Another five Inter County Fixtures to roll us through the weekend
Week Ending Sunday, March 3rd
The end of February has certainly been an interesting one. We went from not winning a game last weekend to winning every game this weekend. Five games, five wins, and some shape forming on a couple of the league tables. Dublin’s Minor Camogie panel got their All Ireland campaign underway with a win over Wexford. Both Dublin Senior Men and Ladies Football panels registered wins over Mayo in Croke Park. Our Senior Camogie panel finished their League off with a win in Clare. And anyone that was lucky enough to be in Parnell Park to see Dublin’s Allianz Hurling League win over Waterford a feast for the senses.
And this weekend we go again with five more massive games. One on Saturday and four on Sunday. So let’s get you up to speed.
Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Div 1
Laois v Dublin
Saturday, March 2nd. Time TBC
Laois Venue TBC
Shane Plowman’s Intermediate Camogie Panel make the trip to Laois for the second round in this National Camogie League Division 2 competition. Dublin battled hard in their opening game against Antrim, but the Ulster side ran out winners by 0-09 to 0-07 in Parnells two weeks ago.
With a Bye Week out of the way, the girls in blue will look at Laois for their first result of the competition. Laois have already played two games, and are still looking for their first win in the League. Kilkenny were too strong in Round 1 winning by 2-09 to 0-07. And last week it was Derry who handed out another defeat, this time by eleven points. Laois will be looking to make a dent in the league table, but Dublin will also be hoping to secure a first win of the year.
The game will be played with Laois having home advantage. Venue and throw in time have yet to be confirmed.
Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship
Dublin v Longford
Sunday, March 3rd. Time TBC
Dublin Venue TBC
Both Dublin’s Senior and Minor Ladies have started their year off, and now its the turn of the U16’s to commence the 2019 Leinster Championship. And they take home advantage for their opening game against Longford this Sunday. After this weekend’s game Dublin will face Meath and Kildare in the hope of securing a slot on the 2019 final.
As with the Littlewoods Camogie Division 2 game we’ve yet to confirm a Dublin venue or throw in time. But we should be getting that shortly, so stay tuned.
Allianz National Football League Division 1
Roscommon v Dublin
Sunday, March 3rd. 2:00pm
Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon
Dublin football fans will hit the road again this weekend for their third away trip of the year. This time it’s over to Dr. Hyde Park to face Roscommon in the hope of gaining more ground in the Division 1 table. And it promises to be an interesting weekend with Mayo facing Galway and Kerry taking on Monaghan.
Jim Gavin’s men bounced back at the weekend to demolish a very poor Mayo side in Croke Park. And it saw the return of another couple of marquee players, Cian O’Sullivan and Ciaran Kilkenny. Cormac Costello once again put in a monumental performance, as he continues to push for a starting championship spot.
Roscommon have one only one in four games, with a draw giving them their other point in the table. They were unlucky to lose by a solitary score in Round 1 against Mayo, but bounced in Round 2 against Monaghan. A 1-10 a piece draw with Tyrone was followed by a nine points defeat to Cavan last weekend. They’ll be looking for consistency, but may not find it against a Dublin team growing in leaps and bounds.
Throw in is 2:00pm in Dr. Hyde Park
Lidl National Football League Division 1
Dublin v Westmeath
Sunday, March 3rd. 2:00pm
DCU Sportsgrounds, Dublin
Mick Bohan’s Dublin side put in a driven performance to steal a victory over Mayo on Saturday night in Croke Park and place them back in contention at the top of Division 1. Somewhere they feel comfortable as reigning champions. This weekend very familiar opponents in Westmeath come to the capital to try and break their momentum.
The Westmeath girls, have faced Dublin so many times in league and championship competition, there’s alway a bit of extra bite in this pairing. It’s been a rocky start to this year’s competition. The ladies from the Lake County started well with a win over Monaghan. But haven’t found a victory since. An eight point loss to Cork was followed by a 3-11 to 2-05 defeat at the hands of Galway last weekend.
Dublin haven’t missed a step since losing to Donegal on the opening day and their wins over Tipperary and Mayo has seen their confidence return. And they’ll be looking to pick up another three points this weekend to keep within reach of Donegal and Galway.
Throw in at DCU on Sunday is 2:00pm
Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B
Dublin v Laois
Sunday, March 3rd. 2:00pm
Parnell Park, Dublin
Dublin’s Parnell Park home ground delivered the atmosphere that yesterday game between the Dubs and Waterford truly deserved. And it really felt like the arrival of the Mattie Kenny era. Both sides, vying for slots in the knockout stages of the League pulled punches in a game where Dublin, through pure grit and determination came out on top.
Sunday is the closing round of the competition and Laois come to Parnell Park. And it will determine where the Dubs finish in the table. Right now they share second place with Waterford, biting at Galway’s heels. Galway and Waterford face each other on Sunday making things more interesting. Win lose or draw this weekend Dublin’s Quarter Final slot is secure. Results in this Division and Division 1A will determine the pairings.
Throw in again this Sunday is 2:00pm
And that’s your lot. Make sure to stay tuned to www.wearedublin.com and we’ll update you on all games throughout the week.