Limerick 1.25 Laois 0.18.

Limerick took the League points on offer today at the Gaelic Grounds when in front of 1,450 spectators, they defeated Laois by 1.25 to 0.18 in the opening Round game of the Allianz Hurling League.

Despite the display being unimpressive, Limerick never looked like losing from the start and led at the interval by 1.12 to 0.06, having been aided by the breeze in the opening half.

The second half was very evenly contested with the visitors more in the game where they scored 0.12, while the home side added 0.13 to secure the win by a ten point margin, 1.25 to 0.18 and take the brace of league points on offer

Teams and Scorers :
LIMERICK: Nickie Quaid, Sean Finn , Seamus Hickey, Richie English, Diarmaid Byrnes ((0.02), Dan Morrissey, Paddy O’Loughlin, Paul Browne, Capt. (0.03), Cian Lynch (0.02), Tom Morrissey (0.03), Darragh O’Donovan, Barry O’Connell (0.01) ,Aaron Gillane(0.11, 6f, 2 65s), Seamus Flanagan, Gearoid Hegarty (1.00). Subs: Colin Ryan for Barry O’Connell (46mins), Barry Murphy for Gearoid Hegarty (46mins), David Reidy(0.03) for Seamus Flanagan (52mins)
LAOIS: Enda Rowland (0.02f), Lee Cleere, Leigh Bergin, Podge Lawlor; Jack Kelly, Matthew Whelan, Eric Killeen; Paddy Purcell (0.02), James Ryan; Ben Conroy (0.1), Sean Downey, Cian Taylor; Ross King 0.11 (6f, 2 65s), Neil Foyle, Paddy McKane. Subs: Donncha Hartnett for Lee Cleere, inj (20mins), Willie Dunphy(0.01) for Paddy McKane (31mins), Colm Stapleton for Jack Kelly (h-t), Aidan Corby (0.01) for Sean Downey (50mins), Stephen Bergin for Cian Taylor (57mins).

REFEREE: Colum Canning (Antrim).

On Sunday next 4th. February, Limerick will play Offaly in O’Connor Patk Tullamore @ 2pm. in Round Two game.