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Dublin: 20 °C Saturday 21 July, 2018

Here's the 23 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on this weekend

Start planning for a big week of action.

Richie Hogan and Jason Flynn will be in opposition next week.
Richie Hogan and Jason Flynn will be in opposition next week.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

IT’S ANOTHER HECTIC weekend of GAA action with the first big senior provincial championship trophies of the year being handed out next Sunday in Fitzgerald Stadium and Croke Park.

There’s also some major hurling qualifier showdowns on Saturday with the likes of Cork, Clare and Dublin back out on action.

The Munster minor football final, the Leinster minor hurling final and more key group games in the camogie championship are all on the agenda as well.

Here’s what’s in store.


All-Ireland SHC qualifiers
Round 1
Wexford v Cork, Wexford Park, 7pm, (Ref: Alan Kelly, Galway), (Live Sky Sports)
Laois v Dublin, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7pm, (Ref: Johnny Ryan, Tipperary)
Clare v Offaly, Cusack Park, Ennis, 7pm, (Ref: John Keenan, Wicklow)

Davy Fitzgerald Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers
Round 2A
Offaly  v Kildare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork)
Clare v Longford, Cusack Park, Ennis, 5pm, (Ref: Anthony Nolan, Wicklow)
Cavan v Roscommon, Kingspan Breffni Park, 5pm, (Live RTÉ 2), (Ref: David Gough, Meath)

Connacht MFC semi-final
Mayo v Galway, Elverys MacHale Park, 6.30pm

All-Ireland senior camogie championship
Group 1
Offaly v Galway, Birr, 2.30pm
Wexford v Limerick, Innovate Wexford Park, 5pm

Group 2
Derry v Kilkenny, Swatragh, 2.30pm
Dublin v Tipperary, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 5pm

All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship
Group 1
Meath v Cork, Ratoath, 2.30pm
Wexford v Down, Oylegate/Glenbrien, 2.30pm

Group 2
Kilkenny v Kildare, Thomastown, 2.30pm
Waterford v Antrim, Walsh Park, 2.30pm

All-Ireland premier junior camogie championship
Dublin v Laois, O’Toole Park, Crumlin, 2.30pm


SHC final
Kilkenny v Galway, Croke Park, 4pm, (Ref: James McGrath, Westmeath), (Live RTÉ 2)

MHC final
Kilkenny v Dublin, Croke Park, 2pm, (Ref: Michael Murtagh, Westmeath)

SFC final
Kerry v Cork, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 2pm, (Ref: Padraig Hughes, Armagh), (Live RTÉ 2)

Cian O'Neill Kerry trainer Cian O'Neill with his players during a session last week. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

MFC final
Kerry v Tipperary, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 12pm, (Ref: Kevin Murphy, Cork)

All-Ireland SHC qualifier
Round 1
Westmeath v Limerick, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm, (Ref: Paud O’Dwyer, Carlow)

All-Ireland SFC qualifier
Round 2A
Fermanagh v Antrim, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, 3pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry)

All-Ireland junior A camogie championship
Carlow v Kerry, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2.30pm

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