Leinster club draws
NEXT SUNDAY’S newlycrowned county champions, either St. Patrick’s or Kiltegan, will be away to the Carlow champions in the first round of the Leinster club football competition this year. That game is fixed for October 26.
And should they win, Wicklow will have a home game against the Longford champions in the second round which is scheduled for November 9.
In the Leinster Club championship draws, revealed this week, Wicklow’s Senior hurling champions will be at home to the Kildare champions in the Intermediate competition on October 26. Should they win, Wicklow will also have home venue in the semi-final against Meath.
In the Leinster Intermediate club football, Wicklow’s representatives will be at home to Kilkenny’s Senior champions on November 2 and, should they win, they will again be at home to Longford in the quarter-final on November 9.
Wicklow still have to sort out their position in regard to the Leinster Club Junior hurling. In this competition they are represented by their Intermediate hurling champions but Glenealy Intermediates - winners of the county title - are ineligible because they come from a Senior club. The other two Intermediate teams in the county are also from Senior clubs, so Wicklow will have sort this matter out with Leinster Council.
In any event, Wicklow’s representatives are fixed to play the winners of Kildare v. Carlow away on November 2.
Wicklow’s Junior football champions have also pulled an away draw against the Laois champions in the Leinster club Junior football on October 26, but the winners will be at home to Carlow in the quarter-final on November 9.