We could be hosting the All-Ireland champions in Wexford Park…
Wexford have been drawn against Wicklow in the opening round of the Leinster Football Championship. Six-in-a-row All-Ireland champions, Dublin, awaits the winner of that game in the Leinster Championship Football Quarter-final.
The Wicklow football manager, Davy Burke, has called on the Leinster Council to ensure that the winner of the Wicklow and Wexford game receives home advantage when one team will inevitably face the Dubs.
“I couldn’t see any merit in bringing it to Portlaoise or Carlow or anywhere, I absolutely don’t see how on earth that game can go ahead anywhere else other than Aughrim or Wexford Park.”
“There are probably going to be no crowds, or if we are lucky extremely limited crowds, so that won’t be an issue.”
“If they are serious at the top table about developing and pushing counties on and trying to make the Leinster Championship more competitive it has to be played in Aughrim or Wexford Park,” Burke told SunSport.
Although Dublin may come to Wexford Park in 2021, we can expect that attendees at Wexford Park would be limited due to Covid-19.
Given the fact that Dublin have not played an away game in the Leinster Championship since their clash against Longford in 2006, perhaps this is wishful thinking.
However, with some pressure and with the powers-that-be being aware that Wexford are a Division 4 team, the Dubs could potentially come to Wexford Park to start their quest for a historic seven-in-a-row All-Ireland football titles.
In other news, Wexford have been drawn against Laois in the Leinster Hurling Championship Quarter-hurling final which will be played at a neutral venue.
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