Dublin Begin 2020 Lidl Ladies NFL Campaign With Home Game Against Tipperary Followed By Away Trip To Mayo

A Dublin ladies Footballer is tackled by two Tipperary players, both teams meet in the opening round of the 2020 Lidl Ladies NFL

Reigning champions Cork will face Westmeath at home in the opening round in Division 1 of the 2020 Lidl Ladies NFL on Sunday, January the 26th.

The Leesiders regained the title they had previously won in 2017 by defeating Galway in the Final at Parnell Park last May.

2019 runners-up Galway, who also contested the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final, will have home advantage against Waterford as they kickstart their new season in the opening round of National League fixtures.

Elsewhere, TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin will play host to the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate winners Tipperary, while Donegal make the trip to Mayo on the opening day.

Looking ahead, Dublin have three mouth-watering fixtures to look forward to in Rounds 2, 3 and 4, of the 2020 Lidl Ladies NFL, they face Mayo away from home, before welcoming Cork and Galway to the capital on successive weekends.

Cork defeated Dublin in an epic 2019 Lidl NFL Division 1 semi-final, after extra-time at Nowlan Park, but the Sky Blues gained revenge in front of 10,886 spectators at Croke Park in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior semi-final.

Dublin then went on to beat Galway in front of a record 56,114 attendance in the 2019 TG4 All-Ireland Final, to land the Brendan Martin Cup for a third successive year.

Cork will also note the visit to Tipperary in Round 2 of the 2020 Lidl National League, having lost out to the Premier County on home soil in this year’s competition.

Meanwhile, the Connacht derby between Galway and Mayo has been pencilled in for Round 7, on Sunday, March 29.

In Division 2, Cavan host Kerry, Armagh make the trip to Clare, Meath entertain Tyrone, and Monaghan are the visitors to Wexford in the opening round.

In Division 3, Round 1, Fermanagh are at home to Kildare, Laois take on Wicklow in an all-Leinster affair, Longford are up against Down, and there’s a Connacht derby between Roscommon and Sligo.

And in Division 4, Antrim take on Offaly, Carlow are at home to Limerick, while Leitrim make the trip to Derry.

The LGFA has also confirmed that the top two finishers will progress straight to the Finals in each of the divisions.

The 2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League Finals will be played on the weekend of April 18/19.

2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League Fixtures:

Division 1:

Round 1: January 26th 2020

Cork v Westmeath

Dublin v Tipperary

Galway v Waterford

Mayo v Donegal

 

Round 2: February 2nd 2020

Mayo v Dublin

Tipperary v Cork

Waterford v Donegal

Westmeath v Galway

 

Round 3: February 9th 2020

Donegal v Galway

Dublin v Cork

Mayo v Waterford

Tipperary v Westmeath

 

Round 4: February 23rd 2020

Cork v Mayo

Dublin v Galway

Waterford v Tipperary

Westmeath v Donegal

 

Round 5: March 8th 2020

Donegal v Cork

Galway v Tipperary

Mayo v Westmeath

Waterford v Dublin

 

Round 6: March 22nd 2020

Donegal v Dublin

Galway v Cork

Tipperary v Mayo

Westmeath v Waterford

 

Round 7: March 29th 2020

Cork v Waterford

Galway v Mayo

Tipperary v Donegal

Westmeath v Dublin

 

Relegation/Playoff Dates:

April 4/5

April 11/12

 

Final:

April 18/19

 

Division 2:

Round 1: January 26th 2020

Cavan v Kerry

Clare v Armagh

Meath v Tyrone

Wexford v Monaghan

 

Round 2: February 2nd 2020

Armagh v Tyrone

Cavan v Meath

Monaghan v Clare

Wexford v Kerry

 

Round 3: February 9th 2020

Cavan v Wexford

Kerry v Armagh

Meath v Monaghan

Tyrone v Clare

 

Round 4: February 23rd 2020

Clare v Meath

Kerry v Tyrone

Moanghan v Cavan

Wexford v Armagh

 

Round 5: March 8th 2020

Armagh v Meath

Clare v Cavan

Kerry v Monaghan

Tyrone v Wexford

 

Round 6: March 22nd 2020

Cavan v Armagh

Clare v Wexford

Meath v Kerry

Monaghan v Tyrone

 

Round 7: March 29th 2020

Armagh v Monaghan

Kerry v Clare

Tyrone v Cavan

Wexford v Meath

 

Relegation/Playoff Dates:

April 4/5

April 11/12

 

Final:

April 18/19

 

Division 3:

Round 1: January 26th 2020

Fermanagh v Kildare

Laois v Wicklow

Longford v Down

Roscommon v Sligo

 

Round 2: February 2nd 2020

Down v Fermanagh

Kildare v Sligo

Roscommon v Laois

Wicklow v Longford

 

Round 3: February 9th 2020

Fermanagh v Roscommon

Kildare v Wicklow

Laois v Longford

Sligo v Down

 

Round 4: February 23rd 2020

Down v Roscommon

Longford v Fermanagh

Kildare v Laois

Wicklow v Sligo

 

Round 5: March 8th 2020

Down v Wicklow

Laois v Fermanagh

Roscommon v Kildare

Sligo v Longford

 

Round 6: March 22nd 2020

Fermanagh v Sligo

Kildare v Longford

Laois v Down

Wicklow v Roscommon

 

Round 7: March 29th 2020

Down v Kildare

Longford v Roscommon

Sligo v Laois

Wicklow v Fermanagh

 

Relegation/Playoff Dates:

April 4/5

April 11/12

 

Final:

April 18/19

 

Division 4:

Round 1: January 26th 2020

Antrim v Offaly

Carlow v Limerick

Derry v Leitrim

Louth – Bye

 

Round 2: February 2nd 2020

Antrim v Louth

Limerick v Derry

Offaly v Carlow

Leitrim – Bye

 

Round 3: February 9th 2020

Derry v Offaly

Leitrim v Antrim

Louth v Limerick

Carlow – Bye

 

Round 4: February 23rd 2020

Carlow v Derry

Limerick v Offaly

Louth v Leitrim

Antrim – Bye

 

Round 5: March 8th 2020

Carlow v Antrim

Derry v Louth

Leitrim v Limerick

Offaly – Bye

 

Round 6: March 22nd 2020

Antrim v Derry

Carlow v Leitrim

Offaly v Louth

Limerick – Bye

 

Round 7: March 29th 2020

Leitrim v Offaly

Limerick v Antrim

Louth v Carlow

Derry – Bye

 

Relegation/Playoff Dates:

April 4/5

April 11/12

 

Final:

April 18/19