By: Tomás Moore
DEMANDING fixtures against Mayo, Tyrone, Kerry and Donegal await Laois in the coming weeks in what prom-ises to be a very difficult National Football League campaign.
The O’Moore County start the league season with a tricky away tie against Galway on Sunday and two points will be a welcome tonic for Liam Kearns in his second season as Laois boss.
However, Kearns has admitted that Laois will find it very difficult in Division 1 of the league this year.
“Every league match is important and they are going to be all tough,” Kearns told the Laois Nationalist.
“We are a side in transition. I’ve said this before and that means it is going to be a difficult but we have to get something out of every league game.”
The retirements of Joe Higgins and Tom Kelly from the side have been a huge blow to Kearns but the return of Colm Kelly will be a big boost.
The former Limerick manager also has Cahir Healy, John O’Loughlin and Noel Garvan to return to the side so all is not lost for the side in 2008.
Timahoe clubman Padraig Clancy did come off with a shoulder injury but Kearns expects him to take his place against Galway.
“He (Clancy) had a knock on the shoulder but he is still working on his fitness level. He took a break and he is getting there. Ross (Munnelly) and Colm Parkinson are working hard and getting there, and Padraig McMahon hasn’t played a match in a long time and it showed,” he concluded.
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