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Donegal make it look easy against Laois

Apart from a brief period early in the second half Donegal picked up a very comfortable two league points against an under-strength Laois team in Ballyshannnon.

In a totally one-sided first half Donegal led by 1-6 to 0-2 at the break, the goal coming from Conall Dunne, who was all alone to fire home from close range.

Laois did put up a brief resistance early in the second half but were then hit with two goals in two minutes.

Corner back James Keaney got the first, seconds before he was called ashore, and two minutes later Michael Murphy palmed the second before he, too, was replaced as Donegall cruised home for a comfortable win.

\[Michael McCready\]There will be much tougher games ahead for Donegal but with full points from their opening two games, they will travel to Newbridge to play Kildare with some confidence in three weeks time.

Donegal: P Durcan; J Keaney (1-0), N McGee, K Lacey; A Thompson, F McGlynn, K Cassidy; N Gallagher, B Monaghan (0-1); C Dunne (1-0), D Walsh (0-1), S Griffin (0-2); C McFadden (0-4,2f), M Murphy (1-3,3f), A Hanlon. Subs: M Maguire for Keaney 57; E Kelly for Murphy 59; F McNulty for Dunne 63; G Concarr for Hanlon 63; M McGowan for McGlynn 66.

Laois: C Gorman; J Scully, C Ryan, P McMahon; D Strong, M TImmins, C Begley (0-1); B Quigley, C Og Greene; C Coss, P Lawlor, N Donoher; M J Tierney (0-1,f), D Kingston (0-2), D Carroll (0-1). Subs: D Miller for Coss ht; R Munnelly for Carroll 50; D Flaherty for Lawlor 61; M Dowling for Gorman.

Referee: Michael Duffy (Sligo).

Belfast Telegraph