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Leinster SFC Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Offaly

By Laois PRO Fri 12th Apr

Leinster SFC Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Offaly
Leinster SFC Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Offaly

Written By Laois PR Team

2024 Leinster SFC Quarter Final: Laois vs Offaly on Saturday April 13th at 7pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.

The winner of this game will face Dublin/Meath in the semi final to be held in Croke Park on Sunday April 28th.

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

Manager Justin McNulty has named the following side to face Offaly: With no changes to the side that faced Leitrim in the Division 4 Final Win in Croke Park on March 30th.

The Laois team lines out as follows:

Standout players for Laois this season so far: In the Division 4 campaign which Laois finished as champions, goalkeeper Killian Roche’s saves have been excellent and also his outfield role has been very effective.

Newcomers Ben Dempsey, Jack Lacey, Conor Heffernan, Niall Dunne, Shaun Fitzpatrick, Mikie Dempsey, Simon Fingleton and Rioghan Murphy were all seriously impressive.

Captain Evan O’Carroll was in brilliant in attack throughout the campaign and then capped this off with a man of the match award from TG4 following his performance scoring 0-6 (4 from play and 2 from frees) in Laois’ final win over Leitrim where O’Carroll then lifted the Div.4 trophy in Croke Park.

Laois vs Offaly Stats:
Laois are unbeaten against Offaly in the championship since 2002. It’s a run of six matches (DWWWWD) and matches our best unbeaten run against them (1903-1940, WWWDWW).

Overall: P30 W15 D5 L10

First 15: W10 D2 L3 (1903-1971)

Last 15: W5 D3 L7 (1975-2024)

Offaly: finished in 6th place on the Division 3 table with 5 points after 2 wins (over Wicklow and Limerick ), 1 draw (with Sligo) and 4 losses (to Westmeath, Antrim, Clare and Down) in 7 games.

The standout players for Offaly so far this season and also named to face Laois tomorrow (Saturday April 13th) are: Dylan Hyland (starts at no.10), Jack Bryant (starts at no.15) and Cian Farrell (who is named on the subs bench vs Laois). Dylan Hyland has a total league score this year of 21 points, Jack Bryant has scored 2-10 and Cian Farrell has scored 11 points. All 3 players have been in great form for Offaly throughout their Div.3 campaign and heading into the Laois clash.

Previous meeting of Laois vs Offaly: Tailteann Cup 2023 Round 2 on May 20th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park

The last time the sides clashed competitively, it was a thrilling encounter that ended in a draw. Exciting as expected with both sides being neighbouring rival counties and Saturday’s Leinster SFC quarter final meeting has even higher stakes for both sides than last years Tailteann Cup meeting. With a semi final date awaiting the winner and an opportunity that both will relish the opportunity to achieve.

Final score of last years Tailteann Cup meeting:
Laois: 1-11
Offaly: 1-11

Laois scores that day: Kieran Lillis 1-0, Mark Barry 0-2, Paul Kingston 0-2, Paddy O Sullivan 0-2, Damon Larkin 0-2, Colm Murphy 0-1, Mark Timmons 0-1, Niall Corbett 0-1.

Offaly scores that day: Dylan Hyland 0-4, Nigel Dunne 0-3, Joe Maher 1-0, Nigel Bracken 0-2, Anton O Sullivan 0-1, Ciaran Donnelly 0-1.

2019: All Ireland Qualifier Round 3 on 29 June in O’Moore Park 

Laois: 0-20

Offaly: 0-15

Laois players who played that day who are named to face Offaly tomorrow: Kieran Lillis 0-2, Paul Kingston 0-4, Evan O’Carroll 0-2, Eoin Lowry 0-1 and Eoin Buggie also featured coming on after 52 minutes.

Offaly players who played that day who are named to face Laois tomorrow: David Dempsey, Declan Hogan, Peter Cunningham, Eoin Carroll and Ruari McNamee (McNamee scored 4 points)

Last Leinster SFC Quarter Final meeting of Laois vs Offaly 

In 2005

Final score

Laois: 1-10

Offaly: 1-8

By Laois PRO Fri 12th Apr

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