The Junior ‘B’ and Junior ‘C’ football championships got underway this evening with five of the seven scheduled games taking place.
In Junior B, last year’s defeated finalists got off to a winning start against last year’s Junior ‘C’ champions Slieve Bloom.
Timahoe had a big win over Emo while The Rock defeated neighbours Mountmellick.
Those three teams advance to the Round 2 Winners Section along with Arles-Kilcruise who defeated Errill by 1-16 to 1-7.
That leaves Slieve Bloom, Emo, Errill and Mountmellick in Round 2 Losers Section.
In the Junior ‘C’, just one preliminary round game was played where Graiguecullen defeated O’Dempsey’s to end their campaign and advance to play Ballyfin in Round 1.
Arles-Killeen received a walkover from Kilcotton and they will face Borris-In-Ossory in Round 1 while St Joseph’s also received a walkover from Mountrath and will now take on Killeshin.
Laois Shopping Centre Junior “B” Football Championship Round 1 (Extra time if necessary)
Errill 1-7 Arles Kilcruise 1-16
Slieve Bloom 0-10 Rosenallis 2-9
Timahoe 4-22 Emo 0-6
Mountmellick 0-15 The Rock 2-13
Laois Shopping Centre Junior “C” Football Championship Prel Round (Extra time if necessary)
Arles Killeen received a walkover from Kilcotton
Graiguecullen 1-13 O’Dempseys 1-9
St Joseph’s received a walkover from St Fintan’s Mountrath
Arles-Killeen v Borris-in-Ossory
Graiguecullen v Ballyfin
St Joseph’s v Killeshin
Crettyard v Park-Ratheniska
Courtwood v Annanough
Clonaslee v Portlaoise
Trumera v Rathdowney
Ballyroan-Abbey v Colt