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Champions Portarlington drawn to face Ballyfin in opening round of Laois SFC


Champions Portarlington, who will be seeking a fourth title in a row in 2023, have been drawn to play Ballyfin in the opening round of the Laois SFC.

The draws were made this evening in the Laois Shopping Centre, sponsors of all of the adult championships in the county.

Other standout games see Portlaoise take on St Joseph’s and O’Dempsey’s face Graiguecullen

There is a slight change to the format of the senior grade whereby the eight teams that don’t make the quarter-finals go into a new ‘B’ championship which also doubles up as the relegation playoffs.

Check out the full draws from each competition below:

Laois SFC

  • Ballyfin v Portarlington
  • Ballyroan-Abbey v Park-Ratheniska
  • Stradbally v Courtwood
  • The Heath v Killeshin
  • Portlaoise v St Joseph’s
  • O’Dempsey’s v Graiguecullen
  • Arles-Killeen v Clonaslee-St Manman’s
  • Emo v Rosenallis

Laois IFC

  • Mountmellick v Arles-Kilcruise
  • Portlaoise v O’Dempsey’s
  • Timahoe v Ballyroan-Abbey
  • Crettyard v Ballylinan

Laois JFC ‘A’ Group A

  • Graiguecullen
  • Portarlington
  • St Joseph’s
  • The Heath

Laois JFC ‘A’ Group B

  • Castletown
  • Annanough
  • Camross
  • Spink

Laois JFC ‘A’ Group C

  • Kilcavan
  • The Harps
  • Barrowhouse
  • The Rock

Laois JFC ‘B’ Group A

  • Stradbally
  • Mountmellick
  • Graiguecullen
  • Rosenallis
  • Ballylinan

Laois JFC ‘B’ Group B

  • Emo
  • Portlaoise
  • Ballyfin
  • Killeshin

Laois JFC ‘B’ Group C

  • Errill
  • Kilcotton
  • Rathdowney
  • Slieve Bloom

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group A

  • Arles-Kilcruise
  • Park-Ratheniska
  • Arles-Killeen
  • Annanough

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group B

  • Portlaoise
  • St Joseph’s
  • Kilcavan
  • Ballyroan-Abbey

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group C

  • Killeshin
  • The Rock
  • Barrowhouse
  • O’Dempsey’s

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group D

  • Spink
  • Clonaslee-St Manman’s
  • Rosenallis
  • Timahoe

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group E

  • Courtwood
  • The Heath
  • Stradbally
  • Crettyard

Laois JFC ‘C’ Group F

  • Borris-In-Ossory
  • Colt
  • Shanahoe
  • Mountrath

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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.