The Leinster minor hurling championship is due to start this Saturday.
As things stand the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship will get underway this weekend.
Laois travel to Birr to take on Offaly in a 2pm Saturday throw in.
The Offaly panel will led onto the field by joint captain Sam Bourke.
While Padraig 'Podge' Brennan was named as captain of the Laois team earlier this week.
The Clough/Ballacolla clubman says there's no extra pressure on his shoulders:
Westmeath also take to the field this weekend against Carlow.
Laois Panel In Full:
Lawson Obular (Abbeyleix)
Sam Quinn (Abbeyleix)
Colin Byrne (Abbeyleix)
Liam Kavanagh (Abbeyleix)
Brian Duggan (Ballinakill)
Eoin Connolly (Ballyfin)
Philip Tynan (Borris-Kilcotton)
Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton) (Vice-Captain)
Aaron Phelan (Castletown)
Jamie Conroy (Castletown)
Jack Phelan (Camross)
Greg Cuddy (Camross)
Cian Conroy (Clonaslee)
Lochlainn Conway (Clough-Ballacolla)
Padraig Brennan (Clough-Ballacolla) (Captain)
Cillian Dunne (Clough-Ballacolla)
Joe Corby (Clough-Ballacolla)
Finnian Cuddy (Mountrath)
Josh Holmes (Mountrath)
Michael O’Brien (Mountrath)
Conor Fitzpatrick (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe)
Barry Fitzpatrick (Portlaoise)
DJ White (Portlaoise)
Ben Campion (Rathdowney-Errill)
Daniel Bowe (Rathdowney-Errill)
James Keegan (Rathdowney-Errill)
Padraig Rafter (Rathdowney-Errill)
Aodh Bowes (Rosenallis)
David Dooley (Rosenallis)
Tom Fennelly (Rosenallis)
Diarmuid Dooley (Rosenallis)
Cody Comerford (The Harps)
Cathal Murphy (The Harps)
Jim O’Connor (The Harps)
Adam Walshe (The Harps)
Daniel Dooley (The Harps)