It would leave Laois facing a under-strength Fermanagh for a place in division one.
This Saturday's derby with Westmeath is crucial for Laois football.
That's the view of our Laois GAA Correspondent Jack Nolan.
If they win, the O'Moore county could face a depleted Fermanagh team for a place in Division 1 of the National Football League in 2021.
Manager Mike Quirke has added a number of new faces that impressed in the club championships.
Jack Nolan is excited about two additions in particular: