Park-Ratheniska created history on their home ground on Sunday afternoon, as they became the first Laois team to win a Leinster hurling and football club double when they defeated Parnells of Dublin in a thriller to take the Special Junior Hurling title to add to the football one they won back in 2006.
Parnells (Dublin) 1-8
This was a special day in the history of Park-Ratheniska, as they hosted a Leinster final for the second time and once again came out winners. On this occasion they had to produce one of their best ever displays to see off the Dublin champions, who were aiming to make it four-in-a-row in this competition for Dublin clubs.
The standard of hurling was of an exceptionally quality and the large attendance was kept entertained right to the finish, as Parnells fought to the very end but Ratheniska producing their best hurling on the day when they were always destined to take the cup.
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