Young guns to shoot down Laois

The sliotar was up for grabs

Pics: Donal Foley

WITH impressive wins from their opening two games against Dublin and Wexford, Kilkenny Minors now have their sights firmly focused on Laois in the Electric Ireland Championship.

O’Moore Park, Portlaoise is the venue on Friday for a showdown with what is fondly the O’Moore County and a probable hat-trick for our U17s.

This weekend much may depend on what mood the young Cats are in. Against Wexford before a small crowd at Nowlan Park, they opened well, then faded and could consider themselves to be somewhat lucky to be sharing 18 points at the break.

But with the wind in their sails after the break, they upped the ante, travelled up the gears to full throttle and the young guns of South East neighbours Wexford were blown away.

Once the locals pressed the right buttons, Wexford capitulated. Kilkenny clattered in three goals along with tipping over 12 points while the visitors could only scramble 1-3.

Kilkenny management will be hoping that their charges can repeat their second half performance of Saturday and if that happens there will be one result only.

The Cats are playing well, blending well together and doing the business but school boss Richie Mulrooney who has returned to the hot seat won’t be happy until he has a well-oiled machine as he will know full well that the business end of the competition will be much more competitive.