The big day has arrived for the Laois minor footballers.
After months of preparation, the time has come as the first round of the Leinster championship is here.
Laois face Longford in the first round of this new reformatted championship.
They will have three more group games against Wexford, Carlow and Kildare.
The top two sides will progress to the Leinster semi finals. Third and fourth will head for the Shield while the bottom team will be out.
Longford fancy their chances of causing an upset and Laois will have to be at it from the start to win.