Five Inter County fixtures over Saturday and Sunday with some huge clashes to enjoy
Week Ending, Sunday July 7th 2019
A bit later than usual this week, but what a weekend we have ahead of us. A Leinster Football Final to enjoy. Senior, Intermediate and U16 Camogie Championship action. And of course a huge game in Portlaoise on Sunday in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.
So lets get right in.
Dublin v Kildare
Leinster Minor Football Final
Saturday, July 6th. 2:00pm
Pairc Tailteann, Navan
Jim Lehane’s Minor Footballers have well and truly earned their slot in the upcoming Leinster Final. They’ve steered a 100% record through the rounds and knockout stages of the 2019 competition. But despite their comfortable journey a provincial final is where the slate is wiped clean. And Kildare will not be travelling to Navan to make up the numbers.
It was 2014 when these sides last met in a Leinster Final. Dublin finished 3-16 to 1-12 winners on that occasion.
Can they repeat the result this weekend. Throw in is 2:00pm in Pairc Tailteann
Dublin v Cork
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 6th. 4:00pm
Parnells GAA, Coolock
Our first visit to Parnells this weekend will see game three in Dublin’s Senior Championship. And there’s no stiffer challenge than the unbeaten Cork arriving in the capital. Frank Browne’s side started with a win over Meath in mid June, but lost on the road to Waterford.
And at the halfway mark of the Group 2 competition, they would have been hoping to be two for two going into Saturday’s game. Cork have already seen off Clare and Tipperary who Dublin will play in their final two games.
It’s sure to be an entertaining hour of Camogie on Saturday, with throw in down for 4:00pm
Cork v Dublin
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 6th. 5:00pm
Cork Camogie Grounds
While the Seniors will be finishing their game at home to Cork, Dave Dunning will be hoping for another win to add to the Intermediate’s 2-14 to 0-11 victory over Kildare last week. The side put in a really impressive performance to wipe away their opening day defeat to Kilkenny.
Cork also beat Kildare in their second game by 1-22 to 1-06, having lost to Kilkenny in their opening game. So on paper the game against Dublin should be a level playing field, with neither side holding a massive advantage.
If you’re in the Cork area get down to the Camogie Grounds for the 5:00pm throw in
Dublin v Clare
All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship
Sunday, July 7th. 2:30pm
Parnells GAA, Coolock
A repeat of last year’s opening U16 All Ireland Championship as Dublin go toe to toe with Clare, only this time they have home advantage.
In last year first round game Dublin left Fr. McNamara grounds with a seven point win over the home side on a 1-14 to 1-07 scoreline. The Cork Camogie Grounds was a disappointing away trip in round two with Cork 2-16 to 2-08 at the final whistle. but Dublin would record a massive win over Kilkenny in the final round. O’Toole Park was treated to a magnificent performance with the girls in finishing 1-13 to 2-03 winners.
The Shield Final however was not one they’d want to remember, losing to Galway by 3-15 to 0-07 in Kinnegad.
New year and a new championship, and hopefully a nice swell of support for the 2:30pm throw in.
Laois v Dublin
All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier
Sunday, July 7th. 4:15pm
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
Mattie Kenny makes it a step further than his predecessor this weekend as he reaches the an All Ireland Championship with Dublin in his first year. A fantastic National Hurling League campaign, followed by a memorable Leinster Championship that nearly saw Dublin reach the provincial final.
For Laois, a successful Joe McDonagh Cup run paved the way for this weekend’s preliminary quarter final against Dublin. Unbeaten in the round stages, they were 3-26 to 1-21 winners in the competition final against Westmeath.
Their reward is a chance to progress in the All Ireland. The sides have met twice already in this hurling season with Dublin snatching victory both times by a two point margin. There will be a huge crown down the N7 this Sunday to see if they can make it a third and into the Quarter Finals against Tipperary.
4:15pm is throw in, don’t forget to pick up a ticket.