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Stern Donegal test awaits the Dubs in Cavan

DUBLIN are in the All-Ireland Minor Championship semi-final on Saturday. They'll play Donegal in Breffni Park.

Dubs boss, Conor Barry, won't need directions. He's from Cavan. It's his first year as minor manager.

The Dubs have done well, storming through Leinster with handsome wins over Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Kildare before defeating Meath in the Leinster final.

But Conor knows the northern terrain will be more testing. Donegal come with a celebrated CV. They beat Cavan in the Ulster final. They scored six goals, Amber Barrett getting four of them.

The Cavan venue will bring back good memories for the Dubs. In 2008 they won their first All-Ireland title there.

They lifted the prize for the second time last season in Birr, overcoming Tyrone in a splendid spectacle.

Eight members of last season's crew are still on board, 15 clubs are represented in the squad.

Conor and his cohorts quickly got down to work when they were appointed. Such was the quality in the county that they could have picked two panels. Even three.

Ten of the players sat for their Leaving Cert, and now Conor is expecting Donegal to give the Dubs their biggest exam of all.

Board notes

July County Board Meeting: The July County Board meeting of Dublin LGFA will take place tonight at 7.30 in Parnell Park. All clubs are requested to have a representative in attendance.

Dublin LGFA Summer Camps: Dublin Ladies are hosting two summer camps – Week 1 will be held in St Margaret's GAA Club July 29th to August 2nd, Week 2 will be held in St Peregrines GAA club August 12th to 16th. The camp is for girls aged 9-13 years, cost €55, time 10am – 3pm.

Don't miss your chance to be coached by some of the best Intercounty players in Dublin including Denise Masterson, Amy McGuinness and Sinead Finnegan just to name a few.

For registration information contact camps@dublinladiesgaelic.ie or download the application form from www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie

Referee Recruitment: Well done to the 20 participants who took part in our Grab Your Whistle course last Saturday, thank you to course tutor Karen Togher.

The second course which is taking place on 10th August in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney is fully booked.

Additional courses will be organised later in the year.

Intercounty Update: The Dublin minors will take on Ulster Champions Donegal in the minor All-Ireland semi-final this Saturday July 20th at 2.0 in Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Best wishes to minor Captain Molly Lamb, all the squad and their management team – COYGIB.

Leinster Success: Congratulations to the Dublin senior team on retaining their Leinster crown in impressive fashion last Saturday versus Meath. The Dubs ran out convincing winners on a score line of 3-14 to 0-9 with St Brigid's Noelle Healy being named Player of the Match.

Images from the Leinster final can be viewed on GAApics.com

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