They suffered a tough one point defeat to Clare.
Eddie Brennan's Laois team were a whisker away from causing one of the hurling championships greatest upsets on Saturday.
The exited the All-Ireland qualifiers, losing out by a point to Clare, 3-17 to 27 points.
The banner played the entire second half with 14 men when David McInerney received a straight red card just before the interval.
Brennan says his team are learning they can't afford any errors at the top table: