Weekend Preview- Dublin stand between under 16s and Leinster glory

by on the 20th of April 2016

Leinster U16A Championship Final

Kilkenny vs Dublin

Venue: Banagher, Offaly 3.45pm Referee: Aiden O’Brien

The Kilkenny under 16 team will hope to secure the Leinster title for the second year in succession when they take on Dublin in Banagher on Sunday.

The team are in brilliant form this year and ran through the group undefeated. They began the campaign against Sunday’s opponents and recorded a good 2-10 to 1-09 victory. They followed this up with a comprehensive victory away to Wexford on a 5-14 to 1-04 score line.  They secured top spot and the Leinster final place when they defeat Offaly last Saturday on a 7-10 to 0-08 points score line.

Dublin are after having a mixed campaign, they suffered an opening round defeat to Kilkenny 2-10 to 1-09, but bounced back brilliantly with a 4-16 to 1-03 victory over Offaly. They then suffered a third round defeat to Wexford on a 2-08 to 0-06 score line. There passage through to the Leinster final was not as secure as if Offaly defeated Kilkenny on Saturday last the Faithful would of securing the final berth.

Dublin will provide a stern test for Kilkenny and will hope to avenge not only there group defeat to the Cats but there Leinster final defeat last season. In saying this I feel Kilkenny are building great momentum throughout there Leinster campaign and the forward line are putting up some impressive score lines and I feel they will prove that bit to strong for the Metropolitans’ on Sunday and should claim victory after a tough encounter.

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