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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #660 on: January 11, 2018, 09:23:18 AM »
St Fergals play Rochfordbridge in the north Leinster C final today. Match is in Rathdowney at 12.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #661 on: January 11, 2018, 01:04:27 PM »
Best of luck to the St Fergals team. T'would be a great boost if they got the victory today.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #662 on: January 11, 2018, 03:21:07 PM »
A two point win for Fergal's in what was a very tight game all the way. A very strong, physical Rochfortbridge team were well matched by our lads who probably had the edge in hurling skills. It could have gone either way so it was great to see Fergal's close it out. Play was suspended for about half an hour with ten minutes to go when one of the Rochfortbridge midfielders sustained a neck injury and had to be stretchered off. Hopefully he will be ok. Fergal's were four points up at the time and looking good to close out the game but a goal just after the restart cut the lead to one. Fergal's replied with a quick point and held out in a nail biting finish. They now face the winners of the South Leinster final. Bagenalstown and Carnew face off tomorrow in the semi, with the winners playing Wellingtonbridge.
  St Fergal's junior team will travel to Rochfortbridge next week in the Junior North Leinster final and it would be brilliant to do the double.
All credit to Mr Conroy, Mr Dollard and Andrew Kavanagh for their work with these teams.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #663 on: January 11, 2018, 03:28:10 PM »
Fair play Mentor for the review of the game and well done to St Fergals. Great to hear they won. Hopefully they can go ahead and win the Leinster.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #664 on: January 11, 2018, 04:22:37 PM »
A two point win for Fergal's in what was a very tight game all the way. A very strong, physical Rochfortbridge team were well matched by our lads who probably had the edge in hurling skills. It could have gone either way so it was great to see Fergal's close it out. Play was suspended for about half an hour with ten minutes to go when one of the Rochfortbridge midfielders sustained a neck injury and had to be stretchered off. Hopefully he will be ok. Fergal's were four points up at the time and looking good to close out the game but a goal just after the restart cut the lead to one. Fergal's replied with a quick point and held out in a nail biting finish. They now face the winners of the South Leinster final. Bagenalstown and Carnew face off tomorrow in the semi, with the winners playing Wellingtonbridge.
  St Fergal's junior team will travel to Rochfortbridge next week in the Junior North Leinster final and it would be brilliant to do the double.
All credit to Mr Conroy, Mr Dollard and Andrew Kavanagh for their work with these teams.

Thanks Madmentor - who showed well for Fergals?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #665 on: January 11, 2018, 05:20:51 PM »
Mad Mentor where does the SH 'B' stand at the moment. When are Mountrath CS out again? The masters fixtures list had games between first and second in the groups for Nov 24th bur cannot see any results. Games must have been postponed.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #666 on: February 20, 2018, 03:07:09 PM »
St Fergal's beat Bridgetown VC of Wexford today to qualify for the Leinster Senior C Final against the Dublin champions ( St Mac Dara's CC, Templeogue I think). Having led 2-6 to 0-3 early on, the teams went in 2-6 to 1-7 at half time. Fergal's came out strong in the second half to win 4-11 to 1-9. Wasn't at the match personally so I can't comment on performances.
St. Fergal's junior team are due to play Rochfortbridge in the North Leinster Junior C final soon as well.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #667 on: February 23, 2018, 01:56:35 PM »
It would be great to see them get up to B level. How many of that team will be there next year I wonder? I see a few of them on the minor panel. How's Thep Fitz getting on, he's a good prospect!
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #669 on: February 24, 2018, 09:10:14 AM »
Fergals play St Declan's CBS of Dublin in the Leinster final on Monday in Hawksfield. There are a good few of the county minors (u17) on the team. Thep Fitz, Cillian Maher from Rathdowney Errill, Kevin Mulhall, Evan Hawkes and Mark Hennessey from Clough Ballacolla and Keelan Kelly from Borris Kilcotton. In addition, Cathal Dunne, Ben Delaney (C-B), Adam Loughman, Mick Shortt, Oisin Campion, Dylan Doyle, (R-E) have all been involved with Laois development squads and would probably have been on the minor panel this year if it had stayed at u18. Best wishes to the lads and Sean Conroy, Joe Dollard and Andrew Kavanagh who are managing them.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #670 on: February 26, 2018, 04:37:31 PM »
Any word on how the game went today?
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #671 on: February 26, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »
Great win for St Fergals today in the Leinster Hurling C Final - flying the flag for laois hurling. The St Declans team they faced today won the Dublin B division but got to play in the C Leinster final. Don't know why. They also had four players on the North Dublin team who defeated St Kierans in the A final. It looked ominous for Fergals after twenty minutes when they were seven points behind and were down to 14 men following a straight red card for Mick Shortt. Two pointed frees before half time by Chris Rafter brought the defecit to five at half time. With the wind behind them in the second half Fergals took them apart. Our lads had scored ten points to put them four up before St Declans got a point - their solitary score in the second half. A goal for Fergals sealed a fourteen point turn around in what was as good a display of all round teamwork as you will see anywhere. Clough-Ballacolla's Kevin Mulhall was awarded man of the match although I myself thought his fellow clubmate Diarmuid Conway deserved it more, but every one of the team hurled superbly. Final score St Fergals 1-16 St Declans 1-9.
All Ireland semi final coming up on Saturday against Seamount of Kinvara.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #672 on: February 26, 2018, 05:03:30 PM »
Great news and well done to Fergals. Cheers for the report Mad Mentor.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #673 on: March 08, 2018, 10:01:50 PM »
St Fergals face Seamount College of Galway in the All Ireland Colleges senior C hurling semi-final on Saturday. The match is at 2:30 in Kilmallock, Limerick. Best of luck to the lads and their coaches. Scariff Community College await the winners in the final set for the 24th.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #674 on: March 10, 2018, 12:47:25 PM »
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