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Stradbally to begin SFC defence against old rivals The Heath

Stradbally who defeated Portlaoise in the SFC final - they sit high up in our rankings
Stradbally who defeated Portlaoise in the SFC final - they sit high up in our rankings

2016 champions Stradbally will play near neighbours The Heath in the opening round of the Laois Shopping Cenrtre SFC after the draws were made tonight.

Beaten finalists Portlaoise will play Arles-Kilcruise while the other standout clash is the one of neighbours Graiguecullen and Killeshin.

In the Laois IFC, last year’s beaten finalists Timahoe will play junior champions Rosenallis while Emo – relegated in 2016 – will  play Annnough.

The draws in full are:

LAOIS SFC
O’Dempsey’s v Ballyfin Gaels
Portarlington v Arles Killeen
Portlaoise v Arles Kilcruise
Stradbally v The Heath
Graiguecullen v Killeshin
Ballyroan-Abbey v Crettyard Gaels
Clonaslee Gaels v St Joseph’s
Ballylinan v Mountmellick Gaels
– First round games on weekend of July 28

LAOIS IFC
Courtwood v The Rock
Timahoe v Rosenallis
Annanough v Emo
Portlaoise v Barrowhouse
– First round games on weekend of July 28

LAOIS JFC ‘A’
Group A
The Heath, Park-Ratheniska, Stradbally, Camross

Group B
Ballylinan, Killeshin, St Joseph’s, The Harps

Group C
Portarlington, Kilcavan, Ballyroan-Abbey, Graiguecullen

Group D
Spink, Portlaoise, O’Dempsey’s
– First round games on July 26-27

LAOIS JFC ‘B’
Group A
Arles-Kilcruise, Emo, Rosenallis

Group B
Arles-Killeen, The Rock, Timahoe

Group C
St Fintan’s, Mountmellick, Errill
– First round games on July 5

LAOIS JFC ‘C’
Slieve Bloom v O’Dempsey’s (winners to play Rathdowney)
Crettyard v Barrowhouse
Kilcotton v Borris-in-Ossory
Park-Ratheniska v Annanough
Ballyroan-Abbey v Clonaslee
Castletown v Shanahoe
Ballyfin v Courtwood
– First round games on July 19/20

LAOIS U-21 FC ‘A’
Round 1
1 – St Joseph’s v Courtwood-Emo-The Rock
2 – Ballyroan-Abbey Gaels v Graiguecullen
October 13

Quarter-finals
Winners of 1 v Portlaoise
Winners of 2 v The Heath
Sarsfields v Portarlington
Killeshin-Crettyard v Stradbally Parish Gaels
– Weekend of October 20

LAOIS U-21 FC ‘B’
Round 1
1 – Park-Rathenisk v Rosenallis
2 – Castletown-Slieve Bloom v Ballylinan
October 13

Semi-finals
Winners of 1 v Na Fianna Og
Winners of 2 v O’Dempsey’s
– Weekend of October 20

LAOIS MFC ‘A’
Sarsfields v Stradbally Parish Gaels
Portarlington v Portlaoise
St Joseph’s v The Harps
Ballyroan-Abbey Gaels v Emo-Courtwood-The Rock
– Monday, July 24

LAOIS MFC ‘B’
Round 1
1 – Park-Ratheniska v Clonaslee
2 – Ballylinan v O’Dempsey’s
3 – Castletown-Slieve Bloom v St Fintan’s Mountrath

Quarter-finals
Graiguecullen v The Heath
Winner 1 v Killeshin-Crettyard
Winner 2 v Camross
Winner 3 v Rosenallis

 

 

 

 

 

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