We’ve a massive week ahead with eight games in our Dublin GAA Weekly Inter County Fixtures
Tuesday, April 4th 2023
Offaly v Dublin
Eirgrid Leinster U20 Football Championship. Round 3
Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore. 6:30pm
Having already beaten the challenges of Wicklow and Louth, Dublin’s U20 Football Panel will make the trip to Tullamore tomorrow night for the last of their 3 round games in this year’s Leinster U20 Football Championship.
With 2 wins in the bag Dublin are guaranteed a place in at least the competition’s Quarter Finals, but a win over Offaly tomorrow night will see them bypass that stage and advance to a Semi Final on April 18th. Offaly have drawn with Louth on the opening day and were beaten by Wicklow by 1 point in last week’s fixture. On paper this is DUblin’s game to win but away from home they’ll face a strong challenge.
Wednesday, April 5th 2023
Longford v Dublin
Leinster Minor Ladies Football Championship. Round 1
Pearse Park, Longford. 6:45pm
Dublin’s Minor Ladies Football panel get their 2023 Leinster Championship campaign this Wednesday with a road trip to Longford.
In the three phase round robin competition, Dublin will also face Meath on the road, ending with a home tie against Kildare. The top 2 teams in the competition will play out the Championship decider in mid May with the young Dubs hoping to be there right at the death.
We wish the Minors the very best of luck on Wednesday in their opener.
Dublin v Louth
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship. Round 1
Parnell Park, Dublin. 7:30pm
Another Minor Championship gets underway and Dublin wil start their campaign with a home tie against Louth at Parnell Park.
Just like the U20 competition format the Dubs will play three roud games between now and the end of April. They’ll face Meath and Westmeath hoping for a clean sweep. Two wins would see them qualify, a third would guarantee a bye past the Quarter Finals and straight into the Semis. but let’s not look past Wednesday when it all gets underway.
Friday, April 7th 2023
Dublin v Kerry
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship. Round 3
Laois Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. 12:00pm
We really hope that this Good Friday will indeed be a good Friday for Dublin’s Minor hurlers. After an incredible opening round 4-18 to 0-19 win over Offaly in this competition, the Dubs lost out on a second win when they travelled to Wexford last weekend. They were beaten by the home side by a single point on a 1-09 to 1-08 scoreline.
Kerry have been beaten well in both their games to date by both Wexford and Offaly. Wexford are top of the Tier 1 group so far but Dublin can still advance if they can get a result against Kerry on neutral ground in Portlaoise this Friday.
Saturday, April 8th 2023
Antrim v Dublin
Very National Camogie League Division 3B
Venue and Time both to be confirmed
Antrim and Dublin are tied on 6 league points in the Very Division 3B Camogie table. In Dublin’s favour is a much stronger points difference after massive wins over Offaly and Limerick. They came up short in their last round game against league leaders Clare but have the opportunity to finish out the competition and battle for a league medal.
Promotion to 3A will be secured if they can beat Antrim this weekend but they’ll know it will be as tough a battle as they had against Clare. It’s not beyond the girls though and after a good campaign they’ll want to finish out this competition strong before concentrating on the Leinster Championship.
Dublin v Galway
O’Neills.com Leinster U20 Hurling Championship. Round 1
Birr, Offaly. 3:00pm
Dublin, Galway, Wexford and Kilkenny are the big guns in this year’s U20 Leinster Championship as the competition gets underway this weekend.
Dublin head to Offaly where Galway will play all their home ties in teh competition. Again if Dublin can secure 2 wins from 3 they’ll lengthen their stay in the competition booking a place in the knockouts. They’ll have the advantage of facing Wexford at home in the next round before finishing out the rounds with a trip to Kilkenny.
Winner and runner in Tier 1 will advance to the Semi Finals of the competition and that’s where Dublin will want to be when the rounds are over.
Sunday, April 9th 2023
Waterford v Dublin
Electric Ireland Minor Camogie Championship. Round 4
Venue and Time both to be confirmed
With two games to go in this year’s All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship, Dublin are yet to secure a win. They have gradually improved as the rounds have progressed but have suffered defeats to Cork, Tipperary and Galway.
But they have two games remaining and can still finish on the front foot and they won’t fear a trip to Waterford this weekend. Waterford certainly made everyone look beating Cork. But losing to Galway and Kilkenny either side of that win leaves them just slightly outside contention. They’ll feel they can beat Dublin this weekend but Dublin will have other ideas.
Dublin v Wexford
Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship. Round 3
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown. 2:00pm
Dublin have successfully traversed the Leinster U16 Champonship so far. With wins over Kildare and Meath to date, they take on Wexford this weekend with one foot already in the provincial decider at the beginning of May.
A 4-09 to 5-05 win over Meath in the opening roud as follwed by a 5-05 to 1-08 win over Kildare mid March. Wexford have been beaten by Meath and Kildare already so can’t advance in the competition. But that won’t make this game any easier for Dublin who’ll want to finish with a clean sweep of wins.