The Fixtures for the 2019 Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football and Hurling Championships have been revealed.
The Kildare Minor Footballers who went all the way to a Leinster Final last year before being well beaten by Meath are in a group that includes Wicklow, Louth and Kilkenny.
The team who will be managed by former Junior boss Colin Ward will be familiar with Wicklow after playing them in two cracking semi-finals last year and this new group will come face to face with the Garden County at Newbridge on the 23rd of April.
Away games will then follow in Drogheda and Kilkenny and with two qualifying from the group for the quarter-finals, Kildare will fancy their chances.
On the other hand the Hurlers are in a tier 2 Group involving Laois, Westmeath and Antrim.
Like the football they have one home game when Laois come to St.Conleths on Saturday the 4th of May before travelling away to Westmeath and a neutral venue in Abbotstown for the Antrim game.
Unlike the Football though they are at least guaranteed a spot in the knockout stages and the group games are about trying to get a favourable draw.
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Group 3
Round 1- Kildare v Wicklow – Tuesday the 23rd of April in St.Conleths Park, Newbridge at 7.00
Round 2 – Louth v Kildare – Wednesday the 8th of May in the Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda at 7.00
Round 3- Kilkenny v Kildare- Wednesday the 15th of May in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny at 7.00
Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Tier 2
Round 1 – Antrim v Kildare- Saturday the 27th of April in Abbotstown at 3.00
Round 2 – Kildare v Laois – Saturday the 4th of May in St.Conleths Park, Newbridge at 2.00
Round 3 – Westmeath v Kildare – Saturday the 11th of May in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2.00
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