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GAA Fixtures for the week ahead

The dates, times and venues for this week’s key Gaelic football and hurling games.

St Conleth's Park, Newbridge.
St Conleth's Park, Newbridge.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

AFTER A THREE week break the Allianz Football League returns to action this weekend.

The third round of games across the four divisions takes place at venues around the country.

In Division 1, Dublin, Tyrone and Kildare are all hoping to maintain their unbeaten records.

Both Mayo and Donegal currently stand on two points while Kerry, Down and Cork are all hoping to claim their first points of the campaign.

Division 1
Saturday March 2nd

Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 7pm, (Ref: Cormac Reilly, Meath) , (Setanta Sports 1)
Sunday March 3rd
Tyrone v Donegal, Healy Park, Omagh, 2pm, (Ref: Joe McQuillan, Cavan), (TG4 live)
Kildare v Kerry, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 2pm, (Ref: Eddie Kinsella, Laois), (TG4 deferred)
Down v Cork, Páirc Esler, Newry, 2pm, (Ref: Maurice Deegan, Laois)

In Division 2, Westmeath are currently top of the table on four points while Wexford are on three points.

Galway, Louth, Laois and Derry are all on two points.

Armagh have just a single point after two games while Longford are rooted to the bottom of the table.

Division 2
Saturday March 2nd

Armagh v Longford, Athletic Grounds, 7pm, (Ref: Michael Duffy, Sligo)
Laois v Louth, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7pm, (Ref: Padraig O’Sullivan, Kerry)
Sunday March 3rd
Wexford v Derry, Wexford Park, 2pm, (Ref: Michael Collins, Cork)
Galway v Westmeath, Tuam Stadium, 2pm, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo)

In Division 3, Fermanagh are top of the table with four points while Wicklow are bottom and pointless after two games.

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The remaining six sides – Meath, Cavan, Antrim, Roscommon, Monaghan and Sligo – are all on two points after winning one and losing of their games to date.

Division 3
Saturday March 2nd

Meath v Cavan, Kingspan Breffni Park, 7pm, (Ref: Martin Higgins, Fermanagh)
Antrim v Fermanagh, Casement Park, 7pm, (Ref: Martin McNally, Monaghan)
Sunday March 3rd
Roscommon v Wicklow, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm, (Ref: Jerome Henry, Mayo)
Monaghan v Sligo, Clones, 2pm, (Ref: Shaun McLaughlin, Donegal)

Finally in Division 4, it is Waterford, Limerick and Carlow who are all currently setting the pace with four points each.

Offaly and Clare have two points apiece while Leitrim, Tipperary and London are all bottom of the table with no points after their games to date.

Division 4
Saturday March 2nd

Waterford v Limerick, Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 7pm,  (Ref: John Hickey, Carlow)
Sunday March 3rd
Tipperary v London, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 1pm, (Ref: Michael Meade, Limerick)
Offaly v Clare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: Brian O’Shea, Dublin)
Carlow v Leitrim, Dr Cullen Park, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Ward, Westmeath)

On the inter-county hurling front it is quiet this weekend but there are two games down for decision.

Saturday March 2nd
Division 2B

Meath v London, Trim, 2pm, (Ref: Paud O’Dwyer, Carlow)
Sunday March 3rd
M Donnelly Interprovincial Hurling Championship final

Munster v Connacht, Cusack Park, Ennis, 2pm, (Ref: Anthony Stapleton, Laois)

The business end has been reached in the premier third-level hurling competition this weekend with the knockout stages of the Fitzgibbon Cup taking place.

Friday March 1st
Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals

Waterford IT v Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Carnmore GAA club, Galway, 12.45pm, (Ref: James McGrath, Westmeath)
UCC v UCD, Carnmore GAA club, Galway, 2.30pm, (Ref: Alan Kelly, Galway)
Saturday March 2nd
Fitzgibbon Cup final

Waterford IT/Mary Immaculate College v UCC/UCD, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm, (Ref: Barry Kelly, Westmeath)

There is also action at second-level this weekend with finals down for decision in Leinster and Munster.

Saturday March 2nd
Munster Colleges SAFC final: PS Chorca Dhuibhne v St Brendan’s (Killarney), Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 4pm.
Sunday March 3rd
Leinster Colleges SAHC final: Kilkenny CBS v St Kieran’s, Nowlan Park, 2.30pm.

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