Laois manager John Sugrue is adamant that they need to push on from last year.
A Division Four title and a Leinster final appearance made it a good year for the O’Moore County in Sugrue’s first year in charge.
However, the Kerry native is in no mood to rest on his laurels as they embark on their Division Three campaign with a tough opener away to Down.
“The team has got to move on, we have to be better than we were last year and we’ve got to be innovative a small bit, add a little fastness to our play,” said Sugrue.
“We got out of Division 4 last year, but at times we didn’t look particularly convincing in some games. When you go up a level you certainly need to be more convincing than you were last year.
“It’s not an easy start. I went through the game where we lost home advantage and it’s been well discussed at this stage. There’s no need to really go into that too much more, but it definitely puts us at a slight disadvantage.”