The Laois footballers will be away to Wexford in the first round of the Leinster championship in 2018.
John Sugrue’s charges lost a coin toss at Leinster GAA offices and will now travel to Innovate Wexford Park.
The meeting of Aras Laighean also decided to defer until after the first round games are played before agreeing on quarter final venues.
Should Laois win then they will play Westmeath in the Leinster quarter-final with Louth/Carlow/Kildare on the same side of the draw.
The draw for the O’Byrne Cup was also made. The competition will begin this year on December 30 with Laois playing again on January 7.
Colleges are not taking part this time and Laois have been drawn in the only two team group with Westmeath.
The sides will play twice and the winner will be determined by the aggregate score over the two games.
If the sides are level after the second game on aggregate, extra time will be played.
And, if the teams are level after that, a point kicking competition will be used to determine who reaches the semi finals.
So we could see something really unusual at the start of the new year.