We hear about the local support for a local hurling team and everyone in Ireland is very familiar with the game of hurling. When a team is running high, that is, when it has gotten to the county finals then we see what the local support is like. We see the flags, the cars, the bunting. The first year I came to live in Clough the senior hurling team got to the county final (and won). This year again the Clough:Ballacolla senior hurling team got to the county final as did the under 12 team. The seniors had to play Camross in the final, and they did that last Sunday and won.
I decided to photograph as much as I could of the local support to this team.
Naturally one thing struck me in all of this support, look at the image that I have labelled Aghaboe, there’s a play on words there. Danny and Shane surname is Hanlon and just down the road from this sign is another outside the Hanlon Kitchen & Bedroom business that they run. Another team member is involved with a furniture business over in Portlaoise and that is Tom Delaney.
Two more photos