A quieter week ahead but still four Dublin games to put out there in this week’s weekly inter county fixtures
Wednesday, May 10th 2023
Offaly v Dublin
O’Neills.com Leinster U20 Hurling Championship Semi Final
Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore. 6:45pm
The Dublin U20 Hurling Panel, despite narrowly losing to Kilkenny on their final round game in Tier 1, secured a slot in this week’s Semi Final. And should they be successful in tomorrow night’s game against Offaly they may very well face Kilkenny again in the Leinster decider.
The Dub’s opened their provincial campaign with a 1-19 to 1-17 win over Galway back at the beginning of April. A week later they did it again on the road, seeing of Wexford by 1-20 to 0-15 at Chadwicks Wexford Park. As mentioned their trip to UPMC Nowlan Park was not successful, but they only lost out by a narrow 2 point margin with the game finishing on a 1-21 to 2-16 scoreline in favour of Kilkenny.
The winners tomorrow night will face the winners between Wexford and Kilkenny in the U20 Hurling Final.
Saturday, May 13th 2023
Kilkeny v Dublin
Leinster Senior Camogie Championship Final
UPMC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny
There’s no doubt Dublin have well and truly earned their place in this weekend’s Leinster Senior Camogie Championship. And of course this will be a repeat of last year’s provincial decider as they square off once again against Kilkenny.
With very convincing wins over Wexford and Meath in the Quarter and Semi Finals, Dublin have left behind the disappointment of their Very Camogie League campaign. And in both Leinster knockout fixtures they rose to the challenge and showed a battling spirit that was missing during the League campaign.
They won’t want a repeat of the loss they received at the hands of Kilkenny in last year’s final. And on current form they will have no issues going toe to toe with the reigning provincial champions.
Sunday, May 14th 2023
Antrim v Dublin
All Ireland U16A Camogie Shield Round 2
Patrick Sarsfields, Belfast. 2:00pm
Dublin’s U16A Camogie Panel will look to bounce back from the disappointment of their opening round defeat in this year’s All Ireland Championship. And nothing like a trip across the border to clear the heads.
Sunday, Dublin travelled to Bunnow to face Clare and left on the end of a four point loss on a 2-09 to 1-08 scoreline. But they won’t let that dampen their spirits as they head to face Antrim, who are only getting up and running in the Championship.
Dublin v Louth
Leinster Senior Football Championship Final
Croke Park, Dublin
It’s the time of the year when Dublin football supporters start to feel the buzz of the championship in the air. And on Sunday, Dessie Farrell’s Senior Football panel will look to add to their 61 Leinster titles, and pick up a 13th consecutive title.
So far we’ve seen both sides of Dublin’s personality thus far in Leinster. We saw the clinical and classy Dublin easily dispense of Laois in the last eight. But it was followed by a mis-firing and laklustre Dublin as they squeezed across the line against Kildare for the second time this season.
They’ll be facing a defensive Louth side who had a relatively good league campaign and have also performed well in this Leinster competition. Both are guaranteed their places in the All Ireland series and this game will decide the group both sides will end up in. For Dublin obviously this will be about the Leinster title first and foremost, but ultimately they’ll want to secure a top seed spot to put them in pole position in their qualifying group.