Limerick manager Billy Lee.
Limerick manager Billy Lee.

Allianz FL D3: Limerick edge out Laois

Allianz Football League Division Three

Limerick 0-15 Laois 0-14

Substitute Robbie Bourke landed two late points to secure a vital victory for promotion chasing Limerick.

Billy Lee's improving team edged out Laois at MW Hire O'Moore Park following an eventful second half.

Retaining Division Three status is now Laois' brief as Limerick took the spoils.

A powerful second quarter from the visitors ensured Limerick led at the break by 0-10 to 0-6 with Josh Ryan effective.

After the restart Laois struck five points on the spin, with Gary Walsh contributing two, to steer them in front.

From then until the finish it remained hard fought as Billy Sheehan's charges moved 0-14 to 0-13 in front when Kieran Lillis registered a point.

In the dying moments Bourke levelled from a free before supplying the decisive score.