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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Here's the 29 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on this week

The dates, times and venues are in for this week’s games.

Paul Mannion will be in action for Dublin tomorrow night.
Paul Mannion will be in action for Dublin tomorrow night.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE FIRST U21 silverware of the season will be handed out this week while the final round of the Allianz football league also takes place.

Dublin and Meath head to Portlaoise tomorrow night to square off in this year’s Leinster U21 football final. Dublin are chasing their fourth title in six years in this grade while Meath last won at this level in 2001.

The Ulster U21 football semi-finals also take place on Wednesday with Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal and Armagh all battling it out.

There’s also five finals down for decision in the Masita Post-Primary All-Ireland schools championships this weekend.

And then on Sunday the promotion and relegation issues will be finally sorted out in the four divisions of the Allianz football league. There are also finals in the lower tiers of the hurling league.

Here’s what’s in store:


Leinster U21FC final
Dublin v Meath, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7.30pm, (Ref: Fergal Barry, Kildare).

Ulster U21FC semi-finals
Cavan v Monaghan, Athletic Grounds, 8pm, (Ref: Ronan Barry, Down).
Donegal v Armagh, Healy Park, Omagh, 8pm, (Ref: Sean Hurson, Tyrone).

Patrick McBrearty Donegal's Patrick McBrearty. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO



Connacht U21FC final
Leitrim v Roscommon, Páirc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2.30pm.

Division 3
Limerick v Cavan, Gaelic Grounds, 4pm, (Ref: James Bermingham, Cork).


Division 2B final
Down v Wicklow, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 3pm, (Ref: John Keane, Galway).

Masita All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Championships

Croke Cup final (SAHC)
Kilkenny CBS v St Kieran’s, Nowlan Park, 5pm, (Ref: Alan Kelly, Galway)

Paddy Buggy Cup final (SBHC)
Roscrea CS v Cross & Passion College Ballycastle, Nowlan Park, 3.15pm (Ref: John Keenan, Wicklow).

Dr Eamonn O’Sullivan Cup final (SCFC)
Coláiste Ghobnatan Ballyvourney v Ardee CS, O’Moore Park, 2pm, (Ref: Maurice Deegan, Laois).

Br Edmund Ignatius Rice Cup final replay (SDFC)
St Joseph’s HS Crossmaglen v Our Lady’s Secondary School Belmullet, Ballyshannon, 2pm, (Ref: TBC).

Paul McGirr Cup final (JAFC)
Good Counsel College New Ross v Rochestown College Cork, Clonmel, 5pm, (Ref: Damian Brazil, Offaly).

Kilkenny CBS players celebrate with the cup at the end of the match 9/3//2014 Kilkenny CBS players celebrate their Leinster colleges final win. Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO


(All games 3pm unless stated)


Division 1
Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, (Ref: Eddie Kinsella, Laois), (TG4 deferred)
Kildare v Westmeath, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, (Ref: Derek O’Mahony, Tipperary). Mayo v Derry, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, (Ref: David Coldrick, Meath).
Tyrone v Dublin, Healy Park, Omagh, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo), (TG4 live).

Division 2
Armagh v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, (Ref: Fergal Kelly, Longford).
Laois v Down, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork).
Louth v Meath, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry).
Monaghan v Galway, St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, (Ref: Anthony Nolan, Wicklow).

Gary Sice and Dessie Mone Monaghan take on Galway on Sunday. Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

Division 3
Fermanagh v Offaly, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, (Ref: Brendan Rice, Down),
Roscommon v Sligo, Dr Hyde Park, (Ref: Martin McNally, Monaghan).
Wexford v Longford, Wexford Park, (Ref: Fergal Barry, Kildare).

Division 4
Antrim v Clare, Creggan, 2pm, (Ref: Cathal O’Hagan, Tyrone).
London v Leitrim, Ruislip, 2pm, (Ref: Ciaran Branagan, Down).
Tipperary v Wicklow, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm, (Ref: Jerome Henry, Mayo).
Waterford v Carlow, Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 2pm, (Ref: Sean Joy, Kerry).


Division 2A final
Carlow v Kerry, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.45pm, (Ref: Fergal Horgan, Tipperary).

Division 3A final
Donegal v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 2pm, (Ref: Gearoid McGrath, Dublin).

Division 3B final
Leitrim v Tyrone, Markievicz Park, 3.45pm, (Ref: James Clarke, Cavan).

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