If you think you saw me getting my hair cut last Saturday afternoon outside Páirc Uí Chaoimh, relax. It wasn’t the heat. That was me.
FOURTEEN years ago, Trim native Niall Tully never thought he’d see the day — a Meath side facing Laois opposition as rank outsiders.
EVERY hero has a nemesis. Tomorrow, the Leinster Championship winning men of Laois face their most dreaded foe in a Croke Park standoff.
Laois boss Mick O'Dwyer has named an unchanged side to face Kildare in the Leinster final at Croke Park on Sunday.
KILDARE have left a vacancy at right half-back on their side while Laois have made one positional change for next Sunday’s Bank of Ireland Leinster SFC final between the midland neighbours at Croke Park.
FOUR years ago, a dreadlocked Hughie Emerson put the fear of God into Dublin’s back-line in a Leinster Championship semi-final replay and the Portarlington man is overjoyed at the chance to do it all again this Sunday.
Laois 2-10, Offaly 0-13
LAOIS selector Declan O’Loughlin has rejected out of hand persistent rumours that two of the county’s forwards have walked out on the panel in the wake of the draw with neighbours Offaly in the Leinster Championship last Sunday.
Laois boss Mick O'Dwyer has shifted defender Kevin Fitzpatrick up to full-forward for Sunday's Leinster SFC clash with Offaly.
Laois 1-14 Armagh 1-11
SEAN CAVANAGH believes he may be the solution to Tyrone’s midfield problems.
Laois star Damien Delaney has shaken off a niggling injury to land a starting berth against Down in Div 1B of the NFL on Sunday.
Star forward Damien Delaney has emerged as a serious doubt for Laois ahead of Sunday's NFL clash with Down.
THE O’Byrne Cup is not normally a hot ticket. It’s the sort of competition reserved for the flat-capped die-hards with their tin-foiled sandwiches and black umbrellas.
MICK O’DWYER has started to work his magic in Laois.
Offaly take on Laois in the curtain raiser at Croke Park hoping to go one better than last year’s defeat of the then reigning All-Ireland champions Meath and a subsequent replay loss to eventual Leinster winners Kildare.
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