Offaly U17 hurlers overcome neighbours Laois in Celtic opener

The perfect start in the group phase

Offaly U17 hurlers overcome neighbours Laois in  Celtic opener

Offaly U17 hurlers overcome neighbours Laois in Celtic opener Pic: OffalyCelticChallenge - Twitter

Offaly's U17 hurlers got the group phase of their Celtic Challenge campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable win over neighbours Laois on Wednesday evening, May 2.

Led by eventual man of the match, Shinrone's Peter Cleary from centre-back, Offaly took the lion's share of the scores, although in wet conditions in Birr, those scores were hard to come by.

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Offaly handled the conditions better and led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the break. They continued to assert in the second half and managed to increase their tally to 0-11. 

Laois could only add three further points in a tussle that can only be described as an arm wrestle, and both teams will be involved in better games as this national competition wears on over the summer. 


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