Willie Maher says he's satisfied with his team's start to 2023.
"A big learning day for us all" is how Willie Maher characterised his side's 13 point defeat to Kilkenny on Sunday.
Laois were in touch at half time, Kilkenny led by 2-16 to 1-14.
A similar second half saw Derek Lyng's side run out comfortable winners.
Laois started well, they managed to get a three point lead thanks to scores from Enda Rowland and PJ Scully.
Kilkenny got a handle on the game when the goals came in the first period, Laois got one through Ross King but Kilkenny got two through a Billy Drennan brace.
Gearoid Dunne added Kilkenny's third in the second half. By the time Stephen Bergin hit the back of the net, it was only a consolation for Laois.
Maher says he's happy with their start to the year: