Laois clubs ready to go as CCFL returns for new season

THE 2012/2013 CCFL Season kicks off this weekend with games in the league’s top two divisions.

THE 2012/2013 CCFL Season kicks off this weekend with games in the league’s top two divisions.

Mountmellick open their campaign with a trip to Athlone to play St Peter’s in the Senior Division at 2pm on Sunday. The Laois side finished third in the top flight last year and will be hoping to build on that impressive performance in this campaign

In the Premier Division there are three Laois teams who all kick off their seasons this Sunday. Last year’s Division 1 champions Abbeyleix start away to Mullingar Athletic B who finished third in the Premier Division last season. Abbeyleix are a team on the rise and they will be hoping to bring last year’s form with them to he higher division.

Rosenallis are also on the road for their first game as they make the trip to Fr Paul Park to face Edenderry. The Offaly side were relegated from the Senior Division at the end of last season while Rosenallis finished in mid-table in the Premier Division.

The only Laois team with a home game on the opening weekend are Stradbally who welcome Offaly side CK Utd to The Lawn. Stradbally were promoted from Division 1 along with Abbeyleix and with a home game to open, they will be hoping to get off to a good start. It will be a tough opener however as CK Utd are not long removed from challenging for the top honours in the Senior Division and are among the favourites to gain promotion,

CCFL Fixtures

Sunday, August 12

All games kick off at 2.00pm unless stated

Senior Division

St.Peters A v Mountmellick Utd A; 2pm; McCarthy Park, Athlone; D.Tone I.Stacey G.Burke. Melville Utd v Mullingar Athletic A; 2pm; Sarsfield Park, Athlone; P.Geoghegan L.Buckley M.Buckley. Monksland Utd A v Killavilla Utd A;2.00; Cushla Park, Athlone; PJ.Higgins P.Tone W.Browne

Idle; Arlington A, Gallen Utd A, Willow Park A, Clara Town A

Premier Division

Mullingar Athletic B v Abbeyleix Athletic A; Gainstown, Mullingar; A.Fitzsimons; Birr Town A v Mullingar Town A; Frank O’ Connell Park, Birr; T.Cunningham; Stradbally Town A v CK Utd; The Lawn, Stradbally; E.O’Riordan; Edenderry Town A v Rosenallis A;1.00; Fr.Paul Park, Edenderry; D.Bryant. Idle; Derry Rovers A, Willow Park B

MSL Formation Meeting

League Formation meeting on Wednesday August 15th in Forresters Hall Tullamore at 8.30.