Laois Senior Footballers Ready for Tailteann Cup 2023 Vs Cavan – Saturday, 4pm Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan
Laois kick off their 2023 Tailteann Cup Campaign this weekend when they face Cavan away on Saturday at 4pm in Kingspan Breffini Park, Cavan.
Laois Starting Team Named:
Laois manager Billy Sheehan has named a largely familiar side for this weekends tie with Cavan as follows:
Tailteann Cup 2023 Explained:
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.
Laois came into the 2023 Tailteann Cup as 3rd seed, as a result of finishing 3rd place in the Allianz Football League Division 4 and were drawn on Tuesday May 2nd to compete in Group 3 of the competition alongside Cavan, Offaly and London.
This is the first time that the Tailteann Cup competition will begin with group stages consisting of three round fixtures being played on a league basis to determine qualification to the knockout stages. 2022’s version was contested in a straight knockout format which seen Laois exit the competition as a result of defeat in Round 1 to eventual 2022 Tailteann Cup Champions, Westmeath. (Result: Laois 0-13. Westmeath 1-13).
After this weekend away fixture with Cavan, follows the Round 2 fixture at home to Offaly on the 20th of May and the final Round 3 fixture at a neutral venue against London set for the June Bank Holiday weekend.
Laois need to finish 1st or 2nd place in Group 3 to guarantee a place in the knockout stages of the competition. Or else, finish in the top 3 of all the 3rd placed teams across all groups.
Across all groups, the top teams (1st place) in each group automatically advance to the quarter-final knock out stages. The four 2nd placed teams advance to the preliminary quarter-finals, where they are joined by the 3 best 3rd place teams along with New York, who will first enter the competition at the preliminary quarter-final stage after receiving a bye in the group stages.
2023 Tailteann Cup Upcoming Fixtures:
Group 3- Round 2: (Home) Laois vs Offaly. Saturday May 20th at 7pm in Laois Hire O’Moore Park.
Group 3- Round 3: (Neutral) Laois vs London. June 4th/5th. Neutral Venue. Venue and Time TBC.
Preliminary Quarter-Finals: June 10th/11th
Quarter-Finals: June 17th/18th
Semi Finals: June 24th/25th
Final: July 15th/16th in Croke Park.
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Follow the match live on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CLGLaoisBy Laois PRO Thu 11th May