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Playoff required to determine Laois Ladies football semi-finalists

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A playoff will be required to decide the last of the four semi finalists in this year’s Ladies senior football championship.

Six teams began the season in one group but after playing two games, St Paul’s withdrew leaving the other five to battle it out for four semi final places.

Portlaoise breezed through the competition and they won all of their games to finish top of the pile.

Sarsfields, despite suffering a rare defeat, remain in the hunt for an eighth consecutive title as they finished second.

And the Mountmellick outfit will take on St Conleth’s in the semi final after they finished third in the group.

But after defeats to Portlaoise, Sarsfields and St Conleth’s – Timahoe and St Brigid’s have finished deadlocked in fourth place in the group as the pair drew with each other when they met two weeks ago.

As St Brigid’s gave a walkover to Sarsfields and St Paul’s withdrew, it was determined that points difference could not be used to split the teams.

And so, they will meet in a playoff in Courtwood on Saturday night at 6pm where the winner will go through to meet Portlaoise in the last four.

In the Intermediate, Clonaslee have been eliminated from the group stage after they lost all of their games.

Ballyroan topped the group and they will play Shanahoe in the semi-finals who came fourth. The other semi-final sees Park-Ratheniska and St Joseph’s meet.

The Junior football championship still has one round of group fixtures to play but Ballyfin are in pole position to reach the last four alongside Graiguecullen and The Heath.

Killeshin, Portlaoise and St Conleth’s are in a battle for the remaining semi final place.

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