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Byrne points the way as Abbeyleix claim top hurling honours

The Abbeyleix team that won the Roinn 1 hurling title with an impressive display against Cullohill

Abbeyleix 2-13 Cullohill 0-4

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Roinn 1 Hurling

Colin Byrne helped himself to 11 points as Abbeyleix put in a very strong performance to claim the top prize in Laois Cumann na mBunscol – the Roinn 1 hurling title.

Byrne was impressive from frees and from play as Abbeyleix look as if they are continuing to produce top quality underage hurlers.

Liam Kavanagh got Abbeyleix off to a dream start with a goal in the opening minutes from and they went on to lead 1-6 to 0-3 at half time.

With the wind at their backs in the second half Abbeyleix stretched their lead in the second half. Kyle Mullen got their second goal while Ross Coffey added a point.

Liam Kirby finished with three points for Cullohill with Justin Deegan getting their other one.

The Cullohill team that were beaten by Abbeyleix in the Roinn 1 hurling final


SCORERS – Abbeyleix: Colin Byrne 0-11, Liam Kavanagh 1-1, Kyle Mullen 1-0, Ross Coffey 0-1. Cullohill: Liam Kirby 0-3, Justin Deegan 0-1

ABBEYLEIX: Jamie Carroll, Jim Dunican, Conor Dooley, Adrian Dunne, Jack Finlay, Kieran O’Donnell, Colin Byrne, Liam Kavanagh, Ross Coffey, Cormac Byrne, Eli Quinn, Sean Cole, Kyle Mullen, Adam Ellis, Ben O’Keeffe, Daniel McEvoy, Dara Phelan, Gavin Kelly, Ben Mernagh, Thomas Swords

CULLOHILL: Martin Drennan, Brian Holland, Conor Walsh, Rory Dunne, Will Duggan, Justin Deegan, Donal Deegan, Jack Dunphy, Lorcan McGuigan, Liam Kirby, Mark Bergin, Eoin Cahill, Eoin Delaney, James Brennan, Mikey Fogarty, Aaron Mahon, Cormac Dunne, Ned Duggan, Ethan Lafferty, Simon Comerford, Ciaran Walsh, John Delahunty, Colin Saunders.

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