2017 LEINSTER U21 AND MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS ANNOUNCED

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We’re not a week over the All Ireland Senior Championship and the Leinster Council have been busy making preparations for next year’s Under 21 and Minor Championships in both hurling and football.

Today they confirmed the pairings and layout for all four competitions. The dates, times and venues will all be confirmed at a later date.

EIRGRID LEINSTER UNDER 21 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Dublin, along with Kildare, Offaly and Laois all start the competition in the Quarter Finals with their opponents being decided in the opening round. Longford have also been given a bye and will advance to the Quarter Final Stage.

Round 1

  1. Meath v Westmeath
  2. Wicklow v Louth
  3. Carlow v Wexford
  4. Longford (bye)

Quarter Finals

  1. Dublin v Westmeath/Meath
  2. Kildare v Longford
  3. Carlow/Wexford v Offaly
  4. Laois v Wicklow/Louth

BORD GÁIS ENERGY LEINSTER UNDER 21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

With only eight teams in this Championship, the competition starts at the Quarter Final phase. Dublin have the massive task of facing Kilkenny in their opening fixture.

It has yet to be decided which winning Quarter finalists will face each other in the Semi Final phase.

Quarter Finals

  1. Kildare v Carlow
  2. Wexford v Offaly
  3. Westmeath v Laois
  4. Dublin v Kilkenny

ELECTRIC IRELAND LEINSTER MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

A preliminary game between Wexford and Offaly will be played to determine which of these sides will go into the first round proper. From Round 1 it will be straight into the Quarter Final stages.

Dublin will come up against long time rivals Meath in their opening game.

Preliminary Round

  1. Wexford v Offaly

Round 1

  1. Wexford/Offaly v Westmeath
  2. Meath v Dublin
  3. Wicklow v Longford
  4. Laois v Louth
  5. Carlow v Kildare

ELECTRIC IRELAND LEINSTER MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

The hurling championship will again be tiered as before with Dublin and Wexford in Tier 1. Both these teams will start the competition in the Quarter Finals. They will face the winners of the two games in Tier 2. The losers of Tier 2 will play the winners of Tier 3 to decide the remaining two Quarter Finals.

Round 1. Tier 2

  1. Kilkenny v Westmeath
  2. Laois v Offaly

Round 2. Tier 3

  1. Kildare v Carlow
  2. Meath v Wicklow

Once all the details of the above competitions have been finalised we’ll bring you all the details.