Home Sport GAA What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster… SportGAAHurlingLaois Minor Hurling Team TAGSLaois minor hurlers Facebook Pinterest What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster quarter final place v Westmeath GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter GAA WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 24th May 2019 WhatsApp The Laois minor hurlers take on Westmeath in Round 2 of the Leinster championship this evening.Here we guide you through what you need to know:When, where, what time?Laois take on Westmeath 7.pm on Friday May 24 in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.Team newsLaois minor hurling manager Enda Lyons named the starting 15 for this weekend’s clash yesterday.Manager Enda Lyons has made three changes and a number of positional switches from the side which hammered Antrim last time.Into the side come twins Cian and Cathal O’Shaughnessy along with Rathdowney-Errill’s Dylan Carroll.They are in in place of Brian Bredin, Padraig Rafter and Dan Delaney with a number of positional changes.Noah Quinlan reverts to the half back line with captain Tadhg Cuddy going to wing forward and his midfield place being taken by the aforementioned Carroll.Cathal O’Shaugnessy forms part of an all new half forward line alongside Rosenallis’ Daviud Dooley and Cuddy.While the ever-present Adam Kirwan is joined in the full forward line by James Duggan of The Harps and Ballinakill’s Cian O’Shaughnessy.LAOIS: Darragh Lyons (Ballyfin); Lawson Obular (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Danny Brennan (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe), Ian Shanahan (Ballinakill); Cian Conroy (Clonaslee St Manman’s), Fionan Mahony (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix), Noah Quinlan (Borris-Kilcotton); Tomas Keyes (Camross), Dylan Carroll (Rathdowney-Errill); Cathal O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill), David Dooley (Rosenallis), Tadhg Cuddy (Castletown); Adam Kirwan (Mountrath), James Duggan (The Harps), Cian O’Shaughnessy (Ballinakill).Westmeath have not yet named their team.What way does this competition work?The championship was initially split into three tiers. The top two Tier 1 teams head for the semi finals and the bottom two go qualify for the quarter finals.The Tier 2 and Tier 3 teams then play each other for positions in the Round 1 and Round 2 stage.After wins over Kildare, Westmeath and Antrim, Laois finished top of Tier 2 and will play in Tier 1 next year.This meant they went straight into Round 2 of the Leinster championship.Fixtures:Round 1: Laois 2-21 Westmeath 0-7Round 2: Kildare 2-10 Laois 1-14Round 3: Antrim 0-14 Laois 6-20Knock Out Stages (Round 1) – May 18A. Kildare 7-35 Down 0-5B. Antrim 2-12 Meath 3-12c. Westmeath 2-13 Carlow 0-181st in Tier 2 Laois (bye)Preliminary Qt-Finals (Round 2) – May 25Laois v WesmeathKildare v MeathQuarter-Finals – June 8Seeded DrawBowl 1 – Offaly and WexfordBowl 2 – 2 Winners from Round 2Semi-Finals – June 15SeededKilkenny v Lowest place qualifierDublin v 2nd lowest placed qualiferFinal – June 29What have Laois been like at this grade in recent seasons? Last year was the first time that the minor grade introduced a new age limit of U-17 instead of U-18.The format of the competition also changed in Leinster with the province being divided into three tiers.Laois were in Tier 1 last year alongside Wexford, Dublin and Kilkenny. They began away to Wexford and put in a great performance but went down by 1-21 to 0-18 in the end. Next up was a home clash with eventual Leinster champions Dublin who won by 2-21 to 0-7. Laois’s final group game was against Kilkenny where they also lost by 1-26 to 1-12. However, all Tier 1 teams qualified for the Leinster quarter finals and Laois now squared up against Offaly who topped Tier 2.But Laois would go down in that game by 2-19 to 1-14 to end the 2018 campaign without a victory.Laois have begun their 2019 campaign well with a comfortable 2-21 to 0-7 win over Westmeath in O’Moore Park.It was a much tighter and there was much more uncertainty as to whether or not Laois will pull out a win against Kildare last weekend.They narrowly pulled off a point victory against the home side to stay in the top spot of tier 2.And Laois completed the Tier by thrashing Antrim. What have Westmeath been like at minor level?Westmeath have never reached a Leinster minor final.They began their campaign with big beatings from Laois and Kildare but a win over Antrim left them third in Tier 2.That set up a Round 1 clash with Carlow where a last minute Evan Scally point put them through to face Laois again.SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our GAA Podcast returns as we look ahead to football championship opener Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 23, 2019Next articleRange of options available in Anti Wrinkle and Filler Clinic in Portlaoise Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. 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In India rainy season is from June to November. Hyderabad had a major cloudburst in the second week of Oct-2020 compared to many other metropolitan cities. The Indian meteorological department (IMD) has issued a red rain alert for the next coming days. Along with this heavy rain, it accompanied the thunderstorms. Not only Hyderabad but many other parts of India were affected due to this rainfall and thunderstorms like Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh for this period August to November. In some places in Telangana, the precipitation recorded around 15 to 35 mm.Along with this downpour and the Coronavirus issue in the state, there was a complete imbalance created. This cloudburst had affected the flawed drainage system in Hyderabad, and water overflowed in many areas. Due to the rains and floods in Hyderabad affects the traffic. Many Corona affected people suffered transport issues to the hospitals in this downpour week. In some places, the clogging was that worst. The people started using boats instead of cars and bikes on the main roads. Lots of cars and bikes were heavily damaged and drowned in the water.In some places, the water level was around 5-8 ft in significant areas. The state government has started relief measures in affected areas. These rains fall stagnated in many low-lying areas, and the rainwater also stagnated in many houses, lead to the evacuation of the people from those areas. The Disaster Response Team (DPT) helped people in the evacuation process. Overnight the historic monument was damaged due to this heavy rain. The Katora houz wall also collapsed due to this rain. The primary thing is that around 50 people died due to this cloudburst in Hyderabad city. The electricity stopped for a few days in the flooded areas. Some people even died due to electricity. Mainly due to this heavy downpour, many animals on living on the road were dead. Many lakes overflowed on to the Main road and created commuting problems.I hope the Government can solve this with proper planning and Citizen involvement.Rainfall and thunderstorms are a natural disaster and cannot be stopped. The solution to this Cloud burst problem is by improving the drainage system in Hyderabad. The system in Hyderabad is ancient, which built-in Nizams of Hyderabad. The Government should now be proactive and repair all drainage routes in Hyderabad.Solutions from the Government side:The Government of Telangana should take proactiveness before the next disasters and save the lives of the people.1) Separate System for Rain Water – Develop separate rain harvesting and pipeline parallel to the drainage system to support the next 200 years.2) Illegal constructions – In Telangana state, many constructions are done over ponds and lakes, during this time the water gets stagnated mainly in this area and makes property loss. This Government should now abolish all this type of constructions to avoid the next issues like this.3) Weather forecast – The Government should make all the people aware of the weather and start the evacuation process before the disaster comes. In these ways, it could save many people and reduces property loss to a tremendous extinct.4) Open Manholes – In the state, many maintenance holes are left open. During this time, this will be a warning to the people going out on a rainy day. Due to this open manhole, many people fall into this hole and dies. The Government should be active and close manholes or give proper cautions signs to the people moving from the route.5) Summer programs – During the summers, they should invite colony associations and identify the problems related to drainage and fix. The Government should take examples from some developed countries which have a sound drainage system.The solution from the Citizens side:Solutions are not only from government responsibility, but the citizens also should be responsible for the situationThe busiest city of India, Mumbai, overcome this same problem with the citizen’s help. The Government of Mumbai banned plastic, as the plastic is hazardous to nature and animals and even leads to clogging of the drainages. The officers imposed hefty fines and even put some people behind bars. All the citizens of Mumbai, Maharashtra, supported the governments and followed all the laws. Now during this heavy rain times, Mumbai was not at all affected as Hyderabad affected last week. This was all because the people are cooperating with the Government.The Government should provide a proper awareness to everyone about this issue and guide everyone on this problem and guide the backward people about its disadvantages. The people should follow their duty and follow the rules and regulations given by the Government.In this way, all these problems can be overcome with a few years if we all come together and give a hand on this problem.JAI HIND.