The Harps 1-19 Castletown 2-12
Laois U-20 ‘A’ HC Semi-final
The Harps will contest this year’s Laois U-20 ‘A’ hurling championship final thanks to a hard-earned win over Castletown in a good battle this afternoon in Abbeyleix.
There was little between the teams throughout with the sides level 0-5 apiece at the first water break before The Harps led 0-12 to 1-8 at half time.
By the second water break The Harps led 0-17 to 1-11 and they got a goal themselves in the final quarter to ensure their win.
The Harps, who were beaten in the corresponding minor final in 2018, now go forward to meet either Abbeyleix or Rathdowney-Errill in the final.
Elsewhere in the Laois U-20 ‘B’ hurling championship, Raheen Parish Gaels (who comprise of Colt, Shanahoe, Clonad and Trumera) were 3-13 to 2-12 winners over Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe.
Raheen Parish Gaels now go forward to meet Ballinakill-Ballypickas in the semi-final.
Portlaoise and Clonaslee-St Manman’s meet in the last remaining quarter final this week with the winners of that advancing to a semi-final meeting with Rosenallis.
THE HARPS: Lorcan Fitzpatrick; Stephen Murphy, Ben Dunphy, Thomas Walsh; Jack Murphy, Tiernach Doheny, Rian Edwards; Cody Comerford, Aaron Grady; Billy McEvoy, Cathal Murphy, Michael Monaghan; Darragh Kelly, James Duggan, Conor Delaney.
CASTLETOWN: Jack McKelvey; Conor Breen, Killian Cuddy, Oisin Phelan; Matthew Peters, Aaron Phelan, Aaron Sythes; Sean O’Connor, Ciaran McKelvey; Conor Doran, Tadhg Cuddy, Enda Breen; Jamie Gill, Conor Walsh, Jamie Conroy.