Both the hurling and football draws took place this morning for this year’s Leinster Senior Championship

Leinster Championship - Croke Park

The Leinster Senior Championship Draws in both football and hurling took place this morning on RTÉ Radio One. And now we know the route both Dublin sides will take in the hopes of winning provincial silverware in 2021.

Leinster Senior Football Championship

Dublin senior footballers will face either Wicklow or Wexford in this year’s Leinster Quarter Finals. The other last 8 ties will be Kildare v Offaly/Louth, Laois v Westmeath and Meath c Carlow/Longford. After the Quarter Final winners have been decided, a second draw will take place to determine the Semi Final pairings.

Cluxton - Jack McCaffrey Indicates return in 2020

Once again, and what has now become the norm, Dublin’s Quarter Final tie with either Wicklow or Wexford will not be played in Croke Park. But no venues, dates or times have yet been announced. O’Moore Park in Portlaoise has played second home to the Dubs at this juncture of the competition for many years now, and it’s likely the tie could be staged at the Laois venure again.

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship

Last year’s Joe McDonagh Cup Winners Antrim will pose as Dublin’s first opponents in the 2021 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

The 2020 Provincial winners Kilkenny, and their Leinster Final opponents Galway receive a bye into the competitions Semi Finals. Laois and Wexford will join Dublin and Antrim in the Quarters. And should Dublin come out on top, they’ll be meeting Galway in their Semi Final.

The hurling championship will this year have a back door into the All Ireland stages with the losing Quarter Finalists playing in the preliminary rounds of the qualifiers.

Leinster Senior Football Championship 2021
Round 1

Offaly v Louth
Wicklow v Wexford
Carlow v Longford

Quarter Finals

Kildare v Offaly/Louth
Dublin v Wicklow/Wexford
Laois v Westmeath
Meath v Carlow/Longford

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Quarter Finals

Dublin v Antrim
Wexford v Laois

Semi Finals

Kilkenny v Wexford/Laois
Galway v Dublin/Antrim

(please note all dates, venues and times are yet to be confirmed)