A packed week of Inter County Action is upon us..
Week Ending Sunday, May 27th 2018
What a week we have in store. Six inter county fixtures over three days, starting Wednesday.
Following their opening round victory over Louth at the beginning of May, Dublin’s Minor Footballers return to action on Wednesday night, travelling to Navan to face Meath in Round 2 of the Leinster Championship. Jason Sherlock’s men will be looking to make it two for two but so will Meath who beat Westmeath in Round 1. Pairc Tailteann in Navan is the venue with a 7:00pm throw in time.
Three Leinster Championship games on Saturday afternoon, all throwing in at 2:00pm.
Shane Plowman’s Premier Junior Camogie panel will ignite their rivalry once again with Westmeath in the Leinster Intermediate Camogie Championship Final in Birr. These two sides have met in both last year’s Liberty Insurance Championship Final and this year’s Littlewoods Division 2 League Semi Final with Dublin sadly losing on both occasions, but it’s Championship and this game could go either way. St. Brendan’s Park is the venue. for this one.
The Dublin Minor Hurlers will play the final their final round game against Wexford in this year’s Leinster Championship and the outcome of this and the other game between Laois and Kilkenny will decide where they will finish and who they will play in the competition’s Quarter Finals on June 16th. The Dubs will be hoping Parnell park will bring them the rub of the green on Saturday.
Finally on Saturday, Dublin’s U21 Hurlers get their Leinster Campaign underway with a road trip to O’Moore Park to face Laois. Should they be successful in this straight knockout competition they’ll advance to round 2 to face the winners of the Antrim v Carlow game also taking place this weekend.
Sunday is a mixture of both Ladies and Men’s football. Dublin’s U14 Ladies Football panel will be in All Ireland action at St. Rynagh’s GAA in Banagher at 3:15pm where they’ll face Kerry in the competition Semi Final. The very best of luck to all players and mentors involved.
Finally last, but by no means least, it’s Championship time for our reigning Leinster and All Ireland Senior Football champions as Jim Gavin’s panel begin their 2018 championship campaign. Wicklow await them in the Leinster Quarter Finals and the game will be played in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise at 4:00pm. If Dublin are successful at the first hurdle they’ll face the winners of the Longford v Meath game in the Semi Finals on June 10th.