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2019 Leinster Football Championship tonight & Leinster Name Champions Cup Team

: 10/11/2018 - 12:58

The Leinster football championship Draw takes place tonight at 8.30 and will be televised live.

The format is as usual with 7 Teams making up Pot 1 and the remaining 4, who reached the Leinster semi finals this year, making up Pot 2

So, Dublin, Carlow Longford and Laois are automatically in the Quarter Final, where they await the winners of Round 1.

* First team drawn from Pot 1 plays Second team drawn from Pot 1 in 1st Round, and so on to create 3 first round fixtures.  The remaining team will go straight to a Quarter final.

* The winner of each 1st round game will play a team drawn from Pot 2 in the Quarter Final.

Should Dublin’s Quarter Final be played away from Croke Park, it can take place at any of four other venues; Bord na Móna O’Connor Park Tullamore, Innovate Wexford Park, O’Moore Park Portlaoise and Nowlan Park Kilkenny.

Draw Format is:

(Pot 1: 7 teams): Kildare Louth, Meath, Offaly, Wexford, Westmeath & Wicklow:  3 pairings.  The winners plus remaining Pot 1 team team to be drawn vs the 4 Pot 2 teams for the Quarter finals.

(Pot 2: 4 Quarter final teams): Carlow, Dublin, Laois & Longford

New Mayo manager James Horan faces a trip to New York in the Connacht quarters.  Galway will go London.

Cork and Kerry will be kept apart in the Munster football semi finals. with Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford awaiting a draw for the quarters.

The first two teams drawn in Ulster football will face a preliminary round game, with an Open Draw after that.

In the Leinster hurling championship:

Dublin will begin the round-robin next year against Kilkenny, while Joe McDonagh Cup winners Carlow start with a trip to Galway.

Wexford are idle in the first round and will play Dublin the following week.


In the Manguard Plus Minor A championship semi final last night, Clane beat Eadestown by 0-13 to 1-2.

It will be Clane’s 4th consecutive appearance in the final; where they will play Naas on Sunday, October 21st.

Moorefield and Athy will meet in the senior final also on that day.


Shane Long is a major doubt for the Republic of Ireland's Nations League clash with Denmark on Saturday.

The Southampton striker is still nursing an ankle injury and won't train until tomorrow.

Wales star Gareth Bale's chances of playing against Ireland next Tuesday are now rated '50/50'.

The Real Madrid forward will sit out tonight's friendly against Spain.

The Republic of Ireland under 21’s need a win this afternoon to keep alive their hopes of European Championship qualification.

Noel King's side need to beat Israel in Akko if they're to go into their final match with a prospect of overhauling Norway in the playoff spot.

Kick off this afternoon is at 3.

The Leinster Rugby team to play Wasps at the RDS Arena tomorrow, at 7.45pm, in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup has been named.

Johnny Sexton will partner Luke McGrath.

Garry Ringrose comes in at outside-centre with Robbie Henshaw.

Jordan Larmour is on the right wing, with Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden.

There’s a new front row of Cian Healy, Seán Cronin and Tadhg Furlong.

Devin Toner and James Ryan are the second row.

In the back row, Dan Leavy moves from openside to blindside, Josh van der Flier starts and Jack Conan is number 8.


Niamh Coyne has won Ireland's first medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

The Dubliner took silver in the women's 100-metre breaststroke.

There was quarter final disappointment for Dubliner Nhat Nguyen in the badminton last night.

Despite winning the first set, he lost 2 sets to 1 to the fifth seed, Shifeng Li of China.


At the British Masters, England’s Matt Wallace leads in the clubhouse on 6 under.

Last year’s winner, Wicklow’s Paul Dunne is 2 under after 17

Padraigh Harrington is 1 over after 16

Shane Lowry is just underway.

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