Jun 132016

Clough/Ballacolla proved too strong for The Harps junior hurlers in last weeks ACHL Division 2 match. Played in Durrow in ideal hurling conditions, a blistering start for the visitors had The Harps on the back foot from the start as C/B raced into a five point lead. A good score from play by Ross Young got The Harps off the mark, and further converted frees from Young and Conor Deegan kept The Harps in the game. When C/B goaled midway through the half it spelled trouble for the homeside, but The Harps put the shoulder to the wheel as further scores from Conor Brophy and Ross Young kept them in touch as the half time whistle sounded.

The Harps were going to need goals to win this game, and the game sprang into life when a shot from a tight angle by Ross Young finished up in the net. The game intensified as C/B grabbed a third goal of their own to push the lead out to 6 points again, but a string of points from play by Niall Brophy, John Dunne and Conor Brophy gave The Harps hope. With five minutes left Justin Brophy pulled off a great save in the goals only for a C/B forward to react the fastest to pull first time and send the ball crashing to the net.

The scoreline was a bit harsh on the home side who will rue the concession of a few soft goals. With a tough last game away to Trumera, our junior hurlers need a win to avoid relegation to Division 3 of the league.

The Harps: 1.Justin Brophy; 2.Sean Cahill; 3.Tommy Moore; 4.Shane Brophy; 5.Danny Delahunty; 6.Brian Farrell; 7.Shane Fitzpatrick; 8.Rory Moore; 9.Conor Brophy; 10.John Dunne; 11.Ross Young; 12.Darren Maher; 13.Conor Deegan; 14.Albert Townsend; 15.Niall Brophy.

Subs used: Ciaran Costigan, Niall Donoghue, Cathal Phelan.

Mar 232016

The Harps junior hurlers lost out to a strong Rathdowney/Errill side in their opening league game last Sunday.  Played in the Durrow pitch in ideal hurling conditions, The Harps were the better team in the first 30 minutes of hurling.  Scores were evenly traded throughout the opening half, with some great points from play by Ross Young, Shane Fitzpatrick and Conor Deegan edging The Harps in front.  The Harps backs were defending tenaciously and with Conor Deegan accurate on free-taking duty The Harps began to boss the game.  When a long range free from Dan Delahunty landed on the edge of the small square, Niall Brophy managed to bustle the ball over the line for a goal to leave the half time score as The Harps 1-09 to R-E 0-09.

The opening ten minutes of the second half was where this match was ultimately lost for The Harps, as some bad luck saw them conceding three goals.  An excellent score from a tight angle from Niall Brophy and further converted frees from Deegan ensured The Harps were still in the hunt, but they were always going to need goals to get back into this game and unfortunately they never materialised.  The Harps did manage to cut the deficit to six points, but with time almost up R/E goaled again to but the result beyond doubt. This was still a good effort from a young team where the score line was a harsh reflection on the game.  The end score line was The Harps 1-16 R/E 4-16.

The Harps junior hurlers play away to Park-Rathineska at 6.30pm on Sunday, April 3rd in the second round.

The Harps: 1.Peter Walsh, 2.Cathal Phelan, 3.Sean Cahill, 4.Shane Brophy, 5.Ciaran Costigan, 6.Dan Delahunty, 7.David Doheny, 8.Rory Moore, 9.Darren Maher, 10.Conor Brophy, 11.Ross Young, 12.Shane Fitzpatrick, 13.Niall Brophy, 14.John Dunne, 15.Conor Deegan.
Subs used: Liam Dunphy, Donncha Quinn.

Apr 192015

HarpsJH-v-Abbeyleix-ACHL4-2015On Sunday, April 19th The Harps Junior Hurlers welcomed Abbeyleix to Durrow for this second round tie of the Division 4 league. A fine sunny morning was plagued by a stern cool breeze across the pitch which benefited neither team. Abbeyleix opened the scoring with a pointed free which was quickly responded to by The Harps’ Conor Deegan. Abbeyleix went on to score the following three points from play before Brian Farrell grabbed a well taken point back for the home-side. Abbeyleix were settling better in the game with their young players looking lively and grabbed another point from play.

Conor Deegan floated over a long range free for the Harps to close the gap to two points, but this would be as close as The Harps would get to the visitors in this contest. The remaining fifteen minutes of the first half was all one-way traffic as Abbeyleix drove over five points from play and a ’65 with a solitary point from the Harps in that period coming from a free by Danny Delahunty. Half Time: The Harps 0-04 V 0-11 Abbeyleix.

The second half started off in similar fashion with Abbeyleix piling on the pressure. Niall Donaghue was introduced at half time for Niall Mullins and some positional changes were made to try and stem the Abbeyleix tide. Abbeyleix though weren’t reading that script and drove over six points from play and a free – all unanswered. Justin Brophy was moved back out onto the half forward line and instantly had an effect when he placed Denis Lennon for three in a row points from play.

Abbeyleix responded with a point of their own, but The Harps were alive and kicking and two rapid fire goals from Denis Lennon and Rory Doyle on the 48th and 49th minute gave the home-side some hope as the margin was now down to six points – The Harps 2-07 v 0-19 Abbeyleix. The last ten minutes of the game saw the Harps go in search of further green flags, and even though they hit the net the effort was ruled out by the umpire and the referee.

This decision seemed to give Abbeyleix renewed resolve and they finished out the game with three further points and seal the win for the visitors. Full back Tom Dillon picked up a nasty injury just before the full time whistle and was replaced by Niall Mullins for the dying seconds of the game. The full time score read: The Harps 2-07 V 0-22 Abbeyleix. This second loss for the Junior Hurlers sees them rooted to the bottom of Division 4 and will need a win against Colt to kick-start their league campaign. The game against Colt will be in Raheen on Saturday 2nd May at 7pm.

The Harps:  GK: Liam Dunphy; RFB: William Dillon; FB: Tom Dillon; LFB: Jack Saunders; RHB: Padraig Spencer; CB: Danny Delahunty; LHB: Donnacha Quinn; MF: Eoin O Sullivan; MF: Brian Farrell; RHF: Conor Deegan; CF: Johnny Doyle; LHF: Rory Doyle; RFF: Justin Brophy; FF: Niall Mullins; LFF: Denis Lennon.

Scorers: Denis Lennon 1-03; Rory Doyle 1-00; Conor Deegan 0-02 (0-01f); Brian Farrell 0-01 and Danny Delahunty 0-01f.

Subs Used: Niall Donaghue on for Niall Mullins (30min); Niall Mullins on for Tom Dillon (59min).

Apr 062015
Referee Ciaran Bowe didn't look too fazed after being held up by Cows Crossing!

Referee Ciaran Bowe didn’t look too fazed after being held up by Cows Crossing!

A youthful Junior Harps hurling side sprinkled with a few seasoned campaigners travelled to Ballinakill to open their ACHL4 campaign against local rivals Ballinakill. A fine morning for hurling was on offer from the weather Gods as a gentle breeze and a little sunshine shone down on the pitch. The game was delayed as the referee arrived late, no doubt he was caught up in one of the many “cows crossing” zones that pepper the rural roads to Ballinakill!

The game began with the Harps in flying form, popping over frees and points from play inside the opening ten minutes from the stick of Conor Deegan. Ballinakill could only grab a sole point from play in that opening third to leave the scoreboard reading 0-05 to 0-01. The next ten minutes however saw Ballinakill claw their way back into the game with three unanswered points (1 free) to bring the gap to the narrowest of margins. Danny Delahunty extended the Harps lead to two with a long range free against the wind. However, disaster struck at the end of this middle third when Ballinakill landed a ’65 into Liam Dunphy’s net to take a lead for the first time.

Harps warm up ahead of their ACHL4 opener.

Harps warm up ahead of their ACHL4 opener.

The final third of the first half saw both teams battle hard to impose themselves in the game. Ballinakill added three further unanswered points (1 free) after their major to extend their lead to four points. Credit to the Harps though as they stormed back into the game with a free followed by a smashing goal from Conor Deegan to put the game back on level terms at 1-07 apiece. Ballinakill using the slight wind advantage popped over two further points from play before Conor Deegan landed a free to leave the sides with the minimum separating them at the short whistle. Half Time: The Harps 1-08 v 1-09 Ballinakill.

The second half continued with the same tempo as the latter end of the first half with The Harps and Ballinakill trading scores in the opening seven minutes. Manager Liam Clancy then called Rory Doyle ashore and brought on James Larkin to freshen his side up. Conor Deegan scored two points from three in a dominant spell from the Harps, with the other point from Darren Maher to give the Harps a two point lead midway through the second half. Ballinakill pointed two frees while Conor Deegan scored one for the Harps to leave the slimmest of margins between the sides going into the final ten minutes of the game.

Liam Clancy once more looked to his bench to freshen up things and introduced Michael Larkin and Denis Lennon while calling Niall Donohue and Tadgh Fitzpatrick ashore. Disaster struck though moments later as Ballinakill added a second goal to go two points up with the clock bearing down. Moments later Ballinakill were reduced to fourteen men as midfielder Daniel Bergin picked up his second yellow card. Conor Deegan pointed the resulting free, but The Harps could not take advantage of the numerical advantage in the closing moments that saw Ballinakill finish strongly scoring a free and a long range point from play to grind out the win. Full time score: Ballinakill 2-15 V 1-15 The Harps.

The Harps: position 1 – Liam Dunphy; position 2 – Liam Dillon; position 3 – Tom Dillon; position 4 – Niall Donohue; position 5 – Jack McEvoy; position 6 – Rory Doyle; position 7 – Danny Delahunty; position 8 – Brian Farrell; position 9 – Darren Maher; position 10 – Shane Brophy; position 11 – Justin Brophy; position 12 – Tadgh Fitzpatrick; position 13 – Eoin O Sullivan; position 14 – Johnny Doyle; position 15 – Conor Deegan.

Subs Used: 40mins off: Rory Doyle on: James Larkin; 53mins off: Niall Donoghue on: Michael Larkin; 53mins Tadgh Fitzpatrick on: Denis Lennon.

Scorers: Conor Deegan 1-12 (0-10f); Danny Delahunty 0-01f; Tadgh Fitzpatrick 0-01; Darren Maher 0-01.

The Harps will face Abbeyleix in their next game on April 19th at 12noon in Durrow GAA Grounds.

Jan 242015

HarpsJHBvClarinbridge24012015aA little bit of Club history was written today as the first Harps side to compete in Leinster Championship Hurling took to the all-weather pitch at Heywood Community School in Ballinakill. A fine, but cool afternoon greeted both sides onto the sublime field to mark the start of what was the second Leinster Semi-Final Junior B Hurling game – O’Loughlin Gaels, Kilkenny had beaten Kilmore of Wexord in the 1pm encounter. A good vocal support from both sides was present encouraging their respective teams on in what was a very sporting game of hurling.

The Harps Junior B hurlers narrowly lost out to Clarinbridge of Galway as two goals in the space of two minutes in the first half proved costly as The Harps ran out of time in this exciting semi-final. Clarinbridge got off to a strong start stringing four points together in the first four minutes before Colm Dunphy opened The Harps account with a pointed free in the 6th minute. The Galway side responded strongly shooting 2-02 from play with the lively Colm Dunphy and Shane Fitzpatrick sending over a point each to keep The Harps in the game. The Harps management changed things up introducing Aaron Dunne and Tommy Dillon for William Dillon and Brian Farrell respectively. Switching Shane Fitzpatrick back as a spare defender also worked well as The Harps for to grips with the Clarinbridge forwards. A well worked point from play by Albert Townsend closed out the half which left Clarinbridge with a 2-06 to 0-04 lead.

HarpsJHBvClarinbridge24012015bA lively start to the second half for The Harps was essential if they were to stay in touch and 0-2(0-1f) from Colm Dunphy and a long range free sent over the bar by Ciaran Costigan cut the lead to 4 points. Clarinbridge pointed from play but at this stage The Harps were now the dominant team and an excellent point from play by the hard working Darren Maher was followed by a pointed Shane Fitzpatrick free to move The Harps closer. The scores were flying over at this stage as Clainbridge again pointed from play only for Shane Fitzpatrick to send over another two frees.

The game was really in the melting pot at this stage and the next score would be crucial. To their credit Clarinbridge strung together some great attacking play to fire over from play to give them a four point lead. The Harps were going to need a goal to win this but it was not to be as wave after wave of attacks were repelled by the rock solid Clarinbridge full back line. The impressive David Doheny launched over a super point from wing back but unfortunately this was to be the last score of the game for The Harps. A pointed free in the 31st minute for Clarinbridge gave them a very hard fought four point win.

Great credit must go to both sides for serving up such an entertaining game at this time of the year and it bodes well for The Harps Junior team for the coming year. Best on the day for The Harps were Justin Brophy, Cathal Phelan, Shane Fitzpatrick, Darren Maher, Colm Dunphy.

The Harps: 1 – Justin Brophy; 2 – Niall Donoghue; 3 – William Dillon; 4 – Cathal Phelan; 5 – David Doheny; 6 – Ciaran Costigan; 7 – James Larkin; 8 – Rory Moore; 9 – Darren Maher; 10 – Freddie Townsend; 11 – Brian Farrell; 12 – Shane Fitzpatrick; 13 – Colm Dunphy; 14 – Albert Townsend; 15 – Eoin O Sullivan.

Subs used: Aaron Dunne for William Dillon (10 mins); Tommy Dillon for Brian Farrell (27 mins); Donnacha Quinn for Freddie Townsend (40mins); Liam Dunphy for Albert Townsend (59mins).

Management Team: Padraig Henderson, David O’Shaughnessy and Justin Brophy.

Management’s Thoughts: Speaking to theharpsgaa.com after the game the management team felt that The Harps could have won this game owing for a slow start that cost the side dearly. They paid credit to the referee – John Healy of Clare County who was fantastic on the day adding to the sporting occasion. Clarinbridge were also highly praised for being very sporting opponents and thanked them for accepting the invitation back to The Castle Arms Hotel for refreshments following the game despite their 2.5hr long trek ahead of them. The management team wished Clarinbridge well in the final next Saturday.

Jan 222015

Harps-Clarinbridge-PROMOThe Harps Junior B Hurler’s success last year in winning both the league and championship in Laois means that the team now have an opportunity to compete for Leinster and All-Ireland glory. The Killeedy Tournament, set up to cater for all Junior B County Champions is now in it’s ninth year and the Leinster section takes place this Saturday, January 24th 2015.

Kilkenny’s O’Loughlin Gaels will face Wexford’s Kilmore at 1pm in the first Leinster Semi-Final to be followed at 3pm by The Harps of Laois and Clarinbridge of Galway in the second Leinster Semi-Final. Both games will take place on the All-Weather Hurling pitch at Heywood C.S. in Ballinakill, Co. Laois. Admission is €10 with ample parking and canteen facilities available on-site.

The Harps GAA Club wish the Junior B’s every success and appeal to all supporters of the club to make their way to Ballinakill this Saturday to support the team.

Aug 142014

Harps-JuniorB-Champions-2014The Junior B hurlers faced Rathdowney-Errill at O’Moore Park on Wednesday night, August 13th in the County Final. A mostly cloudy, mild and dry evening made conditions good for hurling which was followed by a vocal crowd in attendance.

Rathdowney-Errill started strong in the opening minutes while the Harps took time to find their rhythm. Rathdowney-Errill opened the scoring stakes with a point from play and minutes later added another following a goal-mouth scramble – much to the relief of the Harps following.

The Harps began to settle and take hold of the game when Colm Dunphy was redeployed to midfield and after 8 minutes were duly rewarded when Albert Townsend flicked over a nice point. Moments later, his brother, and team captain Freddie gave The Harps a huge boost when he collected a pass back out along the 45 line and made a great run through the RE defence to blast past Damien Madden into the net.

The goal rattled Rathdowney-Errill who gave up three frees over the coming five minutes – all of which were converted by Shane Tyrell. The Harps were now in the driving seat and continued to push on when Albert Townsend pointed from play to leave the scoreline at 1-05 to 0-02 after seventeen minutes.

Rathdowney-Errill at this point made changes and began to get back into the game. The Harps under pressure gave a series of soft frees that were punished. In the lead-up to half time, RE had clawed back four points from frees to leave just two between the sides. These were followed up by Denis Lennon who grabbed a beauty of a point for the Harps – his effort could have easily found the net to put a three-point cushion between the sides again. Rathdowney-Errill would have the last say of the first half as they converted another placed ball to leave the Half Time score: The Harps 1-06 V 0-07 Rathdowney-Errill.

The second half started brightly for the Harps when Denis Lennon landed a huge point from under the stand. The bright start was quickly quelled though when Rathdowney-Errill added two quick-fire points from play after alot of fussing by the Harps defence. Shane Tyrell replied with an important point from a placed ball in an attempt to halt the RE momentum.

Rathdowney-Errill though were clearly on top and with the Harps defence at 6s and 7s, the inevitable happened – Chris Browne found himself with room to pull on a loose ball to strike for goal. Rathdowney-Errill were now in front by a single point. Credit though to the Harps, they stormed straight back down the field and landed an important reply through Colm Dunphy who raised the white flag to level the score.

Rathdowney-Errill continued to apply pressure and minutes later landed another point from a placed ball following Colm Dunphy’s tackle who picked up a yellow card. Rathdowney-Errill added two further points from frees as the Harps continued to be at 6s and 7s. With thirteen minutes remaining, the Harps made changes with Willie Dillon replacing Shane Fitzpatrick.

The Harps began to settle once more and after stringing a few passes together, Colm Dunphy took a well placed pass to run through the RE defence and blast a fine goal to draw the game again. The goal settle the Harps and minutes later had their noses back in front when Shane Tyrell landed another free… 2-10 to 1-12.

The last ten minutes of the second half saw both sides drive a few wides and as players tired, stoppages became common. In the 27th minute The Harps extended their lead to a dangerous two point margin when Shane Tyrell landed a huge free from the middle of the field. Into injury time, RE got a free from around 25 yards out and looked set to go for goal, however their effort floated over the bar to reduce the Harps lead to just the minimum once more.

Injury time seemed to last an eternity, the tired Harps men packed in behind the ball and fired every ball back out down the field. In the 33rd minute The Harps got a free in what surely would be the final puck of the game, the free was converted by Shane Tyrell. Referee Eoin Scully played another minute of injury time and The Harps held on for the victory after a very exciting finish. The full time score: The Harps 2-12 V 1-13 Rathdowney-Errill.

Harps: 1 – David Shaughnessy; 2 – Niall Donoghue; 3 – Cathal Phelan; 4 – James Larkin; 5 – David Doheny; 6 – Ciaran Costigan; 7 – William Dillon; 8 – Rory Moore; 9 – Darren Maher; 10 – Shane Tyrell; 11 – Rory Doyle; 12 – Freddie Townsend; 13 – Colm Dunphy; 14 – Albert Townsend; 15 – Denis Lennon.

Subs: off: Shane Fitzpatrick on: William Dillon after 48 minutes; off: Brian Farrell on: Rory Doyle after 57 minutes.

Title Photo: The Harps Junior B Hurling Team 2014.

Jul 132014

2014-JuniorB-Hurling-League-WinThe Harps Junior Bs met Borris-Kilcotton in the Division 5 Hurling League Final on Sunday, July 6th as part of a double-header in Rathdowney which served as a curtain raiser to the Senior Final later that evening. The Junior Bs have had a fantastic run under the stewardship of Justin Brophy, David O’Shaughnessy and Padraig Henderson reaching this final unbeaten.

The Harps were quickest off the mark with Colm Dunphy raising the white flag for the table-toppers. Borris-Kilcotton though were quick to respond when Niall Jones found space to pop over his first of the night. Jones followed up with another point to give the Borris-Kilcotton men a slim lead. With wind advantage for the first half, The Harps used this well to launch long ball after long ball into the forward line and it began to pay off when Shane Tyrell and Eoin O’Sullivan both pointed to put the Harps back in front after the first quarter.

Borris-Kilcotton got a boost in the sixteenth minute when some calamity in the Harps defence allowed a sideline free from the stick of Damian Kelly to somehow make it to the net. This goal seemed to stir a sleeping giant in The Harps as they roared back into the game scoring points at ease with some well taken scores, most notably Albert Townsends over-the-shoulder pop and Shane Fitzpatrick’s long-range post-splitter to bring the half time scoreline: The Harps 0-10 V 1-04 Borris-Kilcotton.

The second half was a game of defence for the Harps, playing against the wind now meant that Borris-Kilcotton would launch high ball down – and great credit to the back line they hooked and harried gallantly denying Borris-Kilcotton much scoring opportunity. At the other end, the breeze made life equally as difficult for the forwards but Shane Tyrell soldiered well and matched Borris-Kilcotton’s four second half points to ensure a victory for the Harps. Final Score: The Harps 0-14 v 1-08 Borris-Kilcotton.

Scorers: The Harps: Shane Tyrell 0-07 (0-05f), Colm Dunphy 0-02, Eoin O’ Sullivan, Albert Townsend, Shane Fitzpatrick, Rory Moore and Fred Townsend 0-01 each. Borris-in-Ossory/Kilcotton: Damien Kelly 1-01f, Eoin Fitzpatrick 0-03, Niall Jones 0-02, Michael Bowe and Jonathan Dwyer 0-01 each.

The Harps: Justin Brophy, Niall Donohue, Aaron Dunne, Cathal Phelan, Ciaran Costigan, Shane Fitzapatrick, David Doheny, Rory Moore, Darren Maher, Shane Tyrell, Brian Farrell, Fred Townsend, Colm Dunphy, Albert Townsend, Eoin O’Sullivan. Subs: Rory Doyle for Darren Maher, Shane Brophy for Eoin O’Sullivan, James Larkin for Brian Farrell.

Borris-in-Ossory/Kilcotton: Danny Brennan, Brian Comerford, Tom Kelly, Denis Coss (yellow card), Ciarán Sweeney, Ronan Kelly (captain), DJ Kelly, Jonathan Dwyer, Damien Kelly, Trevor Abbott, Niall Jones, Stephen Campion, Garry Dollard, Tony Doran, Michael Bowe. Subs: Redmond Murray for Tony Doran, Barry Foyle for Brian Comerfrod, Colm Fitzpatrick for Michael Bowe, Eoin Fitzpatrick for Damien Kelly.

Referee: James Maher (Rathdowney).

Photo: Peter O’Neill presents the trophy to The Harps captain Fred Townsend. Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie

Apr 272014

20140427_182249The Harps Junior Hurlers welcomed Ballypickas to Durrow GAA grounds in the third round of the Division 5 hurling league. Clear blue sky with a light breeze made it a perfect evening for hurling. The light breeze favoured Ballypickas in the opening half, but the Harps did not seem to allow this disadvantage to affect their game. It was Ballypickas who scored first with a point from a placed ball. Three minutes later the Harps’ Rory Doyle opened the home sides account with a fine point from play. Hot on the heels of that came two rapid fire scores from Shane Tyrell (point) and Freddie Townsend (goal) both from play. Freddie Townsend followed up with another point from play three minutes later to stamp his intent on the evenings proceedings.

The following fifteen minutes was a dominant spell for free takers, Ballypickas fired over one of their own with the Harps’ Shane Tyrell chipping over three to leave the score at 1-06 to 0-02 with half time approaching. Freddie Townsend and Rory Doyle added two further points from play to leave the half time score The Harps 1-08 V 0-02 Ballypickas. At half time the Harps made a substitution with James Larkin being replaced by David Doheny.

Shane Tyrell points for The Harps on the 20th minute in the first half to the appreciation of Gerry Brophy.

The second half got underway with Ballypickas scoring a point from play. Shane Tyrell pointed a free moments later and was followed up with two rapid fire points by Freddie Townsend, both from play. Ballypickas responded with a point from play but Danny Delahunty who had replaced Darren Maher as a blood sub earlier in the game popped over a point to keep the Harps well in front. Freddie Townsend added to his evening’s tally with another point from play mid-way through the second half. Following that score Padraig Spencer replaced David O Shoughnessy who had given a solid performance at centre back all evening.

20140427_182616Ballypickas began to claw their way back into the game with two points from play and after Shane Tyrell popped over a 65 for the homeside Ballypickas grabbed a goal to cut the deficit to 8 points, The Harps 1-14 to 1-06 with ten minutes remaining as Colm Dunphy replaced Niall Mullins. The Harps pushed on to close out the game with two frees converted by Shane Tyrell and two points from play by Colm Dunphy and Donnacha Quinn. Shane Fitzpatrick was brought on for Donnacha Quinn with just a few minutes remaining on the clock.

The final score: The Harps 1-18 V 1-06 Ballypickas. The Harps are now top of Division 5 with three wins from three games played and a scoring advantage of +26 points.

The Harps: 1 – Justin Brophy; 2 – Niall Donoghue; 3 – Cathal Phelan; 4 – Aaron Dunne; 5 – James Larkin; 6 – David O Shaughnessy; 7 – Ciaran Costigan; 8 – Donnacha Quinn; 9  – Rory Moore; 10 – Shane Tyrell; 11 – Niall Mullins; 12 – Darren Maher; 13 – Eoin O Sullivan; 14 – Freddie Townsend; 15 – Rory Doyle.

Mar 042014

LaoisGAA-LaoisShoppingCentreThe draw for the 2014 Hurling Championships were made tonight (Tuesday March 4th) in Portlaoise and the following fixtures are sure to whet the appetite of both players and fans alike come high summer…

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Hurling Championship (Games to be played weekend of 19-26 July)

The Harps v Clough Ballacolla

Laois Shopping Centre Intermediate Hurling Championship (Games to be played weekend of 18-25 July)

Clonad v The Harps

Laois Shopping Centre Junior B Hurling Championship

Portlaoise v Clough Ballacolla (winner v The Harps)

Laois Shopping Centre Under-21 Hurling Championship

Clough Ballacolla v Castletown Slieve Bloom (winner v The Harps Gaels)

Laois Shopping Centre Minor Hurling Championship

The Harps Gaels v Castletown Slieve Bloom