The Errill footballers captured the Junior ‘B’ football crown last night in a convincing victory over Mountmellick.
They ran out 12 point winners in what was their third final win in the last four years.
Laois hurling star Paddy Purcell scored 1-4 last night and has been immense for his club this year in both codes.
The latter scored a hatrick of goals for Rathdowney-Errill last weekend against Castletown in the SHC.
Purcell also had a superb year with the Laois hurler’s winning the Joe McDonagh Cup in Croke Park before reaching an All-Irleand quarter-final after beating the Dubs in Portlaoise.
He received plaudits from ‘The Sunday Game’ panel and was classed as the Usain Bolt of hurling.
Errill won the junior ‘C’ final against Rathdowney on St Stephen’s Day in 2016, and saw off Rosenallis for the junior ‘B’ crown in 2017.
Things took a slight knock last year when they were relegated from Junior ‘A’.
Impressive wins over Emo, The Rock and Rosenallis fired them back to this year’s final where they dispatched a good Mountmellick side.
Remarkably, Errill had went on a 12 year losing streak and only broke it in 2014 in a victory over St Joseph’s.
This was the first time they had won a football match since 2012.
The majority of the Errill team are dual-stars so this won’t be the end of their season as the hurling championships are in full-swing.
Our photographer Julie-Ann Miller was on hand to capture the on-field celebrations.