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Seven changes for Laois senior hurlers ahead of tonight’s Kilkenny clash

Laois manager Eamonn Kelly has named his team for tonight’s Walsh Cup clash with Kilkenny in O’Moore Park.

The manager has made seven changes for the game in total.

Keeper Enda Rowland drops out and he is replaced between the sticks by Borris-Kilcotton’s Eoin Fleming.

Shanahoe’s Leigh Bergin is in at full back in place of Podge Lawlor while Rathdowney-Errill’s Eric Killeen starts in place of Colm Stapleton.

At midfield, Abbeyleix’s Liam Delaney starts instead of Seán Downey while there is an all new full forward line.

The Harps’ Podge Delaney come is for club mate Ciarán Comerford in one corner while the other is occupied by Camross’ Ciaran Collier instead of Paddy McCane.

While the last change is probably the only enforced one as Ballyfin’s Eanna Lyons starts at full forward in place of Ross King who went off injured early in the win over Kildare.

The game throws in tonight at 7pm in O’Moore Park and if you aren’t able to make it, we will be live blogging all the action as it happens.

Should Laois win, they will reach the Walsh Cup semi finals while defeat will almost certainly see them out.


Eoin Fleming (Borris-Kilcotton)
Joe Phelan (Camross)
Leigh Bergin (Shanahoe)
Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla)
Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill)
James Ryan (Rathdowney-Errill)
Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill)
Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill)
Liam Delaney (Abbeyleix)
Cian Taylor (Portlaoise)
Cha Dwyer (Ballinakill)
Aidan Corby (Clough-Ballacolla)
Podge Delaney (The Harps)
Eanna Lyons (Ballyfin)
Ciarán Collier (Camross)

SEE ALSO – Laois hurlers off to winning start in Walsh Cup

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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.