Laois captain Gary Kavanagh has lost the battle to lead his side out against Dublin in the Leinster semi-final on at Croke Park on Sunday, (throw in 2.00).
Kavanagh picked up a knee injury in a club game two weeks ago and failed to make a full recovery and his place in attack will be filled by Billy Sheehan who missed the first round game against Carlow through injury.
While Darren Rooney is named in the side his chances of playing are said to be slim as he battles against a hamstring injury. A final decision on Rooney may be made after training on Thursday night.
Laois team to play Dublin: