Darren Strong

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Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton will wear the number one jersey against Laois. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Stephen Cluxton is set to start between the posts for Dublin in Sunday’s Leinster final against Laois. The Dublin captain and goalkeeper has appeared(...)

Colin Kelly feels two points from Louth’s remaining three games would see them promoted to Division Two. Photo: Inpho

Louth 2-10 Antrim 1-11 Colin Kelly feels two points from Louth’s remaining three games should clinch a second successive promotion for the Wee County(...)

Armagh’s Rory Grugan scores a goal despite the attentions of Laois’ Mark Timmons and Graham Brody during the All-Ireland SFC Round 1A Qualifier replay at   O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Laois 1-11 Armagh 1-10 Laois saw off Armagh at the second time of asking as the two sides played out their refixed Round 1A qualifier at O’Moore Park(...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick celebrates scoring the equalising point in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 0-16 Laois 0-16 “Games, games, games,” Kildare manager Jason Ryan was hardly downbeat. “Competitive games — that’s really important for us.” (...)

Laois’ Tom Shiel shoots to score his side’s third goal againt Carlow in their Leinster senior championship round one, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Laois’ footballers will have learned little from this crushing 17-point victory over neighbours Carlow in this Leinster SFC first-round tie at Dr Cull(...)

Ross Munnelly, who with the Kingston brothers makes up a dependable inside forward line for Laois, who take on Carlow in the Leinster Senior Football Championship first round on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

While there is every possibility that this will turn into the usual turkey shoot – Laois’s average winning margin over Carlow this century is a shade(...)

Westmeath captain Ger Egan led his team to a convincing win over Laois in their Division 2 clash. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A strong finish enabled Westmeath to open their Division 2 campaign with what may prove to be a precious victory against Laois in Mullingar yesterday (...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley in action in during the National League final against Derry. The midfielder will face an intriguing battle against Laois’s John O’Loughllin. Photo:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

For a game that has Dublin down as 1/40 favourites with some of the more attention-seeking bookmakers, the history of this fixture contains far fewer(...)

Ross Munnelly of Laois wins the ball ahead of Wicklow’s  Rory Finn at Aughrim. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Strange how so pretty a setting can serve up something so mundane. Aughrim seems such a natural playground for football, even i(...)