Three games to get our teeth into startting tomorrow in the Dublin GAA Weekly Inter County Fixtures
Tuesday, March 28th 2023
Dublin v Louth
EirGrid Leinster U20 Football Championship. Round 2
Parnell Park, Dublin. 7:30pm
The Dublin U20’s started their EirGrid Leinster Championship campaign last week with a hard fought win over Wicklow in Baltinglass. Leading by 1-06 to 0-04 at half time in the game the young dubs had to absorb three second half goals from the home side but they held their nerve under pressure and eventually ran out 1-14 to 3-06 winners.
Tomorrow night they’ll take on Louth in the confines of Parnell Park. Louth had to settle for a 2-04 to 0-10 drawn opener against Offaly. So they’ll be looking to make some ground to stay in contention.
Saturday, April 1st 2023
Wexford v Dublin
Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship. Round 2
Chadwicks Wexford Park. 2:00pm
Dublin’s Minor hurlers travel to Wexford for Round 2 of their Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship. And this could be a massive game in the competiton. Dublin were 4-18 to 0-19 winners over Offaly at the weekend. Wexford registered a 5-21 to 0-08 victory over Kerry and will be well up for the challenge of Dublin this weekend.
The Dubs showed true determination on Saturday in Parnell Park. At twelve points up at half time they weathered an intense storm from Offaly on the restart despite only registering one score in a 20 minute period. But they came good and will be up for another challenge this weekend.
Sunday, April 2nd 2023
Dublin v Derry
Allianz National Football League. Division 2 Final
Croke Park, Dublin. 1:45pm
Promotion back to Division 1 was always the ultimate goal for Dessie Farrell and the Dublin Senior Footballers in 2023. And after their victory over Louth yesterday that task has been achieved. What remains for the Dubs is a chance to correct their defeat to Derry in the rounds and secure the Division 2 title.
Yesterday might be remembered for the shock return of Stephen Cluxton to the Senior Football panel but Dublin ticked another box ahead of their Championship campaign. And a win this weekend will send them into the series in a very positive position. Derry won’t want to lose this game as they make their own preperations for the Ulster Championship and hopefully beyond.