Laois minor hurling boss Liam Dunne has named his starting 15 for the opening round of the Leinster hurling championship this weekend.
Dunne’s side are off to Birr at 2pm on Saturday to take on Offaly in Round 1.
The winner of the game will face either Kildare or Antrim in the quarter finals.
The Laois side contains three of the team that lost in the Leinster quarter final to Wexford last year.
Lawson Obular, David Dooley and Noah Quinlan are still eligible this year. Obular is county champions Abbeyleix’s only representative on the starting 15.
Defeated finalists The Harps have two players on the starting 15 – Cathal Murphy and Cody Comerford – who is the brother of Laois seniors Ciaran and Daniel.
Man of the match from the 2018 Laois minor final, Cillian Dunne, starts at full forward and he is one of three Clough-Ballacolla players on the teams.
While Rosenallis have the highest representation with four – including Dooley brothers David and Diarmuid.
In all, Trumera, Camross, Rosenallis, Borris-Kilcotton, Castletown, Abbeyleix, Clough-Ballacolla, The Harps and Rosenallis have players on the starting 15.
Laois: Finnian Cuddy (Trumera), Jack Phelan (Camross), Aodh Bowes (Rosenallis), Lochlainn Conway (Clough-Ballacolla); Philip Tynan (Borris-Kilcotton), Aaron Phelan (Castletown), Lawson Obular (Abbeyleix); Padraig Brennan (Clough-Ballacolla), Cathal Murphy (The Harps); Diarmuid Dooley (Rosenallis), David Dooley (Rosenallis), Tom Fennelly (Rosenallis); Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton), Cillian Dunne (Clough-Ballacolla), Cody Comerford (The Harps)
The game is being played behind closed doors tomorrow – but you can follow all the action from Birr on the LaoisToday Live Blog.