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Hurling: U20 Update and Minor & Senior Previews

By Laois PRO Sat 27th Apr

Hurling: U20 Update and Minor & Senior Previews
Hurling: U20 Update and Minor & Senior Previews

Hurling: U20 Update and Minor & Senior Previews

Written by Laois PR Team

U20 Hurling: Well done to our U20 hurlers who defeated Kildare last night, Friday April 26th and are now through to a Leinster quarter final away to Offaly on Wednesday May

U20 Hurling Leinster Preliminary Quarter Final
Kildare vs Laois in Hawkfield

Final score:

Kildare: 0-16
Laois: 2-19

Standout players: Ben Deegan (0-6) had a great game in free taking duties scoring 5 points from frees. Conor Fitzpatrick (1-1) and Jer Quinlan (1-2) were excellent in attack.

The introductions of the 2nd half substitutions of James Cuddy (3 frees), Aaron Phelan (point from play) and Brian Duggan (point from play) made a brilliant impact on the game.


Minor Hurling: Laois vs Carlow today Saturday April 27th at 2pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park for Tier 2 Group 2 Round 3 in the Leinster Minor Championship.

Minor Tickets:

Follow live match scores and updates on our Twitter account: CLGLaois

Laois face Carlow in the final round of the group stages.

In Round 1, Laois were defeated by Kildare and Carlow were defeated by Kerry. In Round 2, Laois got a win over Kerry whilst Carlow were defeated by by Kildare.

If Laois beat Carlow, Laois will qualify for a preliminary quarter-final next Saturday May
(exact opponents, venue and time TBC during the week). Laois will face a side from Tier 2 Group 1 which will be either Westmeath or Offaly in the preliminary quarter final should they defeat Carlow in Round 3.

Preliminary quarter-finals:

• Winner Tier 2 (Group 1) v R/Up Tier 2 (Group 2)
• Winner Tier 2 (Group 2) v R/Up Tier 2 (Group 1)

Peadar O’Laithin Cup Prelim. Rd. (if required) – Teams that do not qualify for Prelim.

Laois’ group table of Tier 2 Group 2 is currently standing as follows:

1. Kildare – 4pts
2. Laois – 2pts
3. Kerry – 2pts
4. Carlow – 0pts

Top scorers for Laois so far from Rounds 1 & 2: Eoin Delaney total 0-6, Tom Og Phelan 1-10 and Kyron Cuddy 2-1.




Manager Glen McEvoy has named the following side to face Carlow:


Senior Hurling: Meath vs Laois today Saturday April April 27th at 3pm in St.Lomans Park, Trim for Round 2 of the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Tickets can be purchased both online and in person using the following options below:

Tickets can be purchased online here:

Tickets can be purchased in person via selected participating SuperValu stores:
SuperValu Stradbally
Breslin’s SuperValu Rathdowney
McConville’s SuperValu Mountmellick
McLoughlin’s SuperValu Portarlington
Mulhall’s SuperValu Portlaoise SuperValu Abbeyleix
SuperValu Parkside Portlaoise

Stream the match live: Clubber TV:

Follow live match scores and updates on our official CLG Laois Twitter account:

Radio: The match will be broadcast live on Midlands Radio 103.

Manager Willie Maher has named the following side to face Meath: Changes from the
Offaly game: Willie Dunphy, Fiachra C Fennell, Mark Dowling and Picky Maher all start in place of Jer Quinlan, Tom Cuddy, Martin Phelan and John Lennon.

Jer Quinlan, Tom Cuddy & Cody Comerford are not included in the panel of 26 as they played on the Laois U20 hurling team vs Kildare last night in their leinster championship win.

The Laois team lines out as follows:

Laois’ next fixtures in the competition after Meath in Round 2.

• Round 3 – May 4/5: Kerry (away)
• Round 4 – May 18/19: Down (home)

• Round 5 – May 25/26: Westmeath (away)

Laois vs Offaly Round 1 Recap:

Joe McDonagh Round 1 in Laois Hire O’Moore Park on Sunday April 21st

Final score:
Laois: 2-21
Offaly: 0-24

Laois got their campaign off to a perfect winning start with a great comeback win over Offaly.

Standout players for Laois: Tom Cuddy’s immense work rate at wing back vitally kept Laois in the game at those times when Offaly were ahead.

In midfield, Aidan Corby displayed great strength and got some lovely scores.

In the 2nd half, goalkeeper Enda Rowland made some excellent 1v1 saves to prevent Offaly from going further ahead. The addition of Picky Maher as a substitute and his performance made a hugely positive impact on the game. Paddy Purcell’s two brilliant goals from play for Laois sealed the win.


Laois vs Offaly stats:

Laois vs Offaly last Sunday was the biggest overturned HT deficit for Laois in a championship hurling match in 45 years (1979, London, 11pts)

Paddy Purcell has now scored 19 SHC goals.

Paddy Kelly reached 19 in 1951 (vs Wexford) and Paddy Lalor did it in 1953 (vs Offaly).

Laois hurlers have now scored in seven consecutive championship matches for the 10th time.

1907-1919 (21)
1921-1935 (25)
1936-1949 (25)
1950-1977 (49)
1978-1979 (8)
1988-2000 (15)
2004-2005 (9)
2017-2018 (7)
2018-2019 (10)
2022-2024 (7*)

It was the 40th time that Laois senior hurlers have conceded 16+ points in the first half of a championship match.

But it was the first time that Laois have ever won a game like that.

Meath: Round 1 Recap

Down vs Meath – Joe McDonagh Round 1 in Ballycran on Saturday April 20th.

Final score:
Down: 3-24
Meath: 0-25

Despite an 8 point defeat away to Down. Under new management now with Stephen
Clinch (former Meath senior hurler) as caretaker for the Joe McDonagh campaign,
Meath produced a very positive and spirited battle in their opening round fixture and showing new improvements.

Padraig O’Hanrahan was in unstoppable form, Meath’s standout player scoring a big individual tally of 17 points, of which 2 came from play and the rest of the 15 came from frees. Also impressive was Eamon Og O Donnchadha whose energetic performance produced 2 points from play, 1 of which was outstanding and scored from a very difficult angle.

Meath scorers: Padraig O’Hanrahan 0-17. Eamon Og O Donnchadha 0-2. Simon Ennis, James Toher, Kris Gorman, Niall McLornan, Nicky Potterton and Sean Martin 0-1 each.

Previous meeting of Meath vs Laois:

Allianz Hurling League Div.2A Round 4 in Pairc Tailteann Navan on March 10th 2024.

Final score:
Meath: 1-12
Laois: 4-26

Laois scorers: Aaron Dunphy 1-10, Martin Phelan, Jer Quinlan and Tomas Keyes 1-2 each. Picky Maher and Cody Comerford 0-2 each. Paddy Purcell, Aidan Corby, David Dooley, Ian Shanahan, Liam O’Connell and Ryan Mullaney 0-1 each.

Meath scorers: Padraig O’Hanrahan 1-5. James Toher, Jack Walsh, Nicky Potterton, Kris Gorman, Simon Ennis and James Murray

0-1 each.

By Laois PRO Sat 27th Apr

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