The Laois U-21 hurling team for this Wednesday night’s Leinster quarter-final has been named, with Clough-Ballacolla’s Willie Dunphy missing out.
Dunphy had been hoping to shake off a knee injury but has not recovered in time to make it into the starting 15, with Ballinakill’s Cha Dwyer also missing out.
Laois seniors Gearoid Burke (full-back) and Stephen Maher (wing-forward) will lead the charge, while Ross King will start at corner-forward.
Throw in for the game is 7.30pm.
Team in full is as follows: Eoin Fleming (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton); Darragh Duggan (Portlaoise), Gearoid Burke (Camross), Oisin Carroll (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Matthew Collier (Camross), Bill Duggan (Clough Ballacolla), Nathan Unwin (Rathdowney Errill); James Ryan (Rathdowney Errill), Ben Conroy (Castletown Slieve Bloom); Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney Errill), MJ Lalor (Ballypickas), Stephen Maher (Clough Ballacolla); Ross King (Rathdowney Errill), Paddy Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton), PJ Scully (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)