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Massive crowd expected to attend double header in O’Moore Park this weekend

4 June 2016; Dublin supporters prior to the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Laois and Dublin in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Dáire Brennan / SPORTSFILE

A crowd of around 20,000 are expected to attend the Leinster football championship double header scheduled for O’Moore Park on Saturday evening.

The action gets underway at 5pm on Saturday May 25 as Meath face Carlow in the first of the four quarter finals to be played this weekend.

This game will then be followed by the meeting of All-Ireland champions Dublin and Louth at 7pm.

Ahead of the first game, Carlow have been dealt a serious blow with the news that suspensions handed out following their league loss to Down have been upheld.

Midfielder Brendan Murphy, manager Turlough O’Brien and coach Steven Poacher will also miss the game after their bans were upheld on appeal.

Murphy and Poacher were banned for 12 weeks, while O’Brien, who had challenged a proposed 16-week ban, has had it raised to 20 weeks.

Tommy Wogan has been placed in temporary charge of Carlow in the meantime.

Laois begin their Leinster championship campaign on Sunday May 26 against Westmeath in Tullamore at 2pm.

That is the curtain raiser to the final quarter final which sees Kildare take on Longford at 4pm.

SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Our GAA Podcast returns as we look ahead to football championship opener

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.