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January silverware and colleges showdowns - here's the key 33 GAA fixtures this week

The 2017 Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cups start this week.

THE FOOTBALLERS OF Dublin, Louth, Roscommon, Galway, Tyrone and Derry will all have the chance to land some early season silverware this weekend.

pjimage (3) Dublin, Louth and Roscommon all chasing January silverware. Source: INPHO

The finals of the January football fare in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster will see the spoils up for grabs in the O’Byrne Cup, FBD League and Dr McKenna Cup.

It’s also a busy week of action with the opening games taking place in the 2017 Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup while the All-Ireland intermediate and junior club football and hurling championships reach the semi-final stages on Sunday.

Here’s what’s in store:



Fitzgibbon Cup

Group A
Mary Immaculate College Limerick v GMIT, MICL Grounds, 2pm
IT Carlow v Dublin IT, IT Carlow, 7pm

Group B
UL v Cork IT, UL Grounds, 2pm

Group C
Limerick IT v Trinity College, Limerick IT, 2pm
DCU v Waterford IT, DCU Sportsgrounds, 7pm

Group D
UCC v Ulster University, Mardyke, 2pm
UCD v Maynooth University, 7pm


Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League
Clare v Cork, Sixmilebridge, 7.30pm

Fitzgibbon Cup
NUI Galway v DCU St Pat’s, NUI Galway, 1.30pm

Sigerson Cup
Preliminary Round
NUI Galway v Trinity College, Dangan, 2.30pm

First Round
UL v Maynooth University, UL Grounds, 2pm
Queens University Belfast v DCU, The Dub, 2pm


Sigerson Cup
Preliminary Round
Garda College v Cork IT, Templemore, 2pm
GMIT v IT Sligo, Carnmore, 2pm

First Round
IT Carlow v IT Tralee, Carlow IT, 2pm


Leinster PP senior A football final
Moate CS v St Peter’s Wexford, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 1pm


Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League
Waterford v Kerry, Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 12.30pm

Dr Harty Cup semi-finals
Nenagh CBS v Our Lady’s Templemore, Toomevara, 1.30pm
Midleton CBS v St Colman’s Fermoy, Mallow, 1.30pm

Dr McKenna Cup final
Derry v Tyrone, Páirc Esler, Newry, 7pm


AIB All-Ireland club semi-finals

Intermediate Football
Kenmare (Kerry) v Westport (Mayo), Cusack Park, Ennis, 2.15pm
Pomeroy Plunkett’s (Tyrone) v St Colmcille’s (Meath), Athletic Grounds, 2.15pm

Intermediate Hurling
Carrickshock (Kilkenny) v Robert Emmets (London), O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 1pm
Lismore (Waterford) v Ahascragh-Fohenagh (Galway), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.15pm

Junior Football
Glenbeigh-Glencar (Kerry) v Louisburgh (Mayo), Cusack Park, Ennis, 12.30pm
Dunedin Connolly’s (Edinburgh) v Rock St Patrick’s (Tyrone), Athletic Grounds, 12.30pm

Junior Hurling
Calry-St Josephs (Sligo) v Mayfield (Cork), O Connor Park, Tullamore, 12.30pm
Mooncoin (Kilkenny) v Lámh Dhearg (Antrim), Trim, 2pm

Co-Op Superstores Munster HL Final
TBC after Wednesday’s group games

FBD League final
Roscommon v Galway, Venue TBC, 2pm

O’Byrne Cup final
Louth v Dublin, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 2pm

Walsh Cup semi-finals
Galway v IT Carlow, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 2pm
Wexford v Kilkenny, O’Kennedy Park, New Ross, 2pm

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