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The Munster football championship kicks off on Saturday - here's your 15 key fixtures this week

There’s matches in ten different competitions this week as the football and hurling action continues.

John Galvin will battle on this year for Limerick.
John Galvin will battle on this year for Limerick.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

LIMERICK AND TIPPERARY will fire the first rounds in this year’s Munster football championship in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.

The Tipperary hurlers are also in action on Sunday as they take on reigning champions Limerick in Semple Stadium. A second chance for bragging rights between the counties in as many days.

Elsewhere in Leinster the knockout stages of the hurling championship commences as Wexford meet Antrim, and Galway travel to Laois.

There’s also Ulster football action in Enniskillen where Fermanagh face Antrim, with Donegal awaiting the winner in the provincial semi-final.

The Christy Ring cup continues, while there’s also games in the Leinster and Munster junior football championships, the Munster intermediate hurling championship, the U21 Munster hurling championship and the Ulster minor football championship.

Here’s your full rundown of all fifteen games.

Wednesday

Leinster U21HC
Quarter finals

Dublin v Laois, Parnell Park, 7.30pm (Ref: TBC)

Lee Chin raises the Leinster U21 trophy alongside teammate Rhys Clarke Lee Chin with last year's Leinster U21 trophy. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Leinster JFC
First round

Louth v Kildare, Dowdallshill, Dundalk, 7.30pm (Ref: TBC)
Wicklow v Meath, Aughrim, 7.30pm (Ref: TBC)

Thursday

Leinster JFC
First round

Wexford v Cavan, Gorey, 7.30pm (Ref: TBC)

Saturday

Munster SFC
Quarter finals

Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 7pm (Ref: Anthony Nolan, Wicklow)

Munster JFC
Quarter finals

Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 5pm (Ref: TBC)

Christy Ring Cup
Semi finals

Mayo v Kerry, Castlebar, 1pm (Ref: TBC)
Meath v Kildare, Trim, 2.30pm (Ref: TBC)

Christy Ring Cup
Relegation play off

Down v Armagh, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2.30pm (Ref: TBC)

Sunday

Leinster SHC
Quarter finals

Wexford v Antrim, Portlaoise, 2pm (Ref: Alan Kelly, Galway)
Laois v Galway, Portlaoise, 4pm (Ref: Cathal Mc Allister, Cork)

Munster SHC
Semi finals

Tipperary v Limerick, Semple Stadium, 4pm

The teams parade before the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Munster IHC
Semi finals

Tipperary v Limerick, Semple Stadium, 2pm (Ref: Barry Kelly, Westmeath)

Ulster SFC
Quarter finals

Fermanagh v Antrim, Enniskillen, 3.30pm (Ref: Ciaran Branagan, Down)

Ulster MFC
Quarter finals

Fermanagh v Antrim, Enniskillen, 1.45pm (Ref: Eamon McHugh, Tyrone)

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