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The 2017 GAA pre-season heats up with 44 games taking place across the country

Munster rivals Cork and Kerry clash in one of the week’s standout ties.

THE GAA’S PRE-SEASON is well underway as we enter the second weekend of inter-county action in 2017.

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Wednesday brings a full spate of games across Leinster, in the O’Byrne Cup and Walsh Cup, and Munster, where we’ll have contests in the McGrath Cup and Dr Harty Cup .

On Thursday night, the Galway hurlers face NUI Galway in Group 1 of the Walsh Cup, while Meath and Tyrone are among the football sides who’ll take the field on Saturday.

On Sunday we’ve got games across all four provinces with Cork and Kerry meeting in what should be an entertaining McGrath Cup clash.

Here are 44 games to keep your eye on this week.

WEDNESDAY

Leinster
Bord Na Móna GAA Series

O’Byrne Cup
Wexford v DCU, St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy, 7.30pm
Kildare v IT Carlow, Hawkfield, 7.30pm
Longford v Offaly, Newtowncashel, 7.30pm
Meath v Dublin IT, Ashbourne, 7.30pm
Wicklow v Laois, Greystones, 7.45pm
Louth v Maynooth University, Darver Centre of Excellence, 7.30pm
Carlow v Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7.30pm
Dublin v UCD, Parnell Park, 8.15pm

Walsh Cup
Dublin v UCD, Parnell Park, 6.30pm

Munster

McGrath Cup
Limerick v Clare, St Patrick’s GAA club, Limerick, 7.30pm
Tipperary v Cork, Templetuohy, 7.30pm

Dr Harty Cup quarter-finals
De La Salle (Waterford) v Nenagh CBS, Cashel, 1.30pm
Christian Brothers College Cork v St Colman’s (Fermoy), Blackrock, 1.30pm
Our Lady’s (Templemore) v Thurles CBS, The Ragg, 1.30pm
Árdscoil Rís v Midleton CBS, Bansha, 1.30pm

THURSDAY

Bord Na Móna Leinster GAA
Walsh Cup
Galway v NUI Galway, Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, 7.30pm

SATURDAY

Bord Na Móna Leinster GAA
O’Byrne Cup
Laois v Meath, Stradbally, 7pm

Dr McKenna Cup
Tyrone v UUJ, Healy Park, Omagh, 7pm

SUNDAY

Connacht

FBD League
NUI Galway v Roscommon, Ballyforan, 2pm
Mayo v Sligo IT, Ballina, 2pm
Sligo v GMIT, Connacht Centre of Excellence, 2pm
Leitrim v Galway, Ballinamore, 2pm

Leinster
Bord Na Móna GAA Series

O’Byrne Cup
Wexford v Dublin, St Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy, 2pm
UCD v DCU, Belfield, 2pm
Offaly v Kildare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm
Longford v IT Carlow, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm
Wicklow v Dublin IT, Blessington, 2pm
Westmeath v Maynooth University, Páirc Ciarán, Athlone, 2pm
Louth v Carlow, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 2pm

Walsh Cup
Laois v Dublin IT, Rathdowney, 2pm
Kilkenny v Antrim, Abbottstown (Pitch 1), 2pm
Westmeath v DCU, Kinnegad, 2pm
Carlow v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Offaly v IT Carlow, Birr, 2pm
Meath v Kildare, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm

Munster

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Limerick v Cork, Gaelic Grounds, 2pm
Clare v Kerry, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 2pm

McGrath Cup
Cork v Kerry, Mallow, 2pm
Waterford v Limerick, Lemybrien, 2pm

Ulster

Dr McKenna Cup
Down v Derry, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2pm
Armagh v Queen’s University, Athletic Grounds, 2pm
Antrim v Monaghan, Glenavy, 2pm
Fermanagh v St Mary’s, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, 2pm
Donegal v Cavan, Páirc Mac Cumhaill, 2pm

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