THE pale moon was rising above O'Moore Park.
The camogie community came together to support the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre.
The Laois team played the Rose of Tralee Regionalist finalists in a challenge match.
It produced more drama and excitement than you'd get at The Dome.
And it raised €1,115 for the great cause. The Support Centre provides a highly valued service to people suffering with cancer and their families.
On the pitch, there was skill and fun galore. And off it, there was a critical message for all.
It was about promoting physical and mental health.
"We were delighted to showcase the game of camogie in conjunction with one of the most well known and loved events on the Irish calendar," states Laois Camogie Chairperson, Sarah Conroy.
One of the key points of the day was that "little things can make a big difference."
Many young spectators enjoyed the occasion.
And they left for home with the increased knowledge that sport can play a huge role in people's lives.