Laois' hurlers suffered a second defeat in succession on Saturday.
Laois' hurlers continued their transition to a shorter style of hurling in coming up short against Dublin.
Donal Burke shot 0-18 by himself for the capital as they escaped O'Moore Park with a win.
The result leaves Laois needing a win against fellow strugglers Clare or else Antrim to avoid a relegation playoff with most likely their midlands rivals Westmeath.
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It was an improved display from that which took place in Wexford Park seven days previously with a clear style of play emerging.
Cha Dwyer grabbed the goal to bring Laois within four in the second half but that was as close as they were able to get.
Cheddar Plunkett is emphasising the need for patience: