Image Of The Draws For The 2018 Leinster Camogie Championships
Draws For The 2018 Leinster Camogie Championships

The draws for the Leinster Camogie Championships have taken place across Senior, Intermediate, Junior and U16 A,B and C grades with plenty of Dublin teams involved at a number of the various Championships.

The Dublin Senior squad have received a bye straight to the semi finals on the 13th Of May where they face the winners of the Offaly v Kildare quarter final. The other two senior quarter finals are Laois v Kilkenny and Wexford v Meath.

In 2017 Dublin came up against Kilkenny in the Leinster championship semi finals and it took extra time to separate the teams, having avoided the Cats in this years semi’s David Herity’s side will fancy their chances of at least claiming a place in the Final.

Dublin’s second adult side the Premier Juniors also received a bye straight into the semi finals of the Leinster Intermediate championship also being played on the 13th of May and they will play the winners of Carlow v Offaly clash.

Wexford have themselves revived a bye to the semi finals where they will face the winners of the Westmeath v Kilkenny quarter final.

Shane Plowman’s Dublin Premier Junior side had a successful 2017 winning the Division 3 League title and also qualifying for the All Ireland Final.

Their run in last years Leinster Championship was short lived as they were defeated by Carlow, although that game took place the following weekend after Dublin had played the Division 3 League Final and a combination of some injuries and fatigue with such a short turnaround led to an understandable below par performance.

With the possibility of again playing Carlow in the semi final, the girls in blue will be setting their sights on a performance at the height of their powers against The Barrowsiders or Laois and a Leinster title is certainly within the capabilities.

In round one of the Leinster U16A Championship Dublin will make the journey to the southeast coast on the 18th Of March to take on Wexford in their own backyard.

And on the 25th Of February the Dublin U16B squad will get their Leinster Championship underway with a short trip for their round one game against near neighbours Meath.

The Dublin Camogie U16A’s won last years Leinster Final defeating Wexford, the U16B’s also made it to their respective final but were unlucky to lose to Laois in a tight and tense battle. Both of this seasons U16 squads once again will have the eyes on taking home silverware this season.

So plenty of Leinster Championship fixtures for Dublin Camogie fans to get their teeth into over the coming months with plenty of mouthwatering matchups to look forward to.