First of all it's not ideal for Laois and Westmeath to be out again so so soon after the Joe McDonagh final. I'm sure Laois were celebrating after their win and they are entitled to celebrate.

I would be pushing the GAA to have the Joe McDonagh final before the Leinster and Munster finals, live on tv - and also for the latter finals to be played over two days on the same weekend.

The Joe McDonagh has produced some great hurling this year and it deserves a higher profile. 

Laois played some great hurling in the competition this year and they will give Dublin a thing or two to think about on their own patch by way of a very adept forward division.

However, I have been impressed by Dublin's power and pace this year, in truth I underestimated them at the start of the year. They have had solid form right through the Leinster championship.

With 15, 20 minutes to go, you'll see Dublin stretching away after a fair fight from Laois.

The Dubs by six or seven in the end.

Cork's attack is very strong, and while there are still doubts about them at the back, they will have enough to comfortably see off Westmeath, who again will have to dust themselves down after losing a Croke Park final.  

Michael Duignan was speaking on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland programme.

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