Lionel Richie

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Shocks Aplenty In Laois Senior Football Championship

Portarlington handed Portlaoise only their 3rd defeat in 14 years.

It was a weekend of upsets in the Laois SFC. 

None more so than in  O'Moore Park on Saturday where Portlaoise lost only their 3rd Championship game in 14 years. 

Portarlington recorded their first victory over the reigning county champions since 2001 to cement their place in the quarter-finals. 

Our Laois commentator Jack Nolan says it's a rude awakening for Portlaoise:

Elsewhere, Ballylinan defeated Rosenallis.

St. Joseph's overcame Stradbally also on Saturday. 

Then on Sunday, there were wins for Arles/Killeen, Ballyfin and Graiguecullen. 

Results in full this weekend:

Courtwood 2-11 2-15 Killeshin

Arles/Kilcruise 0-12 2-15 Arles/Killeen

Ballyroan Abbey 2-8 2-11 Ballyfin

Ballylinan 0-12 0-8 Rosenallis

Portlaoise GAA 0-10 1-11 Portarlington

Stradbally 0-14 1-12 St Joseph's

An Fraoch 0-8 0-11 Graiguecullen 

Emo 2-13 2-11 O'Dempseys

It means that Ballyfin, Portarlington, Graiguecullen and Emo go directly into the quarter-finals. 

While the draw for Round 3 has also taken place, offering a second chance for some of the defeated sides: 

Ballyroan-Abbey v Ballylinan

O’Dempsey’s v Killeshin

Portlaoise v St Joseph’s

The Heath v Arles-Killeen
 

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