A couple of inter county fixtures to get your teeth into this weekend

Inter County Fixtures

Week Ending Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Dublin’s Senior Footballers got the “drive for five” off to a successful start this past weekend in Portlaoise. There were no problems for the boys in blue and plenty of goals in their 5-21 to 0-10 win over Louth in the Quarter Finals. Sadly we’ll need to wait another week before we know our opponents in the Semi Finals with Kildare and Longford drawing after extra time yesterday. But we’ll have a couple of games to keep us busy on Saturday and Sunday.

Wicklow v Dublin
Leinster Minor Football Quarter Final
Saturday, June 1st. 3:00pm
Aughrim, Wicklow

Meath, Wexford and Offaly have all faced Jim Lehane’s Minor Football side, and all have been despatched. Dublin completed their Group 2 round robin competition with three wins from three. And for their efforts they’ll now face Wicklow from Group 3 in the Quarter Finals.

The opener against Meath in Parnell Park treated supporters to a nail biter with the sides level on 2-06 each at the break, but Dublin scored two vital goals in the last quarter of the game to beat the reigning champions. Another brilliant second half performance in Wexford saw the Dubs clinch their second win. Fionn Murray on target twice to see his side comfortable 3-12 to 1-10 winners.

And in their final game, despite a few nervy moments, Dublin left Tullamore 2-13 to 0-13 victors over Offaly to top their group.

Wicklow will pose a threat to Dublin this weekend, but Dublin should still be favourites after a successful group phase.

Carlow v Dublin
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Sunday, June 2nd. 3:00pm
Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow

Yesterday’s drawn game between Galway and Wexford will be a comfort to Mattie Kenny heading to Carlow this weekend. Dublin have only mustered one point from two games as they too drew with Davy Fitzgerald’s side in their second game.

but Dublin must get a win against both Carlow and Galway to have a chance of reaching the championship final and beyond this summer. A tall order it may be but the lads have shown the skill and physicality needed to compete in this competition. A bit of luck wouldn’t go astray either.

Sean Moran’s goaled free at the final whistle against Wexford was a crucial moment, that got be the turning point in this Championship for Mattie Kenny. But the Dublin manager needs more points. On paper this weekend’s game should be a tick in Dublin’s win column.