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Laois footballers and hurlers learn championship schedule for 2022

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The Laois senior footballers will play Wicklow in the opening round of the 2022 Leinster championship while the hurlers now also know their schedule for what will be their first time in the round robin competition.

Billy Sheehan’s first championship outing as Laois manager will be against Wicklow, a game that is likely to be in Aughrim given the home and away arrangement between the counties and the fact that the last Leinster championship meeting between them was in Portlaoise in 2016.

Should Laois win that then they will play Meath in the quarter-final.

Leinster is the only province that doesn’t carry out their semi-final draws at this stage, instead waiting until after the quarter-finals.

The new shortened season will mean that Laois’s Leinster championship game against Wicklow is likely to be on the weekend of April 16-17 following the completion of the National League.

Because of the new Tailteann Cup competition, Laois will need to be promoted from Division 3 or reach the Leinster final to be eligible to play in the All Ireland Qualifiers. If not, they will play in the second tier Tailteann Cup.

There was no draw needed for the Leinster hurling championship as it is a six-team round robin format but Laois now know the order of their games.

They will begin with away games against Dublin and then Kilkenny before successive home games against Wexford, Galway and Westmeath.

The Leinster hurling championship will begin on April 16-17 with games three weeks in a row before a weekend off. It will then conclude with games on May 14-15 and May 21-22 with the final a week later.

The top two teams will contest the final with the third-placed team going through to a preliminary All Ireland quarter-final.

Leinster SHC 

Round 1 – April 16-17

  • Dublin v Laois
  • Wexford v Galway
  • Westmeath v Kilkenny

Round 2 – April 23-24

  • Kilkenny v Laois
  • Wexford v Dublin
  • Galway v Westmeath

Round 3 – April 30/May 1

  • Laois v Wexford
  • Galway v Kilkenny
  • Westmeath v Dublin

Round 4 – May 14-15

  • Dublin v Kilkenny
  • Laois v Galway
  • Westmeath v Wexford

Round 5 – May 21-22

  • Kilkenny v Wexford
  • Galway v Dublin
  • Laois v Westmeath

Leinster SFC

First round

  • Louth v Carlow
  • Laois v Wicklow
  • Offaly v Wexford


  • Dublin v Offaly/Wexford
  • Meath v Laois/Wicklow
  • Kildare v Louth/Carlow
  • Westmeath v Longford

Connacht SFC


  • New York v Sligo
  • London v Leitrim
  • Mayo v Galway


  • Roscommon v Sligo/New York
  • London/Leitrim v Mayo/Galway

Munster SFC


  • Tipperary v Waterford
  • Clare v Limerick


  • Kerry v Cork
  • Tipperary/Waterford v Clare/Limerick

Ulster SFC

Preliminary Round

  • Fermanagh v Tyrone


  • Donegal v Armagh
  • Antrim v Cavan
  • Monaghan v Down
  • Derry v Fermanagh/Tyrone


  • Monaghan/Down v Derry/Fermanagh/Tyrone
  • Donegal/Armagh v Antrim/Cavan

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