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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on Ballylinan in SFC Round 1

The Laois senior football championship gets underway this evening in O’Moore Park.

Reigning champions Portlaoise are about to start the defence of their title.

The Town’s stranglehold over the Jack Delaney Cup has been incredible over the last 12 years.

They lost their title against Stradbally in 2016 but since 2006, they have won the championship every other year.

They are now going for three titles in a row and it is going to take a very good team to stop them.

Ballylinan faced Portlaoise in the county final in 2017 but the Town were too strong for them that day.

They are without Gary Walsh tonight but their win in the Division 1B final shows they are capable of competing without him.

Anything bar a Portlaoise win will be a surprise, but you never know.

Follow all the action as it happens below:

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