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Laois senior football team for Leinster quarter-final against Westmeath is announced

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The Laois senior football team to face Westmeath in the Leinster quarter-final this Sunday has been named.

Manager John Surgue has named four changes from the side which played the division three league final against the men in maroon in April.

Patrick O’Sullivan, Sean O’Flynn and Colm Murphy are all named to start, marking three intercounty championship debuts.

Meanwhile, captain Stephen Attride, Donie Kingston, Marty Scully and Paul Cahillane, who all started in the league final, are not named to start.

This will be Kingston’s first championship game to miss since 2012 if he doesn’t appear on the starting 15 for Sunday.

Laois and Westmeath have met twice this year with Westmeath coming out on top on both occasions by three points.

Ahead of the game, captain Stephen Attride says his side are braced for a ‘titanic’ tussle against the Lake county.

Laois face Westmeath in the Leinster championship quarter final at 2pm on Sunday May 26 in O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

LAOIS: Graham Brody (Portlaoise); Denis Booth (The Heath), Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen), Gareth Dillon (Portlaoise; Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood), Colm Begley (Stradbally), Patrick O’Sullivan (Portarlington); John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s), Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise); Daniel O’Reilly (Graiguecullen), Conor Boyle (Portlaoise), Damien O’Connor (Timahoe); Paul Kingston (Arles-Killeen), Colm Murphy (Portarlington), Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard)

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