple Stadium as they ran out 2-16 to 2-8 victors. 

It was a first victory for new manager Andy Moran. Keith Beirne finished with 0-8 while the goals came from James Rooney and Tom Prior. 

After two rounds, Sligo, Cavan and London are all two from two while Wexford and Carlow are without a point. 

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