Dublin Ladies Football Team Aims for 11th Straight Leinster Title Against Kildare

Dublin ladies football team defends Leinster title against Kildare, marking the start of the TG4 Championship season. Leinster LGFA celebrates 50 years, with provincial championships leading to the All-Ireland series.

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Dublin Ladies Football Team Aims for 11th Straight Leinster Title Against Kildare

Dublin Ladies Football Team Aims for 11th Straight Leinster Title Against Kildare

The Dublin ladies football team will open their bid for an 11th consecutive Leinster title when they face Kildare at Parnell Park on Sunday. Dublin, the reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions, will take on a Kildare side that won the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate title and earned promotion to Division 1 of the Lidl NFL in 2023.

Sunday's match features 11 survivors from Dublin's 2023 All-Ireland Final team, with some new additions to the squad. Kildare is also unchanged from their last outing. Dublin concluded their Lidl NFL Division 1 campaign with a victory over Armagh, while Kildare will be hoping to progress further in the coming weeks as they return to the Senior level for the first time since 2017.

The Dublin-Kildare fixture will be live-streamed on the Leinster LGFA Facebook Page and YouTube channel. It is part of a busy GAA weekend in Leinster, with championship fixtures also taking place in the Intermediate and Junior grades.

Why this matters: The Leinster Senior Ladies Football Championship marks the start of the TG4 Championship season, with Dublin aiming to continue their dominance in the province. The introduction of a round-robin format this year adds a new dimension to the competition.

The Leinster LGFA recently launched the 2024 TG4 Leinster Championships at Castle Durrow, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the LGFA. Leinster LGFA President Trina Murray expressed enthusiasm about the growth of Ladies Gaelic Football since 1974 and the upcoming Leinster Championship, stating, "We are really looking forward to the start of the Leinster Championship and seeing the best players in the province showcase their talents."

In addition to the Leinster Championship, the TG4 Munster Senior Championship will also commence this weekend, with Kerry hosting Tipperary and Waterford facing Cork in Round 1 matches. The provincial championships serve as a prelude to the highly anticipated All-Ireland series later in the summer.

Key Takeaways

  • Dublin ladies football team to face Kildare in Leinster title defense.
  • Kildare won 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate title, earning promotion to Division 1.
  • Dublin-Kildare match to be live-streamed on Leinster LGFA social media.
  • Leinster LGFA launches 2024 TG4 Leinster Championships, celebrating 50 years of LGFA.
  • TG4 Munster Senior Championship also commences this weekend.