It is an incredibly busy Sunday on the GAA front and we will be in O’Moore Park for the next EIGHT hours.
We have four live games to bring you updates from and we will split them into two Live Blogs.
The first two games are at 12pm and 2pm and feature top level hurling and football.
Nine days after The Harps and Clough-Ballacolla were due to meet in the opening round of the Laois SHC, they finally do battle in the day’s first game in O’Moore Park.
A Covid outbreak in The Harps meant that they couldn’t field last Friday week and despite a rule stating that the game must be played within five days or the game would be conceded, agreement was reached to play it in this slot.
The Harps did, however, give a walkover in the junior football championship to Castletown during the week though it’s believed a number of their players were overseas on holidays though are back in time for this game.
Castletown have already defeated Rosenallis in this group but despite three teams advancing to the knockout stages, an early win takes some of the pressure off.
Clough-Ballacolla look a stronger side and have had less disruptions and if The Harps are to get a win to keep them out of relegation bother and into a quarter-final, it’s more likely to come in one of their other group games.
After that, the focus shifts solely to football with the 2pm game being between Rosenallis and Ballylinan.
Rosenallis begin their second season at senior and after surviving last year thanks to a relegation semi-final win over Courtwood, they would love a win that would avoid sending them down that route again.
They pushed Ballylinan close in Round 2 last year and with Jamie Farrell and Gary Walsh suspended they should have a decent chance.
You can follow all of the action from those two games below and we’ll have a separate Live Blog for the 4pm and 6pm games – plus the draws for Round 2 of the SFC and IFC.