Six huge game to fill you in on in this week’s Inter County Fixtures
Week Ending Sunday, July 21st 2019
Wins last week for the U20 Footballers, Senior Footballer and Senior Ladies Football panel. Sadly there were also losses for four of our Camogie panels. But there’s a chance to put some of those results right this weekend. We’ve six games this week starting tomorrow night. So let’s get started.
Kilkenny v Dublin
Leinster U18A Camogie Championship
Wednesday, July 17th. 7:30pm
Young Ireland’s GAA, Kilkenny
Pat Martin’s Dublin U18 panel will look to dust themselves off from last weekend’s game as they prepare for a tough contest in Kilkenny tonight.
Wexford join Kilkenny at the top of the Leinster Minor Camogie table after an emphatic second half performance over Dublin in Clondalkin. Credit though must go to both sides playing in the hot conditions this afternoon, and despite the scoreline, Dublin’s Minor put in an entertaining performance.
The girls in blue were hit fast in the provincial opener and had to chase the game for it entirety. Kilkenny won their opening game of the Championship and have home advantage this week.
Dublin v Laois
Leinster U20 Football Championship Final
Friday, July 19th. 7:30pm
O’Connor Park, Tullamore
Last year’s beaten finalists Dublin have once again reached the decider in the second year of this U20 provincial competition. Kildare were crowned champions a year ago, and now its a chance for Tom Gray’s side to have another crack. Their opponents Laois have come through the competition and are deserving opponents.
Dublin have gotten the better of both Longford and Wexford to arrive at this Friday’s title clash. And along the way they’ve recorded 5-38, conceding only 0-13. Laois have tallied 3-50 and conceded 1-38 in their three victories.
Friday’s winner will be crowned Leinster Champions and will face Connacht opponents in the All Ireland Semi Final on July 27th/28th.
Dublin v Clare
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 20th. 1:00pm
Parnell Park, Dublin
It’s the final round in this year Senior Camogie Championship. And while Dublin know they can’t qualify for the knockout stages of this year’s All Ireland competition, they’ll at least want to finish their season on a high before the girls return to their clubs for championship action.
With Meath their only win at the beginning of the campaign, have fallen to Waterford, Cork and Tipperary. In The Ragg last weekend missed goal opportunity saw the better team lose on the day, but when all is said and done it’s the points in the table that count.
Dublin v Galway
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 20th. 3:00pm
Round Towers, Clondalkin
With two games to go in this year’s Intermediate Championship, Dave Dunning’s panel have played some great camogie. Sadly the results haven’t gone in their favour. But being a relatively new panel, their recent win over Kildare showed signs of massive potential going into next year, provided Dave can keep hold of his players.
Galway come to Dublin unbeaten in four games and are by a mile the in form team. That said, the Dublin panel are a talented bunch, who haven’t hid from a challenge yet this year.
Dublin v Roscommon
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Super 8’s
Saturday, July 20th. 7:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
With Phase 1 successfully completed, Dublin’s Senior Footballers will enter Phase 2 this Saturday evening, squaring off against Roscommon. The Rossies were beaten by Tyrone in their opener and a loss this weekend could be the end of their season before heading to Cork for the final phase.
The se two sides met in the first ever Super 8’s last year with Dublin winning that day by 4-24 to 2-16. The news this week has been all about the return of Diarmuid Connolly, but we don’t imagine we’ll be seeing him this weekend.
Wexford v Dublin
All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship
Sunday, July 21st. 2:30pm
Croke Park, Dublin
Jonny Jackson’s U16 panel got their All Ireland campaign off to the best start with an opening day win over Clare on the road. But Galway came to Dublin this weekend and gave the girls in blue a reality check. The girls from the west put seven goals past the Dubs in a complete performance. But the scoreline doesn’t reflect the game as Dublin worked hard and showed some great skill and resilience.
Its the final round and if Dublin can get a win over Wexford, they’ll reach the knockouts in the competition. Wexford so far have, like Dublin, beaten Clare and were defeated by Galway. Sunday could be a very close game.