Courtwood’s Alan Kinsella has been named as captain of the Laois minor footballers for the coming year.
Kinsella, son of All-Ireland referee Eddie, is in his second year of intercounty minor football.
The classy forward was also part of the St Paul’s-The Rock team who captured the minor club football title last year.
Ballyroan-Abbey’s Diarmuid Whelan has been named as vice-captain as both himself and Kinsella are two of four surviving members named in the team to play Louth tomorrow from last year’s Leinster final defeat to Kildare.
The Harps’ Ciarán Comerford also started in that final twelve months ago while Camross’ Robert Tyrell was introduced as a half time substitute.
The two will start at corner forward and midfield respectively in the first round of the Leinster Championship in O’Moore Park.
Manager Noel Delaney will be hoping that those add some much needed experience to a side which has eight U-17s in starting positions.
The panel also contains a number of dual stars, with two of those, twins Daniel and Ciarán Comerford named to start.
Others include Portlaoise’s Eoin O’Connor, The Heath’s PJ Daly and The Harps’ Podge Delaney.
The game throws in at 3pm in O’Moore Park tomorrow and LaoisToday will be there to bring you all the action as it happens.
LAOIS MINOR FOOTBALL TEAM
Tom McCann (Ballyroan-Abbey)
Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)
Seán O’Flynn (Courtwood)
Daniel Comerford (The Harps)
Colin Slevin (Portarlington)
Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)
Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)
Robert Tyrell (Camross)
Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)
Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)
Niall Dunne (Courtwood)
Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)
Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s)
Ciarán Comerford (The Harps)
Jack Owens (Emo)