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‘A mighty sound gesture’ – Buff Egan set to be looked after at Leinster minor final following Laois Gaels offer

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The Laois minor hurlers celebrate with Buff Egan after their win over Kilkenny on Saturday

Buff Egan’s love affair with Laois hurling looks set to grow after the lads at Laois Gaels reached out to him on Twitter last night.

The Kerry native goes to matches all over the country and brings coverage to his thousands of fans across his social media channels.

And that is set to continue on Monday night when Laois face Offaly in O’Moore Park in the Leinster Minor final.

Laois Gaels, tagging Buff on Twitter, tweeted: “To show appreciation for all you do for the coverage of our national game, we would like to offer you free entry to Laois v Offaly, honorary Laois Gaels membership, post match food with Boscos Catering and a meal for another time at Lilly’s in Portlaoise.”

Buff retweeted the gesture to his 40,000 followers so presumably he will accept.

Laois Gaels in the Laois GAA’s Supporters Club that was officially launched in February last year.

It is chaired by O’Dempsey’s man Bryan Breen and boasts hundreds of members.

Buff was present in O’Moore Park last weekend when the Laois minor hurlers defeated Kilkenny in the semi final.

He joined the players on the field afterwards and knocked great craic out of them during the celebrations.

On his way home, former Laois hurler Willie Hyland picked him up and brought him for lunch in Brew Cafe.

Buff’s love of Laois has grown over the years and he was most recently in O’Moore Park last November for the club final between Clough-Ballacolla and Borris-Kilcotton.

He heralded Willie Hyland ‘a stallion of a man’, sentenced Borris-Kilcotton to ‘deletion’ and declared Cathal Dunne as ‘iconic’.

Buff’s evening briefly took a bad turn when he somehow managed to get himself locked into the toilets in O’Moore Park!

But he managed to break free and make his way to Ballacolla to join in on the celebrations.

Before that, Buff was last in O’Moore Park in July 2019 when the Laois hurlers shocked the country by knocking Dublin out of the All-Ireland championship.

Hopefully, his presence on Monday night will bring about more success for Laois!

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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.