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LIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers travel to Kerry in hopes of reaching Joe McDonagh final

One more win for the Laois hurlers would guarantee them a coveted place in the Joe McDonagh final, but the overcome of this round four clash is far from guaranteed.

Kerry stand in the way of a place in the final, and have shown their capability only two weeks ago when they blew the Joe McDonagh competition wide open with a win over Westmeath.

A win in Austin Stack Park would give the hurlers a place in the final with a game to spare. However Kerry will be on a confidence boost after the Westmeath game, and traditionally Laois have not faired well on trips down to the Kingdom.

Laois manager Eddie Brennan has made three changes to the team which started in the round two game against Antrim.

Aaron Dunphy comes onto the team at wing-forward, while Cha Dwyer is named at midfield alongside John Lennon.

Jack Kelly slots into the wing-back role in place of Lee Cleere.

Mark Kavanagh and Eanna Lyons are also out with Neil Foyle and Stephen Maher coming in.

LAOIS: Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Donnacha Hartnett (Mountmellick), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Joe Phelan (Camross); Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill), Ryan Mullaney (Castletown), Padraig Delaney (The Harps),; John Lennon (Rosenallis), Cha Dwyer (Ballinakill); Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); Neil Foyle (Borris-Kilcotton), Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla), Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill).

LaoisToday will be live from Austin Stack Park in Tralee to bring you updates of every moment of the game as it happens.

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