A quieter weekend of Inter County Fixtures, but a couple of important games
Week Ending Sunday, March 31st 2019
As we say farewell to March, everyone is hoping to also say goodbye to the horrible weather. Even this past weekend when the sun shone, the cold crept back in through the high winds. But things will settle down now coming into April. The Allianz League campaigns for both the Senior Footballers and Hurlers have come to an end, as they now both start preparations for their respective Leinster Championship runs.
The hurlers bowed out of the League gracefully against All Ireland Champions Limerick yesterday. But they entertained their loyal fans with some fantastic performances. And it won’t be long before they’re facing Kilkenny in the opening round of this year’s Leinster Championship.
Dublin’s Senior Footballers ended their League run with a win against Cavan. And while this will be the first year in a very long time they’re not competing in the League Final, there’s lots to take on board before their provincial competition starts at the end of May.
Mick Bohan’s Senior Ladies side are churning out the results, qualifying this weekend for the Semi Finals of the Lidl National Football League with one more round game to go against Cork.
The Dublin Minor Camogie panel have one more round game in the All Ireland Championship. The U16’s got their Leinster Campaign off to a flyer and will be back in action in a couple of weeks. And Dublin’s Intermediate side are now facing a relegation playoff scenario to hold onto Littlewoods Division 2 safety. But let’s get you up to speed with this weekends fixtures.
All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
Cork v Dublin
Saturday, March 30th. 2:00pm
Cork Camogie Grounds
After Saturday’s defeat to Galway in the All Ireland Championship, Willie Braine’s Minor Camogie side need to pick up vital points this weekend in their final round game against Cork to better their chances of a knockout run. Since their opening win over Wexford, Dublin have dropped points against Tipperary and Galway.
Cork have only played two games, and like Dublin, have beaten Wexford and lost to Tipperary, so this weekend should be a level playing field with both sides wanting the points. The game will take place in the Cork Camogie Grounds with a 2:00pm Throw In.
Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship
Dublin v Meath
Sunday, March 31st. 2:00pm
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
Round 2 of this year Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship sees Dublin welcome Meath to TU Dublin. The girls in blue played out a thriller against Longford in Round 1 eventually running out winners on a 6-06 to 5-06 scoreline.
Last year, Dublin went to Dunganny to face Meath and were 6-10 to 3-09 winners in Round 1. The girls, who were beaten by Kildare in last years final will be aiming to go one better and recapture the provincial title.
Throw in at TU Dublin (formerly Blacnhardstown IT) on Sunday is 2:00pm
And that’t this week covered. Stay tune to www.wearedublin.com for news and updates on these games and more.