Defending league champions O’Dempsey’s are one step closer to qualifying for the Division 1A final following tonight’s win over Graiguecullen.
In a very close game, goals from Michael Finlay and Daithi Howlin were the difference as O’Dempsey’s moved two points clear of The Heath in second with two games to go.
They led by 1-6 to 0-8 at the break and pushed on to win by two in the end.
Elsewhere, it was a dramatic night of walkovers. Ballylinan gave Portarlington one and then pulled out of the league altogether.
That decision means St Joseph’s have now officially qualified for the league final as they cannot be caught at the top.
While at the bottom, Stradbally gave a walkover to Portlaoise and must now defeat The Heath in their last game to have any chance of staying up.
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Round 12
Portlaoise received a walkover from Stradbally
Ballylinan gave a walkover to Portarlington
O’Dempseys 2-14 Graiguecullen 1-13
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 12
Emo 2-10 Mountmellick 0-9
Rosenallis 1-9 Killeshin 1-12
Arles/Kilcruise 0-14 Crettyard 0-8
Ballyroan Abbey 0-15 Arles/Killeen 0-8 – See Reports here
Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 4 Round 7
Rathdowney Errill 0-19 Clough-Ballacolla 1-15
Kyle got a walkover from Park Ratheniska-Timahoe
Midlands Park Hotel Under-17 Hurling League Division 1
The Harps 7-9 Camross Na Fianna 0-8
Midlands Park Hotel Under-13 Football League Division 1
Portarlington 0-7 Killeshin Crettyard 5-9