There was a number of league hurling and football games down for decision in Laois on Thursday night.
In ACHL Division 2, neighbours Castletown and Slieve Bloom met, with the game ending in a 1-14 apiece draw. It’s the first time for Slieve Bloom to drop points in this campaign following three earlier wins but it nudges them ahead of Clough-Ballacolla and into outright first position.
There was also a busy schedule of games in Division 2 football, where Kilcavan got the better of Timahoe, Courtwood beat Graiguecullen and Park-Ratheniska and St Joseph’s drew. O’Dempsey’s gave Clonaslee a walkover while the game between Ballyfin and Annanough has been re-fixed for this Saturday.
The results mean that Courtwood return to top spot with St Joseph’s dropping to second and Park-Ratheniska moving up to third.
At the other end of the table it remains extremely tight – and it looks like being a serious battle to see who avoids relegation, even with four games still to play for most sides.
Graiguecullen are bottom with two points – with O’Dempsey’s, Ballyfin, Clonaslee, Annanough and Kilcavan all on four.
Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2
Castletown 1-14 Slieve Bloom 1-14
Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4
Rathdowney Errill V Kyle 7.30pm
Clough-Ballacolla 5-17 Rosenallis 1-12
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2
Courtwood 1-17 Graiguecullen 0-12
Clonaslee St Manmans V O’Dempseys – conceded by O’Dempsey’s
Kilcavan 3-14 Timahoe 1-13
Park Ratheniska 3-8 St Joseph’s 1-14
Midlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 1 Round 1
Rosenallis 2-5 Portlaoise 9-16
Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 1
Portlaoise v Graiguecullen – Conceded by Graiguecullen
Midlands Park Hotel U-13 Football League Division 2
Na Fianna Og v Park-Ratheniska – conceded by Park-Ratheniska
O’Dempseys V The Rock 6.30pm
Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 3 Round 6
O’Dempseys 1-11 The Rock 2-4
Portlaoise 7-11 St Pauls 0-1
Stradbally Parish Gaels V Spink in Timahoe 6.30pm
Roinn 3 Hurling Shield
Scoil Bhride Knockmay 6-10 Timahoe 1-7 – See Report here
Roinn 6 Camogie
Killanure 8-10 Timahoe 1-2 – See Report here
Roinn 2 Hurling Shield
Killanure 4-14 Knock 3-6 – See Report here
Roinn 7 Camogie
Killenard 2-7 Mountmellick 2-3 – See Report here
Roinn 1 Camogie
Cullohill 8-4 Castletown 1-1 – See Report here
Roinn 1 Hurling Championship
Cullohill 2-5 Clough 2-12 – See Report here