The Laois senior hurlers will play their first competitive game of the new season on Saturday and ahead of that, they have confirmed their captain.
Manager Eamonn Kelly has once again chosen Rathdowney-Errill’s Ross King to lead the line this year.
King, who made his debut in 2014, has been a top performer at club and county level in recent years.
He studied in UCD where legendary Tipperary hurler Nicky English raved about his talents.
English trained UCD’s Fitzgibbon Cup team when King was a student there and he reckoned that King would make any team in the country.
King, who turned 24 this year, was also a top underage soccer player and was on a soccer scholarship in UCD.
The Laois senior hurlers have also appointed two vice-captains to King.
Shanahoe’s Leigh Bergin and Borris-Kilcotton’s Neil Foyle will act as King’s deputies.
The Laois senior hurlers begin their Walsh Cup campaign against Kildare in Hawkfield at 2pm on Saturday.