On Mon. the 18th November St. Fergal’s Junior Boys Gaelic Football team took on Mountmellick C.S. in the first round of the Laois section of the Leinster football championship, played in Portlaoise. From the start the Fergal’s boys were under pressure from the physically superior Mountmellick boys and after 10 mins were already 7 pts adrift. Despite the best efforts of Eric Killeen, Brian Corby and Jordan Walsh by half time Fergal’s faced a huge mountain to climb, 12 pts down.
There was no let up in the second half as Mountmellick piled the misery on and despite a couple of pointed frees from Jordan Walsh and a great score from play by Brian Corby the final score showed a comprehensive victory for Mountmellick.