Joe McDonagh Cup kicks off crazy schedule of twelve games in 26 days for Laois GAA

Victory for footballers over Wexford would see the number go up to thirteen

Rory Delaney

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Joe McDonagh Cup kicks off crazy schedule of twelve games in 26 days for Laois GAA

Laois supporters will have to pace themselves this month.

Laois GAA is set for one of its busiest ever months this May, with an incredible twelve championship games set to take place in the space of 26 days.

With April having been left free for club fixtures, it means that all six Laois county teams will begin their championship campaigns in May. That averages out at a championship game every 52 hours.

The number could even go up to thirteen games, depending on how the Laois senior footballers fare in their championship opener against Wexford. If they win that game, they will be out again two weeks later, on May 26th, against Westmeath in O'Connor Park.

The full schedule of games is as follows;

Saturday, May 5

Joe McDonagh Cup

O'Moore Park: Laois v Westmeath @ 3pm

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Monday, May 7

Leinster MFC

O'Moore Park: Laois v Longford @ 2pm

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Saturday, May 12

Leinster MHC

Wexford Park: Wexford v Laois @ 4.15pm

Leinster SFC

Wexford Park: Wexford v Laois @ 6.30pm

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Sunday, May 13

Joe McDonagh Cup

Tralee: Kerry v Laois @ 3pm

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Saturday, May 19

Joe McDonagh Cup

Cushendall: Antrim v Laois @ 1.30pm

Leinster MHC

O'Moore Park: Laois v Dublin @ 3.30pm

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Wednesday, May 23

Leinster MFC

Wexford Park: Wexford v Laois @ TBC

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Friday, May 25

Leinster MHC

O'Moore Park: Laois v Kilkenny @ TBC

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Saturday, May 26

Leinster U-21 HC

O'Moore Park: Laois v Dublin @ 2pm

(If Laois beat Wexford in Leinster SFC)

(O'Connor Park: Laois/Wexford v Westmeath @ 5pm)

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Monday, May 28

Leinster U-20 FC

Kildare Venue: Kildare v Laois @ TBC

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Wednesday, May 30

Leinster MFC

O'Moore Park: Laois v Carlow @ TBC

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