A Laois hurler is set to appear on prime time television as part of the Sunday Game panel this weekend after the All-Ireland Final between Tipperary and Kilkenny.
Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland will be joining Des Cahill, Brendan Cummins, Derek McGrath, Jackie Tyrrell, Ursula Jacob, Cyril Farrell and Graham Mulcahy on Sunday night at 9.30pm.
Confirming the news, Rowland says that he will be on the second part of the programme – speaking about the Team of the Year selections.
In fairness, the Abbeyleix man himself is worthy of a nomination for the spot in between the posts himself.
Rowland and the Laois hurlers made history this year, as they reached the All-Ireland quarter final, after knocking Dublin out of the championship the week before.
Prior to this, the Laois hurlers waited 14 years to get to Croke Park – but after claiming the Joe McDonagh title, they were back to GAA HQ for the second time in three weeks.
It was only a few weeks ago that Rowland was back making national news – after scoring a point from a puckout in the Laois SHC with his side St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix.
Rowland isn’t the first man on the Laois setup to make a Sunday Game appearance – manager Eddie Brennan is a regular guest on the show which discusses games from the weekend.
Opinions from current players, such as when Antrim’s Neil McManus made an appearance during the Limerick v Clare Munster hurling clash, are often seen as a fresh change – and we’ve no doubt Rowland will be well able to talk the talk on Sunday night!