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Draws made for Leinster U-20 and minor football and hurling championships

The draws have been made for the 2021 Leinster minor and U-20 football and hurling championships this afternoon.

These competitions are set to get underway later next month and will run throughout much of the summer.

Mark Bates is back for a second spell in charge of the Laois minor footballers and will be hoping to build on their semi final appearance from last season.

His side have been drawn against Wexford in Round 1 and that game is pencilled in for June 26.

A separate draw will be made after the Round 1 games to determine the quarter-final pairings

Eddie Kinsella’s Laois U-20s are bidding for their third consecutive provincial final appearance.

They are due to begin against Wicklow in Round 1 on July 1.

Declan Qualter is the Laois minor hurling manager this year and his side have a bye through the first round.

They are due to face the winners of Kildare and Carlow on July 3.

Meanwhile, Ollie Hally’s Laois U-20 hurlers are set to face Westmeath in Round 1 of their championship on July 6. The winners of that game will play the winners of Down v Antrim. Offaly, Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny will enter the championship at a later stage.

Leinster U-20 Football Championship Draw

  • Westmeath v Kildare
  • Longford v Louth
  • Laois v Wicklow
  • Wexford v Carlow
  • Byes – Dublin, Meath and Offaly

Leinster Minor Football Championship Draw

  • Louth v Westmeath
  • Kildare v Longford
  • Carlow v Wicklow
  • Laois v Wexford
  • Byes – Dublin, Meath and Offaly

Leinster U-20 Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1

  • Down v Antrim
  • Laois v Westmeath
  • Carlow v Kildare

Round 2

  • Laois or Westmeath v Down or Antrim
  • Kildare or Carlow v Wexford

Offaly, Dublin, Kilkenny and Galway will enter the championship after Round 2.

Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1 

  • Down v Antrim
  • Carlow v Kildare
  • Westmeath v Meath

Round 2

  • Down or Antrim v Westmeath or Meath
  • Carlow or Kildare v Laois

 

SEE ALSO – Your comprehensive guide to the Laois GAA fixture plan for 2021 and to complete 2020

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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.