Weekend Hurling Previews: Joe McDonagh Senior Hurling Championship, Electric Ireland Leinster MHC & Oneills.com U20 Leinster Hurling Championship
Ahead of a busy weekend coming up of hurling action, we provide a short preview of the 3 games.
This Sunday, he Minor hurlers will face Kildare in the Electric Ireland Leinster MHC preliminary quarter finals.
Manager Damien Carter has named his side to face Kildare. Throw in is at 12pm on Sunday April 16th in Conneff Park, Clane. (Extra time if necessary – Winner on the day)
Team news: There is 1 change to the side that defeated Antrim in Round 3. Mark Downey (no.13) returns from injury and replaces Eoin Bracken.
One to watch: The Harp’s Justin Duggan who’s excellent performance of scoring 3-5, was crucial to defeating Antrim. Congratulations to Justin Duggan who won the Electric Ireland Minor Championships Player Of The Week Award on April 11th.
Manager’s View: Minor Hurling Manager Damien Carter: “Obviously we were delighted to get the win over Antrim last Friday but with the devastating news that broke on Sunday afternoon about our squad member David Brown we are all extremely sad and shocked at losing a great teammate and friend, RIP. We will do our best on Sunday for David.”
Manager Willie Maher has named his side to face Down in the upcoming Joe McDonagh Cup Round 2 fixture. Throw in is at 3pm on Sunday April 16th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Team news: There are 2 changes to the side that faced Offaly in Round 1. Ross King (no.9) and William Dunphy (no.14) come in for Jack Kelly and Martin Phelan.
One’s to watch: Clough Ballacolla’s Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher’s firing scoring form continues, having scored 12 of the total 23 points scored against Offaly. Borris/Kilcotton’s Aaron Dunphy & Clough Ballacolla’s Aidan Corby also put in strong performances, each scoring 3 points from play against Offaly.
This is a key battle for both sides seeking their 1st win of the Joe McDonagh campaign after defeats in Round 1. (Down lost to Kerry by 12 points in their opening Round 1 fixture)
Preview: U20 Hurling – Leinster Championship Round 3 vs Kerry.
Manager Ollie Hally has named his side to face Kerry in the upcoming Oneills.com U20 Leinster Hurling Championship Round 3 fixture. Throw in is 2pm this Saturday April 15th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Team news: There are 3 changes to the side that defeated Carlow in Round 2. Loughlann Conway (no.2), Tom Cuddy (no.9) and Brian Duggan (no.10) come in for Lawson Obular (injured), Bobby Murphy and Noah Quinlan.
One’s to watch: The Harps Ciaran Flynn put in a great defensive performance and Clough Ballacolla’s Cillian Dunne was instrumental in attack scoring 14 points in the previous win over Carlow.
What’s Next: A win over Kerry will see Laois through to the preliminary quarter finals as a result of finishing top of their group with 3 out of 3 wins. Laois with a home fixture will face the runner up in the group consisting of Offaly, Westmeath, Meath & Antrim. A defeat to Kerry will also see Laois through to the preliminary quarter finals but with an away fixture as a result of finishing 2nd in the group against the winner of the group consisting of Offaly, Westmeath, Meath & Antrim.
Best of luck to all involved!
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By Laois PRO Sat 15th Apr