Paddy Purcell

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Laois’ Donncha Harnett and goalkeeper Enda Rowland battle for possession with  Oisín O’Rorke of Dublin during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B match at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 4-18 Laois 2-17 For those arriving in Donnycarney expecting another afternoon of Sturm und Drang between these two, seven months after their b(...)

 Greg Murphy, formerly of Cork and now with Abu Dhabi Na Fianna and a sub on the 2018 All-Stars, is tackled by Cork’s Patrick Horgan  at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2018 All Stars 9-16 2019 All Stars 8-9 Showcasing what we must assume as axiomatically greater hunger, the 2018 PwC All Stars beat their 2019 counter(...)

 Jack Kavanagh and Gary Bennett of St Mullins lead the celebrations  after the AIB  Leinster  club hurling semi-final victory over  Rathdowney-Errill of Laois  at  Netwatch Cullen Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

St Mullins (Carlow) 2-17 Rathdowney-Errill (Laois)1-19 Another brilliant afternoon for Carlow hurling – literally, as the winter sun dazzled down on (...)

 Anthony Thompson’s Naomh Conaill side take on Clontibret in the Ulster Club SFC semi-final on Saturday night. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY LEINSTER CLUB SHC SEMI-FINAL Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v St Martin’s (Wexford), Nowlan Park, 1.30pm The assumed clash of the last year (...)

TJ Reid is Kilkenny’s main danger man. Who can look after him for  Cork? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At the start of the year I was really impressed by Cork’s prospects but the very first game against Tipperary created doubts for me because I was surp(...)

Gearóid Hegarty shoots under pressure from Lee Cleere of Laois during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 quarter-Final at O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 0-11 Limerick 2-22 All-Ireland champions Limerick have a, Allianz Hurling League semi-final to look forward to for the fourth year running fol(...)

Mattie Kenny’s Dublin saw off Laois at Parnell Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 0-13 Laois 0-11 It’s still relatively early days under new Dublin manager Mattie Kenny but a positive pattern of coming good in testing circum(...)

Kilkenny’s Stephen Staunton and Podge Delaney of Laois contest possession during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup match at  O’Moore Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laois 1-11 Kilkenny 6-24 Kilkenny’s first outing of 2018 ended with an utterly convincing 28-point win over Laois in O’Moore Park on Wednesday night(...)

Galway’s David Collins under pressure from Zane Keenan of Laois. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway 3-28 Laois 1-14 Galway are back in the Leinster final after trouncing Laois in a one-sided Leinster semi-final at O’Connor Park. Joe Canning sc(...)

Cyril Donnellan: will be aiming to cause problems for Laois at Tullamore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how people love a good underdog story without ever really respecting it. Laois have very obviously been a coming team for the past few season(...)

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