League: Leinster Championship

Leinster Hurling – Dublin v Laois – Click for preview, teams and live score commentary

Leinster Hurling – Dublin v Laois – Click for preview, teams and live score commentary, match is live at 6pm on Saturday 24th October. 

Last year, Dublin vs Laois saw the Dubs knocked out of the Championship at the preliminary quarter-final stage. After great performances that saw them qualify from their group ahead of Galway, they were stunned by Laois. The two-point win put Laois on the map as a hurling county. With that in mind, there is sure to be some added spice to this year’s tie.


Dublin captain Chris Cumney is personally looking forward to the resumption of GAA Championships: “You realise how lucky we are and how massive an opportunity it is to play championship in the winter months. We’re very grateful for the GAA and public health authorities giving it the go-ahead.”

Cumney underwent surgery in February and was on tight schedule to return for the initial Championship dates. Now, he has had a chance to do is rehab and is looking forward to the knock-out format.

On the other hand, Laois have proven they can win this fixture and will be excited to try and replicate the feat. The defeated side enter the qualifiers. Therefore, any team has the chance to play off the cuff and teams like Laois will undoubtedly do so.

Both these counties’ U20 sides won in midweek. But, the remainder of that Championship has been postponed. Therefore, either management squad may make use of their youngsters.

The winner plays a week later in the Leinster semi-final against Kilkenny.

Team News

Dublin (Laois) Alan Nolan, Paddy Smith, Eoghan O’Donnell, James Madden, Conor Burke, Daire Gray, Cian O’Callaghan, Sean Moran, Rian McBride, Cian Boland, Chris Crummey, Danny Sutcliff, Donal Burke, David Keogh and Ronan Hayes

Laois (Dublin): Enda Rowland; Lee Cleere, Sean Downey, Donnchadh Hartnett; Ronan Broderick, Padraig Delaney, Ryan Mullaney; Fiachra C Fennell, Patrick Purcell; Aaron Dunphy, Willie Dunphy, James Ryan; James Keyes, Ross King, Stephen Maher.

Sky Sports are showing the game live.

Predition: Dublin. Last year’s defeat will be in the back of their mind and will be an extra incentive. However, Laois know defeat would mean a short season and they would love a crack at Kilkenny. It will be every bit as close as last year but we expect Dublin to qualify.

Dublin vs Laois: Leinster Hurling Championship. Saturday, October 24th, 6pm (Croke Park). 

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James McCarthy

James McCarthy Dublin is a Rolls Royce of a footballer. The Ballymun man could easily have made the defenders list such is his versatility but its at midfield where McCarthy truly shines in a Dublin jersey. A three time all star, he, like so many great players in any sport comes alive when it matters most.

A tremendous athlete as well as a supremely talented footballer, McCarthy is often overlooked when compared with the other superstars of the Dublin team, but it is very often McCarthy that is the catalyst of the Dubs greatest performances.  

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Laois County Footballer K Lillis Midfield

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Laois County Footballer E Lowry Midfield

Donal Keogan

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 11:24

Donal Keogan – Meath may no longer dine at the top table of the football championship but in their star defender Keogan they have a player worthy of his place on this list of best defenders. 

The swashbuckling defender spent much of his early Meath career playing the part of the man marker, designated to the opposition’s star forward, which resulted in his natural game being stifled.

These days though fans are used to the half-back marauding up the field, consistently aiding his attacking colleagues, adding another layer to the Meath attack. This form saw the Rathkenny man justifiably nominated for an all star in 2019, form Meath fans will hope can continue when 2020 All Ireland Championship finally gets underway.



Seanie Furlong

Last updated on Oct 17th, 2020 at 13:20

Seánie Furlong is a Gaelic footballer from County Wicklow, Ireland. He plays Gaelic football with his local club Kiltegan and has been a member of the Wicklow.

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Brian Fenton

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 9:30

Brian Fenton (Dublin) is without doubt the finest midfielder in the land. The measure of the Raheny man’s greatness is the fact that he is already in the discussion as the greatest midfielder to ever play Gaelic football by the age of 27. 

He is the driving force behind the greatest team to ever play the game and has won an All Ireland every year of his senior inter-county career so far.

Fenton has proved almost unstoppable from his midfield position over recent years, with his now trademark runs from deep resulting in numerous goals for him and his team.

The towering midfielder has won man of the match awards in All Ireland finals, and was named footballer of the year in 2018, an award he will no doubt win again in the future. 

Dean Rock

Last updated on Oct 17th, 2020 at 18:58

Dublin County Football Dean Rock, the Ballymun Kickhams club-man has taken the art of free taking to new heights during his stellar inter-county career.

His percentage of successful frees in last year’s Championship was a truly exceptional 89%, nailing 32 of the 36 frees he took as Dublin secured the historic 5 in a row.

This metronome like reliability over the years has helped the Dubs keep up their relentless surge to success after success, and when he finally hangs up his boots, Rock will surely go down as one of the all-time great free takers in Gaelic football. 



David Byrne

David Byrne  Dublin Footballer plays his club football with Naomh Olaf.  Byrne has an impressive list of titles including 5 All Ireland SFC, 7 Leinster SFC,· 5 NFL , 1 All Ireland U21 FC , 2 Leinster U21 FC , 1 All Ireland MFC , 2 Leinster MFC .