Rigney names unchanged Laois team

Laois manager Niall Rigney has kept faith with the side which beat Antrim for this Saturday's All-Ireland SHC Phase 3 qualifier against Limerick at Semple Stadium (throw-in 5pm).

Laois manager Niall Rigney has kept faith with the side which beat Antrim for this Saturday's All-Ireland SHC Phase 3 qualifier against Limerick at Semple Stadium (throw-in 5pm).

Colin Delaney has retained his place in midfield, having stepped in for the suspended James Young against the Saffrons.

Eamonn Jackman continues at right half-forward, keeping Dane Peacock on the bench.

Jackman, Eoin Costelloe and Tommy Fitzgerald were all replaced during the second half of the 0-18 to 1-12 win over Antrim, but have been named in an unchanged side to face Limerick.

These are boom times for hurling in the O'Moore County with Laois just 70 minutes away from a first ever All-Ireland quarter-final appearance.

Laois and Limerick last met in the Championship in 2005 when Limerick won a qualifier tie by 2-15 to 1-09 in Portlaoise.

LAOIS (SHC v Limerick): T Doran; JA Delaney, D Maher, B Stapleton; M Whelan, B Campion (capt), M McEvoy; C Delaney, James Walsh; E Jackman, W Hyland, O Holohan; T Fitzgerald, J Brophy, E Costelloe.

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