Dublin Travel To Kinnegad GAA Club For League Semi Final This Sunday
The venue for the Dublin Senior Ladies Footballers Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Semi Final against Galway this coming Sunday has been confirmed as Kinnegad GAA club in Westmeath.
The throw-in time has also been confirmed as 3pm and Dublin’s game will be preceded by the Division 2 semi final between Tipperary and Armagh with that game throwing in at 1pm.
Dublin and Galway met in round six of the Lidl Ladies National Football League on the 25th Of March in the GAA National Development Centre In Abbotstown.
Galway came to the Capital in confident mood and returned West with the league points in the bag as they inflicted Dublin’s first and only defeat of the campaign on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-15.
Dublin quickly bounced back with wins in their remaining two games against Monaghan and Kerry to finish top of the Division 1 table.
Galway followed up their win over the sky blues with a defeat to Cork the following week and a victory over Westmeath in their final divisional game.
Galway finished in fifth place in the table level on points with fourth placed Donegal who had a much superior score difference (50 points) than their western opponents.
With the top four teams competing in the semi finals one would imagine Donegal would have claimed the last semi final spot.
But Galway benefited from a bizarre rule which comes into play when teams are tied on the same number of points.
Both teams met in the early stages of the league in a game that finished in a draw.
According to the LGFA rule book if the result of the head to head meeting is a draw then the team that registers the most scores over the bar finishes in the higher position in the table.
In the drawn game Donegal scored 1-13 while Galway finished with 0-16. So even though a goal is worth three points they are ignored and only scores that go over the bar count and that strange rule helped the girls in Maroon sneak into the semi’s.
None of that will be of any concern to Dublin on Sunday, all that will be on the minds of Mick Bohan’s players will be securing a place in the League Final against Cork or Mayo on the 6th Of May.
Admission into this Sunday’s semi final is €10 for Adults, €5 for OAP’s and Students and it’s free admission for all children under 16 years of age.