The provincial council have just made the draws for the 2020 Leinster Football and Hurling Championship
It’s been a long few months while the country battled against a global pandemic, but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting slowly brighter. And this evening on RTÉ’s Six One News the draw took place for the Leinster Football and Hurling Championships.
Earlier today, the GAA confirmed the full schedule for the Senior Football and Hurling Championships. The competitions will get underway on October 24th and 25th with Round 7 of the Allianz National Football League. Also that weekend we’ll see the Munster and Leinster Hurling Championships begin, along with the Christy Ring, Nickey Rackard, Joe McDonagh and Lory Meagher competitions.
This years championships will come to a close in December with the All Ireland Hurling Final on December 13th and the All Ireland Football Final on December 19th.
For the first time since 2000, the Football Championship will take on a straight knockout format with no time for any qualifiers or back door possibilities. Meanwhile the Hurling Championship will ditch the provincial round robin format. The losing Munster and Leinster finalists will have the opportunity to gain access to the All Ireland competition.
In Leinster, last year’s finalists Kilkenny and Wexford will be given a bye into the Semi Finals. There was a draw between Dublin, Laois and Galway to decide who will contest the Leinster Quarter Final.
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Draw
Laois v Dublin
Galway v Wexford
Kilkenny v Laois/Laois
Hurling Fixture Dates:
October 24th/25th Leinster SHC Quarter Final
October 31st/November 1st Leinster SHC Semi Finals
November 14th/15th Leinster SHC Final
Leinster Senior Football Championship Draw
Wexford v Wicklow
Carlow v Offaly
Louth v Longford
Wexford/Wicklow v Meath
Carlow/Offaly v Kildare
Louth/Longford v Laois
Westmeath v Dublin
Wexford/Wicklow/Meath v Carlow/Offaly/Kildare
Logford/Louth/Laois v Westmeath v Dublin
Football Fixture Dates:
October 31st/November 1st Leinster SFC Round 1
November 7th/8th Leinster SFC Quarter Finals
November 14th/15th Leinster SFC Semi Finals
November 21st/22nd Leinster SFC Final