The home side made one change from the team in named in the programme, with Darragh Fitzgerald replacing centre-back Paul Mc Loughlin. They started Trevor Collins for number 12 Kieran Lillis; Gary Walsh came in for Evan O’Carroll in the right corner forward slot, and David Conway played left corner forward in place of Paul Kingston.
—it's huge, authentic and in immaculate condition, with all the amenities and cottage-like accoutrements you could ever need.Scorers: Laois: G Walsh 1-3 (1f, 2 ‘45); D Kingston 0-5; C Begley 0-2; D Conway 0-1; J O’Loughlin 0-1; T Collins 0-1; A Farrell 0-1; R Munnelly 0-1; D O’Connor 0-1; Laois: G Brody; D Strong, M Timmons, S Attride; E Buggie, P Mc Mahon, D O’Connor; B Quigley, C Begley; A Farrell, J O’Loughlin, T Collins; Gary Walsh, D Kingston, D Conway Subs: J Finn for B Quigley (32); E O’Carroll for S Attride (b/card, 42); R Munnelly for G Walsh (44); K Lillis for P Mc Mahon (46); A Doran for E O’Carroll (61); G Dillon for D Conway (65); Wicklow: R Lambert; C Hyland, S Kelly, B Kennedy; D Hayden, D Fitzgerald, J Crowe; D Boothman, A Mc Loughlin; R Finn, D Healy, C Ffrench; M Kenny, S Furlong, P Cunningham.Michael Verney Anthony Daly famously proclaimed that Clare's hurlers were "no longer the whipping boys of Munster" after putting Tipperary to the sword in the 1997 provincial decider to banish memories of their oppression at the hands of the Premier.Happily, no game between these counties has descended to the level of misbehaviour seen in ‘86, but with survival at stake in yesterday’s 1A Qualifier game, a competitive contest was expected, and we were not disappointed.Wicklow wore a white strip, to avoid a colour clash with the visitors.The cottage definitely lives up to the photos on the website with a beautiful garden and impressive interior de…Mary, Dee's Mom was there to welcome us.
She showed us around the beautiful cottage and explained everything.
The area was great for visiti…We had a wonderful stay at Dee's cottage.
It truly is breathtaking when you first arrive, the cottage has a beautiful thatched roof and is in stunning surroundings.
The garden is …You can catch a bus from Mountrath to Limerick and Dublin.
There is a bus service from Portlaoise direct to Dublin airport which also stops at the Red Cow station on the Luas Tram Line into Dublin.
We had a great time at Hawtorne Cottage celebrating my mother in laws 60th birthday.