Leinster Football Championship Venues Confirmed

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The Dublin senior footballers will begin their quest for six All-Irelands-in-a-row in Portlaoise this year.

The venues and times for the Leinster Championship have been confirmed.

The Dubs come up against Westmeath on Saturday November 7th in Portlaoise with a 6.15pm throw-in time. The game will be played under lights.

On Sunday November 1st there will be three preliminary round matches. Wexford are at home to Wicklow and Offaly host Carlow while Louth and Longford meet in Cusack Park, Mullingar.

The final is scheduled for Croke Park on November 21st.

The Leinster Council have also confirmed that all four fixtures in this year’s senior hurling championship will take place in Croke Park.

It starts with the quarter-final meeting of Dublin and Laois on Saturday 24th October with throw-in at 6pm.

Both semi-finals will form a double header at Croke Park on October 31st with Dublin or Laois taking on Kilkenny and Wexford facing Galway.

The final will take place on November 14th.

However, a Gaelic Players Association survey is asking inter-county stars if they want the Allianz National Hurling and Football Leagues and Championships to go ahead as planned.

The representative body is posing the question directly to the players in a survey, with the results expected tomorrow.

Minister Simon Coveney has said he has worries for the GAA ahead of the resumption of inter-county action.

There are Covid-19 outbreaks in a number of county panels, including the Wexford hurlers and Fermanagh footballers.