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Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Delaney cup after the 2019 Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park in Dublin. 
Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Delaney cup after the 2019 Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park in Dublin. 

Westmeath to play Dublin in 2020 Leinster SFC Quarter-Final


2019 All-Ireland SFC and Leinster SFC Champions Dublin will begin the defence of their crowns in 2020 with a Leinster SFC quarter-final clash against Westmeath.

Jack O'Connor's first championship match as Kildare manager is a quarter-final meeting with either Carlow or Offaly, while new Wexford manager Paul Galvin's Championship blow will be against neighbours Wicklow in the first round.

Speaking to RTE this morning, RTÉ GAA analyst Colm O'Rourke said he believes both Meath and Kildare will soon push Dublin hard in Leinster, but not quite just yet.

"I think Kildare and Meath have the resources to take on Dublin," said O'Rourke.

"Meath, in particular, have been left behind a bit, but we're improving...hopefully improving rapidly. I think the experience of this year getting to the Super 8s, and the extra experience of the Division 1 league campaign next year is going to be brilliant for the Meath lads.

"Kildare are under a new manager, Jack O'Connor. He has won All-Irelands with Kerry: minor, senior, and under-21. He's a brilliant fella to have in charge there.

"I think it's exciting to see Paul Galvin take his first step into inter-county management. I think he really loves the idea of coaching, and I would expect to see rapid improvement from Wexford.

"They're fairly evenly balanced, and if you took Dublin out of the equation, it would look like a very competitive Leinster Championship. The rest could beat each other on any given Sunday."

The draws for the Munster and Connacht Senior Football Championships take place tomorrow morning, while the Ulster SFC draw is on Thursday.

The 2020 Leinster SFC draw in full is as follows.

First Round

Carlow v Offaly

Wexford v Wicklow

Louth v Longford

Quarter-Finals

Kildare v Carlow/Offaly

Meath v Wexford/Wicklow

Laois v Louth/Longford

Westmeath v Dublin

Leinster SFC 2020 draw. 
Leinster SFC 2020 draw.