WHEN YOU go off at half time in a hurling match and your a point down having played against a seriously strong wind there's nothing to say you won't improve greatly in the second half and come back to pull off a win.
When the team you're up against scores their second goal within the first 30 seconds of the restart you can feel free to start worryng.
However the powers that be are definitely putting something in the water in Borris and surrounding areas as they got stuck in and showed their unwillingness to be defeated and powered through the second half winning by an emphatic 13 points.
Kevin McDonald, Ger Coady, Chris Nolan and Jamie Wall were superb in the second half for the Carlow team as they used the wind at their backs to dominate their Laois counterparts.
Mountrath started the better and a goal from Comerford mid way through the first half saw them go into the lead by two points.
Borris seemed to drift out of the game but the wind proved to be a major factor and the Laois boys didn't do enough in the first half to get a result.
Chris Nolan buried a goal right at the end of the first half to see Borris only a point a drift at the break.
Whatever was said or done at half time in the Borris camp obviously worked because Mountrath only managed two scores in the second half.
A goal right after throw in seemed to hold force for Mountrath but Comerford was their only threat up front and his supply was quickly cut short. By the time Dean Grennan had his two goals the game was well over.