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Laois stunned by Longford

Longford shocked Laois with a 1-10 to 0-12 Leinster SFC win at Pearse Park.

Glen Ryan's side came from six points behind to score a dramatic victory and send the O'Moore men hurtling into the Qualifiers.

Laois led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half-time, but Paul Barden's 40th minute goal sparked a Longford revival, and they sealed it with late points from Sean McCormack and Brian Kavanagh.

Louth needed a late goal from JP Rooney to see off Westmeath by 2-9 to 0-14.

Ronan Carroll also hit the net for the Wee County in the first half, while Darren Clarke contributed vital points from play and frees.

In Connacht, Galway cruised to a 3-15 to 0-10 win over Roscommon.

Goals from Mark Hehir and Paul Conroy had them ahead by 2-8 to 0-6 at half-time, and the introduction of experienced attackers Michael Meehan and Padraic Joyce helped them close out a facile win, with Gary Sice netting the third goal.

Limerick had little difficulty in their 2-12 to 0-7 Munster SFC win over Waterford.

Ian Ryan claimed a 1-8 tally, with Seamus O'Carroll scoring the other goal against a Waterford side that failed to score in the second half.

Colm McFadden hit 1-6 as Ulster champions Donegal overcame Cavan by 1-10 to 1`-6 in a preliminary round tie at Breffni Park.

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