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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from a triple-header in the Laois SFC

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We’re back in O’Moore Park for another weekend of football as Round 3 of the Laois SFC gets underway.

We also bring you the first of the relegation semi-finals with Arles-Kilcruise taking on Crettyard at 4.30pm.

Round 3 gets underway after this game with Arles Killeen v Ballyfin at 6pm followed by Courtwood v Ballylinan at 7.30pm.

Arles-Kilcruise were well beaten in Round 1 by Courtwood before they took Ballylinan to a replay in Round 2. They were subsequently beaten in the replay to drop to the relegation phase.

Crettyard were narrowly beaten by Arles-Killeen in Round 1. Ballyfin had way too much for them in Round 2 and it’s led to them fighting for relegation.

In the first Round 3 game, Arles-Killeen face Ballyfin in what will be a tense and tight-affair.

Arles-Killeen recorded a victory over Crettyard in Round 1 before a last minute goal in their game against Killeshin robbed them of a quarter-final place.

Ballyfin played superbly against Graiguecullen in Round 1, but ended up losing the game. The scoreline didn’t reflect the true nature of the game.

Ballyfin played out of their skin against Crettyard scoring four goals and securing their Round 3 place.

Ballylinan were faced with a tough task in facing the county champions Portlaoise in Round 1 and they were well beaten.

They needed two shots at Arles-Kilcruise to get the better of them after a replay and they secured their Round 3 place.

Courtwood are a young side who’s confidence is sky high and that showed as they steam-rolled Arles-Kilcruise in Round 1.

Like Ballylinan, they were drawn against Portlaoise albeit it was in Round 2. Portlaoise’s class and experience getting them over the line.

Follow all the action from the three games below.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.