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Father and son to play for Trumera in county final again

Father and son from Trumera to play in second IHC final

The GAA is all about family and community spirit, something will be in abundance in O’Moore Park on Sunday afternoon.

Trumera face Rathdowney-Errill in the IHC final and for the second time, a father and his son will take to the field.

Two years ago, the men in red and white took on Clonad with a father and son combination in their full forward line – Damien and Dylan Lalor.

While Dad Damien ‘Broc’ Lalor was replaced before the final whistle, son Dylan made a contribution which essentially won the game for Trumera.

At just 17 years of age, he showed composure beyond his years to land the score which put Trumera ahead with two minutes remaining before setting up Niall Sinnott for the insurance point.

Speaking after the final in 2015,  Damien said: “I never thought that I’d get to hurl with my son at a senior grade. I’m going to have to give it another couple of years now anyway and see how we get on.”

Dylan said: “It’s a super feeling and I can’t believe it. We just kept plugging away and we got there in the end.”

The following year, Trumera went up to Senior A and formed an amalgamation with Kyle but were relegated.

But back at Intermediate level and on their own again, they have done very well this year.

Trumera began by beating Park-Ratheniska by 0-12 to 0-10 and then booked their semi-final place when a Ronan Kavanagh penalty led them to 1-11 to 1-7 win over Clough-Ballacolla.

They then had to wait seven weeks to face Clonad and by that stage, Damien had picked up an injury which kept him out of the drawn game in Durrow.

However, he returned to the fold last Friday and scored a point as Trumera won the replay by 0-15 to 2-6.

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Dylan has been in brilliant form. He hit eight points against Park-Ratheniska and three against Clough-Ballacolla in Rounds 1 and 2.

He followed that by adding another 13 points to his tally in the two games against Clonad, six and seven respectively.

The 19-year-old is also playing football this year and is part of Paul Lawlor’s Emo side.

He was introduced as a substitute in the draw with Portlaoise last Saturday and will be in the mix again on Friday.

Dylan and his dad Damien are certainly in for a busy weekend ad they will hope to end it with two trophies.

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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.