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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois U-20s take on Kildare

We are live from St Conleth's Park in Newbridge
We are live from St Conleth's Park in Newbridge

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We’re live from St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge as the Laois U-20 footballers begin their Leinster campaign against Kildare.

Billy O’Loughlin’s men face a stiff task against a team which are highly fancied to do well in the competition.

Kildare won the Leinster minor title in 2016 and now two years on they begin as favourites to win the U-20 equivalent.

Laois were in that final too but were well beaten on the day before subsequently losing to Galway in the All-Ireland quarter finals.

This is a four team group with two to advance from it.

Wicklow and Meath make it the other sides and the top team will progress to the Leinster semi final while the second placed side heads for the quarter final.

So getting off to a good start here is imperative and you can follow all the action as it happens below:

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