Ladies Football and Camogie are the focus in this week’s Inter County Fixtures
Week Ending Sunday, April 7th 2019
As we leave March behind we head into a quiet few week’s in Inter County action for the month of April. But nonetheless there are some significant games in the coming weeks to keep an eye on. Starting this weekend we see the Leinster U14 Ladies Football Championship Final. The Lidl National Football League Semi Finals will be upon us in a few weeks. And at the end of this month we see the beginning of both the Leinster Minor Hurling and Football Championships.
But let’s get you all the details on the games happening this weekend.
Leinster U14 Ladies Football Championship Final
Dublin v Meath
Saturday, April 6th. 3:45pm
It’s been quite the successful Leinster campaign so far for Dublin’s U14 Ladies Footballers. And it all kicked off on March 9th with a more than comprehensive win over Meath, who will be Dublin’s Final opponents this Saturday. In the opening Round the girls in blue flexed their muscle and ran out winners in Dunganny by 6-05 to 2-09.
In Round 2 Westmeath came to take on the Dubs, but again were no match for the reigning provincial champs. And the home crowd in St. Sylvesters were treated to a 3-07 to 0-07 victory with Dublin reaching the final once again.
So it’s a repeat of last year’s final this weekend, and if it’s anything like that contest we’re definitely in for a treat. Little seperated Dublin and Meath twelve months ago, both in the round game and the final. On both occasions Dublin were victorious over Meath, but only by the minimum. Can they do it again and retain their title?
We’ll be in Coralstown, Kinnegad again this Saturday for the 3:45pm throw in.
Lidl National Football League Division 1
Cork v Dublin
Sunday, April 7th. 2:00pm
It’s the final round of this year’s Lidl National Football League, and Mick Bohan’s Dublin side have once again played themselves into a Semi Final Slot before a ball is even thrown in this weekend. We know the four sides that will compete in the last four And this weekend will determine the pairings. Donegal, Galway and Dublin share the top three slots in fifteen league points each, with Cork currently in fourth on twelve. And Dublin going to Cork, and Donegal travelling to Galway, it makes for a very interesting weekend.
Dublin have never looked back since their defeat to Donegal in the opening and have comfortably traversed the rounds since. Even a loss to Cork at the weekend won’t affect their last four security. But it will have an affect on their chosen Semi Final opponents.
It’s 2:00pm throw in for anyone travelling to Mallow on Sunday.
Leinster U16 Camogie Championship
Dublin v Kilkenny
Sunday, April 7th. 2:30pm
O’Toole Park, Crumlin
Two weeks agoDublin’s U16 Camogie Panel treated supporters to an emphatic display in their opening fixture in this year’s Leinster Championship. They welcomed Offaly to Parnells and made no mistake about showing their intent in the competition.
It was certainly one of the best performances seen from a Camogie side from the Capital in recent times. The defending from back to front was superb with Offaly not given a second on the ball and the hooking blocking and dispossessing by the Dublin players was a joy to behold.
The attack from the Dublin U16’s throughout was inventive and clinical, passing was sharp, accurate and intelligent and the skills displayed by individual players and as a collective was breathtaking. All culminating in a more than comfortable 3-16 to 0-04 winning result.
But this weekend they welcome Kilkenny, who also got their campaign off to a more than convincing start. Beating Wexford 4-20 to 0-06 in Round 1 means this weekend’s game will be a hard one to call. But there’s no doubt it will be a hard fought contest between these two sides.
If you’re around the area for this Sunday, it’s a 2:30pm throw in at O’Toole Park
And that’s this week covered. Stay tune to www.wearedublin.com for news and updates on these games and more.