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Laois v Dublin to be shown live on TV as weekend fixtures confirmed

24 June 2018; Michael Darragh Macauley of Dublin in action against Trevor Collins of Laois during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Laois at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The Leinster semi final clash between Dublin and Laois will be shown live on TV – the GAA have confirmed.

Mike Quirke’s footballers will take on the six-in-a-row All-Ireland seeking Dubs in Croke Park on Sunday November 15.

The game will throw in at 3.30pm and it will be available to watch for free on the RTE News Now Channel. This is channel 521 on Sky.

Since spectators were prohibited from going to games, the Laois footballers have only been available to watch on GAAGO – the streaming service – at the cost of €5.

The game is part of a double header at the venue with Meath and Kildare meeting on the same TV channel in the other semi final at 1pm.

We actually face into something of a ‘Super Sunday’ for Laois teams as the other two remaining adult teams are also involved in knock-out games.

The Laois Ladies footballers are up against Kildare in a do or die match in Round 3 of the All-Ireland championship.

Donie Brennan’s charges can only advance to the semi finals if they defeat the Lillywhites and they either do so by a huge margin or Clare fail to beat Sligo in the group’s other fixture.

That game is at 1pm on Sunday – although a venue for the tie has not yet been fixed.

While also on Sunday, John Desmond’s Laois camogie side are set for an All-Ireland quarter final against Kerry.

After defeat to Down last week, this is a last chance saloon for Laois as any further losses will result in elimination.

However, neither the time nor venue for that game has been revealed yet either.

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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.