We look ahead to this weekends 4 upcoming Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Round 3 fixtures taking place on Saturday August 26th & Sunday August 27th in Laois Hire O’Moore Park. If the sides are still level at the end of normal time, there will be two 10 minutes periods of extra time and if still level then penalties.
Tickets: Reminder that these are ticket only games with a ticket charge of €6-€12 which can be purchased online here: https://www.universe.com/users/laois-gaa-82QTP6
OAP and Season Passes are applicable for admission to these games.
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Best of luck to all involved!
All games will take place in Laois Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.
Permutations: The winners of these upcoming SFC Round 3 fixtures will progress to the SFC quarter finals and will be drawn to play against Killeshin, Portarlington, O’Dempseys and St.Josephs with no repeat pairings if they have already met in this years Championship. The losers of these fixtures will head into the new Senior ‘B’ Football Championship Quarter Finals and will be drawn to play against Park Ratheniska, Ballyfin, Rosenallis and The Heath with no repeat pairings also. The draws for these SFC and SFC ‘B’ quarter finals will take place in Laois Hire O’Moore Park shortly after the conclusion of the final fixture on Sunday evening (Ballyroan Abbey vs Courtwood at 3.45pm). The draw will be video live streamed on the CLG Laois Facebook Page. These quarter finals ties will be in 3 weeks time from Friday the 15th – Sunday 17th of September 2023.
Saturday August 26th: Emo vs Clonsaslee St. Manman’s at 5.30pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park
Ones to watch: Emo: are the highest scoring side in the Championship thus far with a massive total of 5-24 from the previous 2 rounds. Their top scorer is Davy Costello with 1-9. In defence, Eoin Montague has been excellent and Sean Greene albeit playing in the backs for his county, has proven he is equally as strong in midfield for his club this Championship campaign.
Clonsaslee St.Manman’s: Niall Corbett scored 1-9 and assisted his side in other great attacking opportunities in their Round 2 win over Ballyfin. Cathal Lee, with a total of 0-4 was their standout player in the Round 1 loss to Arles Killeen and continued with another effective display in Round 2.
Saturday August 26th: Stradbally vs Graiguecullen at 7.15pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Ones to watch: Stradbally: Colm Begley produced an outstanding performance which emulated his best past county days in the Round 1 loss to Portlarlington. Begley made it difficult for the reigning champions to overcome Stradbally for long parts of the game. Defender Eoin Buggie has been exceptional in the back line so far. Garry Comerford has been a prominent substitution, directly impacting games in which he is introduced and providing his side with long range scores.
Graiguecullen: Aaron Forbes was unstoppable in attack scoring 2-1 in their huge Round 2 win over The Heath. Lee Walker has been on target specifically from frees, with a current championship total of 0-7. Sean McGrath has been not only his sides best defender but also one of the championships stand out defenders so far.
Laois SFC Round 2 September 19th 2021 in Laois Hire O Moore Park
Sunday August 27th: Arles Killeen vs Portlaoise at 2pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park
Ones to watch: Arles Killeen: Star forward Paul Kingston continues to be a significant attacking threat and is also top of the chart as the current 2023 Laois SFC top scorer both overall and from play. (0-16 overall, 0-8 from play) Noel Gaughan has not only been fantastic defensively but has also been contributing nicely in various positions, making great runs forward and covering every part of the field to assist both his midfield and attacking teammates.
Portlaoise: Kieran Lillis is in flawless form, being one of the standout midfielders of the championship and undoubtedly Portlaoise’s best player after producing another strong performance against Rosenallis in Round 2, equal to his great start against St.Josephs in Round 1. Courtesy of both Paul Cahillane and Benny Carroll, Portlaoise continue to prove to be an attacking threat. Benny Carroll in particular, has displayed lightning pace and been very direct in play.
Laois SFC Final October 19th 2014 in Laois Hire O’Moore Park
Arles Killeen: 0-9
Sunday August 27th: Ballyroan Abbey vs Courtwood at 3.45pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park
Ones to watch: Ballyroan: Davin McEvoy was superb with a vast amount of possession and a score of 5 points in Round 2 against St.Josephs. Brian Whelan (0-11) and Shaun Fitzpatrick (1-3) continue to be very impressive with some exceptional scores in the championship too.
Courtwood: Dylan Keane and Ryan Little came to the fore and were phenomenal with both players having displayed man of the match performances in their Round 2 win over Park Ratheniska.