Home GAA Gaelic Football Laois footballers name starting team for Leinster quarter final with Westmeath

Laois footballers name starting team for Leinster quarter final with Westmeath

Laois senior football manager Mike Quirke has named his starting 15 for Sunday’s Leinster quarter final against Westmeath.

They Kerry native has made two changes to the starting team from the side that lost the Division 2 relegation playoff to Down two weeks ago.

Graiguecullen’s Mark Timmons and Portarlington’s Robbie Pigott drop out of the team with Trevor Collins and Danny O’Reilly replacing them.

Collins is gone in as a straight swap for Pigott while Seamus Lacey has been named at full back with O’Reilly going to wing back.

The rest of the team is unchanged with Timmons and Pigott dropping to the bench in place of Marty Scully and Benny Carroll.

Laois have beaten Westmeath in their last two championship clashes but are yet to win a game in 2021.

The game in Tullamore throws in at 1.30pm on Sunday.

LAOIS: Niall Corbet; Trevor Collins, Seamus Lacey, Gareth Dillon; Danny O’Reilly, Colm Begley, Paddy O’Sullivan; Kieran Lillis, John O’Loughlin; Sean Byrne, Evan O’Carroll, Eoin Lowry; Paul Kingston, Donie Kingston, Colm Murphy

Subs: Matthew Byron, Mark Timmons, Robbie Pigott, Mark Barry, Ross Munnelly, Brian Daly, Eoin Buggie, Finbarr Crowley, Sean O’Flynn, Diarmuid Whelan, Gary Walsh

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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.