We look ahead to this weekends 4 upcoming Laois Shopping Centre Hurling Championship Quarter Final fixtures.
With the 2 Premier Intermediate quarter finals taking place on Saturday September 9th & the 2 Senior quarter finals taking place on Sunday September 10th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park. Winners to be decided on the day. If the sides are still level at the end of normal time, there will be two 10 minutes periods of extra time and if still level then penalties.
Tickets: Reminder that these are ticket only games with a ticket charge of €6-€12 which can be purchased online here: https://www.universe.com/users/laois-gaa-82QTP6
OAP and Season Passes are applicable for admission to these games.
Live streaming: The 2 Senior matches of Abbeyleix vs Rosenallis (Sunday 2pm) and Clough Ballacolla vs Castletown (3.45pm Sunday) are both available to purchase for live streaming exclusively on Clubber.ie. To gain access to these live streams, sign up and register to Clubber TV now at: Clubber.ie
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For all other Club fixtures & results visit: https://laoisgaa.ie/fixtures-results/
Best of luck to all involved!
Premier Intermediate: The winners of Clonaslee St.Manman’s vs Rathdowney Errill and the winners of Ballinakill vs Clough Ballacolla will head to the PIHC Semi Finals where they will be drawn to face either Portlaoise or Ballyfin.
Senior: The winners of Abbeyleix vs Rosenallis and the winners of Clough Ballacolla vs Castletown will head to the SHC Semi Finals where they will be drawn to face either Camross or Rathdowney Errill.
The losers of all 4 fixtures will be eliminated from the championship.
The draws for both the PIHC and Senior Semi Finals will take place shortly after the conclusion of the final game on Sunday in Laois Hire O’Moore Park (Clough Ballacolla vs Castletown at 3.45pm) and the draw will be live streamed on CLG Laois Facebook.
Premier Intermediate Previews:
Saturday September 9th: Clonaslee St.Manman’s vs Rathdowney Errill at 5.15pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Clonaslee previous results:
Group A Round 1 August 31st:
Round 2: August 6th
Clough Ballacolla: 0-7
Round 3: August 20th
Slieve Bloom: 0-8
Rathdowney-Errill previous results:
Group B Round 1 July 21st:
Rathdowney Errill: 0-11
Round 2 August 6th:
Rathdowney Errill: 2-14
Round 3: August 18th
Ones to watch: Clonaslee St.Manman’s: the top scorers so far for Clonaslee in the 2023 PIHC campaign are Niall Corbett (0-12) Cian Callaghan (3-2) and Paddy Hyland (0-9). Liam Senior (0-5) must also be mentioned for producing some man of the match worthy performances during the group stages.
Rathdowney-Errill: The top scorers so far are Paddy Hassett (2-18) and Scott Pearson (2-7) who have both been exceptionally dangerous in attack and Michael Cleary (0-4) has also displayed some fine performances so far.
Saturday September 9th: Ballinakill vs Clough-Ballacolla at 7pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Ballinakill previous results:
Group B Round 1 July 24th:
Round 2 August 6th:
Round 3 August 17th:
Clough Ballacolla previous results:
Group A Round 1 July 21st:
Clough Ballacolla: 1-15
Slieve Bloom: 0-13
Round 2 August 6th:
Clough Ballacolla: 0-7
Clonaslee St Manmans: 2-15
Round 3 August 18th
Ones to watch: Ballinakill: are the current overall top scoring team in the 2023 PIHC campaign with a massive total of 9-49 (76 points). Their top scorers are Brian Duggan (0-23) Seamus Fitzpatrick (3-4) and Paul Simms (2-6)
Clough-Ballacolla: The top scorers so far are Shane Hyland (1-3) Chris Rafter (0-8) who has been their standout player with fantastic performances and Michael McEvoy (0-3) has also been excellent.
Sunday September 10th: Abbeyleix vs Rosenallis at 2pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Ones to watch: Abbeyleix: In the outstanding Round 3, 10 point win over Castletown.. a win that seen Abbeyleix advance to the quarter finals and awarded with facing Rosenallis in the process, avoiding facing Clough Ballacolla which was the most difficult outcome. Aaron Brennan was Abbeyleix’s best player of the day being unstoppable going forward, with a total and vital score of 1-7 and undoubtedly produced his best performance in the Championship so far. Ciaran Byrne was again superb and continued his top form with a score of 1-2. This brings Ciaran Byrnes total championship score to an impressive 4-6 (18 points).
Rosenallis: in the Round 3 loss to Clough Ballacolla and despite it being a very tough test for Rosenallis. The biggest positives for the side were that they had no shortage of brilliant scores and created some fine attacking opportunities. With David Dooley (0-6) Paddy Keating (0-4) and Fiachra C Fennell (0-3) sharing a total of 13 scores between them. Some of these scores were magnificent to watch and Conor Cosgrave put in a strong defensive performance also.
Sunday September 10th: Clough Ballacolla vs Castletown at 3.45pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Ones to watch: Clough-Ballacolla: Clough Ballacolla: are the SHC overall top scoring team so far who continue to exceptionally add to that total after every round of fixtures and are now very close to reaching an enormous tally of 100 points. Their current team score heading into the quarter finals is an immense 9-65 (92 points). Stephen Picky Maher (4-23) in 2nd place of the overall SHC individual top scorers is just 6 points short of 1st place Rathdowney Errill’s Ross King. Another incredible individual score tally for Clough Ballacolla also comes from Stephen Bergin (3-12). In their 12 point win over Rosenallis in Round 3, Willie Dunphy made his return to the Championship with 2 superb points from play and Cillian Dunne (0-7) impressed when on target in his free taking duties when he took the place of Picky Maher when Maher was replaced by John Dwyer in the second half.
Castletown: despite the Round 3 loss to Abbeyleix, Castletown were strong in attack with a total score in that fixture of 2-10 which will be a big boost heading into the quarter final clash vs Clough-Ballacolla. Dylan Conroy (0-4) was excellent in free taking duties while both Brendan Reddin and Jack Breen both rattled the back of the net for 2 great goals.