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Laois football team named for crunch Offaly clash

The Laois footballers

Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his team to face Offaly in Round 6 of Division 3 of the National Football League on Saturday.

Following on from the win over Longford two weeks ago, manager Sugrue has made three changes to the starting team.

Trevor Collins, Eoin Lowry and Colm Murphy are in from the start in place of Robbie Pigott, Sean Byrne and Conor Boyle.

This leads to a number of positional changes with Collins coming in at wing back and Colm Begley moving to centre back.

Eoin Lowry comes in as a straight swap for Conor Boyle but the inclusion of Colm Murphy sees Donie Kingston move to centre forward with Benny Carroll going to the wing.

LAOIS: Graham Brody; Stephen Attride, Mark Timmons, Gareth Dillon; Trevor Collins, Colm Begley, Marty Scully; John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis; Eoin Lowry, Donie Kingston, Benny Carroll; Ross Munnelly, Evan O’Carroll, Colm Murphy

Laois face Offaly in O’Connor Park at 2pm on Saturday and you will be able to follow all of the action on our Live Blog.

After the win over Longford, Laois have now given themselves a chance of gaining promotion from Division 3.

They must defeat Offaly on Saturday and then Carlow a week later in order to have a chance though – and they will need a few results to go their way elsewhere too.

However, if Laois lose to Offaly they will be plunged back into the relegation dog fight – so it really is all to play for this weekend.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.