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WATCH: Video emerges of hurling final incident that half the country is talking about

Video footage has emerged of the incident in the Laois SHC final that saw Rathdowney-Errill’s Ross King forced off the field with a bad facial injury in the 25th minute.

Slow-motion footage of the moment is doing the rounds on social media.

The video begins with Rathdowney-Errill’s John Purcell challenging Camross’s Dean Delaney for possession. The ball spills loose with Purcell attempting to gather it again.

A battle then ensues with players from both sides contesting for the ball before Ross King arrives in. He then gets struck in the face and while surrounded by Camross players, he instantly moves out and removes his helmet.

King was substituted and taken to hospital where he received stitches to his lip and had two teeth loosened.

Two players were yellow carded by referee John O’Brien following the incident.

At the time of the incident Camross were losing 0-8 to 0-5 despite having played with the wind. They scored 1-3 without reply leading up to half time and led 1-8 to 0-8 at the break.

Camross went on to win 2-15 to 0-19 to win their 26th title and become the first Laois club to do back-to-back titles since 2003.

Rathdowney-Errill manager John Delaney spoke after the game to LaoisToday and said he spoke to the referee about his decision to hand out a yellow card.

Camross now go on to play in the Leinster club championship when they will take on the Wexford champions on Sunday, November 4.

SEE ALSO – Talking Points and photos from a hectic championship final Sunday

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.