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Up to five changes expected on Laois hurling team to play Antrim

Willie Dunphy and Eanna Lyons are set for their first starts of the year for the Laois hurling team against Antrim in Belfast on Saturday.

Cheddar Plunkett’s men face Antrim in the final round of their Division 1 league campaign but even a win for Laois won’t save them from a relegation playoff against Westmeath.

Dunphy and Lyons both came off the bench in last week’s loss to Kilkenny and are expected to start this time around.

It’s understood there will be up to five changes from last week’s team with Cha Dwyer and Ryan Mullaney expected to return also after a missing the last couple of games through injury.

Lee Cleere is also believed to be included in the starting team once more.

Laois GAA have issued a starting team but as in recent weeks it’s merely for the purposes of the match programme and not what will actually start.

Laois have lost all four games to date while Antrim have enjoyed a fine return to this level – beating Clare and drawing with Wexford in their two previous league outings.

For both sides, it will be their last competitive game before the championship.

Laois play Wexford in the Leinster quarter-final in two weeks time while Antrim take on Dublin on the same weekend.

The game throws in at 3pm in Corrigan Park in Belfast and we will be there to provide a live blog.

The game will also be streamed live on GAA Go.

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