June 8th, 2023

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Laois face Fermanagh on Saturday at 6pm in Brewster Park, Enniskillen in the preliminary quarter-final of the 2023 Tailteann Cup.

Laois manager Billy Sheehan has named the Laois side to face Fermanagh with no changes to the side that started against London in the Round 3 fixture last weekend.

One’s to watch:

Portarlington’s Paddy O’Sullivan’s continues a great run of form this year having put in yet another excellent and energetic performance against London. Arles Killeen’s Paul Kingston earned a place on GAA.ie’s Tailteann Cup Team of The Week on Tuesday June 6th as a result of his display against London, scoring 0-7.

Previous Meetings:

June 22nd 2014

All Ireland Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 in Laois Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.

Laois – 1:19
Fermanagh – 2:15

Manager Billy Sheehan played in this fixture and scored a crucial goal in the last 20 minutes of the game which was essential to turning the tie in Laois’ favour as Fermanagh were leading by 2 points up until Sheehan’s goal gave Laois the lead and, in the end, a win.

October 24th 2020

Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 3 in Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

Laois – 3:12
Fermanagh – 1:11

Almost 3 years ago, this fixture resulted in a Laois win after an exciting encounter. Paul Kingston scored 1-1 on the day.

March 5th 2022

Allianz Football League Division 3 Round 2 in Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

Laois – 3:9
Fermanagh – 3:15

Despite defeat on the day, Laois displayed a very positive attacking performance with forwards Mark Barry (2-1) and Evan O’Carroll (1-2) providing the majority of the scores from play.

What’s Next:

The Preliminary Quarter-Final stages of the 2023 Tailteann Cup are straight knock-out contests. A win for Laois will see them through to the quarter-final stages with an away fixture against Meath, Cavan, Limerick or Antrim. The quarter-finals will be held next weekend June 17th/18th. If Laois and Fermanagh are level at the end of normal time, there will be extra time/penalties on the day to decide the winner. A loss for Laois will see them eliminated from the competition.

Tailteann Cup 2023:

The Tailteann Cup is the annual second tier All Ireland football championship competition contested by the 16 county teams who do not qualify for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with the winners of the 2023 Tailteann Cup going on to enter the 2024 All Ireland Senior Football Championship.

Previous Results:

Round 1 (May 13th) Laois: 1-14. Cavan: 2-20

Round 2 (May 20th) Laois: 1:11. Offaly: 1-11

Round 3 (June 3rd) Laois: 1:17 London: 2:14

Upcoming Fixtures:

Quarter-Finals: June 17th/18th

Semi Finals: June 24th/25th

Final: July 15th/16th in Croke Park.

Buy tickets: https://www.gaa.ie/tickets/

Follow the match live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CLGLaois