After an absence of over a year, PJ Scully looks set to make a return to Laois action in the coming weeks.
The Laois hurlers saw off Antrim last weekend and it looks like the Borris-Kilcotton ace could be in contention for the Offaly game on Sunday.
Manager Eamonn Kelly said: “PJ will be back to do a bit of hurling next week.
“He’s fit to run a marathon, he’s been running around the place for the last few months but he hasn’t been in any contact.”
Scully has had a serious quad injury going right back to when Borris-Kilcotton won the championship in 2016. He only played once with Laois last year and Kelly says in training players can make their mark.
“We try play a midweek game every week. That’s why you see difference subs coming on. Whoever does well in those games are putting their hands up to be picked.”
“We’re trying to find what their best set-up is. We’ll see how PJ is during the game on Tuesday night.”
Kelly added that Ryan Mullaney and Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher are unlikely to be able to play before the Round Robin series of the new Joe McDonagh championship.
Cha Dwyer and Mark Kavanagh are also back involved with Laois following injury with Dwyer starting his first game on Saturday.
“Cha was getting through the rehab and he had an outstanding first half, it set the tone. We had a bad start and he lifted the tide,” said Kelly.
Laois play Offaly this Sunday at 12.30pm in O’Connor Park in Tullamore. The game is part of a double header with Offaly v Armagh in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.