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Cork, Dublin, Mayo and Monaghan football fans are heading to Tullamore

The EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-finals are scheduled for 16 April in Tullamore.

O’CONNOR PARK IN Tullamore has been confirmed as the venue for this year’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 football semi-finals.

General view of O'Connor Park O'Connor Park will host the games on Saturday 16 April. Source: James Crombie

The games will take place on Saturday 16 April after the conclusion of the provincial action this week that saw Cork crowned Munster champions last night in Austin Stack Park while Monaghan claimed the Ulster title on Wednesday night at the Athletic Grounds.

Cork with the trophy after the game Cork players celebrating last night's victory Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Last Saturday Dublin were triumphant after extra-time in the Leinster decider in Navan while Mayo took honours in the Connacht final in Markievicz Park.

Dublin team celebrate victory Dublin players celebrating last Saturday's victory Source: Lorraine.O'Sullivan

Here’s the fixture details:

All-Ireland U21 semi-finals – Saturday April 16

Dublin v Mayo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.45pm (Live on TG4). Referee: Niall Cullen (Fermanagh).

Cork v Monaghan, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 4.30pm (Live on TG4). Referee: John Hickey (Carlow).

Monaghan celebrate winning Monaghan players savour Wednesday night's win over Tyrone Source: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

Dublin have won three of the last six All-Ireland U21 titles and their most recent final appearance was in 2014. Mayo last featured in an All-Ireland U21 final in 2006, when they defeated Cork.

The Mayo players celebrate Mayo saw off Roscommon last Saturday Source: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Cork were last in the All-Ireland U21 final in 2013 when they lost out to Galway, while opponents Monaghan will be bidding to reach an All-Ireland U21 decider for the first time in history.

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