Portlaoise will be looking to avoid exiting the competition for the 1st time since 2016.
A packed weekend of Gaelic Football action in Laois kicks off with a senior relegation semi-final this evening.
Courtwood and Rosenallis meet in the centre of excellence at 7:30.
There's a double header in MW Hire O'Moore Park on Saturday.
First up at 3:30 the other relegation contest pairs Arles/Kilcruise and Stradbally.
Two hours later, the first of four fixtures in the main draw sees Arles/Kileen and The Heath do battle.
Our Laois GAA correspondent Jack Nolan says the form of the kingston's will be decisive:
The remaining round three games will be a triple header in the Portlaoise venue on Sunday.
The first of those is Ballylinan v Ballyroan Abbey at 1.
In this one, Jack Nolan gives a slight edge to Ballylinan:
Killeshin and O'Dempsey's throws in at 3pm.
While reigning champions Portlaoise round off the weekend against St.Joseph's at 5pm.
St.Joseph's have been a thorn in the side of the perannial champions down the years BUT
Our Laois GAA correspondent Jack Nolan says it's make or break for the 2019 winners: