The sides meet in Portlaoise on Sunday afternoon.
The chance to get to a senior county final is "a massive opportunity" for Abbeyleix St Lazarian's, says former Laois U20 manager Enda Lyons.
They take on Rathdowney/Erill this weekend in the semi-finals of the Laois Senior Hurling Championship, hoping to be in the decider for the first time this century.
PJ Peacock's side eased their way past Rosenallis in the quarter finals, while Rathdowney made it here as group A winners.
Lyons tells Midlands 103's Liam White says Rathdowney are in good form, but Abbeyleix will have enough belief come Sunday:
Throw in on Sunday from Laois Hire O'Moore Park is at 2:00pm.