Kilkenny, Dublin and Wexford could all still end up going out of the championship next Saturday 1 week ago

Kilkenny, Dublin and Wexford could all still end up going out of the championship next Saturday

It's going to be some Saturday next Saturday.

Permutations

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So here we are, with one game to go.

Next weekend's fixtures:

Kilkenny v Wexford, Nowlan Park, 6.00
Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium, 6.00

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Galway are the only team who, regardless of what happens next week, have qualified for the All-Ireland series. They are also guaranteed a spot in the Leinster final unless they lose to Dublin and Kilkenny beat Wexford.

Kilkenny will be in the Leinster final if they beat Wexford. If they draw with Wexford, they will also be in the Leinster final as long as Dublin don't beat Galway. The only way they will be out of the championship then is if they lose to Wexford and Dublin beat or draw with Galway.

Wexford will qualify if they beat Kilkenny regardless of other results. For example, if they beat Kilkenny and Galway beat Dublin, then it's Dublin who'll be out on score difference. As mentioned above, if they beat Kilkenny and Dublin beat Galway, then Kilkenny will be out.

Dublin will be through if they get a result against Galway. The only way they'll go through, if they lose to Galway, is if Wexford don't beat Kilkenny.

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Laois must beat Westmeath to stay up.

 

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