It was deemed to not be possible in 2021 but will be revisited.
An application allowing Ballinakill and Ballypickas to enter an amalgamated team in the Laois Senior Hurling Championship will be reconsidered next season.
It's been rejected for 2021 due to concerns over fixture congestion during a tightly run championship season.
Ballinakill will instead line out in the premier intermediate competition following their relegation from the senior ranks.
Meanwhile Ballypickas will compete in the junior hurling championship.