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Senior footballers ready to set out on Leinster road

Senior footballers ready to set out on Leinster road

Tue, 21st May 2019

Dublin's senior footballers' Championship quest begins in Portlaoise on Saturday evening when they play Louth in the Leinster SFC quarter-final. It’s part of a double-header with Carlow v Meath while Tullamore has another double-header on Sunday when Westmeath play Laois and Kildare play Longford.

Connacht stages semi-final action – Mayo v Roscommon in Castlebar on Saturday evening - while the busy weekend also features two Ulster quarter-finals, Antrim v Tyrone on Saturday and Fermanagh v Donegal on Sunday.

The full line-up is as follows


Leinster quarter-finals: Carlow v Meath, O’Moore Park, 5.0; Dublin v Louth, O’Moore Park, 7.0

Connacht semi-final: Mayo v Roscommon, Elverys MacHale Park, 7.0

Ulster quarter-final: Antrim v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 6.0


Leinster quarter-finals: Laois v Westmeath, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, 2.0; Kildare v Longford, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, 4.0.

Ulster quarter-final: Fermanagh v Donegal, Brewster Park 2.0


They meet in the championship for the first time since 2012 when Dublin won a Leinster quarter-final clash by 16 points, 2-22 to 0-12.


2012: Dublin 2-22 Louth 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)

2010: Dublin 2-14 Louth 0-13 (All-Ireland qualifier)

2008: Dublin 1-22 Louth 0-12 (Leinster quarter-final)

2003: Dublin 1-19 Louth 0-9 (Leinster quarter-final)

1999: Dublin 2-15 Louth 0-14 (All-Ireland quarter-final)

*Dublin are having their first outing in Championship 2019 as they set out in pursuit of a ninth successive provincial title and their 14th in 15 seasons.

*Louth beat Wexford by 0-22 to 1-14 in the Leinster 1st round last Sunday week.

*Louth are seeking their first championship win over Dublin since 1973 when they won a second round replay by 1-8 to 0-9 in Pairc Tailteann.

*Dublin and Louth have met 55 times in the championship. It’s 36-13 in Dublin’s favour, with six draws.

*Louth haven’t scored a goal against Dublin in their last six championship games.

*The winners will play Kildare or Longford in the Leinster semi-final on June 9.


They meet in the championship for a second successive year, with Kildare having won an All-Ireland qualifier (Round 2) tie by three points in Longford last June.


2018: Kildare 1-16 Longford 1-13 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

2015: Kildare 2-24 Longford 0-11 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

1983: Kildare 3-9 Longford 2-9 (Leinster quarter-final)

1974: Kildare 2-10 Longford 0-11 (Leinster quarter-final)

1973: Kildare 0-13 Longford 0-8 (Leinster quarter-final

*This will be Longford’s first game in this year’s championship, after earlier finishing fifth (three wins, a draw and three defeats) in Division 3.

*Kildare are having their second championship outing after beating Wicklow by 0-15 to 1-10 in the first round. Adam Tyrrell on 0-5 (0-4 frees) and Eoghan O’Flaherty on 0-4 were top scorers for the Lilywhites.

*Longford are bidding to reach the Leinster semi-finals for a second successive year, having beaten Meath to reach the last four in 2018.

*Kildare are attempting to reach the Leinster semi-finals for the 8th time in nine seasons. They reached seven semi-finals in a row in 2011-2017 but lost to Carlow in last year’s quarter-final.

*The winners play Dublin or Louth in the semi-final on June 9.


They meet in the Leinster quarter-final for a second successive year, with Laois having won by ten points in Tullamore last season. Paul Kingston scored 3-2 for Laois.


2018: Laois 4-13Westmeath 1-12 (Leinster quarter-final)

2004: Westmeath 0-12 Laois 0-10 (Leinster final replay)

2004: Laois 0-13 Westmeath 0-13 (Leinster final - draw)

2000: Westmeath 1-12 Laois 0-11 (Leinster quarter-final)

1999: Laois 1-16 Westmeath 1-8 (Leinster quarter-final)

*They are having their first outing in the 2019 championship after both won promotion from Division 3 on ten points. Laois had five wins and two defeats while Westmeath had four wins, two draws and one defeat.

*This will be their third clash of the year, with Westmeath having won the previous two by three points. It finished 0-13 to 0-10 for Westmeath in Round 4 of the Allianz League in Mullingar and 1-13 to 0-13 in the final in Croke Park.

*Laois are bidding to reach the Leinster semi-final for a second successive year. Westmeath lost to Laois in the quarter-final last year, having been semi-finalists in 2015-2016-2017.

*The winners play Carlow or Meath in the semi-finals on June 9.


Carlow have never beaten Meath in the championship, with their best performance of recent times against the Royals coming in 2012 when they drew a quarter-final before losing ht replay.


2014: Meath 7-13 Carlow 0-6 (Leinster quarter-final)

2012: Meath 2-21 Carlow 1-9 (Leinster quarter-final) Replay

2012: Meath 1-12 Carlow 1-12 (Leinster quarter-final) Draw

2008: Meath 1-25 Carlow 0-8 (Leinster 1st round)

2006: Meath 1-17 Carlow 0-12 (All-Ireland qualifiers)

*Carlow are having their first outing in this year’s championship, after being relegated from Division 3 of the Allianz League with two wins, one draw and four defeats from seven games.

*Meath, who were promoted to Division 1 this year, are having their second championship outing after beating Offaly by two points in the Leinster first round.

*Meath beat Carlow by 28 points (7-13 to 0-6) in the 2014 Leinster quarter-final. Mickey Newman scored 3-2 for the winners.

*The winners play Westmeath or Laois in the Leinster semi-final on June 9.


They meet in the Connacht championship for the first time since 2014 when Mayo won a semi-final by a point in Dr. Hyde Park. However, they have since met twice in the All-Ireland quarter-final, with Mayo winning a replay in 2017 after a 1-12 (Mayo) to 2-9 (Roscommon (draw).


2017: Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Replay

2017: Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 2-9 (All-Ireland quarter-final) Draw

2014: Mayo 0-13 Roscommon 1-9 (Connacht semi-final)

2013: Mayo 0-21 Roscommon 0-9 (2013 Connacht semi-final)

2011: Mayo 0-13 Roscommon 0-11 (Connacht final)

*Mayo beat New York by 1-22 to 0-4 while Roscommon beat Leitrim by 3-17 to 0-12 in the Connacht quarter-finals.

*Mayo are bidding to reach the Connacht final for the first time since 2015 while Roscommon are attempting to reach the decider for a fourth successive season.

*They sides met in the opening round of this year’s Allianz League in January when Mayo won by 1-8 to 1-7 in Castlebar.

*Anthony Cunningham is in his first season as Roscommon manager while James Horan is back in charge of Mayo, having previously been there in 2011-2014, a period in which they won four successive Connacht titles.

*Roscommon’s last win over Mayo in the championship was in 2001.

*The winners play Galway in the Connacht final on June 16.


They meet in the Ulster championship for the first time since 2010, when Tyrone won a quarter-final tie by four points.


2010: Tyrone 2-14 Antrim 1-13 (Ulster quarter-final)

2009: Tyrone 1-18 Antrim 0-15 (Ulster final)

1993: Tyrone 1-17 Antrim 1-9 (Ulster semi-final)

1988: Tyrone 3-13 Antrim 2-4 (Ulster quarter-final)

1987: Tyrone 2-6 Antrim 2-5 (Ulster quarter-final) (Replay)

*Tyrone beat Derry by 1-19 to 1-13 in the Ulster quarter-final.

*Antrim, who are having their first outing in this year’s championship, finished third in Division 4 with three wins and four defeats.

*Antrim’s last win in the Ulster championship was against Fermanagh in the 2014 quarter-final.

*Tyrone haven’t lost to Antrim in the Ulster championship since 1964 when they were beaten in a first round tie by four points.

*The winners play Donegal or Fermanagh in the semi-final on June 8.


They meet for a second successive year, with Donegal having won last year’s Ulster final by 12 points


2018: Donegal 2-18 Fermanagh 0-12 (Ulster final)

2016: Donegal 2-12 Fermanagh 0-11 (Ulster quarter-final)

2006: Donegal 0-11 Fermanagh 0-8 (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 4)

2004: Fermanagh 1-10 Donegal 0-12 aet (All-Ireland qualifier – Round 4)

2003: Fermanagh 0-10 Donegal 0-6 (Ulster quarter-final)

*Both are having their first outing in this year’s championship. Donegal took the Division 2 title (and promotion) earlier in the season after winning six and drawing two of eight games. Fermanagh finished third in Division 2 (three wins, two draws, two defeats).

*Fermanagh beat Donegal by three points (0-13 to 0-10) in Round 4 of this year’s Allianz League (Division 2) campaign in Letterkenny.

*Fermanagh’s last championship win over Donegal was in the 2004 qualifiers.

*The winners play Tyrone or Antrim in the Ulster semi-final on June 8.



May 5: Quarter-finals: Galway 0-16 London 1-9, McGovern Park, Ruislip; Mayo 1-22 New York 0-4, Gaelic Park.

May 12: Quarter-final: Roscommon 3-17 Leitrim 0-12, Dr. Hyde Park.

May 19: Semi-final: Galway 3-11 Sligo 0-7, Markievicz Park.

May 26: Semi-final: Mayo v Roscommon, Castlebar

June 16: Final: Galway v Mayo or Roscommon, Pearse Stadium


May 11: First round: Kildare 0-15 Wicklow 1-10, Netwatch Cullen Park.

May 12: First round: Louth 0-22 Wexford 1-14, Innovate Wexford Park; Meath 1-13 Offaly 0-14, Pairc Tailteann.

May 25: Quarter-finals: Dublin v Louth, Portlaoise; Carlow v Meath, Bord na Mona Park, Portlaoise.

May 26: Quarter-finals: Longford v Kildare, Tullamore; Westmeath v Laois, Tullamore

June 9: Semi-finals: Louth/Dublin v Kildare/Longford; Meath/Carlow v Westmeath/Laois. Both in Croke Park.

June 23: Final: Croke Park


May 11: Quarter-finals: Limerick 3-11 Tipperary 1-10, Semple Stadium; Clare 0-9 Waterford 0-8, Ennis

June 1: Semi-finals: Cork v Limerick, Pairc Ui Rinn; Clare v Kerry, Ennis

June 22: Final.


May 12: First round: Tyrone 1-19 Derry 1-13, Omagh.

May 18: Quarter-final: Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12, Kingspan Breffni Park.

May 19: Quarter-final: Armagh 2-17 Down 3-13 (aet), Newry.

May 25: Quarter-final: Antrim v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds.

May 26: Quarter-final: Fermanagh v Donegal, Brewster Park.

June 2: Semi-final: Cavan v Armagh.

June 8: Semi-final: Tyrone/Antrim v Fermanagh/Donegal.

June 23: Final: Clones


June 8: Qualifiers – Round 1: Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Leitrim, London, Tipperary, Waterford, Derry, Monaghan, Down; Carlow or Meath; Laois or Westmeath; Kildare or Longford; Dublin or Louth; Tyrone or Antrim; Donegal or Fermanagh.

June 22: Qualifiers – Round 2 (Round 1 winners v beaten provincial semi- finalists)

June 29: Qualifiers- Round 3 (Round 2 winners)

July 6: Qualifiers – Round 4 (Round 3 winners v beaten provincial finalists)

July 13/14: All-Ireland quarter-finals – Phase 1

July 20/21: All-Ireland quarter-finals – Phase 2

August 3/4/5: All-Ireland quarter-finals – Phase 3

August 10/11: All-Ireland semi-finals, Croke Park.

September 1: Final, Croke Park.

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