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Wexford And Offaly Have Learned Their Opponents For Leinster SHC Quarter-Finals

Wexford and Offaly have learned their Leinster SHC quarter-final opponents after the final round of games in the round-robin this afternoon.

The draw took place live on RTÉ Radio 1, after Westmeath beat Meath to relegate their neighbours, and Laois overcame Kerry.

Leinster SHC quarter-final line-up:

Westmeath vs Offaly

Laois vs Wexford

Galway vs Dublin [Already decided]

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The winner of Laois vs Wexford is rewarded with a date against Kilkenny in the semi-final. The Yellowbellies are not guaranteed of the much-anticipated rematch with the Cats just yet, as they face a tricky test in Portlaoise. They beat Laois by four points in Wexford Park during the League.

Meanwhile, Westmeath vs Offaly is on the same side of the draw as Galway vs Dublin.

The O’Moore County pulled off a victory over 14-man Kerry at Austin Stack Park in Tralee, on a scoreline of 2-21 to 3-15.

Meanwhile, Westmeath overcame a spirited Meath side, 1-18 to 0-19, as the Royals are now relegated to the Christy Ring Cup next season, despite an opening-game win over Kerry.

Unlike previous years, this draw was made after the round of group games. In 2016, it was randomly determined that the group winners would play Galway, while the runners-up would take on Laois. Therefore, Westmeath were given a more difficult task than Offaly, despite finishing above them.

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