Louth's Bevan Duffy will captain his side against Dublin in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at Portlaoise on May 25.. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Louth manager Wayne Kierans believes Saturday week’s Leinster quarter-final against All-Ireland champions Dublin is going to be the county’s “highest profile game… in the last number of years”.
The Reds secured their date with the Dubs in Portlaoise on May 25 courtesy of Sunday’s dramatic first round victory over Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park.
Eight points without reply from the 61st minute to the finish saw Louth emerge victorious from a game that seemed to be slipping away.
Ryan Burns kicked four points off the bench, while Tommy Durnin and another substitute, William Woods, contributed majorly during Louth’s devastating spell.
“It’s going to be the highest profile game Louth have played in the last number of years,” Kierans said.
“There was a lot of talk over the last few weeks about Dublin, but we’ve earned the prize now and we’re going to go out and enjoy it, while demanding a performance, an improved performance.
“It’s great for the county to look forward to,” he added.