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LIVE BLOG: Follow the action from Sunday’s Laois IFC quarter-finals

McCann Park is the venue for tonight's JFC semi final replay

The Laois IFC quarter-finals take centre stage this morning with two 12.30pm throw-ins.

In Portarlington we have the clash of neighbours Mountmellick and The Rock, their first championship meeting between the sides in a decade and the first at this grade in over 20 years.

Mountmellick have the assistance of a couple of Castletown lads – who also have a Junior ‘B’ final and senior relegation hurling game to contend with this week – and will be looking to continue their rehabilitation following their Round 1 loss to Courtwood.

They were comfortable winners over Barrowhouse the last day. The Rock, on the other hand, also have a win over Barrowhouse to their name, although the margin of the victory was just one point in Round 1.

They then went down to Rosenallis in Round 2 so will come into today’s game as outsiders.

In Ratheniska, Portlaoise meet Timahoe in the other quarter-final. Timahoe have generally held the upper hand on Portlaoise’s second team but that could change this time.

Timahoe are struggling this year and an unimpressive opening round win was followed by a big loss to Courtwood in Round 2.

Portlaoise don’t quite seem like the side that almost won the intermediate title last year but the may still have enough to advance to the semi-finals again for the third year running.

We’ll be bringing you updates from both games, which you can follow below.

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.