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CONFIRMED: Laois footballers are promoted and reach Division 3 final following today’s results

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The Laois senior footballers have been promoted and will play in the Allianz Football League Division 3 final following today’s results.

Laois are top of Division 3 tonight following their 1-15 to 1-12 win over Carlow and regardless of what happens in the re-fixed Louth v Westmeath game, Laois will be in the final.

Louth and Westmeath will meet next weekend with the final postponed until the weekend of April 6/7.

With the other three league finals on next weekend, it remains to be seen where Laois’s Division 3 final will be played.

Today’s other results

  • Louth 0-10 Down 1-6
  • Westmeath 1-14 Longford 1-10
  • Offaly 1-11 Sligo 1-10

Laois finish the league on 10 points and a +14 scoring difference. They currently top the table by virtue of their Round 1 win over Down who are also on 10 points and a +13 scoring difference.

It means that Louth and Westmeath, the postponed Round 6 game, will be refixed.

How the table stands:

  • Laois 10pts, +14 – Played 7
  • Down 10pts, +13 – Played 7
  • Westmeath 9pts, +15 – Played 6
  • Louth 8pts, +20 – Played 6
  • Longford 7pts – Played 7
  • Offaly 5pts – Played 7
  • Carlow 5pts – Played 7
  • Sligo 0pts – Played 7

And here are the permutations

  • If Louth beat Westmeath, it’ll be Laois v Louth in final
  • If Louth and Westmeath draw, it’ll be Laois v Westmeath in final
  • If Westmeath win, it’ll be Laois v Westmeath in final

Down, because of their weaker scoring difference cannot make the final.

Carlow are relegated because of their head-to-head record, having lost to Offaly in Round 4.

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