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In Pictures: Huge turnout as Laois GAA fans travel in great numbers to London

The day may not have ended how Laois fans had hoped, but that didn’t stop them having the craic in London on Sunday.

The Laois senior footballers were in Ruislip at the weekend where they defeated London by 6-6 to 2-8.

It was a new record for Laois as they had never scored six goals in a competitive game before.

Laois finished on ten points in Division 4, the same as Wicklow.

But despite having a score difference of +34 to Wicklow’s +12, Laois lose out on the head-to-head rule as they lost to Wicklow.

Had Leitrim hung on against Sligo, four teams would have finished on 10 points and the head-to-head rule couldn’t have been used.

Instead, Laois and Leitrim would have went up on scoring difference.

Had Laois reached the Division 4 final they’d have been in Croke Park next weekend.

Instead they face Wexford in O’Moore Park in the opening round of the Leinster championship in two weeks time, April 9, and if they win that then they will play Dublin at home two weeks later.

London, meanwhile, play Sligo in Ruislip in the opening round of the Connacht championship.

And after the provincial championships conclude, unless they reach a final, Laois will be in the second tier Tailteann Cup again this year which will begin on May 13-14.

This year’s Tailteann Cup will be played in group stages with three teams from each group progressing to the knockout phase.

Photographer Paul Dargan was on hand to capture some great images on the day.

Check them out below:

SEE ALSO – Check out all our coverage of the Laois v London game here