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TV cameras to return to O’Moore Park as Laois hurling champions chosen for coverage once again

Clough-Ballacolla celebrations

The RTE TV cameras will be back in O’Moore Park next weekend as Clough-Ballacolla have been chosen for coverage once again.

They were in Portlaoise last Saturday evening where Clough-Ballacolla made history with their first ever Leinster win.

After failing on three previous attempts, Clough-Ballacolla finally got a win under their belts at provincial level following a brilliant win over Rapparees.

Clough-Ballacolla now face Kilmacud Crokes of Dublin in the Leinster semi final.

That game will throw in at 6.15pm on Saturday December 11.

Last weekend, Wexford side had no answer to Ballacolla in the second half as they ran out convincing eight point winners – scoring the last seven points of the game.

There were stars all over the field. Stephen Maher led the way with 1-9, Willie Hyland was a rock in midfield while Diarmaid Conway was unbeatable in defence.

While teenager Cillian Dunne came off the bench with 20 minutes to go and won several frees that Maher converted – and it was fitting that Dunne should get the final score too.

Declan Laffan’s charges will be hoping for a repeat performance against the Dublin champions.

SEE ALSO – Magic Maher leads the way as Clough-Ballacolla defeat Rapparees for historic first Leinster win

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.