After the disappointing road trip to Kilkenny, we will need a big turnout in fortress Parnell to get back on track.
We looked good in Walsh Cup against them, but hopefully Laois wont get too much encouragement from the dispirited effort with the extra man in the 2nd half today…
Obviously there will be many opinions but based on Walsh Cup or last year"s form, I would start the discussion with the following…
3 O Donnell
4 Madden / O’Callaghan
5 C. Crummey
11 Keaney/ Hetherton
12 D Burke / P. Crummey
15 Howard / Ryan
Both Keaney and Burke would have been key in half forward line today to win ball and take scores but if not available or involved, I would start Crummy on wing and put Hedgo on 40 as a ball winner.
We need hurlers to get goals inside so until Ryan is back and can cover freetaking too, I would try Howard as others introduced have not taken their
chance to shine sufficiently…