The Laois minor footballers will be looking to reach the Leinster semi finals when they face Kildare this evening.
At 7.30pm today, they will go head to head against their opponents in St Conleth’s Park Newbridge in the fourth round of the Leinster championship.
It is potentially a season defining match for Laois.
Manager Donncha Phelan has made five changes to the team which drew with Carlow a few weeks ago.
Mikey Bennett returns to the team at full back with his Portarlington cousin Cathal Bennett moving to centre back and Stradbally’s Eamonn Delaney moving to the bench.
There is another change in midfield as Seán Michael Corcoran starts there with St Joseph’s Josh Lacey also dropping to the bench.
While there are three new faces in the forward line. Ballyroan-Abbey’s Cathal Doyle replaces clubmate Enda McWey at half forward and there are two changes in the full forward line.
Arles-Killeen’s Oisin Byrne and Portarlington’s Rioghan Murphy drop to the bench with Killeshin’s Ross Bolger and St Joseph’s Seamus Farrelly coming in.
This is potentially a must win game for Laois if they wish to reach the Leinster championship semi finals.
If they fail to defeat Kildare, they may be overtaken by Longford or Carlow who both also clash tomorrow night and then have one further game remaining each while Laois will be finished.
And you can follow all the action as it happens below: