Football wins and Camogie Draws and Defeats in the Weekly Inter County Results Roundup
Week Ending Sunday, July 21st 2019
Well that was definitely a busy week of games for Dublin’s Inter County teams. Since Wednesday there have been six games, from U20 and Senior Football to Camogie ties from U16 to Senior. Se let’s get all the details wrapped up to end the week.
Kilkenny 3-13 Dublin 0-09
Leinster U18A Camogie Championship
Young Ireland’s GAA, Kilkenny
Dublin’s Minor Camogie panel suffered a second defeat in the Leinster Championship on Wednesday. After a quick turnaround from their opening day loss to Wexford, Pat Martin girls made the trip to Kilkenny on Wednesday. But sadly they were on the receiving end of another loss.
With one game left against Offaly in the Shield, the girls in blue will be hoping the finish on a high. Offaly have also been defeated by both Kilkenny and Wexford on the opening two rounds.
Dublin 4-18 Laois 1-17
Leinster U20 Football Championship Final
O’Connor Park, Tullamore
Tom Gray’s Dublin U20 Footballers captured the Leinster Title on Friday with a convincing 4-18 to 1-17 win over a strong Laois side. St. Maurs Full Forward Ciaran Archer had already bagged 3-16 across the Leinster Quarter Final and Semi Final. But on Friday, in an absolutely amazing individual performance, Archer finished on 3-08 of Dublin’s 4-18 tally.
That hat trick, and another goal from Kieran Kennedy saw Dublin blow Laois away. They trailed for a short time around the first quarter. But from there they kicked on to completely control the game.
Dublin will now face Galway next weekend in the All Ireland Semi Finals. That will be part of a double header. Dublin’s Minor Football panel, who face Mayo in their All Ireland Quarter Final, will play the second part.
Dublin 4-05 Clare 2-11
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Parnell Park, Dublin
After a pulsating second half of camogie in Parnell Park, Dublin and Clare shared the spoils in their final round game in this year’s Liberty Insurance Senior Championship.
Dublin 2-05 Galway 2-17
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Round Towers, Clondalkin
Another step in the right direction for Dave Dunning and his newly formed Intermediate Camogie. With four wins from four coming into yesterday’s game, Galway were always going to pose a big challenge. But depsite the score board showing a 12 point win for the visitors, Dublin were worth the ticket price and showed some great skill and clever camogie throughout the hour.
There were some fantastic performances from players like Grainne Power, Ciara Buchanan, Mary Cronin, Muireann Kelleher, and of course the three Couch sister, Zoe, Joy and Gabby. Aoife Whelan and Alix Buckley both rattled the net with two well taken goals, Buckley’s coming from a free.
Dublin head to head to Antrim in 2 weeks time to play their final Championship game, to end their 2019 season.
Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Super 8’S
Croke Park, Dublin
Jim Gavin’s men have secured an All Ireland Semi Final slot once again following a comprehensive shift at GAA Headquarters last night.
Dublin dismantled Roscommon in a devastating first half display. By the end of the first half they led by eleven points, Roscommon were reduced to 14 players and it was game over and the only thing in doubt was what the winning margin would be.
Dublin weren’t as fluid or as devastating in the second half, but that was to be expected as Jim Gavin emptied his bench and the intensity levels dropped.
One worry though for Dublin and Jim Gavin for the second week in a row was how direct running from the opposition through the centre of the Dublin defence led to a number of goal chances. Gavin though has a couple of weeks in which to tweak his defense ahead of both the Phase 3 game against Tyrone and the All Ireland semi final.
Wexford 3-07 Dublin 0-15
All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship
Sunday, July 21st. 2:30pm
Croke Park, Dublin
Jonny Jackson’s U16 panel headed for Wexford this afternoon knowing a draw would be enough to secure a place in the All Ireland U16 Semi Final. But they were pipped at the post by the minimum by Wexford, sending them out of the competition. Were Dublin failed to score goals, Wexford bagged three.
Goals win games, despite Dublin outscoring their opponents by 15 scores to 10. And for Dublin that was two games without a goal since they scored three in their opening fixture against Clare. Last week they conceded 7 to Galway which didn’t do their score difference any favours.
And so ends their All Ireland run for another year.