We’ll be following the action this afternoon as Dublin battle for their eleventh consecutive Leinster Senior Football title
Dublin v Kildare
Sunday, August 1st. 4:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin
It’s Leinster Final day once again. And Dublin will be poised and ready to challenge for what could be their eleventh provincial title in a row. Since the first of that run in 2011 Dublin have dominated proceedings in Leinster. They’ve beaten Meath in five deciders, Westmeath twice, Wexford, Laois and today’s opponents Kildare a single time.
It’s 21 years since the Lilywhites have captured the Delaney Cup back in 2000, and have only featured in four finals since then in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2017. On that last final appearance, they were on the end of a 2-23 to 1-17 beating by the boys in blue.
While Dublin will be odds on to secure their eleventh Leinster title on the bounce this afternoon, questions of their dominance have been swirling around the media since their 2-16 to 1-13 win over Meath in the Semi Finals two weeks ago.
Yes, Dublin won the tie by a six point margin, but Meath reeled off 1-04 in the second half to ignite a comeback that saw the men from the Royal County get within a goal of the Dubs.
Today should give a better indication of where Dublin are in terms of an All Ireland Championship defence. They’ve had off days in the past decade, and the recent semi final could have been one of those days. We’re sure to find out later.
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