The Laois U-17 footballers have breezed through the Leinster championship so far with big wins over Louth and Longford – but they’ll face their biggest test to date having been drawn to play Dublin in the semi-final.
The draw was made this morning and will see the Dubs travel to O’Moore Park this coming Tuesday, July 18.
Leinster Under-17 Football Championship: Laois v Dublin at 7pm on Tuesday in O’Moore Park.
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) July 13, 2017
The other semi-final game is between Meath and Kildare.
This U-17 grade is a new competition brought in this year because it is the last year of minor being played at U-18. Next year the minor will become U-17 but to ensure that all underage players got the chance to represent their county an U-17 competition was also played this year.
Laois appear to have a fine side – with most of them having been on the minor team earlier this season.
Dublin, who are in Sunday’s minor final against Louth (who beat Laois after extra time) were beaten by Meath in the opening round of the U-17 competition but have bounced back with wins over Offaly and Westmeath.
Two of their starting U-17 team, Ciaran Archer and Adam Byrne, have featured as subs for the minors and it was that duo that got their two goals in their 2-15 to 0-10 win over Westmeath in their quarter-final.