Laois continue to feel pinch as Tuohy embarks on 'Rules' trial
Published 07/08/2008 | 00:00
Laois are reeling after another of their players, Portlaoise clubman Zach Tuohy, has been targetted by Aussie Rules.
Tuohy has confirmed he will begin a trial with AFL club Carlton Blues in the next three weeks.
The former Laois minor was due to join up with the Blues on Saturday but now has delayed his plans until his club (Portlaoise) play Stradbally in the opening round of the Laois senior football championship.
"I'm going out there to Carlton on a trial basis," said Tuohy. "I was supposed to be going over on Saturday but I have delayed it because of the Stradbally game. I think I will be going over after that," he concluded.
Tuohy is the second member of the 2007 minor side to have confirmed an Aussie trial as Conor Meredith also had a successful stint with Brisbane Lions and is currently considering a contract offer.
It has also been reported current Laois senior players John O'Loughlin and Donie Kingston have also been under the watchful eye of AFL scouts.
Meanwhile, the GAA has confirmed that demand for tickets for Sunday's triple- header in Croke Park is very high. Tickets can be purchased from the counties, on www.gaa.ie, from the GAA ticket office on 01/8658657 or from Ticketmaster outlets.