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Minor hurlers ready for opening test against Kilkenny

Minor hurlers ready for opening test against Kilkenny

Thu, 25th April 2019

Dublin commence their Leinster MHC (U17) campaign this Saturday when they travel to Nowlan Park to face Kilkenny (4.0).

It's a repeat of last year's thrilling  provincial decider that Dublin won 6-19 to 7-12 in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

The young Dubs, who are managed by Mike Connolly (pictured), who also took charge last year, are grouped in Tier 1 with Offaly and Wexford as well as Kilkenny.

The Tier 1 teams progress to last-eight at least with the top two heading straight into the semi-finals and the bottom two the quarter-finals.

"It's a very important game for us on Saturday as fellas need to get out their and perform," said the Dublin manager.

"You can not overestimate the importance of these type of matches as it gives the lads a taste of what championship is all about and is far more valuable than any number of training sessions.

"Playing Kilkenny on their home turf will be a great experience for all of the lads involved, whether they were on the panel last year or not.

"We are going down to play in a proper stadium on a top hurling pitch against a very good team and it is this type of challenge that keeps everyone going over the months of training," added Mike.

Dublin will be captained by Thomas Davis' Adam Waddick.

2019 Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship (U17)

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3

Tier 1 – Round 1
1.KilkennyvDUBLIN27.4.2019 Nowlan Park4.00pm
2.OffalyvWexford27.4.2019 BNM O’Connor Park4.00pm

Tier 1 – Round 2
3.WexfordvKilkenny4.5.2019Bellefield, Enniscorthy2.00pm
4.DUBLINvOffaly4.5.2019Parnell Park2.00pm

Tier 1 – Round 3
5.KilkennyvOffaly11.5.2019 Nowlan Park4.45pm
6.WexfordvDUBLIN11.5.2019 Bellefield, Enniscorthy2.00pm

  • Knock Out Stages (Round 1) – 18.5.2019
  • Preliminary Qt-Finals (Round 2) – 25.5.2019
  • Quarter-Finals – 8.6.2019
  • Semi-Finals – 15.6.2019
  • Final – 29.6.2019
    • Top 2 Teams in Tier 1 – Qualify for Semi-Finals
    • Bottom 2 Teams in Tier 1 – Qualify for Quarter-Finals
    • Teams in Tier 2 (4) and Tier 3 (3) play for position
  • Knock Out
    Round 1
    A. 1st in Tier 3 v 4th in Tier 2
    B. 2nd in Tier 3 v 3rd in Tier 2
    c. 3rd in Tier 3 v 2nd in Tier 2
    1st in Tier 2 (bye)

    Round 2 (2 games)
    Winners of A, B, C and 1st in Tier 2

    Seeded Draw
    Bowl 1 – 2 Teams from Tier 1
    Bowl 2 – 2 Winners from Round 2

     1st in Tier 1 v Lowest place qualifier
    2nd in Tier 1 v 2nd lowest placed qualifer

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