Portlaoise will be hoping to avoid an upset against a dangerous Clonaslee St Manmans side.
The first of the weekend's senior championship quarter finals in Laois sees Portlaoise taking on Clonaslee St Manmans.
Winners of 12 of the last 15 titles in the county, Portlaoise will start as favourites.
While Clonaslee St Manmans are proving tough opposition to beat, winning two of their three games in this campaign.
Midlands 103 commentator Pat O'Sullivan thinks the underdogs will relish the opportunity:
Throw in at O'Moore Park is at 5.30.