We’re being treated to a veritable feast with as many as 6 games with Dublin teams involved this week
We’ve wanted plenty of action, for the longest time. And in some ways with the restrictions over the past year maybe we’ve felt starved of a lot of action. Competitions fell by the wayside and we were limited to what we could enjoy. But it now appears we’ll be making up for lost time. This week alone six Dublin teams will compete in Championship action from Wednesday, right through the weekend.
Leinster Minor Hurling Championship
Dublin’s Minor Hurlers commence their Leinster campaign this Wednesday, with a trip to Navan as they face Meath in Pairc Tailteann. Should they be successful they advance to the last four of the competition facing either Kildare or Wexford. It’s a quick turnaround in this provincial competition with the Final taking place on July 28th.
Leinster U20 Football Championship
On Thursday, Dublin’s U20 Football Panel will start the defence of their Leinster Title. And they too will travel to Navan to face Meath in a tasty last four clash. The winners will head to a provincial decider against either Offaly or Westmeath on July 22nd.
TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship
It’s Round 2 of this year’s TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship on Saturday and Baltinglass is the venue as Mick Bohan’s panel will face Waterford. Dublin were 2-18 to 1-11 winners over Tyrone this past weekend in Cavan and will be hoping for a second victory this Saturday before the competition reaches the Quarter Final stages.
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
A huge challenge awaits Matty Kenny’s Senior Hurlers on Saturday evening, as they square off against Kilkenny at Croke Park. The prize? A Leinster Hurling title, one Dublin haven’t won since 2013. The last time they appeared in a final was the following year in 2014 where they were defeated by this weekend’s opponents on a 0-24 to 1-09 scoreline.
All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
This year’s Senior Camogie Championship get’s underway this Sunday. And Dublin will make the trip to Pairc Ui Rinn to face Cork in a tough opener. It’s the first of three round games Dublin will have to traverse as they’ll face Waterford and Down to challenge for a slot in the knockout stages of the competition.
Leinster Senior Football Championship
Another chapter in an old rivalry will be written on Sunday evening as Dessie Farrell’s Senior Football panel will face neighbours Meath at Croke Park in the Semi Finals of this year’s Leinster Senior Championship. The Dubs beat Wexford in their Quarter Final a couple of week’s ago. And should they be successful against Meath this weekend, they’ll face the winners of the Kildare v Westmeath Semi Final on August 1st.
So there you have it. Something for everyone from Wednesday right through to Sunday. Stay tuned with us during the week as we bring you news, reports and analysis.