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Draws made for 2020 Laois football championships

The draws have been made for this year’s Laois football championships.

Portlaoise will begin their quest for four-in-a-row with a meeting with Ballylinan, who will be managed for the 2020 season by former Laois and Portlaoise manager Mick Lillis.

The other standout fixtures see neighbours Courtwood and O’Dempsey’s meet in the senior championship for the first time in almost 30 years while newcomers Rosenallis will play last year’s beaten semi-finalists and neighbours Ballyfin in the opening round also.

Stradbally v Portarlington, Arles-Killeen v Graiguecullen, The Heath v Arles-Kilcruise, Killeshin v Emo and Ballyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’s complete the Round 1 lineup

The senior and intermediate championship will follow the same format as recent years with a back door in place in the early stages.

Relegated Crettyard will play Timahoe in the opening round of the intermediate grade with last year’s beaten finalists Clonaslee taking on Mountmellick in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.

Annanough will meet The Rock while the second teams of Portlaoise and O’Dempsey’s have been drawn against each other.

Check out the draws in full below:

Laois Shopping Centre SFC

Round 1

  • Portlaoise v Ballylinan
  • Courtwood v O’Dempsey’s
  • Rosenallis v Ballyfin
  • Stradbally v Portarlington
  • Arles-Killeen v Graiguecullen
  • The Heath v Arles-Kilcruise
  • Killeshin v Emo
  • Ballyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’s

Laois Shopping Centre IFC

Round 1

  • Portlaoise v O’Dempsey’s
  • Timahoe v Crettyard
  • Annanough v The Rock
  • Mountmellick v Clonaslee

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’

Group A

  • Killeshin
  • Ballylinan
  • Ballyroan-Abbey
  • Portlaoise

Group B

  • Errill
  • Barrowhouse
  • Camross
  • St Joseph’s

Group C

  • Portarlington
  • Kilcavan
  • The Heath

Group D

  • Park-Ratheniska
  • Castletown
  • The Harps

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’

Group A

  • Graiguecullen
  • Arles-Kilcruise
  • Mountmellick
  • Rosenalls

Group B

  • The Rock
  • Timahoe
  • Stradbally
  • Emo

Group C

  • Arles-Killeen
  • Slieve Bloom
  • Spink

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘C’

Round 1

  • Annanough v Shanahoe

Round 2

  • Annanough or Shanahoe v Rathdowney
  • Mountrath v Borris-in-Ossory
  • The Heath v Colt
  • Killeshin v Ballyroan-Abbey
  • Park-Ratheniska v St Joseph’s
  • Kilcotton v Ballyfin
  • O’Dempsey’s v Kilcavan
  • Courtwood v Clonaslee

Laois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘A’ FC

Group A

  • Sarsfields
  • St Joseph’s
  • The Heath
  • Courtwood-Emo
  • Portlaoise

Group B

  • Stradbally Parish Gaels
  • O’Dempsey’s
  • Graiguecullen
  • Portarlington
  • Ballyroan-Abbey

Laois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘B’ FC

Group A

  • The Harps
  • Rosenallis
  • Ballylinan
  • Na Fianna Og

Group B

  • Killeshin
  • Clonaslee
  • Park-Ratheniska/Spink

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