April 2022 will see the beginning of next year’s Leinster Senior Football and Hurling Championships
GAA fans around the country will hope that the new year brings some more normality after the last 2 seasons have been a mixed bag due to COVID restrictions. And the draws for the new provincial championships took place at the weekend. And Dublin now know their paths in both the Leinster Senior Football and Hurling Championships.
Leinster Senior Football Championship 2022
Since 2011, the Dublin Senior Football panel have had a stranglehold on the Leinster Senior Football Championship. And after the disappointment of losing their much loved All Ireland Crown in 2021, Dessie Farrell’s men will be focused on their 12th consecutive provincial crown to springboard their championship.
In the opening round, Mickey Harte’s Louth panel will square off against Carlow. Laois will face Wicklow, with Offaly going head to head with Wexford. Dublin will enter at the Quarter Final phase facing the winners of the Offaly/Wexford game. Meath will be waiting on the successful team in the Laois/Wicklow tie, with Kildare facing the winners of Louth v Carlow. Westmeath and Longford pair off in the final Quarter Final.
Round 1 – April 23rd/24th
Quarter Finals – April 30th/May 1st
Semi Finals – May 14th/15th
Final – May 28th (Saturday)
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2021
As Mattie Kenny takes the reigns of the Dublin Senior Hurling panel once again in 2022, the Dubs will be looking to build on their Leinster Final defeat to Kilkenny last year. After sucessful wins over Antrim and Galway, the Dublin panel suffered a small outbreak of COVID 19 in the lead up to the Leinster decider, and ended up losing to Kilkenny.
Next year the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship returms to the Round Robin format dropped the last couple of years. Over five rounds Kenny’s charges will take on Laois, Wexford, Westmeath, Kilkenny and Galway. The top 2 teams after the five rounds will square off in the Championship decider.
Round 1 – Dublin v Laois (April 16th/17th)
Round 2 – Wexford v Dublin (April 23rd/24th)
Round 3 – Westmeath v Dublin (April 30th/May 1st)
Round 4 – Dublin v Kilkenny (May 14th/15th)
Round 5 – Galway v Dublin (May 21st/22nd)
Leinster Final – June 5th