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LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portlaoise take on Eire Og in Leinster football club semi-final

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The big day for the Portlaoise footballers has arrived.

Portlaoise just came off the back of a dramatic win over Wicklow’s St Pat’s after a dramatic penalty shoot out in Aughrim.

And now, only Carlow’s Eire Óg stand in their way of a Leinster final.

Portlaoise have had a slightly different season to the last couple of years this year as they were pushed hard by multiple teams but they showed character every time to come out on top.

Portlaoise are the county’s representatives for the 12th time in the last 13 years but this year’s Jack Delaney Cup triumph was most certainly one of their most difficult to achieve.

Given the obstacles they’ve overcome throughout the season, they always found a way to win and those tests should stand to them in the Leinster semi final, especially after the drama in Aughrim when they needed penalties after extra time to see off Wicklow champions St Pat’s.

Eire Og defeated Sarsfields of Kildare comfortably in their quarter final and will not fear Portlaoise one bit.

The action gets underway at 7pm and you can follow it all as it happens 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.