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In pictures: The highs and lows of today's Leinster decider

Ballyboden rejoice after victory in thrilling final while Portlaoise are left distraught after defeat.

Reigning men: Ballyboden St Enda’s get a feel for the cup.

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Nice gesture: Conal Keaney commiserates his opposite number Paul Cahillane after the match. Cahillane missed an easy free to tie the game in injury time.

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Elation: Ballyboden manager Andy McEntee and wing-back Stephen O’Connor celebrate.

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Gutted: Portlaoise substitute Ricky Maher.

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We did it: Sam Molony and Stephen O’Connor can’t contain their excitement.

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Hard luck: A supporter consoles Paul Cahillane.

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Raise it up:  Ballyboden captain Darragh Nelson lifts the cup.

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Agony: Dejected Portlaoise players during the final moments of the match.

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Waters the hero as Ballyboden snatch victory at the death

Paul Cahillane will take a while to get over this

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