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
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
Portlaoise to use their gun early tonight? Zach Tuohy expected to start against Emo in the replay
— Will O'Callaghan (@willocallaghan) October 24, 2015
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL Zach Tuohy, Bruno feeds the Irish international - Portlaoise 1-2 Emo 0-1
— Midlands 103 Sport (@MidlandsSport) October 24, 2015
— Killian Whelan (@Killian_Whelan) October 24, 2015
Not everyone was happy to see him play though with some unsettled that a professional sportsman could be playing against amateurs
@Woolberto Pro v Amateur! Is it not a fair whinge?!
— Michael Duignan (@DuignanMichael) October 24, 2015
@DuignanMichael he's a professional at a completely different game. Tommy Walsh not the same since he came back, Kennelly struggled too
— Smaller Fish GAA (@SmallerFishGAA) October 24, 2015
— Joe Nolan (@raighne2003) October 24, 2015
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
Portlaoise will now represent Laois in the Leinster Club SFC. They are away to Palatine tomorrow at 2.30pm in Dr Cullen Park. Best of luck.
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) October 24, 2015
Now that we know who our opponents are, we are really looking forward to giving Portlaoise a warm Palatine welcome to NCP tomorrow ❤️🏼
— Palatine GAA (@PalatineGAA) October 24, 2015