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Preview of Tuesday’s Laois GAA action – a SFC replay, Junior B final and IFC relegation final

The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

The Electric Picnic takes place this weekend and that means there are no games taking place.

And what that has resulted in is that there is a very condensed calendar on the cards for the next three days.

The action gets underway tonight with a double header in O’Moore Park and there is also a relegation final.

Here, we take a look at the three games in greater detail:

Laois SFC Round 3 Replay – Arles-Kilcruise v Ballyroan-Abbey
In O’Moore Park at 8pm

This game, played six days ago, had absolutely everything. It had hard-hits, great scores and some controversial decisions.

Ballyroan-Abbey looked set to win as they led by two points with time ticking away but Kilcruise found a way to come back and gain a draw.

David Conway had a very eventful evening as an eye injury saw him head to hospital after 12 minutes only to come back to play the last eight minutes where he set up the equalising score for Ross Munnelly.

The replay has all the ingredients to be an absolute classic and we reckon it will go right down to the wire.

This is the fourth time the sides have met this year so don’t be surprised if we end up with extra time.

Laois JFC ‘B’ Final – Castletown v Rosenallis
In O’Moore Park at 6.45pm

Last year, Errill captured this crown to complete back-to-back titles between Junior C and Junior B.

Their step up to the junior A grade did not work out as they gave a walkover to The Harps in Round 2 and were automatically relegated.

Castletown are on the same journey this year as they defeated Rathdowney in the Junior C final last year and are now one step away from glory.

James Mullaney, Ryan Mullaney, Ger Reddin and Brendan Reddin are all part of the Mountmellick Gaels team that have reached the IFC semi final so they go into the game as favourites.

But Rosenallis will be no pushovers. They reached the Division 4 final and played out a thrilling draw with Junior A team Camross – the replay of which still has to be played.

Castletown may well win this one but it should be close.

Laois IFC Relegation Final – Barrowhouse v St Joseph’s
In Crettyard at 8pm

Survival is the name of the game in Crettyard as neighbours Barrowhouse and St Joseph’s clash in the IFC relegation final.

This is the third successive relegation final that Barrowhouse have found themselves in after defeats to The Rock and Mountmellick Gaels.

St Joseph’s, who won the junior championship in 2017, are here after losing to Timahoe and Portlaoise.

Barrowhouse don’t have Eric Mackey anymore and he was their saviour when they relegated Annanough last year.

They have struggled for scores without him and unless they can find a way to make up the shortfall, they may finally make the drop.

SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: A great selection of photos from the first Electric Picnic in 2004