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Round Up: All today’s Laois U-21 hurling championship action

It was all action in the Laois U-21 hurling championship this morning where there were three games down for decision as the competition got underway.

Abbeyleix Gaels, Borris-Kilcotton and The Harps were among the winning sides.

The final Round 1 game between Clough-Ballacolla and Portlaoise is not due to take place until next week because of The Town’s involvement in the Leinster Club Intermediate final on Saturday coming.

The winners of that game are set to face Rathdowney-Errill.

Anyway, here is a look at how the three games that were played today went:

Abbeyleix Gaels 2-20 Castletown 1-18

Abbeyleix Gaels and Castletown put on a great display this morning where Abbeyleix Gaels took the after the game was sent to extra time.

They got the game up and going with the first score of the game while Castletown missed a few chances early on including a goal chance which would later make all the difference.

Abbeyleix produced strong performances from midfield, centre back and in the full forward line.

The game was sent to extra time following a late goal from Abbeyleix where they lead by 5 points at the final whistle.

They will now progress to play Na Fianna in Round 2.

Raheen Parish Gaels 1-17 Borris in Ossory Kilcotton 3-12 AET

Raheen Parish Gaels looked to be on course for progression here as they led by two minutes with just seconds left in extra time.

But, the side comprised of players from Colt, Shanahoe, Clonad, Ballypickas and Trumera, were undone thanks to an Aaron Dunphy long range free for Borris-Kilcotton which went all the way to the net.

Rhian Bergin had scored very well for the Gaels with 1-9 while James Keyes hit five points but it wasn’t enough as Borris-Kilcotton go through.

Borris-Kilcotton now progress to play Camross in Round 2.

Rosenallis 0-7 The Harps 5-12

The Harps eased past Rosenallis this morning winning by 20 points.

Fiachra C Fennell and Jack Claffey put in a good performance for Rosenallis but the half time score of 2-7 to 3 points made sure Rosenallis would have too much work to do in the second half.

Five Sean Dunne frees and points from Rossa Duffy and Darragh McEvoy got Rosenallis on the scoreboard but the joint expertise of Gareth Singh, scoring 4-1, Evan Deegan with 1-1 and Ciaran Comerford with the remaining scores made sure of the win.

The Harps now play Mountrath in Round 2.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.