It’s a bumper week of inter county fixtures with five Provincial games taking place
Week Ending Sunday, May 12th 2019
There is a bumper week of inter-county fixtures this weekend and it’s all Provincial Championship action. The Minor Football and Hurling Championships continue with the Footballers in Round 2 and Hurlers in Round 3.
Both the Intermediate and Senior Camogie panels start their Leinster journeys this weekend. And Mattie Kenny’s Dublin Senior Hurlers begin their Leinster Championship.
Wexford v Dublin
Leinster Minor Football Championship
Wednesday, May 8th. 7:00pm
Bellefield GAA, Enniscorthy
Following a more than impressive win in Round 1 over reigning champions Meath, Dublin’s Minor Footballers will take on Wexford tonight in the hope of continuing their momentum in the competition.
Wexford are picking up the pieces after losing to Offaly in Round 1, despite having the better advantage at the break. Dublin and Meath were tied at 2-06 a piece but it was Dublin’s hunger off the bench that made a massive difference.
Should Dublin win their second game, they will be very confident heading to Tullamore next week to face Offaly. We’ll bring you news of this game later this evening.
Kildare v Dublin
Leinster Intermediate Camogie Championship
Saturday, May 11th. 2:00pm
St. Conleths GAA, Newbridge
After a disappointing National League Campaign, Dublin finally registered a vital win over Carlow in the Division 2 relegation play off to save their League status for another year.
And now, with some rebuilding ahead, they have the opportunity to challenge themselves in the Leinster Championship. A new backroom team and fresh eyes in place may see some new faces for this weekends game against Kildare. If Dublin come through this quarter final they will face either Wexford or Carlow in the last four.
Wexford v Dublin
Leinster Minor Hurling Championship
Saturday, May 11th. 2:00pm
Innovate Wexford Park
Last Saturday’s win over Offaly was proof that Dublin’s opening day defeat to Kilkenny in the provincial championship hasn’t weighed heavy on their conscience. And in the spirit of reigning champions, they’ll be looking to capitalise quickly on that recent win as they head for Wexford on Saturday.
For Wexford, they’ll want to pick up the pieces against Dublin having suffered the same fate as their opponents, losing to Kilkenny last week.
After this weekends games the pairings for the knockout stages will be known. It will be between Dublin and Wexford to take the second automatic Semi Final slot, with the loser on Saturday resigned to going the longer route and into a Quarter Final.
Dublin v Kilkenny
Leinster Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, May 11th. 3:00pm
O’Toole Park, Crumlin
It’s Frank Brown’s first provincial championship with Dublin’s Senior Camogie panel. And the mood in the camp is good. A mixed League campaign was to be expected as the management ran the rule over the players at their disposal and trialed different team set-ups and playing patterns.
Dublin will be aiming to lay down a marker this Saturday against one of the top sides in the country and send a strong message to all comers ahead of this year’s Liberty Insurance Senior Championship.
We Are Dublin GAA will have live coverage of this opening provincial game against Kilkenny this weekend right here.
Kilkenny v Dublin
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Saturday, May 11th. 7:00pm
Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
The Senior Hurling Championship gets up and running this weekend as Dublin head into the Round Robin phases the same way they did last year.
But this time around they’ll be hoping not be walking away from Round 1 heartbroken. They travel to Nowlan Park this time around but Dublin ran Kilkenny close in Round 1 last year, only to lose the game at the death.
Mattie Kenny’s side had a very accomplished league run in the manager’s first year in charge, and put in some fantastic performances. For their efforts they finished top of the Division 1B Table and beat Tipperary in the quarter finals on their home patch of Semple Stadium another indication of the progress made as twelve months prior Tipperary beat them out the door in Croke Park.
Dublin will be confident heading into the game against the Cats on Saturday night and are well capable of securing a famous win.