It rained, sleeted and snowed this weekend and that took its toll on the local soccer scene with a number of games cancelled.
10 CCFL games were due to feature Laois teams on Sunday but only one of these went ahead.
That was a Division 4 clash between Rosenallis B and Cloneygowan Celtic – and they played out a 1-1 draw.
Stradbally Town were due to take on Portarlington Town in Division 2 and while that game did not fall victim to the weather, it did not go ahead as Portarlington could not field a team.
There was better luck for the Youths teams who play their games on Saturdays – with two Laois teams taking a step closer to their respective league titles.
Emo Celtic made it nine straight wins in the CCFL U-19 Premier Division by defeating Birr Town 6-1 to move 11 points clear at the top of the table.
While Portlaoise B also remained on course for glory in the U-19 Division 1 as their 5-0 win over Abbeyleix kept them seven ahead of Clonaslee who also defeated Kilbeggan.
While at U-17 level, Stradbally Town recorded a massive win over Mucklagh to edge closer to the top half of the table.
The Offaly side actually took the lead early on but a brace from Mick Kelly and another from Aidan Hanrahan gave Stradbally a 3-1 advantage at the break.
Ciarán O’Neill bagged a brace on the resumption of play with Darragh Carolan adding a sixth before Mick Kelly put the icing on the cake by completing his hat-trick.
The weather did not seem to hurt the Carlow and Kilkenny soccer leagues as badly as in the Midlands.
A number of Laois teams were involved in the Carlow Cup and all of them recorded wins.
Meanwhile, in Division 3, Wolfhill Athletic remain on course for league honours after a fine 4-1 win over second placed Nurney Villa B.
While in Kilkenny, Durrow Lions AFC, Ballacolla and Clover United were all in action.
Under 17 Division 1
Stradbally Town 6 Mucklagh 1
Under 19 Premier Division
Birr Town 1 Emo Celtic 6
Under 19 Division 1
Portlaoise 5 Abbeyleix Ath 0
Kilbeggan SC 1 Clonaslee Utd 2
Cloneygowan Celtic 1 Rosenallis 1
St Pat’s 8 Celtic Stars 0
Crettyard 4 Vale Wanderers 1
Killeshin 3 Baltinglass 1
Killeshin B 0 Vale Wanderers 8
St Fiacc’s B 15 St Joseph’s 0
Wolfhill Atheltic 4 Nurney B 1
Women’s Division One:
Ballymurphy Celtic 1 Crettyard United 3
Women’s Division Two:
Nurney Villa 0 St Fiacc’s 5
Thomastown United B 3 Lions AFC 3
Ballacolla 1 River Rangers 2
Clover United B 3 Castlewarran Celtic B 0