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What you need to know as the Laois Ladies footballers face Waterford in round six of the national league

Photo: Roisin Duff

It hasn’t been easy sailing for the Laois Ladies footballers so far in the league, and they’ll be hoping to put the losses behind them as they head down to play Waterford away this weekend.

Here is all you need to know about the game:

When, where, what time?

Laois face Waterford in this round 6 clash in Waterford at 2pm.

Team news

Laois have no fresh injury concerns since the Wexford game but are left with two players ruled out shortly before that St Patrick’s Day game.

Caoimhe Simms is out with an injury to her ribs while Eva Galvin broke her wrist since the Kerry game.

What have Waterford been like so far this season?

Waterford are now second on the division 2 leaderboard, having won three, lost one and drawn one of their last five matches.

The Deise side drew with Kerry, lost to top of the table side Armagh and defeated Cavan, Wexford and Tyrone.

They have only Clare and Laois left to face.

What’s Laois’s recent history like against Waterford?

Laois and Waterford have met twice in the league in 2017 and 2018.

Last year Laois were well-beaten by Waterford on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-5 in Park-Ratheniska on Sunday, February 11.

In 2017, Laois were edged out by two points by Waterford in the league. Waterford moved up to division 2 in 2016 ehen they defeated Tipperary 1-13 to 1-12 in the division 3 final replay.

Who’s the referee?

The referee for this game is Carlow’s Jonathan Murphy. Murphy refereed Laois’s first league win of 2018 over Clare and Scoil Chríost Rí’s Leinster Ladies Senior ‘A’ final victory over Moate.

What other Division 2 games are on this weekend?

Three other games between the division 2 teams also take place on Sunday, March 24.

Armagh welcome Kerry to the Athletic Grounds at 12pm, while Wexford v Cavan and Clare v Tyrone face off at 2pm.

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.

SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: How Laois camogie can remain in division 2 of the league

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