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The Twitter reaction as the Laois hurlers claim Joe McDonagh Cup success

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The Laois hurlers enjoyed a comprehensive 3-26 to 1-21 win over Westmeath in the Joe McDonagh Cup final in Croke Park this afternoon.

It completes a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of Laois hurling under Eddie Brennan as he has taken a side who battled relegation in this competition last season to glory in the space of 12 months.

Mark Kavanagh, in his first game back from injury since the win over Antrim well over a month ago, was the star of the show as he fired over 12 points while Borris-Kilcotton’s Aaron Dunphy chipped in with 1-4 and worked tirelessly throughout as Laois won by 11 points in the end.

Laois will now compete in the Leinster championship in 2020 and will face Dublin next weekend in a Preliminary All-Ireland Qualifier.

Laois are due to have home advantage in that game which will be confirmed early this week. Indeed it will be a busy weekend again for Laois GAA with the footballers in action in their Round 4 Qualifier game.

A one-week break is not ideal but it’s the system that has been in place since the new championship structure was introduced last year.

There was plenty of blue and white to be seen around Croke Park with supporters in high spirits before and after the game.

And for those on Twitter, it was a joyous occasion which was treated as such.

Check out the best of the reaction below:

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