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Bear in the Square: Our hurling double in Laois this weekend

Rathdowney-Errill's James Ryan

We have two games this weekend to look forward to in the Laois Senior hurling championship.

First up on Sunday evening is the clash of Camross (8/15) and Ballinakill (13/8). Camross were most people’s favourites to win the championship after their impressive league campaign and opening round victory over Rathdowney Errill. However, Abbeyleix shocked the form book by defeating Camross  two weeks ago.

Ballinakill lost to Borris-Kilcotton but bounced back the last day against Castletown defeating the Noresiders by a point. We expect Camross to win this as long as Cha Dwyer is kept someway quiet.

The second game on Sunday is the clash of Rathdowney-Errill (8/11) and Clough Ballacolla (5/4).

Ballacolla’s shock 21-point defeat against Borris-Kilcotton was not expected and shook the championship into life. Even though they were without Picky Maher (out for the year) and Mick McEvoy (doubtful for this weekend), these absentees do not excuse their performance against Borris.

They are playing with little or no confidence and look a shadow of their former glories. We believe that Rathdowney-Errill despite the loss of Mark Kavanagh, will put Clough-Ballacolla away this weekend.

Our selection

A2-point stake on a double of Rathdowney Errill and Camross coming in at odds of just over 6/4 with Boylesports only

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