Laois, Offaly, Westmeath Learn Leinster Championship Fate

The draws for the football and hurling championships have thrown up interesting ties.

There'll be a local derby in this years Leinster Football Championship. 

Mike Quirke's Laois will host Jack Cooney's Westmeath in the last eight. 

Both sides have gotten to know one another relatively well in the last number of years in the Allianz Leagues and come championship time.

Midlands103Sport's Robbie Fahy spoke with Gerry Buckley of the Westmeath Examiner to gauge his thoughts on draw:

Before that Offaly will be Mickey Harte's first championship opposition as Louth manager. 

It's their first meeting in the competition since 2005.

Our Offaly Commentator Joe Troy was bullish when speaking to Robbie about the potential of John Maughan's side this season:

The winners of that tie will play Kildare in the quarter-finals.

Leinster Football Championship draw in full:

Meanwhile, Laois will face a difficult task in the Leinster Hurling Championship. 

They face a daunting meeting against Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford on neutral ground.

A semi-final meeting with Kilkenny the carrot for the winner of that tie. 

Leinster Hurling Championship Draw in full:

Conversely should they lose at the quarter-final stage, they will play either Antrim or Dublin the relegation final. 

Our Laois GAA Commentator Jack Nolan assesses what it will mean for Cheddar Plunkett and Mike Quirke's prospects:


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