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Clones and Nenagh double-headers to kick TG4 All-Ireland senior championship off in style

We’re in for an extremely busy weekend of ladies football.

CLONES AND NENAGH will host two mouth-watering double-headers on Saturday as the TG4 All-Ireland senior championship kicks off in style.

A general view of St Tiernach's Park ahead of the game A general view of St Tiarnach's Park, Clones. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) have gone with a revamped round-robin format for this year’s All-Ireland series and we’re in for a thrilling start to the senior grade.

St Tiernach’s Park in Clones will host the meeting of Ulster rivals Monaghan and Armagh (throw-in 12.30pm, live on TG4), before last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo get their bid for the 2018 title underway against Cavan at 2.15pm (also live on TG4).

While three Ulster sides are on the billing in Clones, three of the four Munster senior counties will be in action in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

2017 TG4 All-Ireland intermediate champions Tipperary and Munster finalists Kerry face off at 1pm, while Waterford and Westmeath lock horns in their Group 3 meeting at 2.45pm.

Elsewhere on Saturday, it’s opening day in the TG4 All-Ireland junior championship with Kilkenny and London, Louth and Antrim, and Carlow and Derry all going head-to-head.

And as if there wasn’t enough action on Saturday, Sunday is just as busy.

Sarah Rowe Mayo will be in action in Clones on Saturday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clare and Down kicked off the TG4 intermediate championship yesterday, as Niamh O’Dea lead the Banner to an 11-point victory with a remarkable 2-8 haul.

And it picks up once again this Sunday, with Clones hosting another double-header.

Meath and Fermanagh clash at 2pm, before the meeting of Tyrone and Wicklow at 3.45pm. Elsewhere, Longford face Sligo, and Kildare meet Wexford.

The All-Ireland minor A final between Cork and Galway throws in at the Gaelic Grounds at 2pm, while the B decider sees Kildare and Roscommon pitted against each other in Moate.

Here are the weekend’s fixtures in full:

Saturday 14 July

TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship

Group 1, Round 1

  • Tipperary v Kerry; MacDonagh Park, Nenagh, 1pm.

Group 2, Round 1

  • Armagh v Monaghan; Clones, 12.30pm (LIVE, TG4)

Group 3, Round 1:

  • Waterford v Westmeath, MacDonagh Park, Nenagh, 2.45pm

Group 4, Round 1:

  • Cavan v Mayo; Clones, 2.15pm (LIVE, TG4)

TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship

Group A, Round 1:

  • Kilkenny v London, Kilkenny, 2pm
  • Louth v Antrim, TBC, 2pm

Group B, Round 1:

  • Carlow v Derry, TBC, 2pm

Sunday 15 July

All-Ireland Minor A final

  • Cork v Galway; Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 2pm

All-Ireland Minor B final

  • Kildare v Roscommon; Moate, Westmeath, 2pm

TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship

Group 1, Round 1

  • Longford v Sligo; Strokestown, 2pm

Group 2, Round 1

  • Tyrone v Wicklow; Clones, 3.45pm

Group 3, Round 1

  • Kildare v Wexford; Crettyard, 2pm

Group 4, Round 1

  • Meath v Fermanagh; Clones, 2pm

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