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Best of 2017 – Watch: Serious scenes in Portlaoise as Dubs and Carlow supporters take Main Street by storm

Carlow supporters enjoying a pre-match drink outside the Blue Door in Portlaoise. Pic credit: Billy O Loughlin

Dublin and Carlow did battle in O’Moore Park in June this year in the Leinster football quarter-final. 

Dublin came out victors on the day on a scoreline of 0-19 to 0-7, but that didn’t stop both sets of supporters partying on Main Street. 

This is what the championship should be all about. Big crowds, great atmosphere, plenty of craic and a match to look forward to.

Carlow aren’t being given a hope in hell of beating Dublin in O’Moore Park this evening in the Leinster SFC but the town is buzzing with supporters from both counties knocking around since early in the day.


Pubs, shops, restaurants and bookies offices have been busy all day.

Kavanagh’s Pub posted a video of supporters (mostly Dublin) taking over Main Street and singing and dancing as only they can but nearly every pub in the town was doing a brisk trade.

The match was only a sideshow.

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