O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis craved out wins in round one of the Laois Shopping Centre U-21 ‘B’ football championship to bring them into the semi-finals next weekend.
O’Dempsey’s 4-15 overcame Na Fianna Og in a high scoring game of 4-15 to 3-6 in Arles-Kilcruise.
They now face Park-Ratheniska-Spink in the semi-final next weekend.
Goals proved the difference as Rosenallis put away 4-10 to Killeshin-Crettyard’s 1-10 in Rosenallis today.
Rosenallis led by four on 2-7 to 1-6 at half-time with goals from Shane Farrell and Donnagh Callaly. Callaly added a third while Walter Murphy put away the fourth.
Fiachra C Fennell, Shane Farrell, Jack Claffey and John Maher all proved to be pivotal towards the success of John Lalor’s and Brian Fitzpatrick’s side.
They now face The Heath in the semi-final. Both semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, December 8.
Meanwhile, the U21 hurling quarter-final between Abbeyleix Gaels and Na Fianna was called off due to the bereavement of Ballyfin man Liam Linden who was heavily involved in the club.