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Laois senior hurling team named for last group clash against Westmeath

This Saturday sees Laois hurlers contest the last group game of the Joe McDonagh Cup against Westmeath.

With Laois’s place in the final already secured, there was room for an experimental team to tested against the Lake County this weekend.

Lee Cleere comes in in place of Donnacha Hartnett at corner-back, while Eric Killeen fills the full-back position.

Matthew Whelan holds the position of centre-back, joined by fellow Borris-Kilcotton man Colm Stapleton on the wing.

Castletown native Conor Phelan joins John Lennon in midfield while there are two new faces on the inside forward line after Laois’s last outing against Kerry.

Mark Dowling makes his Joe McDonagh Cup debut at corner-forward while Stephen Bergin is in the opposing corner.

Laois take on Westmeath in O’Moore Park on Saturday, June 15 at 3pm.

LAOIS: Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla), Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill), Joe Phelan (Camross); Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Colm Stapleton (Borris-Kilcotton); John Lennon (Rosenallis), Conor Phelan (Castletown); Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill), Neil Foyle (Borris-Kilcotton), Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla); Mark Dowling (Camross), Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Stephen Bergin (Clough-Ballacolla)

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