A Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend of Fixtures for Dublin teams starting tomorrow through Sunday
Friday, March 17th 2023
Donegal v Dublin
LIDL National Football League Division 1
Letterkenny, Donegal. 2:00pm
A long St. Patrick’s Day road trip to Letterkenny is on the cards for Mick Bohan’s Senior Football Panel. And what could still be on the cards for the girls in blue is a place in this year’s National League Final. Of course the team will need to leave Donegal tomorrow with a win and hope Galway slip up against Mayo on Sunday.
For Donegal, this is also a must win as they sit in teh bottom half of the table. Lose to Dublin and if Mayo even pick up a point against Galway and their fate would be sealed.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game Dublin sit on 9 points, 4 adrift of Galway with Kerry the clear leaders in Division 1.
Saturday, March 18th 2023
Dublin v Limerick
Very National Camogie League Division 3B
National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown. 1:00pm
After an opening day 4-21 to 0-01 win over Offaly the Dublin Intermediate Camogie Panel will welcome Limerick to Abbotstown on Saturday in teh hope of adding another 3 points to their league tally. It’s been quite the wait as they played that opener on February 25th but nonetheless the girls will be up for the challenge.
Limerick have lost both their first two games to Antrim and Clare and will be arriving in Dublin hoping to get their campaign back on track. But if Dublin can get a win this weekend it will put Jimmy Greville’s side in a great position before heading to Clare next weekend.
Galway v Dublin
Very National Camogie League Division 1A
Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. 2:00pm
Despite lying bottom of the Division 1A table Dublin’s Senior Camogie Panel have been steadily improving thoughout the course of this year’s League campaign. they’ve suffered defeats to Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny, but against Kilkenny in particular there were real signs of growth and togetherness.
Saturday’s trip to Ballinasloe will be a tough challenge, but with time running out Dublin will be looking to get something from the remaining two league games to sure they’re not sitting at the bottom of the Divsion 1A when it’s all said and done.
Dublin v Kildare
Leinster U16A Ladies Football Championship
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown. 2:00pm
It’s round 2 of this year’s Leinster U16A Ladies Football Championship, and reigning champions Dublin will welcome Kildare to Blanchardstown for their encounter.
Dublin and Meath played out a nine goal thriller in Round 1 on March 4th. Dublin secured victory with a last minute goal to seal a single point win. Orla Keighran hit 1-3 for the reigning champions while there were also goals for Ali Henry, Grace Dolly and Gemma Connolly.
Kildare come to Dublin with one win under their belts after an opening round 6-03 to 1-03 win over Wexford. So this game at the weekend could be another goalfest. Or at least we hope it is.
Meath v Dublin
Allianz National Football League Division 2
Pairc Tailteann, Navan. 3:00pm
After their last round defeat to Derry in Celtic Park, Dublin trail the Derry men by 2 points in the Division 2 table. And with 2 games to go Dessie Farrell’s men will want to maximise their table points to secure their place in the division final and promotion back to Division 1 next season.
Saturday sees the boys in blue on the road making the short trip to Navan. And they’ll face a Meath side coming in off the back of a 2-11 to 0-17 win over Limerick. That was a bounce back for Meath after losing to Louth in the previous round. Any football game between Dublin and Meath is one to watch, and it will be a sold out Pairc Tailteann on Saturday afternoon with not a ticket to be found.
Sunday, March 19th 2023
Dublin v Laois
Allianz National Hurling League Division 1
Parnell Park, Dublin. 1:45pm
With only one win and one draw to their name so far, Dublin’s Senior Hurlers will look at Sunday’s visit from Laois as an opportunity to grab a brace and stay in touch with the top 3 in this year’s Division 1 Group B table.
Laois so far have yet to secure a result in this campaign and are now none from four starts. They’ll want nothing more than to finish strong on this campaign but they have to visit Parnell Park to complete that task.
Micheál O’Donohgue will want a strong finish in preparation for this year’s provincial championship and beyond.
Dublin v Tipperary
Electric Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
NGDC Abbotstown. 2:00pm
Some serious lessons learned last week for Dublin’s Minor Camogie panel after Cork visited and left with a 3-21 to 0-08 win. It doesn’t reflect the work that’s been put in at Minor level in Dublin right now and the girls in blue will be keen to put that right this Sunday against Tipperary.
Tipperary picked up a one point win over Kilkenny in their opener on a 2-07 to 1-11 scoreline so this will be another tough challenge for Dublin but one they’ll face head on knowing Galway await for Round 3.