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First U-20 final of 2021 down for decision as Na Fianna Og and The Heath to clash in ‘B’ final

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Na Fianna Og v The Heath 
Laois U-20 ‘B’ Football Championship Final in Stradbally at 7.30pm

The first U-20 final of 2021 is down for decision tonight as Na Fianna Og and The Heath will meet in Stradbally at 7.30pm.

The ‘B’ title is up for grabs and the amalgamated Na Fianna Og, consisting of Arles-Killeen, Arles-Kilcruise, Barrowhouse and Crettyard, are the favourites.

The Heath are managed by Mick Lenihan and begin their journey a month ago in the preliminary round.

They defeated O’Dempsey’s 3-12 to 4-7 and then had too much for Ballyfin Gaels in the quarter finals – winning 2-14 to 0-3.

Killeshin were their opponents in the semi final last Saturday but once again The Heath came out on top – 0-15 to 1-8.

Conor Booth, Aaron Thornton and Tom Reddy all played senior for them this year.

While David O’Brien and James Whelan excelled with the Clonad hurlers – with the bulk of the other players representing the juniors.

Na Fianna Og have breezed through this competition, winning both of their games comfortably.

Ballylinan were put to the sword in the quarter finals as they ran out 5-14 to 0-6 winners.

While they were similarly dominant in a 3-16 to 2-7 semi final win over Rosenallis.

Na Fianna Og are managed by Brian O’Sullivan (Crettyard), John Michael McDonald (Arles-Kilcruise), Stevie Langton (Barrowhouse) and Padraig Dunne (Arles-Killeen).

Colin Dunne and Lee Day have been their leading lights so far up front, wracking up big scores.

Matt Kelly (Crettyard); Michael Wall (Arles-Killeen), Alex Robinson (Barrowhouse), Brian Brennan (Crettyard) and TJ Burke (Barrowhouse) all represented their clubs at adult level this year.

When you consider they are without the injured duo of Oisin Byrne and Ciaran Burke, it demonstrates just how strong this team is.

Na Fianna Og are the favourites and The Heath will be up against it if they want to turn them over.

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