Portlaoise dig deep to deny battling Glenealy
PORTLAOISE had to withstand a determined fight-back by Wicklow side Glenealy in the final quarter before booking their place in the next round of the Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling championship on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-10.
The Laois men led by 0-11 to 0-4 at half time. Then, despite playing against the wind, they extended their advantage in the third quarter. Fullback Danny Staunton drilled home a penalty for Glenealy in the closing 10 minutes but despite heroic efforts in the closing stages they just were not able to close the gap