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Ballinakill GAA in mourning following sudden loss of Laois great

The late Michael Walsh of Ballinakill, pictured left, with Eddie Dunne, right, of Ballyfin who were in goal for their clubs in the Junior B Hurling final in 2003. They faced each other in the Intermediate final 33 years previously. Picture: Alf Harvey
The late Michael Walsh of Ballinakill, pictured left, with Eddie Dunne, right, of Ballyfin who were in goal for their clubs in the Junior B Hurling final in 2003. They faced each other in the Intermediate final 33 years previously. Picture: Alf Harvey

The people of Ballinakill and Laois GAA are in mourning following the sudden death of a great servant – Michael ‘Maggie’ Walsh. The 64-year-old was one of Laois and Ballinakill’s most decorated players as he won several medals at club and county level. Walsh won two Laois intermediate championships with Ballinakill – 21 years apart….

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.