The group stages of the Senior A and Senior championships have concluded while the Intermediate is at final stage.
There is a replay in the junior semi final after The Harps and Castletown drew while the winners will face Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe.
We’ve picked out of Team of the Week with 10 clubs represented.
1 – Danny Hanlon (Clough-Ballacolla)
Hanlon has been consitency personified for Ballacolla in this year’s championship and following on from a fine league final performance, he has been very good in the three championship games to date.
Pulled off a good save early on against Camross on Saturday night and his puckouts were key from start to finish. Also chipped in a huge long-range free in the second half.
2 – Malvin Moloney (Camross)
Moloney was solid at the back – and cleared a world of ball in the intermediate victory over Clough-Ballacolla on Sunday evening.
The veteran defender, who won a senior medal last year, may yet have a role to play with the first string as the year progresses.
3 – Daniel Comerford (The Harps)
The Harps were in a relatively strange position against Shanahoe as they went into the game virtually assured of a semi final place.
But after a close first half, they pushed clear in the second with Comerford commanding the defence all around him.
4 – Diarmaid Conway (Clough-Ballacolla)
Teenager Diarmaid Conway has taken to senior hurling very well and he was in fine form as Clough-Ballacolla took top spot on Sunday.
Tasked with marking the lively Mark Dowling, Conway stuck to his man like glue and gave an exhibition of corner back play.
5 – Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill)
Eric Killeen had a number of brief cameos for Laois this year but the Rathdowney-Errill defender will be hoping for more action if he continues to perform like this.
He cleaned up on puck-outs in the easy win over Portlaoise and is improving with every game.
6 – Stephen Phelan (Borris-Kilcotton)
Phelan slotted in at centre back for Borris-Kilcotton and did really well as they saw off Abbeyleix comfortably.
He is very good in the air and delivered in a number of brilliant balls to the full forward line.
7 – Joe Fitzpatrick (Rathdowney-Errill)
Like a fine wine, Joe Fitzpatrick is getting better with age he seems and his scoring for a defender is out of this world.
Rathdowney-Errill scored 33 points against Portlaoise and four of them came from his stick as they sailed to the semi finals.
8 – Ryan Mullaney (Castletown)
Ryan Mullaney is the heartbeat of the Castletown team which gathered a second win of the campaign over Ballinakill at the weekend.
Mullaney scored a fine point and won everything around the middle of the field.
9 – Jimmy Hyland (Mountrath)
Ace free-taker Jimmy Hyland was at it again for Mountrath as they defeated Clonaslee in the Senior A on Friday night to book a quarter final place.
Hyland rotated between the forwards and midfield where he constantly won clean ball for his side.
10 – Brian Fitzpatrick (Rosenallis)
In the absence of John Lennon, Rosenallis needed their other players to stand up and be counted – which is exactly what Brian ‘Beano’ Fitzpatrick did.
He scored 1-3 as Rosenallis saw off Slieve Bloom to set up a quarter final clash with Mountrath.
11 – PJ Scully (Borris-Kilcotton)
PJ was immense in attack at the weekend scoring 2-9 for Borris-Kilcotton to soar to the top of the scoring charts.
His accuracy on frees will be key for Borris-Kilcotton as the rounds go on.
12 – Eoin Fitzpatrick (Borris-Kilcotton)
Scully is joined in the half forward line by another Borris-Kilcotton player, Eoin Fitzpatrick, although from a different grade.
Fitzpatrick was wing forward for the intermediates and fired five points from play with incredible accuracy in the win over Mountmellick.
13 – Oisin Bennett (Camross)
Bennett was a handful for the Ballacola defenders and got himself 2-4.
He will be hoping that his run of form can earn him some game time at senior level in the coming weeks.
14 – Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill)
With the suspended Mark Kavanagh unable to play, Ross King stepped into the free taking duties for the win over Portlaoise.
He helped himself to nine points and was a live wire throughout.
15 – Paschal Foyle (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe)
In the absence of the injured Robbie Foyle, Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe turned to Paschal Foyle to be their chief scorer and he didn’t let them down.
He scored 1-8 of their 1-12 and was flawless on the frees.
SUBS OF THE WEEK
Ben Shore (Slieve Bloom)
Ben shore was called upon after just 3 minutes when injury struck Enda Conroy.
He went on to have an immense game at corner back winning a world of ball
Ray Bowe (Rathdowney-Errill)
Half time substitute Ray Bowe came on for Rathdowney-Errill and gave management something to think about with four points.