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O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis go through to U21 ‘B’ football semi-finals

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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.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.