The 2020 Junior ‘B’ football championship has yet to conclude but the 2021 edition got underway tonight.
Graiguecullen will face Spink in last year’s delayed final on Sunday but there were four games played tonight.
Mountmellick, Rosenallis, The Rock and Portlaoise put themselves in a good position to advance from their respective groups with wins tonight.
In the Junior ‘C’ championship, Ballyfin defeated Mountrath and they will progress to face Annanough in Round 1 proper.
There were also a handful of juvenile games played tonight.
Check out all the results below:
Laois JFC ‘B’ Group A
Mountmellick 3-12 Timahoe 1-7
Laois JFC ‘B’ Group B
Rosenallis 2-10 Arles-Killeen 0-9
Laois JFC ‘B’ Group C
Kilcotton 0-3 The Rock 3-16
Laois JFC ‘B’ Group D
Ballylinan 1-10 Portlaoise 3-7
Laois JFC ‘C’ Preliminary Round
Mountrath 0-6 Ballyfin 1-13
U-17 Football Championship Group A
Ballyroan-Abbey 0-12 Graiguecullen 3-5
U-17 Football Championship Group B
Portlaoise received a walkover from Emo-Courtwood
U-15 Football Championship Group A Playoff
The Heath v O’Dempsey’s
U-13 ‘C’ Hurling Championship Semi-final
Clonaslee received a walkover from Portlaoise ‘B’