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Football league throw-in and Semple club hurling showdown - this week's key GAA fixtures

Plenty to get stuck into over the next week.

Donegal face Kerry while Cork take on Galway in the Allianz football league next Sunday.
Donegal face Kerry while Cork take on Galway in the Allianz football league next Sunday.

FOOTBALL LEAGUE BATTLES in Castlebar, Cavan, Letterkenny and Omagh – along with the first St Patrick’s Day club hurling final spot on offer in Thurles – are the standout games in this week’s GAA fixture list.

The Allianz football league commences in Division 1 with Mayo meeting Monaghan, Dublin travelling to Cavan, Donegal hosting Kerry and Tyrone entertaining Roscommon.

For the hurlers of Clare’s Ballyea and Galway’s St Thomas, there is the chance on Saturday to book a place in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day.

There’s also plenty colleges action at second and third level. Here’s what’s in store.


Sigerson Cup

Round 1
St Mary’s v NUI Galway, St Joseph’s, Glenavy, 1.30pm
Garda College v Ulster University, Templemore, 2pm
UCD v IT Sligo, Belfield, 2pm
DCU St Pat’s v UCC, DCU Sportsground, 3pm
IT Carlow v IT Tralee, IT Carlow, 3.30pm
Athlone IT v Dublin IT, Athlone IT, 7.30pm


Fitzgibbon Cup

Group A
GMIT v Dublin IT, Carnmore, 2pm
IT Carlow v Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Carlow, 2pm

Group B
UL v NUI Galway, UL Grounds, 2pm
DCU St Patrick’s v Cork IT, St Pat’s Drumcondra, 2pm

Group C
DCU v Limerick IT, DCU Sportsground, 7pm
Trinity College v Waterford IT, Santry Avenue, 7pm

Group D
Ulster University v Maynooth University, Jordanstown, 2pm
UCD v UCC, Belfield, 3pm


AIB All-Ireland SHC club semi-final
Ballyea (Clare) v St Thomas (Galway), Semple Stadium, Thurles, 5pm, (Live TG4)

Allianz Football League

Division 1
Mayo v Monaghan, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 7pm, (Live eir Sport 2 HD)

Division 2
Down v Fermanagh, Páirc Esler, Newry, 7pm, (Live eir Sport 2 SD)

Division 3
Laois v Louth, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7pm, (Live eir Sport 1)

Corn Uí Mhuirí Munster Senior A football semi-finals
Tralee CBS v Coláiste Chríost Rí, Mallow, 1pm.
St Brendan’s (Killarney) v St Flannan’s (Ennis), Killarney, noon

Top Oil Leinster PP Senior A hurling quarter-finals
St Kieran’s (Kilkenny) v Borris VS, Venue TBC, 2pm
St Brendan’s CS (Birr) v St Peter’s (Wexford), Venue TBC, 2pm
Good Counsel (New Ross) v Castlecomer CS, Venue TBC, 2pm
Kilkenny CBS v Dublin North, Venue TBC, 2pm


Allianz Football League

Division 1
Tyrone v Roscommon, Omagh, 2pm
Donegal v Kerry, Letterkenny, 2pm, (Deferred TG4)
Cavan v Dublin, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2pm, (Live TG4)

Division 2
Galway v Cork, Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Derry v Clare, Celtic Park, 2pm
Meath v Kildare, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm

Division 3
Longford v Offaly, Glennon Brothers Park, 2pm
Tipperary v Antrim, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm
Sligo v Armagh, Markievicz Park, 2pm

Division 4
Waterford v London, Lemybrien, 1pm
Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, 2pm
Wicklow v Leitrim, Aughrim, 2pm
Wexford v Limerick, Innovate Wexford Park, 2pm

Lidl Ladies Football League

Division 1

Armagh v Cork, Clonmore, 12.30pm
Galway v Donegal, Venue TBC, 2pm
Monaghan v Mayo, Venue TBC, 2pm
Kerry v Dublin, Venue TBC, 2pm

Bord na Móna Walsh Cup final 

Kilkenny v Galway, Nowlan Park, 2.00

Bord na Móna Kehoe Cup final

Wicklow v Maynooth University, Pearses Park, Arklow, 12.00

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