Laois manager Noel Delaney has made one change to the Laois minor team for the crunch Leinster Qualifier clash with Meath tomorrow afternoon.
St Joseph’s forward Dean Brophy comes in to the full forward line in place of Jack Owens in the only switch from the side who lost after extra time to Louth two weeks’ ago.
Brophy’s inclusion may see a change of shape for the Laois team as he predominantly plays further out the field for his club so the O’Moore men may opt for a two man inside full forward line as a result.
There is also a place for The Harps twins Ciarán and Daniel Comerford who will play their fifth consecutive week of championship action as the pair are representing Laois in both codes this year.
Meath led Dublin by ten points at half time in round one but collapsed in the second half and allowed Dublin the snatch a draw which sent the game to extra time.
Colm Collins’ men went on to lose by 1-15 to 1-13 in the end and Laois will be hoping to exploit any psychological damage that such a defeat may have done.
Meath dropped their half forward line deep against Dublin and looked to counter attack them – gaining success particularly in the early part of the game so Laois will have to be wary of the threat they possess.
The game takes place tomorrow in Navan with a 3pm throw in and we will be there to bring you all the action as it happens.
This is a winner takes all game and for the loser, it will be the counties final ever minor game as the competition is being discontinued at the end of the year.
Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)
Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)
Sean 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)
Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)
Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s)