Five Inter County Fixtures over the Bank Holiday weekend
Week Ending Monday, March 18th 2019
It’s St. Patricks Weekend! And yes, Croke Park will be taken over on Sunday for the annual All Ireland Club Championship Finals. But we have a pretty bumper schedule on Saturday, And we can also get another game squeezed in on the Bank Holiday Monday. So let’s get into the details.
Leinster U14 Ladies Football Championship
Dublin v Westmeath
Saturday, March 16th. TBC
Home Venue TBC
With Dublin‘s first win a quite comprehensive one against Meath last weekend it’s onto the next Round on the Leinster U14 Championship. And what better way to follow that up than with a tasty home tie against Westmeath.
The young girls in blue bagged six goals in Dunganny at the weekend. And they’ll want to keep that momentum going ahead of Aprils provincial final. No venue confirmed and we’re also waiting on confirmation on the throw in time for Saturday so stay tuned.
Allianz National Hurling League Quarter Final
Tipperary v Dublin
Saturday, March 16th. 4:30pm
Semple Stadium, Thurles
Knock out time for Mattie Kenny and the Dublin Senior Hurlers as they make the trip to Tipp this Saturday for a repeat of last year’s National Hurling League Quarter Final. Dublin were second best in this fixture last year but have been dominant in Division 1B finishing top of the table.
Tipperary finished fourth in Division 1A, losing three round games, to Limerick, Wexford and Kilkenny. So this will be a tighter game than most might expect, with Dublin feeling quietly confident.
Throw in down in Thurles is 4:30pm
LIDL National Football League Division 1
Dublin v Monaghan
Saturday, March 16th. 5:00pm
DCU St. Clare’s, Dublin
It’s game five of seven in the rounds of this year’s LIDL National League, and Dublin have played themselves into a solid position following their opening day defeat to Donegal in Croke Park. Since then Mick Bohan’s panel have flexed their muscle to see off the challenge of Tipperary, Mayo and Westmeath.
Monaghan always bring a tough performance and this Saturday will be no different. But with only one win in four so far, they’ll be battling to make up valuable ground to catch Donegal, Galway and Dublin at the top of the Division 1 table.
It’s St. Clares again this week, with hopefully better weather. And it’s a 5:00pm Throw in.
Allianz National Football League Division 1
Dublin v Tyrone
Saturday, March 16th. 7:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
Dublin’s Senior Footballers end the 2019 Spring Series with a repeat of last year’s All Ireland Final, as Tyrone travel south for a Round 6 encounter. Realistically, Tyrone, Mayo and Galway are all still in the hunt for a League Final slot along with Dublin. Kerry are the League Leaders, but only one point separates the four aforementioned teams for Second Place.
Dublin have now won two on the bounce since losing to Kerry in Round 3, and their opening loss to Monaghan is now a distant memory. But every point counts now with only two rounds to go and a trip to Cavan next weekend after this game is done.
Croke Park it will be with a 7:00pm Throw In.
Leinster Minor Ladies Football Championship
Kildare v Dublin
Monday, March 18th. 2:00pm
Hawkfield GAA, Newbridge
It wasn’t the result Dublin wold have wanted in the opener of the Leinster Minor Ladies Championship with defeat to Meath, but they’ll be looking to bounce back next Monday as they travel to Newbridge to square up to Kildare. In the Semi Finals last year Dublin registered a 5-11 to 0-09 win over the Lillies, and they’ll want to put in a similar performance.
If anyone is free, why not take the trip to Hawkfield in Newbridge at 2:00pm on Bank Holiday Monday and support the girls in blue.
And that’s the Paddy’s Weekend wrapped up. Make sure to stay tuned for updates on all the above fixtures right here on www.wearedublin.com