A packed week of Leinster action has come to a close and we have it all together in the Weekly Results
Monday April 24th 2023
Laois 0-17 Dublin 1-20
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Quarter Final
Dublin’s Minor Hurling panel booked their place in the Leinster Semi Finals on Monday night with a 6 point win over Laois at O’Moore Park. After a rocky start the young dubs settled into their groove and a 17th minute goal saw them take control to lead by 2 at the break.
They kept that control for the majority of the second half and were helped by Laois being reduced to 13 men. They lost Daniel O’Kelly themselves but pulled away at the end to secure the win.
Tuesday April 25th 2023
Dublin 0-13 Kildare 0-16
Eirgrid Leinster U20 Football Championship Final
Dublin fell short in the U20 provincial football decider for a second time as Kildare secured back to back Leinster U20 titles. Kildare won in normal time 12 months ago but it took 8- minutes this time around as the game went to extra time to be decided.
Dublin were chasing their first Leinster title since 2020 but Kildare had other ideas. In the tightest of deciders Dublin pushed their noses in front on more than a few occasions. But ultimately Kildare outscored teh Dubs by 0-05 to 0-02 over the 2 periods of extra time to secure the victory and will now advance to the All Ireland series next weekend.
Wednesday April 26th 2023
Kildare 3-18 Dublin 1-03
Leinster Minor Ladies Football Championship Round 3
A disappointing end for the Dublin Minor Ladies as Kildare finished the Round Robin unbeaten, handing Dublin a 3-18 to 1-03 defeat in the final round. It sees Kildare advance to play Longford in the Leinster Minor Football Final in a few weeks time.
Dublin and Meath will now move to the Leinster B competition and will play Laois and Wicklow respectively in the Semi Finals on May 3rd.
Dublin 4-19 Westmeath 2-12
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship
Three for three for Dublin’s Minor Football panel in the Leinster Championship. And their 4-19 to 2-12 win over Westmeath confirmed their top spot in Group 2 and safe passage to the knockout stages of the competition and a place in the Semi Finals.
Leading by 2-11 to 1-04 at half time Dublin had to absorb some pressure from Westmeath on the restart. Some early score saw the visitors attempt to swing the momentum but it was only temporary as Dublin registered another two goals to their tally and in the end Westmeath had little response to close an ever growing gap in the scoreline.
Saturday April 29th 2023
Dublin 2-13 Wexford 1-14
Leinster Senior Camogie Championship Quarter Final
Two second half goals saw Dublin secure a semi final slot in this year’s Leinster Senior Camogie Championship. And they were worth the ticket price yesterday beating a tough Wexford side by 2-13 to 1-14.
Aisling Maher and substitute Niamh Comerford both found the net in teh second half after trailing by 1-06 to 0-06 to the visitors at half time. That goal came on the stroke of half time when an Anais Curran high ball fell behind Mairi Moynihan and into the Dublin net.
But when Aishling O’Neill was brought down in the second half Maher calmly converted from the penalty spot to swing the tie back in Dublin’s favour. Comerford showed her true nerve going one on one with Wexford keeper Laura Brennan to send the ball over the goal line.
Dublin 2-23 Westmeath 1-14
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
Micheál Donoghue’s Senior hurlers secured their first Leinster Championship win yesterday evening, beating Westmeath at Parnell Park. And despite it being a tougher encounter than they might have expected it will be a boost after only drawing to Antrim in the opening round.
Goals from Donal Burke and Cian Boland either side of half time strengthened Dublin’s hand. Westmeath struck early with a goal and were the stronger in the opening quarter but Dublin stayed in touch with the visitors. They led by 0-04 at half time and set up a competitive second half. Westmeath tried to close the gap but Boland’s 52nd minute goal ended the contest comfortably for Dublin.
Sunday April 30th 2023
Meath 0-07 Dublin 1-06
Leinster Senior Ladies Football Championship Round 1
Dublin claimed early bragging rights in the TG4 Leinster Championship with victory over Meath, the reigning TG4 All-Ireland champions. Dublin are current provincial holders and Mick Bohan’s charges made the trip to Navan a winning one, with Hannah Tyrrell’s goal proving decisive.
Tyrrell lobbed the ball into the Meath net in the first half for the crucial strike, helping the Sky Blues to a 1-3 to 0-2 interval lead. Meath were much improved in the second half but Dublin held on and these sides could meet again in a provincial Final.
Dublin 1-07 Kildare 1-06
Leinster U16B Camogie Shield Final
A positive end for the Dublin U16B Camogie panel as they saw off Kildare by a single point this afternoon to secure the Leinster Shield in the grade.
During the Round Robin, Dublin scored big victories over Laois and Meath. They beat Laois by 8-07 to 0-03 and Meath by 6-09 to 3-05. Despite losing to Kilkenny by 2-11 to 1-06 they qualified for a Semi Final spot facing Kildare. They lost that game by 6-08 to 1-06 and were consigned to the Shield competition. It’s not the Championship trophy but today’s won over Kilkenny will be a welcome one for the girls to end their Leinster Series.
Dublin 0-14 Kildare 0-12
Leinster Senior Football Championship Semi Final
To say Dublin scraped over the line in today’s Leinster Senior Football Semi Final would be the best description. Yes, Dublin have qualified for the provincial decider, but it’s not the Dublin we’ve witnessed in the League Final and last week’s Quarter Final against Laois.
Today’s performance will pose more questions than answers for Dessie Farrell and his back room team as they prepare for Louth in the final and of course the All Ireland beyond. And Kildare’s efforts today shouldn’t be discounted. They lead at the half time break and Dublin couldn’t unsettle them until very late in the game. A stark comparison to the 14 point win over Kildare in the Leinster final a year ago. Today will take the shine off the return to action for Dublin veteran Stephen Cluxton.
Dublin were slow in their build ups today and Kildare capitalised on that on more than one occasion. The Lillies intensity far outweighed that of the reigning Champions but like we’ve seen before Dublin eventually turned the screw late on to secure a win. But their shot selection and finishing will have left a lot to be desired. Half time substitutes Cormac Costello and Jack McCaffrey made a difference on the restart but it was the 64th minute before Costello’s point finally gave Dublin the edge.