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Preview: Laois Minor & Senior Hurlers in Championship action (Saturday May 4th)

By Laois PRO Fri 3rd May

Preview: Laois Minor & Senior Hurlers in Championship action (Saturday May 4th)
Preview: Laois Minor & Senior Hurlers in Championship action (Saturday May 4th)

Written by Laois PR Team

We preview both the Minor and Senior hurling games taking place on Saturday May 4th, where both teams are in Championship action.

First up at 3pm, our Senior hurlers travel to Tralee in Round 3 of the Joe McDonagh Cup to take on Kerry in a top of the table clash. Laois and Kerry are the 2 teams in the best form so far with both sides winning 2 games from 2 previously. Laois are currently 1st place on 4 pts and Kerry are in 2nd place on 4 pts. With both sides level on points, Laois take top spot on score difference.

Next up, at 5.30pm. Our Minor hurlers travel to Kilcormac for the Leinster preliminary quarter final to take on neighbor’s and rivals Offaly in an anticipated clash. The winner of Offaly vs Laois will be through to a Leinster quarter final versus Dublin (3rd placed in Tier 1) set to take place 7 days later on Saturday May 11th.

LMHC Prelim. Q/F: Offaly vs Laois in Faithful Fields, Kilcormac on Sat May 4th at 5.30pm.

Minor Tickets:

Follow live match scores and updates on our Twitter page: @CLGLaois

Minor Live Stream: Clubber TV:

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

With no changes to the side that defeated Carlow in Round 3.

The Laois team lines out as follows:

Leinster MHC Round 3 Recap: Laois vs Carlow on April 27th at 2pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park

Final score:

Laois: 3-12
Carlow: 0-15

Laois scorers: Tom Og Phelan 1-6, Tony Mahony 1-0, Ross Deegan 1-0, Kyron Cuddy 0-2, Eoin Delaney, Shane Connolly, Conor Headen, Eoin Bracken 0-1 each.

Half back Tony Mahoney was unstoppable in possession, excellently struck the ball throughout, scored a goal from a long distance free himself and hit another long range pass to assist another scored goal by Tom Og Phelan.

Eoin Delaney was consistent and brilliant at half forward. (0-1 from play). Shane Connolly provided pace and strength in midfield (0-1 from play also). The introduction of substitute Ross Deegan was very positive and he had a great impact on the game. (1-0 from play).



Offaly minor hurlers previous Leinster Championship results: After finishing top of Tier 2 Group 1 with 4/4 wins.

Round 1:

Offaly: 1-11
Meath: 1-8

Round 2

Offaly: 3-17
Antrim: 1-17

Round 3

Offaly: 3-30
Wicklow: 1-7

Round 4

Offaly: 2-15
Westmeath: 1-13

Senior Hurling: Kerry vs Laois , Saturday May 4th at 3pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee for Round 3 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: @CLGLaois

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

Manager Willie Maher has named the following side to face Meath:

With 2 changes from the side that defeated Meath in Round 2: Tom Cuddy and Jer Quinlan return to the starting line up in place of Fiachra C Fennell and Willie Dunphy who are on the bench.

The Laois team lines out as follows:

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

• Round 4 – May 18/19: Down (home)
• Round 5 – May 25/26: Westmeath (away)

Recap: Meath vs Laois: Joe McDonagh Cup Round 2 in Trim last Saturday April 27th

Scorers: Paddy Purcell 0-4, Picky Maher 1-4, Willie Dunphy 1-4, Martin Phelan and Mossy Keyes 1-2, Aaron Dunphy 0-5, James Duggan 1-1, Mark Dowling 1-0, Enda Rowland 1-0, Padraic Delaney 1-0, David Dooley 0-2, Fiachra C Fennell 0-1, Aidan Corby 0-2.

The well experienced Willie Dunphy was Laois’ highest scorer from play with an excellent 1-4. Also in top form were Martin Phelan and James Duggan scoring great goals from play . The midfield duo of David Dooley and Aidan Corby were very solid.

Final score:

Laois: 7-29
Meath: 1-16


Recent Laois Stats:

Picky’s 4pts against Offaly in Round 1, after coming on, was the 13th time that a sub had done 4+ points and only the 4th time that a sub had scored 4+ times in a cship match:

1971 Fran Bates 0-4
2015 Ben Conroy 1-3
2019 Eoin Gaughan 0-4 2024 Picky Maher 0-4

Fiachra C Fennell made his 50th overall appearance for Laois senior hurlers vs Meath last weekend. The 96th hurler to do so.

Picky Maher against Meath set a new Laois hurling record of 23 championship wins, breaking the tie with Matthew Whelan.

Laois are the 13th side to score 50+ points in senior hurling championship history.

It has been done 10 times in the Liam MacCarthy Cup, once in the Christy Ring and now twice in the Joe McDonagh.

Kerry: Recap

Round 1:

Westmeath: 1-14
Kerry 1-20

Round 2:

Kerry: 0-26
Down: 2-12

In the shock but well deserved opening round win over Westmeath, Fionan Mackessy produced a brilliant defensive performance at half back, scored a total of 4 points with 2 from play and then assisted Maurice O Connors goal. O Connor was accurate in free taking duties scoring 0-10. Versus Down, Mackessy scored another 2 points and O’Connor also converted 7 frees and 6 points from play. Dan Goggin also came to the for with his performance vs Down and he scored 4 points from play.

Laois and Kerry previous meeting in Joe McDonagh

May 13th 2023 in Tralee

Laois: 4:23
Kerry: 0-21


Laois: Picky Maher 1-2, Enda Rowland 1-2, Paddy Purcell and Stephen Bergin 0-1, Mossy Keyes and James Keyes 0-2, Martin Phelan, Aidan Corby, Podge Delaney, Ian Shanahan all 0-1 each.

Kerry: Shane Conway 0-7, Jordan Conway 0-4, Padraig Boyle 0-3, Brandon Barret 0-2, Fionan Mackessy, Evan Murphy, Paudie O’Connor, Philip Lucid, Dan Goggin 0-1 each.

By Laois PRO Fri 3rd May

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