We have live score commentary from Donegal face Laois in the Fourth Round of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship, in Carrick On Shannon, this Saturday at 5pm.
The All Ireland champions have had little time to dwell on their shock Ulster final defeat to Monaghan last weekend. Jim McGuinness will need to get his side back to their best, if they are to get their campaign off the ropes and on the road to back to back titles.
Donegal were expected to easily overcome Monaghan last Sunday, but the Farney men had other ideas, and outplayed the champions all over the field. It was no fluke result and the winners were the better side on the day. Now, McGuinness must recharge the batteries and hope that the six day turnaround is not a factor.
Laois were beaten by Louth in Leinster but recovered to enjoy a good run in the qualifiers, and wins over Carlow, Clare and Wexford see them back in the hunt for Sam. However, this weekend’s opposition are a huge step up in class, and it is asking a great deal of the O’Moore men.
Laois – Eoin Culliton; Paul Begley, Mark Timmons, Peter O’Leary; Darren Strong, Kieran Lillis, Padraig McMahon; Padraig Clancy, John O’Loughlin; Ross Munnelly, Billy Sheehan, Colm Begley; Conor Meredith, Donal Kingston, Evan O’Carroll.
Donegal – TBC
Players To Watch
Colm Begley will need a big performance on Saturday night, while Donegal will once again look to full forward Michael Murphy.
Donegal will be hard to beat here and it would be a huge surprise were they to get turned over for the second week in succession. So Donegal to win by 5pts or more at 11/10 is our advice