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20 Jan 2022

GAA Championship draws made as Laois footballers face tricky opener in Leinster championship

GAA Championship draws made as Laois footballers face tricky opener in Leinster championship

New Laois manager Billy Sheehan has learned his championship fate as the draws for the Leinster senior football championship was made on RTE Radio on Saturday.

With the championship likely to have an early start in April, Sheehan and his charges have been drawn against Wicklow, another team under new management in the form of Louth's Colin Kelly.

Times, dates and venues have yet to be confirmed but should Laois navigate their way past Wicklow, they will face beaten Leinster finalists Meath in the quarter final.

There will only be a couple of weeks between the end of the National league and the start of the championship and with collective training coming into play from December, Laois now have a clear road ahead of them.

The draws for the four Provincial championships are as follows;

Leinster Senior Football Championship

First round

Louth v Carlow, Laois v Wicklow, Offaly v Wexford

Quarter-finals

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

Connacht Senior Football Championship

Quarter-finals

New York v Sligo, London v Letrim, Mayo v Galway

Semi-finals

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

Munster Senior Football Championship

Quarter-Finals

Tipperary v Waterford, Clare v Limerick

Semi-finals

Kerry v Cork, Tipperary/Waterford v Clare/Limerick

Ulster Senior Football Championship

Preliminary round

Fermanagh v Tyrone

Quarter-finals

Donegal v Armagh

Antrim v Cavan

Monaghan v Down

Derry v Fermanagh/Tyrone

Semi-finals

Donegal/Armagh v Antrim/Cavan

Monaghan/Down v Derry/Fermanagh/Tyrone

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