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Your guide to crunch games for the Laois Ladies and Camogie teams

It’s another busy day for Laois GAA with the county’s ladies football and camogie teams both in championship action.

It’s straight knockout for the camogie team, who make the trip to Tipperary to play Kerry in the quarter final of the All-Ireland intermediate championship.

While the ladies footballers are in action in a must win final group game against Kildare with a place in the All-Ireland intermediate semi finals at stake.

We look ahead to both games here.

Laois v Kildare – All Ireland Ladies IFC Round 2

When, where, what time?

It’s in Netwatch Cullen Park at 1pm, though like all games at the moment it’s completely behind closed doors so supporters can’t attend.

Can I watch it online?

The game is being streamed live on the Ladies Facebook page which you can find here. It’s free of charge. We’ll also be providing updates on our Live Blog.

What’s the team news?

From Laois’s last game which was a defeat against Clare – there are no changes but one positional switch.

Teenager Leah Tarpey swaps to wing forward with captain Anna Healy moving to midfield.

LAOIS: Eimear Barry (Shanahoe); Clodagh Dunne (Ballyroan), Jenny McEvoy (Sarsfields), Amy Potts (St Brigid’s); Rachel Williams (Sarsfields), Laura Nerney (Foxrock-Cabinteely), Jane Moore (St Brigid’s); Ellen Healy (Portlaoise), Anna Healy (Park-Ratheniska); Leah Tarpey (Sarsfields), Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (Portlaoise), Orla Hennessy (Timahoe); Emma Lawlor (St Paul’s), Andrea Moran (Ballyroan), Mo Nerney (Timahoe)

What are Kildare like?

Kildare are good and they sat top of Division 3 before Covid-19 forced the last couple of rounds of the league to be abandoned.

They scored a two point win over Clare in Round 1 and followed that with a big win over Sligo in Round 2 to leave themselves in pole position to reach the semi finals.

What’s the history between the counties like?

Laois and Kildare clashed back in February in a league game with Kildare running out five point winners in Hawkfield.

That was also the game where Laois forward Erone Fitzpatrick suffered the serious knee injury that has her still on the sidelines today.

Who are Kildare’s main threats?

Kildare are strong all over the field and the likes of Lara Curren, Roisin Byrne, Erica Burke and Nessa Dooley will need to be tightly watched by the Laois defenders.

How does this competition work?

The outcome of today’s games in this group will determine who between Laois, Kildare and Clare will reach the semi finals.

Donie’s Brennan’s Laois must defeat Kildare by ten points – but they must also win by one more point than whatever Clare defeat Sligo by.

Laois v Kerry – All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Quarter Final

When, where, what time?

It’s in The Ragg at 1.30pm, though like all games at the moment it’s completely behind closed doors so supporters can’t attend.

Can I watch it online?

The game is being streamed live on the Camogie Association Facebook page which you can find here. It’s free of charge. We’ll also be providing updates on our Live Blog.

What are Kerry like?

Kerry will prove tough opponents for Laois in this winner takes all clash.

They lost out to Antrim in Round 1 but responded well to defeat Carlow in Round 2 to reach this stage.

Liz Houlihan, Jackie Horgan and Kate Lynch are among their main players.

What way does this competition work?

Laois will face Kerry in the quarter final with the victor of that game going straight into the All-Ireland semi finals.

But the loser will be eliminated.

A full explanation of how the competition works can be found here.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.