Packed Easter weekend awaits

A packed weekend of action awaits Laois supporters this Easter weekend with an All-Ireland title and league survival on the cards.

A packed weekend of action awaits Laois supporters this Easter weekend with an All-Ireland title and league survival on the cards.

On Saturday, Mountrath CS will bid to claim the All-Ireland PP Schools SHC ‘B’ title when they travel to Thurles to take on Cross and Passion from Ballycastle.

The Antrim school were beaten in last year’s final, having defeated St Fergal’s Rathdowney in the semi-final, and they overcame St Joseph’s CBS from Tulla two weeks ago.

Mountrath are in good shape however after a comprehensive win over Calasanctius College from Oranmore in their semi-final, as they aim for a famour victory.

On Sunday, the Laois senior footballers will travel to Newry knowing that only a victory will guarantee them their place in Division 2 for next year. If they lose, they will need both Kildare and Westmeath to lose as well or else they will make the drop.

They will do so without Donie Kingston, who was red carded in injury time of Saturday night’s game.

To cap things off, on Easter Monday, Laois senior hurlers will play Cork in a game to mark the 100th anniversary of Laois’ All-Ireland win, with the game due to be played in Ballacolla at 2.30pm. There will also be a full round of games played in both the ACFL and ACHL Division 1 over the weekend, with senior intercounty players available.