It was another busy night of action on the Laois GAA pitches.
The storm that hit the country throughout Tuesday may have threatened the fixtures but with the exception of the O’Dempsey v Portlaoise game in the Laois SFC, all games went ahead, albeit with a late change of venue for one of them.
The LOETB Centre of Excellence hosted two Laois senior football championship matches simultaneously – with Portarlington and Stradbally meeting on the main pitch and Emo and Killeshin doing battle on the back pitch.
And given the unprecedented situation of all the games taking place behind closed doors with no supporters allowed to attend (other than subs and club officials), we are producing bonus editions of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast to look back on the action.
In the most recent episode, Pat O’Sullivan, who has been commentating for Laois GAA TV, joins us to discuss the Portarlington-Stradbally game.
Were Stradbally unlucky? How are Portarlington shaping up? And as well as picking a man of the match, he also chats about Paul Begley’s return to club football after an horrific run with injuries. It was his first game for Stradbally in the championship since 2014.
Presenter Steven Miller was at the Emo-Killeshin clash where Emo turned in a very impressive performance to win by eight points.
Can they be one of the teams that can go on a run now? And could Killeshin find themselves in relegation bother?
Meanwhile, Alan Hartnett made the trip to Graiguecullen to watch Crettyard and Timahoe, a game that saw county star Evan O’Carroll score 2-10 in a big win for Crettyard. Will they bounce straight back to senior?
The lads also discuss another big win for the Portlaoise ladies footballers and wonder are they now well positioned to stop Sarsfields from winning a record-breaking eighth title in succession?
As well as that they look forward to Wednesday night’s fixtures.