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Tailteann Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Kildare

By Laois PRO Sat 15th Jun

Tailteann Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Kildare
Tailteann Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Laois vs Kildare

Written By Laois PR Team

Tailteann Cup Quarter-Final: Laois vs Kildare at 1.15pm on Sunday June 16th in Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

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

Live stream: on GAAGO :

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 Justin McNulty has named the following side to face Kildare:

Changes from the New York game: Defenders Ben Dempsey and James Kelly both return from injury and are named on the bench. A great boost for Laois.

Starting 15 changes: Niall Dunne replaces Eoin Lowry who is now on the bench.

Bench changes: Ben Dempsey returns to the bench in place of starter Niall Dunne. James Kelly returns to the bench replacing Fionn Holland and Eoin Lowry replaces Aaron McEvoy.

The Laois team lines out as follows:

Permutations: The winner will go through to the Tailteann Cup Semi Finals, set to take place on the weekend of June 22nd/23rd in Croke Park. The winner can face any other quarter final winner as repeat pairings are no longer avoided, due to an open draw for the semi finals. The defeated team will exit the competition.

Recent Laois Stats: vs New York

Congrats to Mark Barry, who not only made his 20th championship appearance vs New York, but also became just the 13th Laois footballer to reach 200 career points across all comps.

He is the third O’Dempsey’s player to do so after Jack Kenna and Mick Turley.

Mark Timmons goal, was the 12th time that a Graiguecullen player scored a goal to give us the lead in a cship game.

John McDarby 1929, 1937, 1939
Ned Begley 1938
Tommy Murphy 1940
Des Connolly 1946
Sean Redmond 1955
Mick Fennell 1973
Willie Brennan 1975
Pascal Doran 1984
Mark Timmons 2023, 2024

It was the 45th time that we scored at least the final two scores in championship game that we won.

The game had 17 moves (either team taking the lead or drawing level).

It’s only the fourth championship match with a Laois win where we had 17+ changes:

1995 v Carlow (20)
2014 v Wexford (21)
2019 v Derry (18)
2024 v New York (17)

It was the second-longest time in a championship match since 1923, that Laois have been level with the opposition (27mins).

The longest was 43mins (Derry, 2019).

Preliminary Quarter Final Recap: vs New York on June 9th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park

Laois: 1-13
New York: 1-9

Standout players: Mark Barry was nominated a Player Of The Week and also named on’s Football Team Of The Week, as a result of his performance vs New York in which he got some great scores (scored a total 3 points from play). Laois GAA’s Inter County Footballer Of The Year Winner last year 2023, Mark Timmons was excellent (also named on’s Football Team Of The Week) and he scored that vital goal which was ultimately the turning point of the game in Laois’ favour.

This Timmon’s goal brought on momentum and was a big lift for the team in which Laois capitalised on and produced a strong final 20 minute team performance, to win by 4 points in the end.

Ater New York had provided a good battle for 50 minutes. Laois’ momentum and resilience got them over the line after admirable work rate and effort in the final quarter of the game.

Kildare: Previous Championship Results

Tailteann Cup Group 1 Winners (automatically qualified for the quarter final stage and recieved a bye in the preliminary round)

Round 1:

Kildare: 3-25
Longford: 1-11

Round 2:

Waterford: 0-6
Kildare: 5-15

Round 3:

Kildare: 1-16
Leitrim: 0-12

After 3 comprehensive victories in the round robin stages of this competition, Kildare racked up massive scores.

With a total team score of 9 goals and 56 points scored so far at the moment, following the conclusion of of Kildare’s 3 group games. Undoubtedly Kildare’s biggest strength is attacking play, and accuracy on target.

Standout players: Forwards Darragh Kirwan and Paddy Woodgate are in great form currently. Darragh Kirwan has scored a total 17 points (all from play) and Paddy Woodgate has scored a total 3-7.

Previous Championship meeting of Laois vs Kildare:

June 4th 2017 in O’Connor Park Tullamore

Leinster SFC Quarter Final

Laois: 1-7
Kildare: 1-21

Only 4 Laois players remain in Sunday’s panel that faced Kildare that day in 2017: James Kelly, Eoin Buggie, Evan O’Carroll and Paul Kingston.

By Laois PRO Sat 15th Jun

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