Camross and Kyle to meet in JHC final

With the semi-finals of the Laois Junior Hurling Championship taking place over the weekend as well as the Senior Hurling Final on Sunday, with Camross and Kyle securing progression to the final.

With the semi-finals of the Laois Junior Hurling Championship taking place over the weekend as well as the Senior Hurling Final on Sunday, with Camross and Kyle securing progression to the final.

Camross came up against the challenge of Castletown-Slieve Bloom and they emerged victorious with seven points to spare on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-7.

Camross opened the game well as they led by 1-4 to no score after fifteen minutes thanks to a goal from Murty Delaney and four points from David Mortimer as Castletown-Slieve Bloom struggled to fins their feet.

Eventually Castletown-Slieve Bloom opened their account through Shane Phelan, before Dylan Conroy and Eoin Dooley added to their tally before the half-time whistle, but Camross did too as David Mortimer and Murty Delaney increased their lead to six points at the break.

Camross continued their dominance in the second half as they racked up a further five points in the half through Ollie Dowling (2), Dan Lalor and David Mortimer, while Castletown-Slieve Bloom kept in touch through Dylan Conroy (2), Tadhg Dooley and Eoin Dooley as Camross ran out seven point victors.

In the second semi-final, Kyle came from behind to scrape by Clough-Ballacolla by the narrowest of margins on a tight scoreline of 0-12 to 0-11 to send them into the final.

Clough-Ballacolla led by nine points to three at the half-time whistle, Adrian Kelly, Kevin O’Grady and Eamon Fletcher landing Kyle’s first half points. Clough-Ballacolla’s Shane and Ciaran Hyland accounted for three points apiece, while Padraic Kavanagh and Ciaran Finane each fired a brace as Ballacolla narrowly lost out.

As Kyle overturned a four point half-time downfall by a single point, Adrian Kelly finished up with eight points, while Eoin Quinlan and Gearoid Walsh pitched in with second half scores too as Kyle now prepare for a showdown with Camross in the County Final.