Allianz Football League Division 3 final
Laois v Westmeath, Croke Park, 4.45pm

All-Ireland PPS 'A' SF final
St Michaels, Enniskillen v Naas CBS, Croke Park, 2.45pm

All-Ireland PPS 'B' SF final
Roscommon CBS v Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, Croke Park, 12.45pm

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Technically, there's not much at stake at Headquarters tomorrow aside from the obvious attraction of a cup for the sideboard.

Westmeath and Laois will both play in Division 2 next season, the O'Moore County having secured back-to-back promotions and the Lake men taking just one season more to go from the bottom tier to the second.

However, the looming Leinster SFC quarter-final clash between the counties on 26 May makes this a dress rehearsal and adds a layer of interest.

Laois were 10-point winners when the counties met in Leinster last summer but Westmeath turned the tables in the February league clash in Mullingar, coming out on top on a 0-13 to 0-10 scoreline.

The men in maroon held their nerve in a rescheduled fixture in Louth last week to pip Down and the Wee County to a top-two spot.

Jack Cooney, the first Westmeath native to manage the team since 1992, is happy with the progress made in his maiden season in charge, which began in January with victory in the O'Byrne Cup.

"While our focus was on getting promoted, over the last number of weeks, we've now shifted onto the final," he told RTÉ Sport. "It was winner-takes-all really (against Louth). We managed to sneak the draw, and we were happy to get it.

"We're really looking forward to togging out at Croke Park.

"There's a very good recent tradition between us and them over the last 20 years, in under-age and senior. Laois are showing great progress over the last couple of seasons with back-to-back promotions. John Sugrue has done a fantastic job down there."

Jack Cooney

Kerry native Sugrue led Laois to their first Leinster final in 11 years in his inaugural campaign last year.

"Westmeath beat us earlier in the competition. So we've got to really strive to close that gap," he said.

"Laois have slipped back, and we're very cognisant of where we have been. 

"Only 12 months ago we were playing in Division 4. If we lose sight of that too quickly we'll be brought back down to earth."

Team news

Sugrue has made three changes to the team that beat Carlow a fortnight ago.

Leaving cert student Seán O’Flynn will make his debut at wing-back while veterans John O'Loughlin and Colm Begley also come in.

Dennis Booth, Robbie Pigott, who damaged a hamstring this week, and Kevin Meaney drop to the bench.

Westmeath stick with the same XV who secured that crucial point in Drogheda.

The in-form Ger Egan has again been named at corner-forward with star man John Heslin at 11 but they lined out in the opposite lines last week and could do so again.

Laois: Graham Brody; Stephen Attride, Mark Timmons, Gareth Dillon; Trevor Collins, Colm Begley, Sean O’Flynn; John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis; Eoin Lowry, Conor Boyle, Martin Scully; Evan O’Carroll, Paul Cahillane, Donie Kingston.

Westmeath: Eoin Carberry; Killian Daly, Ronan Wallace, Boidu Sayeh; Kevin Maguire, Frank Boyle, James Dolan; Sam Duncan, Denis Corroon; Jack Smith, John Heslin, Luke Loughlin; Ronan O’Toole, Kieran Martin, Ger Egan