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LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from the Laois SHC quarter-finals

Semi-final places in the Laois senior hurling championship are up for grabs in O’Moore Park this afternoon with the two quarter-final games down for decision.

Rathdowney-Errill and Rosenallis meet in the first game in what is the first ever senior championship meeting between the clubs.

Rathdowney-Errill come in as league champions and one of the pre-championship favourites but are without county senior player Ross King, who is out injured.

They are expected to welcome back Mark Kavanagh for his first start since getting injured a couple of months back while Paddy Purcell, recently nominated for an All Star, and Jack Kelly, who had the same honour in 2019, will be key men too.

Rosenallis have struggled to find the form that saw them reach last year’s semi-final but they will be hoping that their hard-fought win over The Harps the last day can ignite their season.

That game gets underway at 2.30pm.

The second game sees Camross and Castletown clash for the third time in four years. Castletown (then as a Gaels team) won the 2018 group clash but Camross recovered from a slow start to win the 2019 quarter-final when they last met.

Castletown won their first two games to ensure qualification but are coming in on the back of a 19-point loss to champions Clough-Ballacolla the last day out.

Camross are in the opposite position having lost their first two games but they beat Abbeyleix to make sure of the quarter-final spot.

That game gets underway at 4pm and we’ll have updates from both on our Live Blog below.

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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.