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Laois senior hurlers set to take on Tipperary in challenge game

Laois manager Eamon Kelly hoping for one more year in charge

The Laois senior hurlers will play their first official game of the new season this Saturday.

Eamonn Kelly’s charges will take on his native Tipperary in a challenge match.

Throw in is a 2pm at Kiladangan GAA grounds Puckane in Tipperary. Kiladangan is Kelly’s home club and there will also be an U-14 game between the home side and Borris-Kilcotton.

Entry for the clash is €10 for adults and while children are free, all money raised goes towards a defibrillator for Kiladangan NS.

Funds will also go towards Living Links Ireland, which is a suicide bereavement charity.

The first Living Links group was set up in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary in May 2002, when a small group of local people got together in direct response to a suicide in the community.

In fact, the Laois hurlers are involved in a number of worthy projects at the moment.

Members of the panel are also taking part in a solidarity sleep-out to raise awareness for the homelessness and housing crisis in Ireland.

The sleep-out will take place in Lyster Square in Portlaoise on December 15.

The Laois lads will join a group of current and former inter-county football, hurling and camogie players who are passionate about making a difference have united under the umbrella of ‘Gaelic Voices for Change’.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.