No prize for Dublin county football champions

Dublin football may not have a representative in this year’s club championship should the senior team beat Donegal on Sunday week. The Leinster Council have rejected a request for the county champions’ opening fixture in the competition to be pushed back.

The Dublin champions are due to take on the Meath county winners on October 23, but if Dublin reach the All-Ireland final, they would then have just four free weekends to run off their championship. At the present time there are still five rounds to be run off and that doesn’t allow for draws.

“We asked for a bit of leeway but unfortunately the Leinster Council said that they were not in a position to accommodate us in any way,” explained Dublin chairman Andy Kettle.


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