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Laois minor football team named for Leinster quarter final clash with Carlow

Laois minor football manager Mark Bates has named his team for Saturday’s Leinster quarter final against Carlow.

Laois face their neighbours in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 12.30pm and will be hoping to reach their third successive semi final at the grade.

As was confirmed earlier this year, Park-Ratheniska’s Simon Fingleton will skipper the team this season and he will be assisted by Arles-Killeen’s Colin Dunne.

The minor championship was due to commence in May but the Covid-19 pandemic has seen it postponed twice.

Round 1 was played back in October but Laois were not in action as they had received a bye to the quarter final where they will face Carlow this Saturday.

The game will be in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 12.30pm and it will be without spectators, so the lads from Laois TV, via Leinster GAA, will be back in action.

If the minors win that game, they will face the winners of Meath and Westmeath in the semi-final on December 19.

The Leinster final is pencilled in for January 3, 2021, with a subsequent All-Ireland semi final and final following suit.

LAOIS: Sam Krebs (Courtwood); Darragh Slevin (Portarlington), Ben Reddin (Portlaoise), Josh Hogan (Portlaoise); Simon Fingleton (Park-Ratheniska), Kian Lawlor (Graiguecullen), Ben Dempsey (Portlaoise); Conor Kelly (Graiguecullen), Conor Heffernan (Killeshin); Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s), Colin Dunne (Arles-Killeen), PJ Ward (Portarlington); Kieran O’Donnell (Portlaoise), Ross Meredith (Emo), Shaun Fitzpatrick (Ballyroan-Abbey)

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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.