Portlaoise bounce back to claim South Leinster title

Portlaoise CBS put a nightmare start firmly behind them as they claimed the South Leinster Senior B title in style in Carlow on Friday afternoon.

Portlaoise CBS put a nightmare start firmly behind them as they claimed the South Leinster Senior B title in style in Carlow on Friday afternoon.

Portlaoise CBS 2-12

Enniscorthy CBS 1-8

After conceding a goal in the opening minutes the Laois men looked to be in trouble but they gradually took control and after building up a five-point lead at the break they held off a spirited Enniscorthy challenge in the second half to claim the championship crown.

After seeing off fellow Wexford men and reigning champions Gorey CS in their thrilling semi-final, Enniscorthy would have fancied their chances against Portlaoise, and when they raced into the lead early on, that optimism would only have been increased.

However Portlaoise were not to be denied and they fought back strongly to register a memorable win.

See this Wednesday’s Leinster Express (March 7) for full report