Laois GAA Weekend Roundup

A round up of all the GAA action over the weekend in Laois.

Rory Delaney

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LEINSTER CLUB JHC QUARTER-FINAL

Rosenallis continued their march to an incredible Leinster double, as the club's junior hurlers saw off the challenge of Dublin champions Clontarf on Saturday afternoon.
With their footballers in a Leinster final this weekend against Bracknagh, the hurlers kept pace as they ensured their passage to the last four of the Leinster JHC. With the full-forward line of Patrick Keating, Ronan Murray and John Lennon scoring 0-13 between them, Clontarf had to answer to their attacking prowess.
Rosenallis were 0-10 to 0-5 ahead at the break, and limited the Dublin side to just two points in the second half, adding six themselves to run out 0-16 to 0-7 winners

LAOIS U-21 FOOTBALL SEMI-FINALS


In the Laois U-21 football championship, St Joseph's-Barrowhouse remain on course to retain their title after a 2-16 to 1-5 win over O'Dempsey's on Saturday.
Lir McDonald's first half goal saw them into a commanding 1-9 to 0-3 lead at the interval, and Mick Keogh added a second goal after half time to see off a brave challenge from surprise packets O'Dempsey's.
It took extra time to separate Sarsfields and Stradbally Parish Gaels in Ratheniska on Sunday, where an imperious display from Sean Moore, who scored 2-9, saw Sarsfields over the line.
The final score was 3-13 to 0-21, with Tom Shiel kicking a free late in normal time to send the game to extra time. It was Darragh Connolly who struck the decisive blow in the opening period of extra time, when his strong run ended with a brilliant goal, and Sarsfields held off Stradbally to advance.

LAOIS U-21 HURLING QUARTER-FINALS

Clough-Ballacolla and Borris-Kilcotton are through to the semi-finals of the Laois U-21 hurling championship after wins over Castletown-Slieve Bloom and Ballinakill Gaels respectively.
Clough-Ballacolla had an impressive haul of 1-10 from Jordan Walshe to thank for their 1-17 to 2-12 win over Castletown Slieve Bloom. After a closely fought game throughout, Walshe rifled a shot into the top corner late in the second half to help Clough-Ballacolla over the line.
In the other game, Ballinakill Gaels, qualifiers from the 'B' championship, found the going very tough against a formidable Borris-Kilcotton team, who ran out 4-33 to 0-4 winners.

For reports and pics from all games, see this weekend's Leinster Express, in shops on Tuesday.