The Laois Senior Football team will contest the Div 3 League final on Saturday in Croke Park. PHOTO: Denis Byrne
Laois Senior Football manager John Sugrue has named his starting-fifteen to take on Westmeath in the Allianz Division 3 Football League final in Croke Park on Saturday.
With promotion already secured Laois will make the trip to GAA HQ for the fifth time in twelve months, this time for their Division 3 League final clash against Westmeath. Due to Louth and Westmeath’s round 6 clash falling victim to the weather, the game was only played last weekend as the other League finals were wrapping up.
Despite some initial uncertainty around the venue for the game, Laois and Westmeath will now take place in Croke Park at 4.45pm as part of a triple header with both the Colleges ‘A’ and ‘B’ Football finals taking place beforehand. Tickets for the game are priced at €20 for adults for €5 for juvenile, and are available from GAA.ie - while all three games will also be shown live on TG4.
Sugrue has made three changes to his starting team from their last outing in the League to Carlow, John O'Loughlin and Colm Begley return after injury in place of Kevin Meaney and Robbie Pigott respectively - while Courtwood's Sean O'Flynn comes in for Denis Booth at wing back for his first ever start.
The team in full is as follows:
1. Graham Brody (Portlaoise)
2. Stephen Attride (Killeshin)
3. Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen)
4. Gareth Dillon (Portlaoise)
5. Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)
6. Colm Begley (Stradbally)
7. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)
8. John O'Loughlin (St. Brigid's)
9. Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise)
10. Eoin Lowry (Killeshin)
11. Conor Boyle (Portlaoise)
12. Martin Scully (Ballyroan Abbey)
13. Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen
14. Paul Cahillane (Portlaoise)
15. Evan O'Carroll (Crettyard)
The game will be played as part of a triple header that includes the All-Ireland Colleges Football finals featuring Roscommon CBS against Kerry’s Scoil Phobal Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore in the ‘B’ final at 12.45pm, followed by Naas CBS v St Michael’s, Enniskillen in the 'A' final at 2.45pm with the Laois match to follow. All three games will be shown live on TG4.