A weekend packed with Leinster and All Ireland games ahead in this weekend’s inter county action
Week Ending, Sunday, June 23rd 2019
After a weekend of Camogie and Hurling last week, Football come back to share the spotlight with our Camogie panels for this weekend’s Inter County deck. The Minor and Senior Footballers are in huge provincial championship games. While our Intermediate and Senior Camogie panel’s go into battle in the Liberty Insurance Championship. Here’s all you need to know.
Westmeath v Dublin
Leinster Minor Football Semi Final
Saturday, June 22nd. 3:45pm
TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar
Jim Lehane’s Minor Football Panel make the short trip to Mullingar this Saturday looking to better last year’s Leinster Championship run and advance to the provincial final. A loss to Wexford in the last four clash 12 months ago ended their year prematurely and Dublin will be looking to put in a big performance against Westmeath.
Dublin took a clean sweep of victories over Meath, Wexford and Offaly this year to reach the Quarter Final stage of the competition. There, they faced a Wicklow side who spoiled their run last year, with a shock win, pushing them into the Shield competition. But this time round they made no mistake against the Garden County, winning 0-20 to 1-09 in Joule Park in Aughrim.
They faced Westmeath in Round 5 of last year’s Leinster competition, and comfortably beat them 5-19 to 0-09 in the same venue this weekend’s last four clash takes place. Throw in this Saturday is 3:45pm
Waterford v Dublin
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, June 22nd. 4:00pm
Walsh Park, Waterford
A day one win for Dublin over Meath saw Frank Browne’s side pick up their first set of points in this year’s All Ireland Camogie Series. And with sterner challenges ahead, the girls head for Waterford in the hope of building on last weekend’s 1-16 to 0-12 win.
With Cork, Tipperary and Clare still to come, the emphasis will be on the win column and mounting up the scores in the early rounds. And there are plenty of talented players in the panel to do just that.
Waterford’s opening game with Tipperary was abandoned due to a serious injury to a player, so the girls from the Deise county are yet to register any group points. Home advantage will play a role this weekend, but Dublin will be gunning to make it two from two.
Anyone travelling to Waterford, throw in is at 4:00pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.
Dublin v Kilkenny
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Saturday, June 22nd. 5:00pm
Parnell’s GAA, Dublin
A challenging National League campaign, a change in backroom team, and a heart breaking loss in Leinster. Dave Dunning has regrouped, scoured the county for players to bolster his Intermediate side, in the hope of a more successful All Ireland Championship run.
The Intermediate side are in this grade of the Liberty Insurance Championship for this first time, having captured the Premier Junior All Ireland last year. But it hasn’t been an easy run to date. Have no fear, there is talent a plenty in this panel and while this Saturday’s opening game isn’t necessarily the easiest, you can be guaranteed this Dublin side will come out fighting.
Dublin will face Kilkenny, Kildare, Cork, Westmeath, Galway and Antrim with the task of reaching the knockout stages of the competition. But Dave Dunning will not look past this Saturday’s encounter. Parnell’s will host this home game with a 5:00pm throw in.
Dublin v Meath
Leinster Senior Football Final
Sunday, June 23rd. 4:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
Needing no introduction, Dublin’s Senior Football panel are on the cusp of a potential history making year. But before they can concentrate on the much lauded five in a row All Ireland attempt, they must of course steer their way through their ninth successive Leinster Senior Football Final. They’ve won the last eight, and fans will be hoping they can despatch Meath to collect the Delaney Cup for the ninth year in a row.
Meath hold the honour of the last team to beat Dublin in the Leinster Championship, way back in 2010. They’ve been finalists three times since then between 2012 and 2014, but each time they’ve failed to topple the unstoppable force of Jim Gavin’s panel, who have evolved as each year has gone on.
So with an age old rivalry being rekindled this Sunday, where else would you want to be, only Croke Park at 4:00pm to watch the action unfold.
And that’s all for this week inter county action. Stay tuned to www.wearedublin.com for the build ups and more news from each of these fixtures over the coming days.