Irish international Zach Tuohy helps club win 9th Laois county title in-a-row 7 years ago

Irish international Zach Tuohy helps club win 9th Laois county title in-a-row

Portlaoise are nine-in-a-row-champions in Laois.

The success story continues for the modern day kingpins of Laois football as they dispatched Emo this evening in the county replay by 2-13 to 0-7

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Last week's game had Emo's Mick Lawlor as the star of the show, but the 42 year-old was overshadowed tonight by the heroics of returning Portlaoise son Zach Tuohy who grabbed 1-2, all from play, over the course of the hour

The Carlton man is only home from Australia for their off-season but started tonight's win after coming off the bench in last week's dramatic stalemate

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Not everyone was happy to see him play though with some unsettled that a professional sportsman could be playing against amateurs

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Although the celebrations tonight will be fairly muted for the squad, as they now face a Leinster club championship outing tomorrow in Carlow, less than 24 hours after their county success

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