It’s another busy day for Laois GAA with the county’s hurling and camogie teams both in championship action.
It’s straight knockout for the hurlers, who make the trip to Kilkenny to play Clare in Round 1 of the All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers.
While the camogie team are also on the road as they head for Ashbourne to take on Down in Round 2 of the All Ireland intermediate championship.
The hurlers are up first as their game is at 1.15pm in Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park.
Laois lost heavily to Dublin in their Leinster quarter final two weeks ago and have been forced into two changes.
Ronan Broderick (knee) and James Ryan (thumb) both suffered injuries in that defeat and are out.
They have been replaced by Jack Kelly and Mark Kavanagh.
LAOIS: Enda Rowland; Lee Cleere, Sean Downey, Donnacha Hartnett; Jack Kelly, Podge Delaney, Ryan Mullaney; Fiachra C-Fennell, Paddy Purcell; Aaron Dunphy, Willie Dunphy, James Keyes; Mark Kavanagh, Ross King, Stephen Maher.
Clare have made four changes to the side who were beaten by Limerick.
Corner back Jack Browne, centre back Patrick O’Connor, centre forward Diarmuid Ryan and corner forward David Fitzgerald drop out.
They are replaced by Paul Flanagan, Aidan McCarthy, Colin Guilfoyle and Aaron Shanagha.
CLARE: Eibhear Quilligan; Paul Flanagan, Conor Cleary, Rory Hayes; Seadna Morey, Aidan McCarthy, Stephen O’Halloran; Tony Kelly, David McInerney; Colin Guilfoyle, David Reidy, Cathal Malone; Ryan Taylor, Aaron Shanaghar, Shane O’Donnell
It is do or die for both teams.
The Laois camogie time are in Ashbourne at 2pm to face Down for a chance to reach the All-Ireland semi finals.
But if they lose, they will still have a quarter final to contest.
Follow updates from both games below: