Seamas Plunkett has named his starting fifteen for Laois’ game with Waterford tomorrow night (Saturday) in Walsh Park.
There are no real surprises in Plunkett’s selection, with the defence remaining unchanged. Brian Campion and Matthew Whelan provide the spine, with John A Delaney and Brian Stapleton in the corners, and Joe Fitzpatrick and Tom Delaney on the wings.
Dwane Palmer and James Walsh will partner each other in midfield, while in attack, Joe Campion retains his place in the starting line up after really hitting form midway through the season.
Cha Dwyer has been listed at full-forward, but if we’ve learned anything from Cheddar Plunkett’s line ups, it is that the forwards are always likely to move around, so it remains to be seen what way they line out.
The team in full is: Eoin Reilly (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); John A Delaney (Clough Ballacolla), Brian Campion (Rathdowney Errill), Brian Stapleton (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton); Joe Fitzpatrick (Rathdowney Errill), Matthew Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton), Tom Delaney (Clough Ballacolla); Dwane Palmer (Camross), James Walsh (Ballinakill); Joe Campion (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton), Willie Hyland (Clough Ballacolla), Stephen Maher (Clough Ballacolla); Neil Foyle (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton), Charles Dwyer (Ballinakill), Tommy Fitzgerald (Portlaoise).
Elsewhere, Waterford GAA have issued an alternative route to Walsh Park for Laois supporters heading to the game, due to a rally which is taking place in the city centre on Saturday.
Details of the diversion are below.
Supporters are advised to take the Cork Road (N25), through the toll bridge, take the next exit after the toll bridge (signposted Waterford South), go through the first roundabout, go through the second roundabout, take the first exit on the third roundabout towards the Cork Road, follow the road until you get to the next roundabout (take a left), you then reach Matties Hill and on the next roundabout go left to Keane’s Road which will be the destination for Walsh Park.