A busy Saturday awaits this week’s Dublin Inter County Fixtures

Inter County Fixtures

Week Ending Sunday, June 16th 2019

We’re back down to earth after the Dublin Senior football panel despatched Kildare in yesterday’s Leinster Semi Final in Croke Park. The lads did what was necessary to advance to another Leinster Final and hopefully they’ll be looking ahead to the All Ireland Super 8’s if successful against Meath in two week’s time.

This Saturday it’s all about the small ball again, and there’s some massive games to look forward to. With three fixtures in one day it’s going to be a very busy one. Here’s all you need to know.

Dublin v Wexford
Leinster Minor Hurling Semi Final
Saturday, June 15th. 12:30pm
Parnell Park, Dublin

It’s the last four in this year’s Electric Ireland provincial competition and reigning champions Dublin are still on course to retain their title. If anyone remember last year’s final against Kilkenny they’ll know just how entertaining this championship is. Dublin and Kilkenny played out a thirteen goal clash with the final score of 6-19 to 7-12.

So far Dublin have had a great run. The fell to Kilkenny by a single score in the opening round but rectified that a week later, beating Offaly by 1-23 to 1-10 in Parnell Park. And despite drawing with Wexford in the final round they still made it to this Saturday’s Semi Final. And they’ll be facing Wexford once more, this time in the confines of Parnell Park. Throw in is down for 12:30pm

Dublin v Meath
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, June 15th. 5:00pm
Parnell’s GAA, Coolock

Frank Browne takes charge of his Dublin Camogie panel in his first Liberty Insurance Championship game this Saturday, with their opener against Meath. The girls in blue have a long road ahead if they’re to make it out of Group 2 this year. They’ll hit the road to face Waterford in their second game before returning home for a tough tie against Cork. Then it’s back on the bus to go head to head with Tipperary before finishing the Round Robin competition against Clare on home soil.

In last year’s championship, Dublin travelled to Trim to face their provincial rivals and were successful that day, winning by 2-11 to 0-08. That was one of three wins in the rounds last year, with a draw against Tipperary helping them reach the Quarter Finals. Sadly their run ended their, losing to Galway in Pairc Ui Caoimh.

The game get’s underway at 5:00pm in Parnells GAA in Coolock.

Dublin v Galway
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
Saturday, June 15th. 7:00pm
Parnell Park, Dublin

All eyes will be focused on Donnycarney headquarters for the second time on Saturday as Mattie Kenny will be hoping for a win against the Tribesmen. Galway recorded a one point win over Kilkenny in a pulsating clash yesterday in Nowlan Park putting them in pole position ahead of this weekend’s games. Kilkenny go to Wexford this weekend for their final, with both teams on four points in the group. The Dublin Hurlers sit just below them on three points so a win is the only result they can afford in their final game.

This is a repeat of the final round game in the 2018 championship, with Galway edging the game by a point. The difference this year is the game will be played in Fortress Parnell, and we all know that’s another aspect of the game that Galway will need to contend with. A huge crowd is expected if the attendance at the last home game against Wexford was anything to go by.

And there you have it. Plenty to do this weekend with Inter County Fixtures coming at you fast on Saturday. Enjoy the games.