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Laois hurling team to face Limerick in league quarter-final is announced

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The Laois hurling team to face Limerick in the Allianz Division 1 quarter-final in O’Moore Park at 7pm has been announced.

Three changes have been made to the side which was narrowly defeated by Dublin in the final Division 1B game last weekend.

Willie Dunphy, who came off with a hamstring injury in the Dublin match, is not named as starting on Eddie Brennan’s side.

John Lennon is in for him while Jack Kelly starts in midfield in place of Cha Dwyer.

The final change is in the full forward line where Stephen Bergin is in for Stephen Maher.

As previously documented, Eanna Lyons has been out for the past two weeks with an AC joint injury for six weeks since receiving a heavy hit on his shoulder in the Carlow clash.

Lorcan Burke picked up a minor injury last week before the Dublin game, as did fellow Camross man Mark Dowling.

The Laois senior hurlers will have home advantage for their clash with Limerick in the National League quarter finals. The game will also be shown live on TG4.

Meanwhile, just six of the starting All-Ireland winning side have been selected for this upcoming encounter.

These are defenders Dan Morrissey, Diarmaid Byrnes and captain Declan Hannon, midfielder Darragh O’Donovan and forwards Gearoid Hegarty and Seamus Flanagan.

Laois v Limerick will take place on Saturday, March 9 at 7pm in O’Moore Park.


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); Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill), Sean Downey (Ballinakill); Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Erill), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); John Lennon (Rosenallis), Neil Foyle (Borris-Kilcotton) Stephen Bergin (Clough-Ballacolla)

LIMERICK: Barry Hennessy; Tom Condon, Dan Morrissey, William O’Meara; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Barry Nash; Darragh O’Donovan, Robbie Hanley; Gearoid Hegarty, David Dempsey, Conor Boylan; Peter Casey, Seamus Flanagan, Barry Murphy.

SEE ALSO – ‘No point in being afraid of Limerick’ as Laois manager Brennan reflects on his side’s aptitude after Dublin game

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.