Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship 2022

Leinster GAA Crest [References: CP-2]


Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship 2022

Match Day Round 1
(Round 1)
5-10 (25) - 0-10 (10)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Louth vs Carlow

(Round 1)
1-15 (18) - 1-12 (15)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Wexford vs Offaly

(Round 1)
5-15 (30) - 4-12 (24)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Wicklow vs Laois

Match Day Quarter-Finals
0-4 (4) - 1-24 (27)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Wexford vs Dublin

3-13 (22) - 0-14 (14)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Westmeath vs Longford

4-13 (25) - 1-12 (15)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Meath vs Wicklow

2-22 (28) - 0-12 (12)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Kildare vs Louth

Match Day Semi-Finals
1-21 (24) - 2-15 (21)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Kildare vs Westmeath

1-27 (30) - 1-14 (17)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dublin vs Meath

Match Day Final
5-17 (32) - 1-15 (18)
Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dublin vs Kildare

Scoreboard compiled from scoreboards in S-3 and S-4. Please visit the GAA Website for Official Scores at [References: S-3]

Round 1 Report

Louth opened the 2022 Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship with a convincing 5-10 to 0-10 victory over Carlow. Wexford meanwhile defeated Offaly by three points (1-15 to 1-12) at Wexford Park, and Wicklow won by six points versus Laois in an extremely high-scoring match which saw nine goals in total, Wicklow prevailing 5-15 to 4-12. Louth, Wexford and Wicklow progressed to the Leinster Quarter-Finals while Carlow, Offaly and Laois entered the All-Ireland Qualifiers at the Round 1 Stage. [References S-3 to S-4]


Dublin bounced back from National League disappointment with a resounding 1-24 to 0-4 victory over Wexford. Westmeath had an eight point win over Longford thanks to three goals, the final score being 3-13 to 0-14. [References S-3 to S-4]


Kildare defeated Westmeath by 1-21 to 2-15 while Dublin had one of their easier games versus Meath, winning 1-27 to 1-14. [References S-3 to S-4]


The Dublin bandwagon rolled on as the Dubs won 5-17 to 1-15 versus neighbours Kildare. [References S-3 to S-4]

ABOUT the GAA Football Senior Championship

The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) has its own brand of Football: Gaelic Football or simply GAA Football, in Ireland, played with 15 players per team, and goals worth three points and over-the-bar (points) worth one point (The goals are similar to Rugby but there is a Goalkeeper to prevent goals). It is like a cross between Soccer and Rugby, with players allowed handle the ball, but may not pick it up off the ground without the aid of their feet, and limited running with the ball [References 5-6].

The GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is the pinnacle to the Inter-County and GAA Football seasons, the Elite players representing their Counties as well as Clubs. It usually takes places in the second half of the GAA Inter-County season, from early April until the September when the All-Ireland finals are played. The format is increasingly complex each year, with the traditional four Provincial Championships preceeding the All-Ireland Championship. [References: 5-8]


There is since 2001 a “Back Door” or Double Elimination system in place whereby Counties defeated prior to the Provincial Finals can re-enter the draw via the All-Ireland Qualifiers, from which four Qualifiers meet the Four Provincial Champions in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals. From the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals onwards there is Single Elimination (Straight Knockout) in place to decide the All-Ireland Champions and the winners of the Sam McGuire Cup. [References: 4, 8]

From 2022 the Tailteann Cup has been introduced, whereby Counties from Roinn’s 3 and 4 exclusively in the GAA National Football Leagues (Divisions 3 and 4) can compete for a “Division 2” Championship and have the realistic chance of winning an All-Ireland Championship. Counties which reach their Provincial Final are excluded from the Tailteann Cup. [References: 4, 8]


[S-3] GAA (2022) Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.gaa.ie/football/leinster-gaa-football-senior-championship/ [Accessed 27 January 2022][Last Accessed 4 June 2022]

[S-4] Malachy Logan, Ed. (2022) “Gaelic Games: All-Ireland Championships – 2022 Football Championship” The Irish Times Sports Supplement. Monday. April 18, 2022. pg. 4 – Print Edition. Online Edition available to view at: https://www.irishtimes.com/sport – Full content available on subscription.

Provincial Crest References

[CP-2] Leinster GAA | Twitter (2019) Leinster GAA Profile Image [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1032596419776053249/1SqW6Soj_400x400.jpg%5BAccessed 11 December 2019]

Leinster GAA County Crest references

[CC-6] Dublin GAA (2014) logo-20140709-1 [Internet] Available from: https://assets.dublingaa.ie/assets/images/design/logo-20140709-1.png [Accessed 14 August 2020]

[CC-7] Carlow GAA Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, August 15, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CarlowGAAOfficial/photos/a.156537921039580/3928084857218182 [Accessed 27 January 2022][Actual Crest Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/117707108_3928084867218181_7862508667409688493_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=174925&_nc_ohc=AnA2bXILtc0AX_jSq1d&_nc_oc=AQm8cNFcQNqzVWSqcW8NOMA-wl4aTdi1ejBhjZDouh40RAvS5ts43WteqhknUvKfQteNTFSDwdldlIH5yy6E0WZX&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT9H0GBrEn8HIO3998Zpp7c2rGrTPDEqAMSVj2qtunBqmQ&oe=62165CE4 [Accessed 27 January 2022]

[CC-8] Seeklogo (2021) kilkenny-gaa-logo-8C142E60F2-seeklogo.com [Internet] Available from: http://seeklogo.com/images/K/kilkenny-gaa-logo-8C142E60F2-seeklogo.com.gif [Accessed 27 June 2021]

[CC-9] Kildare GAA (2018) Kildare GAA Crest http://kildare.clubandcounty.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2018/03/Kildare-Crest.jpg [Accessed 30 August 2019]

[CC-10] GAA Handball (2020) wicklow [Internet] Available from: https://assets.gaahandball.ie/assets/images/crests_county/wicklow.png [Accessed 22 December 2020]

[CC-11] Westmeath GAA (2018) westmeath-logo-400×240 [Internet] Available from: https://westmeathgaa.ie/cd/uploads/2018/06/westmeath-logo-400×240.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[CC-12] Forza 27 (2012) LAOIS-crest-new [Internet] Available from: http://www.forza27.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LAOIS-crest-new.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[CC-13] Wexford GAA Facebook (2020) Profile Picture, January 3, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/wexgaa/photos/a.170202966361853/2567058146676311/ [Accessed 3 July 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/81375693_2567058156676310_564234079923339264_n.png?_nc_cat=106&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=TFOr_vR6_rYAX8ZNkoh&tn=7uF7rGUPgPXI7zGG&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT8_2Ff7qgvigFJey7f6fBfTyev6wQCC_6MZYwjJeCK50Q&oe=6218BF3D ][Accessed 27 January 2022]

[CC-14] Longford GAA (2019) unnamed [Internet] Available from: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/Ri98Rwtb7iqntwoJXcI3mkAZIIWMwAlk_kVonrld1ePfK43bjlgeGg8YIJKx4sv-fIcWJJ5fV0dsTCFkDtYmAjUfDLdXWw1AYgvBwU9vytkk_g [Accessed 16 August 2020]

[CC-15] Forza 27 (2012) LOUTH-logo-new-ea [Internet] Available from: http://www.forza27.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LOUTH-logo-new-ea.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[CC-16] McGrane Physio (2015) logos-aboutus-meath [Internet] Available from: https://www.mcgranephysio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/logos-aboutus-meath.png [Accessed 3 July 2021]

[CC-17] Offaly GAA (2019) offaly-gaa-logo-01 [Internet] Available from: https://offaly.gaa.ie/wp-content/themes/c_and_c_offaly/img/offaly-gaa-logo-01.png %5BAccessed 9 September 2020]


Thanks to Michael O’Callaghan, Pippo O’Grady, Edmund Corrigan & Decy Maher


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Last Updated: 4 June 2022

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