Laois are through to a Leinster SHC quarter-final with Carlow after beating Antrim 1-16 to 0-13 in Portlaoise.
Pearse Stadium in Salthill is the venue as those age-old rivals Galway and Mayo lock horns again in provincial combat.
After a turbulent few years in Laois hurling, Seamus Plunkett has delivered some stability and promotion to Division 1B of the NHL, in itself, something to be proud of.
Fourteen-man Westmeath earn a shock 0-14 to 0-12 win over Antrim in the Leinster Hurling Championship clash at Mullingar.
Cavan have handed debuts to five players for Sunday's Ulster senior football championship tie against Donegal.