It was an unusual pairing but it was certainly a successful one as Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath claimed MHC glory yesterday.
Teenage sensation Cillian Dunne put in a simply stunning display to lead his side to victory.
In a repeat of the U-16 final from last year which Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath won also, they trailed for 53 minutes of this game before Dunne, who is still U-15, led them to victory with a mix of deadly free taking and lovely points from play.
It caps a fine year for him as he was part of the Laois U-15 team which defeated Waterford to win the Arrabawn tournament in the summer.
It is Clough-Ballacolla’s first minor title since 2006 and it really was a gritty affair as The Harps made them push all the way.
The Harps had a late chance for a goal through Cody Comerford when the ball broke his way but his shot just went wide and that was it for them as Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath held on to win by two.
Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was down on the pitch at full time to capture the best of the celebrations.
Check out her pictures below: