There was wild excitement in Abbeyleix yesterday afternoon as the Cul Camp season continued with some very special guests.
The boys and girls were treated to some very special appearances as members of the Laois hurling team turned up with the Joe McDonagh Cup.
Abbeyleix native and star goalkeeper Enda Rowland led the way as he emerged into Fr Breen Park carrying the cup to rapturous cheering.
His fellow county players Aaron Dunphy and Daniel Comerford were also in attendance.
They were instantly mobbed as the children looked for autographs and the lads graciously obliged.
Laois Games Development Officer Andrew Kavanagh, brother of sharpshooter Mark, was also present as all of them posed for a series of photos.
Laois claimed the Joe McDonagh Cup on Sunday as they defeated Westmeath by 3-26 to 1-21 in Croke Park.
They will now face Dublin in an All-Ireland Preliminary Round Qualifier in O’Moore Park on Sunday at 4.15pm.
Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was in Abbeyleix yesterday where she captured these brilliant pictures.
Check them out below: