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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois open Joe McDonagh Cup campaign v Offaly

We're live from O'Connor Park today

The Laois senior hurlers begin their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign away to Offaly this evening at 7pm.

Eddie Brennan’s charges will be looking for a third straight win over their neighbours following victories in the Walsh Cup and Division 1B already this season.

Laois boss Eddie Brennan has made five changes to the team from the one that started against Limerick in the quarter final if the National Hurling League.

Most notably is the instant inclusion of former Laois senior hurling captain Ross King who returns to the team.

John Lennon is in in midfield in place of Sean Downey while Cha Dwyer comes in for the injured Aaron Dunphy.

Willie Dunphy, Eanna Lyons and Ross King come into the team in place of Mark Dowling, Neil Foyle and Stephen Bergin.

Offaly manager Kevin Martin has made five changes to the Offaly team that lost their relegation playoff against Carlow back in March.

Damien Egan, Aidan Treacy, Shane Kinsella, Sean Dolan and Kevin Connolly all drop out of the team with Tom Spain, David O’Toole-Greene, Oisin Kelly, Conor Mahon and Cillian Kiely coming in.

You can follow all of the action as it happens below:

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