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Laois learn opponents as draw made for All-Ireland camogie intermediate championship

The draw has been made for the group stages of the All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship.

John Desmond’s Laois preserved their Division 2 status for another year be defeating Dublin in a relegation semi final at the weekend. 

Sarah Cuddy’s two goals were crucial in a 3-11 to 2-9 win in Clane on Saturday.

Laois now have more than one month to prepare for the championship which will get underway on July 24.

12 teams will contest the championship this year as the second strings of Galway, Dublin, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Cork are permitted entry.

Due to Covid last year, only the first teams of counties were allowed to take part with Down defeating Antrim in the decider.

Laois will be happy enough with the draw as they have been pitted against Derry, Tipperary and Kerry.

Derry and Tipperary almost met in a Division 2 relegation semi final last weekend with the former prevailing.

While Laois defeated Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland quarter final.

In order to progress to the knock-out stages, Laois must win or finish second in the group.

Two of the group winners will go straight to the semi finals while the other will head to the quarter finals – a draw will be used to determine that.

The three second place teams will progress to the quarter finals. The three bottom placed teams will go into a draw.

One will be deemed safe while the other two will contest the relegation final.

All-Ireland Intermediate Championship

Group 1
Meath
Dublin
Galway
Carlow

Group 2
Antrim
Kildare
Kilkenny
Cork

Group 3
Laois
Kerry
Derry
Tipperary

DATES

Saturday July 24 – Round 1
Saturday July 31 – Round 2
Saturday August 7 – Round 3
Saturday/Sunday August 21/22 – Quarter Finals
Saturday/Sunday August 28/29 – Semi-finals
Sunday September 12 – All-Ireland Intermediate Final

SEE ALSO – Success for Laois trainer and Laois syndicate at weekend racing in Downpatrick

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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.