Thursday 8 December 2016

Banishing hurt of '86 to inspire Laois in Aughrim

Colm Parkinson

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Legend has it that referee Carthage Buckley had to be escorted from the 1986 'Battle of Aughrim' in the boot of a car to protect him from incensed Laois fans
Legend has it that referee Carthage Buckley had to be escorted from the 1986 'Battle of Aughrim' in the boot of a car to protect him from incensed Laois fans

Off the Ball is back on the road again for the 2014 GAA championship season.

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We kick off our coverage this Sunday at Fortress Aughrim for the clash of Wicklow and Laois in the Leinster championship.

Laois supporters will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the infamous game in 1986 which became known as the 'Battle of Aughrim'.

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