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Laois lads to the fore as MIC St Pat’s defeat UCD to claim All-Ireland College’s league glory

MIC St Pat's Thurles

The All-Ireland College’s Division 2 hurling league final took place in Portlaoise last night and five Laois lads were celebrating afterwards.

MIC St Pat’s of Thurles faced UCD in the decider which took place in the Centre of Excellence.

Unlike the weather today, Storm Barra had not arrived so conditions were good as the Tipperary college ran out 1-20 to 0-14 winners.

Trumera’s Adam Kirwan started in midfield while Castletown’s Tadhg Cuddy and Borris-Kilcotton’s Aaron Dunphy operated as the wing forwards.

Castletown’s Oisin Phelan also made an impact as a second half substitute as Thurles saw out the win.

Portlaoise’s Cormac Rigney was due to start the game at centre forward but missed out due to illness.

Dunphy was among the highest scorers on the night as he contributed eight points from play.

St Pat’s compete in the Ryan Cup and this is the perfect preparation for that competition which gets underway in the new year.

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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.