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‘Magical’ day for Laois family at All-Ireland finals in Croke Park

Ross along with the other pupils selected to play in Croke Park. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

One Laois family had not one, but two representatives, at GAA HQ last Sunday during the All-Ireland final between Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Ross and Jack Deegan were on flying form as they took to the national stadium at the biggest day on the hurling calendar.

Ross was selected to play at half-time through the Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s. The Harps man lined out at number eight for Kilkenny, something which his mother Diane was something extremely relieved about!

The Cullohill NS pupil excelled on the day, getting on plenty of ball and even managing a few points for himself.

Jack was selected as a flag bearer for the All-Ireland finalists as they ran out before the game.

“Ah it was a magical day for them. The final might not have been the best, but they had a wonderful day,” said Ross and Jack’s father Joe, who owns Centra in Urlingford along with wife Diane.

The extended Deegan family have a long, proud tradition of hurling both for The Harps and for Laois.

Along with Ross and Jack, their brother Rory also graced Croke Park as he played in the Mini 7s competition years ago.

Well done to both boys!

 Ross Deegan, Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill, Laois, representing Kilkenny, in action. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

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