There’s nothing like the build-up to a big game and O’Moore Park was a hive of activity this evening as the Laois players mingled with supporters ahead of the Joe McDonagh Cup final.
With the Laois hurlers set to return to Croke Park for the first time since 2005, Laois GAA organized a Meet and Greet with the players in O’Moore Park.
And it was attended by hundreds of enthusiastic supporters – many of them families with young children.
The whole thing was a really positive occasion with the excited atmosphere reflective of the mood of the county as a whole.
The players posed for photos, signed autographs and pucked around with the many blue-and-white clad fans.
Laois take on Westmeath on Sunday June 30 in Croke Park at 1.45pm in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.
Tickets are on sale in the Laois GAA offices, from www.tickets.ie and from SuperValu stores.
Our photographer Julie Anne Miller went along to the meet and greet where she captured some brilliant pictures.
Check them out below: