Martin Murphy believes Sunday's game will be a meeting of the county's two best teams.
Portarlington's quest for a fourth consecutive senior football title in Laois will come under intense scrutiny this weekend, according to the club's former manager.
Martin Murphy led Port to three consecutive county titles before moving on to the Offaly inter-county set-up.
Their opponents in this weekend's Championship semi-final are a St Joseph's who emerged from their quarter final with a two point win over Emo.
Portarlington were easy winners against Courtwood in their last 8 contest and Murphy says he thinks they'll just about have enough to get to another final:
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