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Here are the 33 GAA fixtures to look out for this week

The Allianz football league and the Fitzgibbon Cup are on the agenda.

Dublin against Monaghan and the battle between Donegal and Mayo are key showdowns next weekend.
Dublin against Monaghan and the battle between Donegal and Mayo are key showdowns next weekend.

ROUND 3 OF the Allianz football league swings into view next weekend with showdowns in Croke Park, Páirc Uí Rinn, Páirc Esler and MacCumhaill Park in the top division.

It’s also a big week in the Fitzgibbon Cup and the U21 football championship commences on Wednesday night.

Here’s what’s in store.

Wednesday

EirGrid Leinster U21FC first round
Carlow v Wicklow, IT Carlow, 7.30pm, (Ref: Noel Hand, Louth)
Wexford v Longford, St Patrick’s Enniscorthy, 7.30pm, (Ref: Seamus Mulhare, Laois)}
Louth v Laois, Haggardstown, 7.30pm, (Ref: Sean McCarthy, Dublin)

Friday

Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals
UL v UCD, Cork IT, 1pm, (Ref: Cathal McAllister, Cork)
Limerick IT v Mary Immaculate, Cork IT, 3pm, (Ref: Diarmuid Kirwan, Cork)

Davy Fitzgerald Davy Fitzgerald will be at the helm of Limerick IT in Friday's Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Saturday

Allianz Football League
Division 1

Dublin v Monaghan, Croke Park, 7pm, (Ref: David Gough, Meath), (Live Setanta)

Division 2
Armagh v Fermanagh, Athletic Grounds, 7pm, (Ref: Cormac Reilly, Meath), (Live Setanta)

Fitzgibbon Cup final
UL/UCD v Limerick IT/Mary Immaculate, Cork IT, 3pm

Corn Uí Mhuirí final
St Brendan’s (Killarney) v High School Clonmel, Mallow, 2pm

Leinster Colleges SAHC final
St Kieran’s (Kilkenny) v Kilkenny CBS, Nowlan Park, 2pm, (Ref: Paud O’Dwyer, Carlow)

The Kieran's team celebrate with the cup St Kieran's (Kilkenny) won last year's Croke Cup Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Sunday

Allianz Football League
Division 1
Cork v Roscommon, Páirc Uí Rinn, 2pm, (Ref: David Coldrick, Meath)
Donegal v Mayo, MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, 2pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry), (TG4 Live)
Down v Kerry, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2pm, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo), (TG4 Deferred)

Eamonn Fitzmaurice before the game Can Eamonn Fitzmaurice get back to winning ways with Kerry on Sunday? Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Division 2
Derry v Galway, Celtic Park, 2pm, (Ref: Ciaran Branagan, Down)
Laois v Tyrone, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2pm, (Ref: Padraig O’Sullivan, Kerry)
Meath v Cavan, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm, (Ref: Rory Hickey, Clare)

Division 3
Longford v Kildare, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Ward, Westmeath)
Offaly v Sligo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: Eamonn O’Grady, Leitrim)
Westmeath v Tipperary, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm, (Ref: Liam Devenney, Mayo)
Limerick v Clare, Newcastlewest, 2pm, (Ref: John Hickey, Carlow)

Division 4
Wexford v London, Innovate Wexford Park, 1pm, (Ref: Kevin Murphy, Cork)
Antrim v Leitrim, Corrigan Park, Belfast, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Cullen, Antrim)
Carlow v Waterford, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm, (Ref: Niall McKenna, Monaghan)
Louth v Wicklow, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 2pm, (Ref: Barry Tiernan, Dublin)

Camogie National League
Division 1
Group 1
Clare v Offaly, Venue TBC
Dublin v Galway, Venue TBC
Tipperary v Wexford, Venue TBC

Group 2
Derry v Cork, Venue TBC
Kilkenny v Waterford, Venue TBC

Lidl Ladies Football League Division 1
Dublin v Cork, Venue TBC, 2pm
Mayo v Armagh, Venue TBC, 2pm
Monaghan v Tyrone, Venue TBC, 2pm
Kerry v Galway, Venue TBC, 2pm

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