WATCH: HILL 16 on Tour - Dubs begin drive for five in Portlaoise

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly


Portlaoise was turned blue on Saturday by Dublin GAA fans who brought Hill 16 on tour in full voice as the capital county embarks on its historic drive for five Sam Maguires in-a-row.

The visit to Laois is almost an annual pilgrimage for Dubs fans having played their first-round Leinster Championship games in O'Moore Park for the past two years.

This year's outing could be more historic for the reigning champions as the five in a row has never been done in All-Ireland Senior Gaelic Football history.

The Dubs took on the wee county - Louth. The match was preceded by a game between Meath, the Dubs' old enemy, and Carlow.

It is not clear if Diarmuid Connolly was around Portlaoise for the game - the last time he played here for Dublin he was sent off after a tussle with a linesman. It led to a lengthy ban.

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