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Dublin and Laois unveil sides for Leinster U20 football final

Billy O’Loughlin’s team are bidding for their first title at the grade since 2007.

Dublin player Ciaran Archer and manager Tom Gray after their semi-final defeat of Wexford.
Dublin player Ciaran Archer and manager Tom Gray after their semi-final defeat of Wexford.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

DUBLIN AND LAOIS have named their teams for tomorrow’s Leinster U20 football decider in Tullamore. 

The O’Moore County, managed by Billy O’Loughlin, dumped out reigning All-Ireland champions Kildare earlier in the competition with a 0-17 to 1-11 victory.

They saw off Westmeath and Meath to reach their first final at the grade in a decade.

Laois, who are bidding to win their first title since 2007, bring senior squad members Sean O’Flynn and Mark Barry into the starting team in place of Jack Lacey and Niall Dunne.

Tom Gray’s Dublin are unchanged from their comfortable 4-21 to 0-7 last four defeat of Wexford.

Their team includes senior panelist Peadar O’Cofaigh Byrne at midfield and talented attackers James Doran and Ross McGarry up front. 

The game throws-in on Friday night at 7.30pm and will be televised live by TG4. 


1. David O’Hanlon (Na Fianna)

2. Darren Maher (St Patrick’s Donabate)
3. Daire Newcombe (Lucan Sarsfields)
4. Eoin O’Dea (Na Fianna)

5. Kieran Kennedy (Ballyboden St Enda’s)
6. Neil Matthews (Erin’s Isle)
7. Sean Lambe (St Vincent’s)

8. Peadar O’Cofaigh Byrne (Cuala)
9. Donal Ryan (Na Fianna)

10. Niall O’Leary (Kilmacud Crokes)
11. Karl Lynch Bissett (Naomh Mearnóg)
12. James Doran (Na Fianna)

13. Brian O’Leary (Na Fianna)
14. Ciaran Archer (St Maurs)
15. Ross McGarry (Ballyboden St Enda’s)


1. Matthew Byron (Courtwood)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)
3. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)
4. Alex Mohan (Portarlington)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)
6. Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood)
7. Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s)

8. Robert Tyrrell (Camross)
9. Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis)

10. Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s)
11. Michael Doran (Killeshin)
12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)
14. Dan McCormack (O’Dempseys)
15. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

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