2013 Laois Football Championship draws made

Portlaoise captain Brian Mulligan raises the trophy for 6 in a row Laois SFC titles at O'Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey.
The draws were made on Thursday night for the 2013 Laois Shopping Centre sponsored football championships. Laois Shopping Centre is the new sponsor for all championships in Laois.

The draws were made on Thursday night for the 2013 Laois Shopping Centre sponsored football championships. Laois Shopping Centre is the new sponsor for all championships in Laois.

In the Senior Championship, defending champions Portlaoise will open their campaign against neighbours The Heath while last year’s beaten finalists Arles Kilcruise have been drawn against

The draws in full

Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship

Round 1 - Weekend of August 9

Timahoe v Killeshin; Portlaoise v The Heath; Stradbally v The Rock; Emo v Arles-Kilcruise; Portarlington v Graiguecullen; O’Dempsey’s v Crettyard; St Joseph’s v Mountmellick; Ballylinan v Arles-Killeen

Format of the Championship will continue as in previous seasons

NOTE: Relegation numbers will be decided at the County Committee Meeting on Monday, March 25

Laois Shopping Centre Intemediate Football Championship

Round 1 - August 14

Ballyfin v Graiguecullen; Clonaslee St Manman’s v Portlaoise; Spink v Park-Ratheniska; Annanough v Ballyroan Abbey

Round 2 - Weekend of September 6

(A) Round 1 Winners Play each other, open draw; (B) Round 1 Losers Play each other, open Draw

Round 3 - Weekend of September 20

Round 2 (A) Losers v Round 2 (B) Winners

Relegation Playoff - October 5

Round 3 Losers

Semi-Finals - October 5

Round 2 (A) Winners v Round 3 Winners

Final - Sunday, Ocotber 20

*seeding to apply in Round 3 and semi-finals, where necessary and if possible

Laois Shopping Centre Junior ‘A’ Football Championship

Round 1 - Wednesday, July 17

Barrowhouse a bye; Portlaoise v Kilcavan; Mountmellick v O’Dempsey’s; Ballyroan Abbey v Ballylinan; Rosenallis v The Harps; Courtwood v The Rock; Portarlington v The Heath; Stradbally v St Joseph’s

Round 2 - Weekend of July 26

(A) Round 1 Winners Play - open draw, eight teams

(B) Round 1 Losers Play - open draw, seven teams, three games and one bye

Round 3 - Monday to Wednesday, August 12 to 14

Round 2 (B) Losers Playoff - four teams, open draw

Quarter-Finals - Weekend of August 23

Round 2 (A) Winners v Round 3 Winners

Semi-Finals - Saturday, September 7

Final - Saturday, September 28

Laois Shopping Centre Junior ‘B’ Football Championship

Preliminary Round - Thursday July 18 to Tuesday, July 23

Slieve Bloom-Castletown v Colt; Arles-Killeen v Crettyard; O’Dempsey’s v Emo; Clonaslee St Manman’s v Timahoe; Arles-Kilcruise v Portlaoise

Quarter-Finals - Thursday, August 1

Slieve Bloom-Castletown/Colt v Graiguecullen; Arles-Killeen/Crettyard v Killeshin; O’Dempsey’s/Emo v Rathdowney; Arles-Kilcruise/Portlaoise v Clonaslee St Manman’s/Timahoe

Laois Shopping Centre Junior ‘C’ Football Championship

Round 1 - Wednesday July 24/Thursday July 25

Ballyroan Abbey a bye; Stradbally v Timahoe; Annanough v Borris-in-Ossory; Kilcotton v Courtwood; Spink v Camross; Errill v Ballyfin; St Fintan’s Mountrath v Rosenallis; Graiguecullen v Park-Ratheniska

Laois Shopping Centre U-21 ‘A’ Football Championship

Preliminary Round - Friday, September 27

St Paul’s v Killeshin-Crettyard; Ballyroan Abbey Gaels v O’Dempsey’s; Sarsfields v St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse; Portlaoise v Portarlington

Quarter-Finals - Weekend of October 26

St Paul’s/Killeshin-Crettyard v The Heath; Ballyroan Abbey Gaels/O’Dempsey’s v Graiguecullen; Sarsfields/St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse v Ballylinan-Glenmore; Portlaoise/Portarlington v Stradbally Parish Gaels

Laois Shopping Centre U-21 ‘B’ Football Championship

Preliminary Round - Friday, September 27

St Fintan’s Mountrath Gaels v Clonaslee St Manman’s

Semi-Finals - Weekend, October 26

St Fintan’s Mountrath Gaels/Clonaslee St Manman’s v Rosenallis; Slieve Bloom-Castletown v The Rock

Laois Shopping Centre Minor ‘A’ Football Championship

Preliminary Round - Tuesday, August 6

Stradbally Parish Gaels v St Joseph’s Barrowhouse

Quarter-Finals - Monday, August 19

Stradbally Parish Gaels/St Joseph’s Barrowhouse v Sarsfields; Portlaoise v Ballyroan Abbey Gaels; Portarlington v Killeshin-Crettyard; Graiguecullen v The Rock-St Paul’s

Laois Shopping Centre Minor ‘B’ Football Championship

Preliminary Round - Tuesday, August 6

St Fintan’s Mountrath v The Harps Gaels

Quarter-Finals - Monday, August 19

St Fintan’s Mountrath/The Harps Gaels v Park-Ratheniska; O’Dempsey’s v The Heath; Rosenallis v Slieve Bloom-Castletown Gaels; Clonaslee St Manman’s v Ballylinan-Glenmore