Emo-Courtwood were crowned Laois minor football champions for the third time in four years following a thrilling win over Ballyroan-Abbey in O’Moore Park yesterday afternoon.
Having won the old U-18 grade in 2016, they have now won the U-17 minor title in 2017 and 2019, continuing a golden age for the parish’s underage teams.
They were previously under the St Paul’s banner and had input from The Rock but they now by Emo-Courtwood at this age group and will savour this win, particularly having come in as outsiders against a Ballyroan-Abbey side seeking to retain the title they won last year.
In a fascinating contest, Emo-Courtwood did just enough to hold on and win by a point, having been seven up entering the final quarter.
There were two sets of brothers on the field for Emo-Courtwood by full time.
Nathan Little was joined by his younger brother Ryan who came off the bench to score 1-1 while man of the match Tom Fennelly was accompanied by his younger brother Micky Fennelly.
Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was on hand to capture the celebrations at full time on the pitch.
Check them out below: