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Here's the 19 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on this week

Semple Stadium will be in the spotlight next weekend.

Cork's Mark Ellis and Galway's Aidan Harte will be in opposition next weekend.
Cork's Mark Ellis and Galway's Aidan Harte will be in opposition next weekend.
Image: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

WITH THE PROVINCIAL campaigns closed down for another year, the All-Ireland series heats up this weekend.

There’s two All-Ireland hurling semi-final places on offer in Semple Stadium next Sunday along with football quarter-final spots up for grabs on Saturday night in Cavan and Thurles.

Plenty action as well this week in minor football and hurling, junior football, camogie and ladies football.

Here’s what ‘s in store.

Friday

Electric Ireland Connacht MFC final replay
Galway v Sligo, Tuam Stadium, 7pm

Saturday

All-Ireland SFC Round 4A
Fermanagh v Westmeath, Kingspan Breffni Park, 5pm, (Ref: Padraig Hughes, Armagh), (Live on Sky Sports)
Kildare v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7pm, (Ref: Marty Duffy, Sligo), (Live on Sky Sports)

All-Ireland JFC semi-finals
Kerry v Wexford, Fraher Field, Dungarvan, 2pm, (Ref: James Bermingham, Kerry)
Mayo v Kilkenny, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: Fergal Barry, Kildare)

Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC quarter-final
Dublin v Antrim, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm, (Ref: John Keane, Galway)

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland camogie championship
Intermediate
Group 1
Galway v Meath, Venue & Time TBC
Down v Cork, Ballyholland, 2.30pm

Group 2
Waterford v Kilkenny, Walsh Park, 3.45pm

TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championship
Senior
Cavan v Down, Clones, 4.45pm
Armagh v Laois, Clones, 6.30pm

Intermediate
London v Wexford, Fingallians, Dublin, 2.30pm

Sunday

All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals
Dublin v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm, (Ref: Johnny Ryan, Tipperary), (Live RTÉ)
Cork v Galway, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4pm, (Ref: James Owens, Wexford), (Live RTÉ)

Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC quarter-final
Limerick v Galway, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 12pm, (Ref: Tony Carroll, Offaly)

All-Ireland U21 ‘C’ HC final
Donegal v Tyrone, Celtic Park, Derry, 6pm, (Ref: Kevin Brady, Louth)

Liberty Insurance All-Ireland camogie championship
Premier Junior
Westmeath v Limerick, Venue & Time TBC
Armagh v Dublin, Granemore, 2.30pm
Roscommon v Laois, Athleague, 2.30pm

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