On Saturday Port U21 came through a one sided affair against Stradbally Parish Gaels in the Laois U21 semi-final replay. Played in atrocious conditions Port led 0-11 to 0-5 at half time with Jake Foster to the fore with a personal tally of 4 points (3 from play and one from a free). The second half saw Port up the ante with pressure on the Stradbally rear guard leading to defensive errors that Port capitalised on with goals from Evin Clancy, Colm Murphy (pen) and Colin Slevin to leave the final score 3-17 to 1-10.
Port will now meet Graiguecullen in the final to be played next Saturday the 18th of November, throw in time is 19:00 in O’Moore Park.
Scorers: Colm Murphy 1-6 (1-0 pen, 0-2 frees), Jake Foster 0-6 (0-1 free), Colin Slevin 1-3, Evan Clancy 1-1, Paddy O’Sullivan 0-1.
Team: Scott Osbourne; Alex Mohane, Diarmuid Bennett, Eoin Kennedy; Curtis Lyons, Robbie Piggott, Colin Slevin; Graham Weldon, Paddy O’Sullivan; Jordan Fitzpatrick, Evan Clancy, Ronan Coffey; Jake Foster, Colm Murphy, Steven Lyons. Subs: Cormac Curtis for S Lyons (52 mins), Eoin O’Donnell for Kennedy (53 mins), Iain Higgins for Coffey (58 mins), Jack Whelan for Mohane (58 mins), Seán Higgins for O’Sullivan (59 mins, BC).
Stradbally Parish Gaels
Scorers: Tom Shiel 1-6, Eoin Buggie 0-2 (0-1 free), Liam Knowles and Jack Deegan 0-1 each.
Team: Jack Larkin; Andy Daly, Jimmy O’Connor, Justin Lalor; Jack Langton, Liam Knowles, Killian Horgan; Eoin Buggie, Jack Deegan; Damien McCaul, Jamie Fenlon, Conor Whelehan; Brendan Lawlor, Tom Shiel, John Clancy. Subs: Elliott Scully for Fenlon (38 mins), Colum Dunne for McCaul (41 mins), Liam Clancy for Langton (52 mins), Seán Hennessy for Lawlor (53 mins).
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