Conor Boyle raises the trophy for Portlaoise. Pic: Alf Harvey.
The draws for the 2018 Laois Shopping Centre football championships took place tonight in Portlaoise, with the reigning champions drawn to play Ballyfin Gaels.
The senior football draw was the only hiccup on the night, as it had to be drawn twice, because the first draw did not include Killeshin or Graiguecullen. In that round, Portlaoise had been drawn to play IFC champions Emo, but in the second draw, they were drawn to play Ballyfin Gaels.]
The full championship draws from Senior down to U-19 are as follows:
Laois Shopping Centre SFC
Portlaoise v Ballyfin Gaels
Clonaslee Gaels v Killeshin
Emo v Arles-Killeen
Portarlington v Ballyroan-Abbey
St Joseph’s v The Heath
Ballylinan v Crettyard Gaels
O’Dempsey’s v Graiguecullen
Stradbally v Arles-Kilcruise
Laois Shopping Centre IFC
Barrowhouse V The Rock
Courtwood v Mountmellick
St Joseph’s V Timahoe
Rosenallis v Portlaoise
Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’
Portarlington v Portlaoise
Killeshin v Ballylinan
Spink v Graiguecullen
The Heath v Kilcavan
Park-Ratheniska v O’Dempsey’s
Errill v Camross
Stradbally v Ballyroan-Abbey
Anannough v The Harps
Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’
Arles-Killeen v Castletown
Rosenallis v Mountmellick
Arles-Kilcruise v Emo
Timahoe v The Rock
Laois Shopping Centre JFC 'C'
Park-Ratheniska v Crettyard
Ballyfin v Clonaslee
Courtwood v Killeshin
Barrowhouse v Trumera
Kilcotton v O'Dempsey's, winner v Colt
Rathdowney v Mountrath, winner v Portarlington
Slieve Bloom v Annanough, winner v Joseph's
Borris in Ossory v Graiguecullen
Laois Shopping Centre U-21 FC 'A'
Courtwood-Emo-The Rock v Stradbally Parish Gaels, winner v St Joseph's
Ballyroan Abbey Gaels v Ballylinan
Graiguecullen v Portlaoise
Sarsfields v Portarlington
Laois Shopping Centre U-21 FC 'B'
Na Fianna Og v O'Dempsey's, winner v Park-Ratheniska Spink.
Rosenallis v Killeshin-Crettyard, winner v The Heath.
Laois Shopping Centre U-19 'A' FC
Portlaoise, Courtwood-Emo-The Rock, The Heath, Ballyroan Abbey Gaels
Stradbally Parish Gaels, St Joseph's, Portarlington, The Harps
Laois Shopping Centre U-19 'B' FC
Graiguecullen, Ballylinan, Killeshin Crettyard, Rosenallis, Na Fianna Óg.
Park Ratheniska Spink, O'Dempsey's, Clonaslee St Manman's, Camross.