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In Pictures: Lots of excitement in Killanure and Camross NS ahead of County Final

All of the students at Killanure N.S

Sunday will see the Bob O’Keeffe Cup up for grabs and these children have firmly nailed their colours to the mast.

Yesterday, we took a trip up towards the Slieve Bloom mountains and stopped in on two schools.

First we called in to Killanure NS who are a two-classroom school with 41 kids.

Camross are involved in three county finals over the next 24 hours.

Their Camogie team are in the decider this evening in Abbeyleix against O’Moores.

While the U-17s will take on Castletown in their county final in the first of a triple header in O’Moore Park on Sunday.

Killanure have produced a number of hurlers and camogie players who will line out over the next few days.

Mick Phelan, Joe Phelan, Damien Keenan, Darrell, Dooley, Zane Keenan, Eoin Gaughan, Dean Delaney, Thomas Dunphy, Fidelma Conroy and Leona Conroy are all past pupils.

We then made the short trip to Camross NS where we were greeted by 121 pupils and a song composed by principal Talitha Horan.

Camross joint-captain Joe Phelan was also here as he works between the two schools.

Former pupils here include: Tadhg Doran, Dwane Palmer, Martin, Burke, Mossy Burke, Gearóid Burke, Lorcan Burke, Patrick Burke, Niall Holmes, Mark Dowling, Ciarán Collier, Andrew Collier, Matthew Collier, Malvin Maloney, Daniel Breen, Tadhg Drennan, Mark Conroy, Craig Delaney, Colin Palmer, Darren Drennan, Rob Tyrrell and Oisin Bennett.

A special mention must also go to the incredible Breda Doran, who is a secretary which splits herself between the two schools.

Without her, our visit would not have been as successful.

Killanure NS

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SEE ALSO – WATCH: Camross NS perform County Final song

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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.