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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois U-20 footballers go for Leinster glory

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The big match has finally arrived.

We’re back in O’Connor Park tonight as the Laois U-20 footballers take on Dublin in the final of the Leinster championship.

Laois had to take part in a preliminary round where they face All-Ireland and Leinster champions Kildare in Newbridge two weeks ago.

Billy O’Loughlin’s charges trailed by a point at half time but led by captain Diarmuid Whelan they turned it around to win by three in the end.

He kicked ten points of Laois’s total with only a last minute Kildare penalty making it look a little closer than it was – 0-17 to 1-11.

Up next for Laois was Westmeath last week where they received an almighty shock and needed a late Alan Kinsella free to force extra time where they triumphed. 

Last week’s semi final against Meath was far more comfortable with an Alan Kinsella goal helping Laois to wrap things up by half time.

The game finished 1-13 to 0-7 in the end as Laois booked their place in a first provincial decider at this level in 10 years.

Dublin hammered Longford and Wexford to get to this stage and they come into the game as favourites.

The game throws in at 7.30pm tonight and you can follow all of the action as it happens.

Check it out below:

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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.