A busy week came to a close yesterday and we have the news on the five games in the weekly inter county results
Wednesday, May 24th 2023
Offaly 1-08 Dublin 6-15
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Semi Final
Glenisk O’Connor Park, Tullamore
Dublin’s minor footballers stormed into the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship final with an impressive 6-15 to 1-08 triumph over Offaly. The first half set the tone as Dublin netted four goals, establishing a commanding lead. Paddy Curry opened the scoring within seconds, followed by Harry Curley’s precise finish. Cian Bracken managed to pull one back for Offaly, but Dublin’s Noah Byrne and Curry struck again before halftime, making it 4-04 to 1-02.
Dublin continued their dominance in the second half. Senan Ryan and Curley added to the goal tally, while Dublin’s goalkeeper Cillian Murray, made a fantastic save to deny Offaly from the penalty spot. Lenny Cahill and Shane Mullarkey contributed points as Dublin held firm.
At full time, the score stood at Dublin 6-15 Offaly 1-8. The victory secured Dublin’s spot in the final against neighbours Kildare, who narrowly edged Meath in the other semi-final.
Saturday, May 27th 2023
Dublin 1-04 Kilkenny 4-13
Glen Dimplex Intermediate Camogie Championship
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
Dublin faced Kilkenny in the Glen Dimplex Intermediate Camogie championship, a game defined by two contrasting halves. At halftime, Dublin trailed by just one point on a 1-04 to 1-03 scoreline. A Meabh Hicks goal and Robyn Buckley points had Dublin challenging on the scoreboard, while Sarah Barcoe found the net for Kilkenny.
The second half however saw a complete shift in momentum. Kilkenny raised their intensity and dominated the game, leaving Dublin struggling to respond. Dublin could only manage a single point from a Grainne Skelton free, while Kilkenny scored an unanswered 3-09, showcasing their dominance.
Afton Grace and Sarah Barcoe were key contributors with goals, and Ellen Gunner added another for Kilkenny. Laura Greene (2), Tara Ronan, Barcoe, Therese Donnelly, and Grace, with a converted free, all made significant scoring contributions. The final score stood at Dublin 1-04 Kilkenny 4-13, highlighting Kilkenny’s comprehensive victory in the opening round of the All Ireland Championship. It leaves Dublin with all to do as they face Cork and Galway in theor remaining Round Robin fixtures.
Sunday, May 28th 2023
Dublin 2-22 Galway 1-25
Leinster Senior Hurling Champioship Round 5
Croke Park, Dublin
In an enthralling clash at Croke Park, Dublin and Galway played out a dramatic draw to end the Round Robin phase of the Leinster Hurling Championhip and see Galway book a spot in the provincial Final. Daithi Burke proved pivotal, scoring a goal in the 52nd minute.
The Dubs had led comfortably at half-time, with a 10-point advantage (2-16 to 0-12). But Galway staged a remarkable comeback, erasing the deficit and leveling the scores in the 69th minute.
Evan Niland played a crucial role for Galway, contributing 10 points throughout the game. Donal Burke’s late free ensured the draw for Dublin. But it wasn’t enough for Micheál Donoghue’s men to advance to the decider..
Despite Dublin’s strong first half, Galway’s resurgence and improved performance in the second half secured their place in the Leinster final alongside Kilkenny. The draw means Dublin finished third in the table and will advance to an All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final.
Dublin 1-11 Roscommon 0-14
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 1
Croke Park, Dublin
Roscommon will have come away from Croke Park yesterday the happier as they held a below par Dublin to a 1-11 to 0-14 draw in this year’s All Ireland Senior Football opening round.
At half-time, The Rossies held a five-point advantage, but Dublin launched a spirited comeback in the second half, culminating in a crucial goal from John Small albeit pushed over the line.
But it was Roscommon who never stopped fighting, led by Ciaráin Murtagh’s vital scores. Cormac Costello contributed with important scores with the game reaching a nail-biting conclusion as substitute Conor Cox made his mark for Roscommon, scoring a crucial free and winning another, which Donie Smith converted.
In the end, neither team could clinch the win, as Dean Rock’s missed free denied Dublin a victory. It again poses more questions for Dublin supporters expecting their side to kick on in the competition, and again showing inconsistencies on a worrying scale.
Dublin 2-09 Meath 0-09
TG4 Leinster Senior Ladies Football Final
Laois Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise
Dublin Ladies clinched their 10th consecutive Leinster Senior Championship title with a six-point victory over Meath at Laois Hire O’Moore Park. Kate Sullivan, the star of the game, scored goals in either half to help her side secure the win. Despite Emma Duggan’s impressive tally of 0-7 for Meath, they couldn’t outdo Dublin’s dominance.
Jodi Egan scored an early point for the reigning champions, but Meath responded with three consecutive points from Duggan and Vikki Wall. Dublin regained the lead when Sullivan netted a goal from an Orlagh Nolan delivery and tthe teams exchanged points through frees, with the first half ending level at 1-2 to 0-5.
Dublin started the second half strongly, with Jennifer Dunne scoring immediately after the throw-in. However, Meath quickly equalized with a free. But The Dubs then took control, scoring three points in quick succession. Duggan responded with another free, but the game’s turning point came on the 54th minute when Sullivan scored her second goal, assisted by Dunne and Hannah Tyrrell.
Despite Meath’s efforts, Dublin held on for the win. Martha Byrne sealed the victory with a late point, securing a successful day for Dublin. The win sees Dublin continue their dominant run in the Leinster Senior Championship andprovided a good test ahead of the TG4 Senior Championship.