Heady Days For Sampson And Offaly Ahead Of Cork Meeting

Jason Sampson and Johnny Kelly after Offaly's Joe McDonagh Cup victory - Photo Credit: X/@Offaly_GAA

Johnny Kelly's midfield lynchpin has enjoyed rare success in recent times.

Offaly and Shinrone's captain says he's struggling to get his head around the personal and team success he's experienced last week.

Jason Sampson led his club to their first ever county title in 2022, and followed that by returning to the championship decider last year.

Kilcormac-Killoughey were convincing winners on that day in October.

Sampson has had an excellent inter-county campaign since, hurling in Division One, and then leading his side to Joe McDonagh Cup success for the first time.

He says bringing the cup back to his home club after the Croke Park victory is a special memory:

Offaly return to action in the All Ireland senior championship against Cork in the competition's preliminary quarter finals.

Throw in is set for 5.15pm in O'Connor Park in Tullamore.

Our coverage of the Joe McDonagh Cup Final is with thanks to Leahy Midlands Auctioneers.

If you're thinking of buying or selling a property in Laois, Offaly or Westmeath, then get in touch with your local auctioneer John Leahy, visit leahyauctioneers.ie

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