A busy weekend all round over yesterday and today, and here are all the weekly Inter County Results
Week Ending Sunday, October 18th 2020
The first weekend of Inter County action has come to a close. We really don’t know what will happen over the next few days with the threat of further COVID-19 restrictions in the country. But right now we have Inter County results to bring you for the last couple of days. So lets not waste any more time, here’s all the details.
Saturday, October 17th
All Ireland U20 Football Championship
Dublin 1-14 Tyrone 1-12
Tom Gray’s men showed true staying power yesterday afternoon to close out as the stronger side to beat Tyrone and advance to another All Ireland Football Final. And after the second semi final they know they’ll be facing Galway in next week’s decider.
Last year’s U20 Footballer Of The Year Ciaran Archer, showed once again why he’s the ace in the hole for Tom Gray. Despite a quiet start, Archer came to life just when Dublin needed a lift and registered six points (3f). Man of the Match Mark Lavin bagged three himself, but it was his workrate that would have made him stand out.
Tyrone lead for the largest percentage of the game, but it was Dublin determination that shone through in the final third to push their noses past the Ulster Champions and eventually run out winners.
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Galway 3-19 Dublin 0-05
It was never going to be an easy road trip for Dave Dunning and the Intermediate Camogie panel travelling to Salthill yesterday. And Galway showed just why they’re the best team at this grade.
By half time the girls from the west were 1-12 to 0-02 ahead. Dublin to their credit didn’t relent, but Galway proved far too strong all across the park. Final score saw Galway win comfortably by 3-19 to 0-05.
Next up for Dublin’s Intermediates is a date with Kildare in two weeks time.
Leinster Minor Football Championship
Meath 1-15 Dublin 0-07
A very disappointing and short lived Leinster Championship run for Dublin’s Minors this year as they fell foul to Meath yesterday afternoon by 1-15 to 0-07.
And that’s the end of their run, as Dublin needed a victory yesterday to advance to a Quarter Final with Westmeath. And that pleasure now lies with Meath. Hard luck to the lads. Back to the drawing board.
Allianz National Football League
Dublin 1-20 Meath 0-19
Dublin fans had waited over 7 months to see the Senior Footballers run out on the field, and last night they didn’t disappoint. Their first home game in Parnell Park for almost a decade and against old rivals Meath, Dessir Farrell’s men put in a relatively comfortable shift.
Meath to their credit pressed Dublin for large spells, but Dublin although patchy in places, showed that the poise and composure that’s rewarded them five consecutive All Ireland Championships is still there in abundance.
The night belonged to Dean Rock who passed Jimmy Keaveney to become Dublin’s all time top scorer. And also to Stephen Cluxton, who became Dublin’s longest serving Senior player.
The Seniors head for Pearse Stadium next weekend to face Galway, who were beaten by Mayo today.
Sunday, October 18th
All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship
Kilkenny 1-17 Dublin 0-08
Leinster Minor Camogie Championship
Kilkenny 6-13 Dublin 0-11
Not a great weekend for any of Dublin’s Camogie panels. And a double road trip to Thomastown this afternoon ended in defeat for both Dublin’s travelling sides.
In the first of two games at the Kilkenny ground, Dublin’s U16’s put up a massive fight but were beaten by the home side 1-17 to 0-08. Only three points seperated the sides at half time but Kilkenny outscored Dublin by 1-11 to 0-05 after the break to win comfortably by 1-17 to 0-08.
The U16’s will be at home to Wexford on November 1st and will face Waterford on November 8th, still hoping to secure a Semi Final slot on November 15th.
In the second of today’s games in Thomastown, Dublin’s Minor Camogie panel also fell to a more polished Kilkenny side in the Leinster Minor Championship. But the Dubs won’t let this defeat get them down as they still have three more games to play before the final pairing is decided.
Kilkenny today had big scores in mind, and were 4-06 to 0-07 ahead by the break. They added another 2-07 to that in the second half to finish on a 6-13 to 0-11 scoreline.
A home tie against Wexford is up next for Dublin on October 25th.