This St Patrick’s Day marks a must-win game for the Laois Ladies footballers.
They take on Wexford in Timahoe on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm.
Here’s what you need to know before the game:
When, where, what time?
Laois v Wexford will take place on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm in Timahoe GAA.
Laois have two fresh injury concerns to worry about for Saturday’s game.
Caoimhe Simms is out with an injury to her ribs while Eva Galvin broke her wrist since the Kerry game.
Laois have had a two week break since their game against Kerry, due to their Clare game scheduled two weeks ago being called off due to poor weather conditions.
A number of players have been involved in other high-profile competitions but should all be available on Sunday.
Co-captain Anna Healy was on the O’Connor Cup winning UL team last weekend, while Aoife Conlon-Hyland and sharpshooters Emma Lawlor and Erone Fitzpatrick are through to the All-Ireland senior ‘A’ schools final with Scoil Chriost Rí.
What have Wexford been like so far this season?
In this year’s league so far, Wexford have won one game against Tyrone, lost against Waterford and drew against Clare. Wexford are newly promoted to division two after defeating Meath by 3-10 to 1-12 in last year’s division 3 final.
They are currently third last in the table, coming in behind Tyrone on points difference.
Wexford have a low-scoring total of 21 points from their three games, while conceding 26 points during those matches.
Laois and Wexford have only played one same competitor in the league so far – Tyrone.
Wexford defeated the Red Hand county 1-7 to 0-6, while Laois lost Tyrone on a scoreline of 2-11 to nine points.
What’s Laois’s recent history like against Wexford?
Laois’s most recent clash with Wexford was in last year’s thrilling Leinster semi-final meeting in Enniscorthy.
Laois looked in real trouble twenty minutes from the finish as they trailed by six points but they showed remarkable composure to battle back and win.
Who’s the referee?
The man in the middle for this weekend is Des McEnery. The Laois ladies are well-used to having the Westmeath native referee thier games.
Des refereed the Laois ladies first round meeting with Armagh this February, as well as last year’s intermediate Leinster final and their final group game against Sligo.
What other Division 2 games are on this weekend?
Laois v Wexford is the only game being played on St Patrick’s Day, while two other division two games were played on Saturday, March 16.
The first game on Saturday saw Tyrone take on Waterford in Tyrone at 1pm. Waterford walked away two points winners – 1-9 to 1-7.
Meanwhile at the top of the table Armagh defeated Clare 3-11 to 2-10 in Armagh at 4pm.
How much is it to get in?
It’s €10 to get in for adults and €5 for students and senior citizens.
Is there a curtain raiser?
There is no curtain raiser for this game. Laois and Wexford minor ladies teams played yesterday, Saturday 16.