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Portlaoise broke through The Gate and into the second round of the Metropolitan Cup on Friday night.
The Laois side defeated St James Gate to progress to the next round of the Leinster Senior League’s top cup.
Jody Dillion opened the scoring for the Senior 1A outfit early in the first half.
Colm Poole made sure his side had a two goal cushion before half time when he finished on 29 minutes.
The Gate attempted a fight back and closed the gap from the spot just a minute into the second half.
However, the visitor made sure of progression just five minutes post the hour as Jason Murphy restored a two goal cushion.