responded with two points of their own, before Archer added his second score, though four successive scores, three of which arrived courtesy of Diarmuid Whelan, gave Laois
the lead for the first time, with 16 minutes played.
Eight different players were on target for John Sugrue's side, with the sides level on seven occasions in the opening half before Laois
pulled clear on the restart.
There is no doubting Monaghan have been operating at a higher level than opponents Laois
over the last few years, and the chances are that they will be too good again, but they may not have it all their own way.
Avacancy has arisen in the O'Moore County following last week's decision by Liam Kearns to step down after a two year stint in the Laois
In the first seven years of the qualifiers they played three times, Derry winning in 2001 and '07 either side of a 1-11 victory for Laois
in a round four tie at Croke Park in 2005.
opened brightly through Cha Dwyer, but were quickly in arrears, with a quartet of Neil McManus scores helping the visitors to a 0-4 to 0-1 lead after 12 minutes,.
have won both previous meetings by six points so surely it's a foregone conclusion?
Given Kerry's scoring difference, a draw would probably do for Laois
but anything less than a Laois
win though would seal Offaly's relegation to the Christy Ring Cup before they make the long trek to Tralee next Saturday.
Cheddar Plunkett's Laois
were shaping up as the summer's breakthrough team after their quarter-final win over Offaly.
TIPPERARY v LAOIS
Semple Stadium, Sunday 3.30pm Referee: Michael Collins TEAM NEWS Tipperary's hopes of progressing have been hit by the news that four of their key players have left the panel.
A LAST-GASP free from Carlow's David English denied Laois
victory at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday.
But it clearly did as Laois
powered to their fourth straight qualifier victory to take their spot in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.