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Laois GAA refix Kelly Cup after Coronavirus chaos

Laois GAA have decided to refix the Kelly Cup semi final and final.

Prior to the Coronavirus shutdown in March, the competition had reached the semi final stage.

Graiguecullen had already reached the final but the other semi final between Ballylinan and Killeshin was not played before the shutdown.

However, this semi final was subsequently refixed for the end of July only for Covid-19 to get in the way.

Killeshin were forced to withdraw from the competition as they were in the middle of a 10-day suspension of activities.

That came after Killeshin’s junior team played Old Leighlin from Carlow in a practice game on July 13 with one of the Old Leighlin players subsequently testing positive for Covid-19.

When the news of the positive test emerged, Killeshin took the decision to pause all activities as a precaution.

That meant that Ballylinan were sent forward to face Graiguecullen in the final on July 25.

But that game was also postponed and now, in light if everything that has happened, Laois GAA have decided that both games will be refixed.

That means that Killeshin will play Ballylinan in a semi final and the winners will face Graiguecullen.

With the championship underway in Laois, the games could be refixed if all three sides get knocked out or after it concludes should any of them reach the final.

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