It’s only been a week since the Laois senior hurling team claimed the Joe McDonagh Cup in Croke Park and now they’re out again in another high-profile game – this time it’s the preliminary All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin.
Eddie Brennan makes one change to the starting team which won the Joe McDonagh championship.
The change comes through injury, as corner-back Donnacha Hartnett suffered a broken thumb and underwent surgery for it during the week.
In his place comes the experienced vice captain Joe Phelan.
However, we anticipate further changes to the team before throw in and we will bring you news on that below when we get it.
Meanwhile Dublin have made two changes to their team from the one that knocked Galway out of the championship three weeks ago.
They’ll take to the field today without their in-form full-back Eoghan O’Donnell after he picked up an injury against the Tribesmen. Ballyboden St Enda’s James Madden starts in his place with Shane Barrett donning the number three jersey.
Ronan Hayes starts at full-forward with Liam Rushe making way.
DUBLIN: Alan Nolan; Paddy Smyth, Shane Barrett, Cian Hendricken; Chris Crummey, Seán Moran, James Madden; Seán Treacy, Tom Connolly; Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe, Cian Boland; Oisín O’Rorke, Ronan Hayes, Eamonn Dillon
Before the hurling clash, Meath face Clare in the All-Ireland senior football championship in O’Moore Park at 2pm.
We’ll be bringing you live updates from the hurling, as well as a match report and full match analysis after the game.