Four wins from five games from this weeks Inter County Results
Week Ending Sunday, March 3rd 2019
Weather didn’t affect any of Dublin’s games this weekend and with wins in Football, Ladies Football and Hurling, there are at least three Dublin sides still in the hunt for League honours. Here’s all the details from the games played yesterday and today.
Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Div 1
Laois 1-10 Dublin 0-06
Camross GAA, Laois
The Dublin Intermediates suffered a second straight league defeat on Saturday afternoon against Laois in Division 2 of the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League. An early scoring blitz by the home side in Camross GAA club but 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.
Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship
Dublin 6-06 Longford 5-06
Dublin’s U16 Ladies Football panel had a battle and a half in Blanch IT today but came out on top over a strong Longford side to start their Leinster Championship campaign off on the front foot.
The opening of the game saw Longford lead 1-00 to 0-02 but at the mid point of the half Dublin were ahead 2-03 to 1-01. With both sides tightening up the half ended 2-03 to 1-02. Longford pulled closer 2 minutes into the second half with their second goal. Dublin responded with their third, but Longford had the ball back in the net a minute later. The visitors took the lead in the 39th with their fourth green flag.
With 10 minutes to go the Longford ladies had put themselves into a secure winning position with a fifth goal, and with 0-06 between the sides could have taken the victory. But Dublin had three more goals in the and with their fifth scored with five minutes to go the sides were level again. A minute later they got the winning goal and the result.
Allianz National Football League Division 1
Roscommon 1-12 Dublin 2-14
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Anthony Cunningham’s Roscommon side surely thought it was their day today on home soil. But a second half siege saw the reigning League Champions take hold of proceedings. With the sides tied on 1-09 a piece at the break, Roscommon took the lead, but once Dublin eventually went through the gears, the home side couldn’t stay with the pace.
Dean Rock registered 1-05, and Con O’Callaghan 1-01 as Dublin now clearly have their eye on a League Final appearance once again.
Lidl National Football League Division 1
Dublin 1-08 Westmeath 1-03
DCU St. Clares, Dublin
Champions Dublin overcame a spirited challenge from Westmeath at the DCU Sportsgrounds on Sunday to make it three wins on the bounce in Division One of the Lidl National Football League.
Despite the best efforts of Westmeath attacker Anna Jones, the experience of Carla Rowe and Noelle Healy helped the Sky Blues to maintain their push for a Lidl National Football League semi-final spot.
Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B
Dublin 0-13 Laois 0-11
Parnell Park, Dublin
It’s four wins from five games for Mattie Kenny’s first Allianz Hurling League campaign as Dublin manager, as the boys in blue dug deep in the rain and mud to clinch a win right at the death. Trailing by a score with five minutes of normal time to go, Danny Sutcliffe sent over two points in quick succession and a Sean Moran converted ’65 topped off a win to see the Dubs comfortably into the last eight of the competition.
But with the games between Waterford and Galway, plus the Division 1A games between Wexford, Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary all postponed by the bad weather, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out who they’ll play in the quarter finals.