Two big wins for Dublin teams in this week’s Inter County Results
Week Ending Sunday, June 16th 2019
What a weekend it turned out to be. Weather wise it wasn’t great, but some of the results were phenomenal. And there’s no denying that last night we were treated to an amazing game of Hurling in Parnell Park. I’d say even the staunchest neutrals were entertained.
Let’s get into the results.
Dublin 0-19 Wexford 2-16
Leinster Minor Hurling Semi Final
Parnell Park, Dublin
A spirited yet disappointing end to Dublin’s Leinster Minor Hurling campaign. Despite a late rally they couldn’t catch Wexford who advance to this year’s Leinster Final.
Mike Connolly’s men paid the price for a slow start that ultimately had Dublin chasing the game from the off. Wexford had a comfortable 2-10 to 0-05 lead by the 29th minute and it would be those two goals that made the difference.
Dublin improved massively over the course of the second half and laid siege to the Wexford goal late on but the goal they needed proved out of reach. Wexford’s Final opponents will be Kilkenny, who beat Kildare in the other Semi Final.
Dublin 1-16 Meath 0-12
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Parnell’s GAA, Coolock
A winning start for Frank Browne and his Dublin Senior Camogie panel as they dug deep in the second half to see off Meath in the opening round of this year’s Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship.
There’ll be tougher battle ahead but Dublin will be happy to have started with a win. Kerri Finnegan’s early goal set the tone, but Dublin struggled to get a grip on Meath in the first half, only leading by a point at the break. But it was their steely determination that shone through in the second session. Add to that players like Siobhan Kehoe and Aisling Maher springing from the bench and changing the dynamic of the game. Sinead Wylde was on point from the dead ball, scoring six frees in total.
Up next for Dublin is a trip to Walsh Park next weekend to face Waterford in Round 2.
Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Parnell Park, Dublin
It was a game that Mattie Kenny and his Senior Hurling panel had to win. And the sold out crowd in Parnell Park witnessed one of Dublin’s greatest hurling victories ever. A result that was a long time coming for “the nearly men”.
Goals from Eamonn Dillon, Sean Moran and captain Chris Crummey put an added shine on the result, but in truth it was probably the most solid team performance by a Dublin hurling side in a very long time. And proof that hurling is still on the rise in the county.
In a very evenly matched contest, the boys in blue’s metal was tested by the Tribesmen of Galway, and it was a test they passed with honours, scoring 1-07 in the final ten minutes of the game to run out four point winners.
The result sees Dublin into the All Ireland Preliminary Qualifiers. A Leinster Final slot would have been the ideal prize for the boys in blue, but that hope was dashed with Wexford and Kilkenny drawing the other final round game, meaning they will contest this year’s provincial title.
But a place in the mix for this year’s Liam McCarthy Cup will sit very well with Mattie Kenny in his first year as Dublin manager.