Last weekend was a great weekend for GAA action and an even better weekend for Dublin! They took on Kilkenny on Saturday in a replay following their draw with the Cats the previous week. As my home county Galway experienced last year, it's difficult to beat Kilkenny once but almost impossible to beat them a second time so all the odds were pointing to a loss for Dublin. They couldn't have been more wrong as the Dubs went on to beat the Cats by a goal with the final score being 1-16 to 16 points. It was Dublin's first championship win over Kilkenny since 1942 so I'm sure there was plenty of celebrating going on in the capital on Saturday night!
The Dublin Senior Football team had another chance to give their fans a reason to celebrate as they took on Kildare on Sunday afternoon. Despite a strong start from Kildare, the Dubs went on to beat them 4-16 to 1-09, sending them onto the Leinster Final against Meath. I was disappointed for Kildare as I would have loved to have seen them get through to the final but in fairness the Dubs did deserve to win.
Looking ahead to this weekend I'm hoping Dublin aren't so lucky in their next hurling match as they take on current Leinster Champions, and my home county, Galway on Sunday in Croke Park. Galway had a great championship last year and managed to make it to the All-Ireland Final against Kilkenny so I'm hoping they bring the same performance to the game against the Dubs on Sunday. Hopefully they'll make it two in a row and win the Leinster title again this year, either way I wish them the best of luck on Sunday.
Apparently we're set for great weather this weekend so I hope you all enjoy making the most of it……..and don't forget to cheer for Galway on Sunday!