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Laois hurlers and footballers provide injury update ahead of league openers

The Laois senior footballers and hurlers have provided injury updates ahead of the weekend’s matches.

The Laois footballers have a number of players out through injury for the Down game which takes place tomorrow in Newry.

Manager John Sugrue explained: “We have a number of niggles. Colm Begley has been struggling with his hip, Donie Kingston has been out sick but hopefully he will be back and be in contention for a place.

“Trevor Collins picked up a hamstring injury with the college and looks doubtful.

“Davy Conway is out with a knee injury. Benny Carroll is out with a quad injury, long term at this stage.

Brian Glynn (who had surgery before Christmas) is stepping out for the time being with a view to trying to get himself right.”

However, there is better news for Timahoe’s Brendan Quigley who is on the road to recovery after a full year out.

Sugrue said: “Brendan Quigley is making strides to come back. He’s making a bit of progress running wise but it’s early days yet.”

Meanwhile, there is far more positive news on the hurling front with a number of players on the way back.

Selector Tommy Fitzgerald said: “We had a lot of injuries before Christmas and thankfully they’ve begun to clear.

“So we have almost everyone back training at this stage. Maybe the Galway game might be a bit too soon for one or two of them.

“Eric Killeen getting a scan. But Cha Dywer, Willie Dunphy, Andrew Mortimer, John Lennon, Sean Downey and Lee Cleere are all back training.”

The hurlers begin their Division 1B campaign away to Galway on Sunday.

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