It's coming towards a time where a changing of the guard is needed
Laois are facing into a rebuilding project next season following their relegation to Division Three of the National Football League.
The loss to Down was their fourth in succession and leaves the O'Moore county with a major recovery mission ahead of a clash with Westmeath in the Leinster Championship in a fortnight.
Several of the spine of the team are now past thirty years of age and there's been a lack of U-20's coming through from a promising Leinster Final team a couple of years ago.
Our Laois GAA commentator Jack Nolan says there are several questions to answer: