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Laois face midlands rivals in revamped O’Byrne Cup

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Laois will face Offaly, Westmeath and AIT in the group phase of a revamped O’Byrne Cup next January.

The group games will be played over the course of seven days on January 6, January 9 and January 13 with the four group winners progressing to the semi-finals.

The decision to change the format was made at the Leinster Council meeting this week.

Group A features Longford, Meath, Louth and UCD. Group B features Carlow, Dublin, Wicklow and DCU while Group D features Wexford, Kildare, Carlow IT and DIT.

The Walsh Cup will remain as a knock-out competition with the first round losers going into the Walsh Shield.

In the Walsh Cup Laois will face UCD the winners playing Dublin in the second round

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Laois’ O’Byrne Cup Fixtures

January 6 – Offaly v Laois in Tullamore

January 9 – Laois v Westmeath in Portlaoise

January 13 – Laois v AIT in Portlaoise

 

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