A stiff challenge awaits Eddie Brennan's men in Nowlan Park this Saturday.
Laois face a daunting task if they're to progress any further in this year's All-Ireland Hurling Championship.
They travel to Nowlan Park to take on 2013 Liam McCarthy winners Clare at 1:15 on Saturday.
Eddie Brennan is dealing with the loss of a number of players, including wing back Ronan Broderick, who picked up a cruciate injury in the defeat to Dublin.
Our Laois GAA commentator Jack Nolan says the O'Moore county will need to play one of their best games to have a chance: