This weekend's EirGrid All-Ireland football final between Kildare and Tyrone will take place at in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Lilywhites Under-20 selector Emmet Bolton had called on the GAA to consider staging the game at Croke Park, however, a statement confirmed that the tie would take place at Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Saturday with a 5pm throw-in.

Bolton, the former attacking half-back, is currently a member of Brian Flanagan's U-20 set-up, and felt that the upcoming final is deserving of a platform at the GAA headquarters.

On Sunday evening Tyrone GAA tweeted that the decider would take place at Kingspan Breffni Park.

In the semi-finals, Tyrone had an exciting win over Kerry at MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, while Kildare had their own hard-fought win over Sligo at Kingspan Breffni in their semi.

"It’s a national final between two really good teams who have worked hard to get through their provinces, and we are strongly of the belief that the final should be played at Croke Park," Bolton told RTE Sport.

"These players are going to be footballers of the future and they deserve the spectacle of a final at Croke Park next Saturday and I would say whoever tunes in to watch it would like the game played there too"

"The Tyrone camp and supporters could feel the same.

"Certainly, in Kildare, we believe in the U-20 grade, we believe in what it stands for, and we have worked hard at it.

"Playing the final at Croke Park, what it would represent and what it would mean would centre mostly around the development of players both mentally and physically.

"That experience would definitely help them as they bid to make the step up to the senior ranks.

"These players are going to be footballers of the future and they deserve the spectacle of a final at Croke Park next Saturday and I would say whoever tunes in to watch it would like the game played there too."

The inaugural 2018 U-20 final was played as a stand-alone fixture at HQ in front of 8,000 people. On that day, Davy Burke’s Kildare side had two points to spare over Mayo.

There are two Leinster SFC semi-finals already pencilled in for Croke Park next Sunday. Meanwhile, Parnell Park hosts the Kilkenny and Dublin Leinster SHC fourth round clash next Saturday evening.