Tough Campaigns Scheduled For Laois, Offaly And Westmeath In Lidl National League

Laois are making the leap to the second tier.

The LGFA Lidl National Leagues will recommence on Valentine's weekend. 

Westmeath return to Division 1A action with a trip to Mayo on Saturday the 13th of February. That begins a spell of three games in four weeks as they welcome Galway and Donegal to the lake county. 

Should they make the last-four of the league, the knockout stages begin on Paddy's weekend.

The final is scheduled for April 10th. 

Fixture List:

  • Mayo v Westmeath - February 13th
  • Westmeath v Donegal - February 20th
  • Westmeath v Galway - March 6th

Laois are moving up a grade after a superb 2021 saw them earn promotion to Division 2. 

Donie Brennan's team face Kerry, Clare and Tipperary in the league this time around. 

They'll begin life in the upper echelons of the league pyramid at home to Clare on February 13th before another home tie with Tipperary a week later. 

They finish the round-robin phase with a lengthy trip to face Kerry. 

Should they finish in the top two of their group, they'll face a potential semi-final and final on the same dates as Westmeath. 

Fixture List:

  • Laois v Clare - February 13th
  • Laois v Tipperary - February 20th
  • Kerry v Laois - March 6th

Offaly are playing in Division 4 once more but will be hopeful that things are looking up with a new management team heading into the new season. 

Donegal native Danny McGarvey and Brian O'Ruairc of the Cuala club in Dublin come in for a three-year term with an annual performance review. 

The duo will have their first competitive game in charge of the faithful on home soil against near neighbours Carlow. 

They're away to Limerick for the second round of February 20th before welcoming London to Offaly in the final round of games in 4B. 

That final fixture will be pending on international and local travel and quarantine measures at the time. The knockout stages will be played over two seperate weekends against the top two sides from Division 4A, which includes Antrim, Derry, Leitrim and Fermanagh. 

Fixture List:

  • Offaly v Carlow
  • Limerick v Offaly
  • Offaly v London 

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