A slightly quieter weekend of Inter County Fixtures ahead with three games over two days
Week Ending Sunday, March 10th 2019
Despite the horrendous weather at the weekend non of Dublin’s Inter County games were postponed which is never a bad thing.
It was hard luck for Dublin’s Intermediate Camogie panel on Saturday, losing their second Littlewoods National Camogie League game to Laois.
On Sunday there were wins for both the Dublin U16 and Senior Ladies Football panels in Leinster Championship and Lidl NFL League competitions.
Thousands travelled to Dr. Hyde Park to watch Jim Gavin’s Senior Footballers get another league win under their belts over Roscommon.
And some stayed closer to home and braved the elements in Parnell Park to see the Dublin Senior Hurlers win their final league round game over Laois and they now wait to find out who their opponents will be in the Quarter finals in two weeks time.
Onto this week. We’ve got Ladies Football and Camogie action to bring you this Saturday and Sunday.
Leinster U14 Ladies Football Championship
Meath v Dublin
Saturday, March 9th. 11:15am
Trim GAA, Meath
Another rivalry will be rekindled again for another year as Dublin’s U14 Ladies Football panel head to Trim to start their Leinster Championship campaign against Meath.
Last year these two sides met in the rounds and the Final of the competition, with the girls in blue winning both games and crowned Leinster Champions.
But on both occasions there was the minimum between the teams at the final whistle. Their rescheduled Round 1 game in Dunganny was played out on a score of 4-09 to 4-08. And on Leinster Final day in Clane on May 5th the sides again played out a pulsating game with Dublin capturing the win by 3-06 to 2-08.
Throw in this Saturday in Trim is 11:15am.
All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
Tipperary v Dublin
Sunday, March 10th. Time TBC
Tipperary Venue TBC
Dublin and Tipperary share the top spot in the Group 2 table of this year All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship. Tipperary got a 0-13 to 1-07 opening day win over Cork. Dublin welcomed Wexford to Parnells and put in a fantastic first performance.
A 2-14 to 0-11 scoreline after the hour’s camogie saw Dublin play a dominant game over their opponents. The did themselves every favour rushing into a 1-05 to no score lead within the first quarter.
Dublin struck a goal again early in to second half to take the contest out of Wexford’s reach. But to their credit they battled bravely to the final whistle. Gaby Couch and Niamh Comerford scored Dublin’s goals, with Cliodhna Nicoletti bagging 0-06 on the day, five of which were converted from frees.
New manager Willie Braine will be hoping to keep the firepower going this weekend in what is expected to be a tight game against strong opposition.
No confirmation of a venue or throw in time just yet, but it will be posted here on www.wearedublin.com as soon as it’s released.
Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 2
Kilkenny v Dublin
Sunday, March 10th. Time TBC
Kilkenny Venue TBC
This weekend Dublin are tasked with beating Kilkenny and securing their first win in the competition. A win is a must knowing they have Derry in their final round game.
Dublin registered their second defeat at the weekend to a strong Laois side. An early scoring blitz by the home side in Camross GAA club put Dublin immediately under pressure.
By the half time break Laois led by eight points, Dublin playing against a stiff wind failed to register a single score in the half and were dominated all over the pitch by their opponents.
The second half was a much more evenly contested thirty minutes but the Dublin Intermediates couldn’t reel Laois back in and the team from the O’Moore County were full value for their win.
So Dublin will need to dig deep this Sunday to avoid the relegation spots at the bottom of the group table. Venue and throw-in time still to be confirmed.
Make sure to stay tuned for updates on all the above fixtures right here on www.wearedublin.com