The draws for next year's provincial football championships will be made live tonight (Thursday) on RTÉ 2.
Laois champions Camross have been dealt a significant blow ahead of next month's Leinster club SHC campaign after county hurler Dwane Palmer suffered a broken leg.
Portlaoise player Gareth Dillon has stressed that only now will they turn their attentions to the Leinster club SFC.
Portlaoise veteran Brian 'Bruno' McCormack believes that the youngsters that have come through the ranks have rejuvenated the side.
This weekend sees action across the Leinster club intermediate and junior football championships, as well games in the province's club junior hurling championship.
Some of the biggest names in hurling will backbone the squad that has been assembled by the GAA to take on Scotland in the annual international clash next Saturday.
The GAA's grassroots were in their element yesterday as county finals took pride of place across the length and breadth of the country...
"I've been fortunate to win an All-Ireland with Donegal, but to win a county title with my club is right up there."
In one of the most hectic Sunday's of the year we were served up some cracking matches. Here are a list of the day's results.
Portlaoise encountered little difficulty in capturing their 10th Laois SFC title in 11 years at O'Moore Park today.
There were no fewer than 19 games being covered this afternoon.
The provisional 2018 Allianz League fixtures have been announced, with a Croke Park double-header involving the Dublin footballers and hurlers getting proceedings underway on Saturday, January 27.
A huge weekend of club action lies ahead with nineteen county finals - thirteen in football and six in hurling - taking place across the country.
Laois GAA has released a video showing the progress of its new Training Centre beside O'Moore Park.
The Club Players' Association (CPA) remains frustrated with the GAA over the lack of progress to finalise a master fixture plan for 2018.
Ballylinan manager Paul Julian is eager to see the club end 30 years of heartache in Sunday's county SFC final.
Portlaoise manager Malachy McNulty believes that he couldn't have asked any more of his much changed side this year.
Defending champions St Peter's of Wexford have been drawn in a tough group with Dublin and Westmeath opponents in the battle to retain the Br Bosco Cup as Top Oil Leinster Schools Senior A Football champions.
There was no shortage of milestone achivements on the club scene over the weekend while the debate over the rights and wrongs of the Gooch's upcoming testimonial dinner rages on...
"Naturally, we'll smell the flowers and the bloom. County finals are always hard to win and we'll certainly enjoy this one."
The county finals are coming thick and fast.
Former Laois star Joe Higgins will manage IT Carlow in next year's Sigerson Cup.