The Laois senior hurling team for the final group stage clash against Dublin in Allianz Division 1B has been announced.
Laois senior hurlers take on Dublin this Sunday in Parnell Park, where they hope to stay out of the bottom two and launch themselves into the division 1 quarter-finals.
Manager Eddie Brennan has named four changes to the side which drew with Carlow last weekend.
During last weekend’s clash with Carlow, the Laois hurlers were hit with three critical injuries in the second half.
Centre-forward Eanna Lyons is now out with an AC joint injury for six weeks after receiving a heavy hit on his shoulder in the Carlow clash.
Meanwhile midfielder John Lennon is not named on the starting 15 for the first time in the league, after a collision in the Carlow game saw him go off injuried in the second half.
Jack Kelly was also substituted with a dead leg, and will not be playing a return to wing-back this week.
However there is an air of good news as Lee Cleere is back from his two match suspension for the game and will be a very useful addition to the back-line.
Last weekend also saw the return of Cha Dwyer to the field, and for Dublin’s game he joins up with Sean Downey for an all-Ballinakill midfield.
LAOIS: Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Joe Phelan (Camross), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Donnacha Hartnett (Mountmellick); Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla), Ryan Mullaney (Castletown), Padraig Delaney (The Harps); Charles Dwyer (Ballinakill), Sean Downey (Ballinakill); Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Eanna Lyons (Ballyfin), Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Erill), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla), Neil Foyle (Borris-Kilcotton) Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla)
Laois and Dublin meet in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Sunday, March 3 at 2pm.