Laois 1-9 Dublin 1-6
Dublin minor hurlers crashed out of this year’s Leinster MHC when losing to Laois in the quarter final played in O Moore Park on Saturday last. In wet and windy conditions, the young Dubs never hurled with any great fluency and the greater work rate of the Laois players over the hour saw them through to a semi-final meeting against Wexford.
Dublin went in at the interval leading by 1-2 to 0-3. Sean McGrath scored the goal in the 26th minute when he batted a delivery from Fergal Breathnach to the net. Earlier in that half mid-fielder, Hugh McGirr, was denied a goal by a save from Laois ‘keeper Barry Wall. In the sixth minute of injury time, Sean McGrath had the ball in the net again, only for the goal to be ruled out for a square ball.
Scorers: Laois: N Foyle 0-7, W Dunphy 1-1, D King 0-1 Dublin: S McGrath 1-2, O Ó Maoléidigh 0-2, D Murphy 0-2.