Kelly Already Shining Light And Praise On Laois Ahead Of Joe McDonagh Cup Final

Offaly booked a championship rematch with Laois after beating Kerry impressively in O'Connor Park.

Laois will meet Offaly in the Joe McDonagh Cup final in a couple of week's time.

It comes after Johnny Kelly's hurlers ran out comfortable 3-24 to 0-15 points winners over Kerry in Tullamore yesterday, after Laois ran out easy winners against Down on Saturday.

Offaly struggled to get going in the contest, finding themselves trailing a determined Kerry side by the 20th minute.

However a power-packed second half performance turned a four point half time lead into an 18 point win for the Faithful county.

The win decides the Joe McDonagh Cup Final line-up with a round to spare.

Kelly says Laois are the biggest test in the game at this level.

He looks back on a positive performance and looks forward to the final with Midlands 103's Joe Troy:

There's nothing to play for on the final day of the Joe McDonagh group phase. Down will face Offaly, Westmeath face Laois and Kerry play an already-relegated Meath this weekend.

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