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LISTEN: Our GAA Podcast returns as we look ahead to football championship opener

John O'Loughlin in action against Westmeath in last year's Leinster SFC quarter-final

After a quiet spell on the inter-county scene, the Laois senior footballers return to action this weekend when they take on Westmeath in the Leinster championship quarter-final.

The game throws in at 2pm in Tullamore as part of a double-header with the Kildare-Longford game and offers Laois the opportunity to bounce back from their disappointing Division 3 league final loss to Westmeath back in early April.

On that occasion Laois were beaten 1-13 to 0-13 having earlier lost 0-13 to 0-10 against Westmeath in Round 4 of the competition.

Laois manager John Sugrue will be hoping it’s third time lucky so and that his side can repeat the win they had over Westmeath at the same stage of last year’s competition.

Ahead of the game we sat down to look ahead to the game with Steven Miller joining Killian Whelan for our latest podcast with regular presenter Brian Moss currently laid up with a back injury!

And as well as the Laois-Westmeath game, we also discussed the progress of the Laois minor footballers, the bizarre scheduling of the U-20 football competition, the wonderful new facilities in the new LOETB Laois GAA Centre of Excellence and of course the good form being shown currently by the Laois senior hurlers.

Eddie Brennan’s men have won their opening two games in the Joe McDonagh Cup and are on course for a final appearance. They have a break this weekend before playing Kerry on June 8 and Westmeath a week later.

Should Laois reach the final, it will be played on Sunday, June 30, as a curtain raiser to the Leinster senior hurling final.

You can listen to our latest podcast here.

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