A bumper weekend of Inter County Fixtures and the beginning of both the Senior Ladies and Men’s All Ireland Championships

Weekly Inter County Fixtures

Week Ending, Sunday, July 14th

We’re almost over the heartbreak of Dublin’s loss to Laois last weekend in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier, but there’s no time to rest as we’re back out this weekend with six more games over Saturday and Sunday.

Obviously the U20 Footballers played last night and advance to the Leinster Final against Laois on July 19th. So let’s get the other weekend fixtures covered.

Dublin V Waterford
TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship
Saturday, July 13th. 3:30pm
O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

We’ve only just left O’Moore Park and we’re back there again this weekend. Reigning TG4 Senior Champions Dublin start the defence of their title with an opening round game against Waterford. It’s the first of two fixtures, with the other being a home tie against Monaghan on July 27th before the competition reaches the knockout stages.

Mick Bohan’s panel recently secured another Leinster Championship, beating Westmeath in the Netwatch Cullen Park final. But the stakes get raised again as the crosshairs will be firmly fixed on Dublin as they look to capture their third consecutive All Ireland title.

Tipperary v Dublin
Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 13th. 5:00pm
The Ragg, Tipperary

With Cork on nine points, and Tipperary and Waterford on six each, Dublin are chasing a vital win this weekend as they travel to The Ragg.

Frank Brownes side come into this game following two losses on the bounce, including a heavy defeat to Cork. And this game couldn’t be more important. But Tipperary are building a head of steam with two consecutive wins under their belt. the momentum is certainly in their favour, more so with home advantage.

Dublin still have a chance to make the knockouts, but time is running out.

Westmeath v Dublin
Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie Championship
Saturday, July 13th. 5:00pm
Coralstown GAA, Kinnegad

It’s one win in three games for Dave Dunning’s Intermediate panel. And this weekend’s opponents are no strangers to Dublin. Westmeath beat the girls in blue a couple of years ago to lift the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior title, the trophy Dublin lifted one year later.

There’s never any love lost when these two sides meet and this weekend should be no different. Like their Senior counterparts, Dublin suffered a heavy defeat to Cork away from home last weekend. So they’re looking for more round robin points before facing Galway and Antrim.

Dublin v Cork
All Ireland Senior Football Super 8’s Phase 1
Saturday, July 13th. 7:00pm
Croke Park, Dublin

The Drive For Five finally begins and all roads lead to Croke Park this Saturday evening. Jim Gavin’s men are once again on the cusp of a potentially historical summer. And Saturday is game number one.

Cork come to Croke Park having traversed the final qualifying round following defeat to Kerry in the Munster Final. They beat Laois comfortably last weekend on a 4-20 to 1-15 scoreline and will be looking forward to getting out on the Croke Park surface.

It’s the first of two games for Dublin in Croke Park on two consecutive weekends as they’ll return to face Roscommon in Phase 2 on July 20th before travelling North to face Tyrone in the final phase.

Weekly Inter County Fixtures

Dublin v Wexford
Leinster U18A Camogie Championship
Sunday, July 14th. 12:30pm
Parnells GAA, Coolock

Originally scheduled for last week, Dublin get their Leinster U18 Camogie Championship underway with a home tie against Wexford. And they’ll want to register a result this Sunday as Wexford were victorious over Dublin last year, sending the girls in blue into the shield competition. They’ll travel to Kilkenny midweek for Round 2, before finishing the rounds in Offaly on the 24th.

Dublin v Galway
All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship
Sunday, July 14th. 2:30pm
Parnells GAA, Coolock

It’s Round 2 in this year’s All Ireland U16 Camogie Championship. Last week Dublin got off the perfect start beating Clare by 3-18 to 1-06. They’ll certainly face a tougher task in Galway on Sunday, with Galway hammering Wexford by 6-15 to 1-12 in their opener.

A year ago Dublin faced Galway in the competition’s Shield Final, and Galway were 3-15 to 0-07 winners in Coralstown. Let’s hope there’s a different result this Sunday.