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Previewing tonight’s Laois Senior ‘A’ Hurling semi final

We’re back in O’Moore Park this evening where a place in a county final is once again up for grabs.

Laois S’A’HC Semi Final – Ballyfin v The Harps
In O’Moore Park at 7.45pm

A place in the Senior ‘A’ hurling final against Rosenallis is up for grabs tonight when Ballyfin and The Harps clash in O’Moore Park.

Rosenallis recorded an easy win over Colt on Saturday night to keep their hopes of claiming a football and hurling championship double alive.

And they will now either face the team who defeated them in the group stage or the side who were relegated from senior last year in the final.

Ballyfin dropped down from the top tier last year but lost their Gaels contingent of Mountmellick players when Gaels were deemed illegal by Croke Park.

They got their group stage off to a good start with wins over Clonaslee and Mountrath but a defeat to Colt in their final game left them in second spot in the group and facing a quarter final.

Here, they recorded an easy win over Shanahoe to advance to the last four.

As for The Harps, they reached the final of this competition last year and look odds on to repeat the trick.

They won all their group games against Slieve Bloom, Shanahoe and finalists Rosenallis with relative ease to top the group and advance to the semi finals.

They have Comerford twins Ciaran and Daniel in their ranks along with Micheal Lanigan but there is a doubt over the fitness of county star Podge Delaney who was on crutches lately.

Ballyfin have a number of fine hurlers like Eanna Lyons, Gareth Dunphy, and James Finn while the Connollys, Darragh, David, Max and Allan, are just as good with a sliotar as a Gaelic football.

However, eight of their team have been involved in their football adventure this year and those extra matches may catch them on a heavy pitch tonight.

Verdict: The Harps

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