Five Dublin Inter County teams in action across this week in our weekly fixtures as All Ireland Action gets underway
Wednesday, May 24th 2023
Offaly v Dublin
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Semi Final
Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore. 7:00pm
The action this week get underway this evening as Dublin’s Minor Football contest a Leinster Semi Final traveling to Tullamore to face Offaly. And after a very hotly contested campaign the young Dubs will be looking to move ahead and book a place in the provinvial final.
Three round robin wins saw Dublin see off Louth, Meath and Westmeath to allow avoid a knockout qualifier and advance to this evening’s Semi Final. For Offaly they picked themselves up after an opening round loss to Kildare and score wins over Laois and Longford to reach the qualifying quarter final. And they shaded a 0-01 win over Louth to book their place in this evening’s last 4 clash. Kildare and Meath square off at Hawkfield COE on the other side of the draw hoping for a spot in the Leinster decider.
Saturday, May 27th 2023
Dublin v Kilkenny
Glen Dimplex Intermediate Camogie Championship Round 1
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown. 5:00pm
After a mixed Very National League, and a disappointing Leinster Championship campaign. Dublin’s Intermediate Camogie Panel will be looking to hit the ground running in this year’s All Ireland Championship. And there’s no stiffer test than an opening round home game facing Kilkenny this Saturday.
It won’t be easy for the Dublin Inters in a group with Kilkenny, Cork and Galway. But this group of players have it in them to compete at this level. They’ll have home advantage in two games with a trip to Cork in between.
Let’s hope they can get off to a flying start this weekend.
Sunday, May 28th 2023
Dublin v Galway
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round 5
Croke Park, Dublin. 2:00pm
A bumper Suunday with three games being played. And the action gets underway with a double header at GAA Headquarters. First up are the Dublin Senior Hurlers who will square off against a visiting Galway side. The Leinster Senior Hurling table hangs in the balance with Galway, Kilkenny and Dublin all holding the top 3 spots. Dublin were on 2 wins and 2 draw ahead of their trip to Kilkenny last weekend. And while the defeat to Kilkenny has stopped them in their tracks, they’ll relish a visit from Galway this weekend.
They’re guaranteed an All Ireland qualifying slot as they can’t beat removed from 3rd position, but we’ve seen Dublin raise their game against Galway before and they’d like nothing more than a place in this year’s Leinster Final, the reward if they can beat the Tribesmen on Sunday.
Dublin v Roscommon
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 1
Croke Park, Dublin. 4:00pm
After another successful Leinster Senior Football Campaign, Dessie Farrell’s men will look to reclaim the All Ireland title that has eluded them now for 2 successive seasons. They’ve come close both times losing to Mayo and Kerry in two agonising Semi Finals.
This year sees the beginning of a new format, albeit quite similar to the Super 8 format of old. Dublin are Top Seed in Group 3 being joined by Roscommon, Kildare and Sligo. And Sunday sees Dublin play their first of 2 games at Croke Park as Roscommon make the trip to the capital. Two wins form three should see Dublin through to the knockouts, but they’ll want to make a clean sweep to advance automatically to the Quarter Finals, avoiding a Preliminary Round.
Dublin v Meath
Leinster Senior Ladies Football Final
Laois Hire O’Moore Park. 4:15pm
One last job before Mick Bohan’s Seniior Ladies Football panel run the guantlet in the TG4 Championship. And that job is to retain their Leinster Crown as thy face rivals Meath one more time.
Having secured the bragging rights in the opening Round, Dublin came out on top in an extremely physical affair against Meath at Pairc Tailteann at the end of April. With both teams beating Laois it sets up another clash between these sides who at this point know each other inside out. And if the Round 1 clash is anything to go by this should be a nailbiting affair at O’Moore Park.