The Laois football team will play Westmeath in the Allianz Football League Division 3 final in Croke Park this Saturday, April 6 – and TG4 have confirmed that it will be live on TV.
The Division 3 final was due to be played last Saturday but had to be postponed to allow for the re-fixed clash between Westmeath and Louth.
That game finished in a draw which meant that Laois, Westmeath and Down all finished level on 10 points but Laois and Westmeath progressed due to their superior scoring difference.
Indeed, as was the case with the division as a whole, it was incredibly tight even on the scoring difference with Westmeath finishing on +15, Laois on +14 and Down on +13.
The Laois and Westmeath game has been confirmed to be in Croke Park this Saturday at 4.45pm where it will be preceeded by the All Ireland Colleges ‘A’ final between Naas CBS and St Michael’s from Enniskillen at 2.45pm.
The Colleges ‘B’ final between Roscommon CBS and Scoil Phobal Sliabh Luachra from Rathmore in Kerry is at 12.45pm. All three games will be live on TG4.
The Laois-Westmeath game will be the second of at least three meetings between the counties this year.
Westmeath won 0-13 to 0-10 when they met in Round 4 in Mullingar while they are also set to meet in the Leinster championship quarter-final in Tullamore on Sunday, May 26.
When they met in the championship last year, Laois were 4-13 to 1-12 winners on a day when Paul Kingston scored three goals.