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In Pictures: Victorious Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath minors honoured at awards evening

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The Clough-Ballacolla-Mountrath hurlers claimed the minor hurling championship title back in September.

It was an unusual pairing but it was certainly a successful one as they defeated The Harps in the decider by 0-10 to 0-8.

Teenage sensation Cillian Dunne put in a simply stunning display on the day 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.

And the victorious side were honoured at an Awards night in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at the weekend.

Our photographer Oonagh Maher was there on the evening to snap the best of the action.

Check out her photos below:

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