A young Laois handballer was crowned All-Ireland champion on Sunday after a thrilling win over a Cork opponent in the decider.
Molly O’Connor, from Cullohill Handball Club, secured the U-17 Girls All-Ireland 40X20 title in Kingscourt after she got the better of Aoife Hurley.
This was a tense match right from the off, and in the end, it required a tie-breaker to separate the pair.
But O’Connor was ruthless in the tiebreak and won it 11-0 to claim the All-Ireland title.
Elsewhere, there was heartbreak for Emer Fitzpatrick and Lucy O’Connor who were beaten in the Girls U15 All-Ireland Doubles Final.
The Cullohill girls were also taken to a tiebreak in the decider but they unfortunately came out on the wrong side.