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Draw made for Round 3 and relegation semi-finals in Laois SFC

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After two rounds of action in the Laois SFC, the competition is now down to 16 teams.

Four teams – Portlaoise, Killeshin, Emo and St Joseph’s – are automatically through to the last eight having won their first two games while Clonaslee Gaels, Ballyfin Gaels, The Heath and Arles-Killeen must playoff to see what team makes the drop to intermediate for the 2019 season.

The remaining eight teams go into Round 3 where the winners of that phase will also go through to the quarter-finals. The losers of those games will be knocked out and their season over.

The draw for Round 3 and the relegation semi-finals were made following the second double header in O’Moore Park.

Repeat pairings in Round 3 were not permitted.

The draw is as follows:

Arles-Kilcruise v Ballyroan-Abbey
Ballylinan v O’Dempsey’s
Graiguecullen v Crettyard Gaels
Portarlington v Stradbally

The draw was also made for the relegation semi-finals.

Relegation semi-finals

The Heath v Ballyfin Gaels
Clonaslee Gaels v Arles-Killeen

The relegation games and Round 3 will take place on the weekend of August 23-26. The quarter-finals and relegation final will be on the weekend of September 13-16.

SEE ALSO – Draws made for next stage of junior and intermediate football championships