Dubs 2020 Leinster Championship Quarter Final Opponents Will Be Drawn On Monday
Dublin’s thoughts on next season can begin from next Monday morning when the draw for the 2020 Leinster Senior Football championship takes place.
That quarter final will be the Dubs kick for six and another piece of history with a sixth successive All Ireland title.
The Sky Blues haven’t lost a game in the Leinster competition since the semi-final of 2010 and next season will be aiming to win a record 10th successive title.
There was some talk earlier that the Leinster Council were considering giving Dublin a bye straight through to the semi final stages but decided to stick to the existing format which means as one of this seasons four semi-finalists Dublin only get a bye to the quarter finals.
However there is a significant change to the draw, in previous seasons teams would know which side of the draw they were on and there possible opponents up to the semi finals.
But for the 2020 Leinster championship the Leinster Council are introducing a semi final draw which will be made on the Sunday evening that all of the quarter final winners are known.
Another big change to the provincial draws for next season is that they will be staged over three successive mornings on RTÉ’s Radio 1 Morning Ireland show. In previous years all the provincial draws were made live on TV on the one evening.
The 2020 Leinster championship draw will kick start it on Monday, it will be followed by the Connacht and Munster championship draws on Tuesday and the Ulster Championship draw will take place on Wednesday.
The draws will be hosted by presenter Darren Frehill and he will be joined by representatives of the provincial councils and the GAA. Each of the draws will be available to watch on the RTÉ News Now channel and the RTÉ Website.
“The essential format of each of the provincial draws remain the same,” said Alan Milton, GAA head of communications, “it was just decided to go with something different in the way they are presented”.
As has been the case over the last couple of seasons Dublin’s Leinster quarter final will be away from home, the first of three away games for Jim Gavin’s men if they qualify for as expected for the Super 8’s.