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Here are the 26 key GAA fixtures to look out for this week

The Tipperary and Cork hurlers will be under the spotlight in Thurles next Sunday.

Tipperary's Brendan Maher and Cork's Bill Cooper will be in opposition next Sunday.
Tipperary's Brendan Maher and Cork's Bill Cooper will be in opposition next Sunday.
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THE MUNSTER SENIOR hurling championship is back next Sunday with the 2016 instalment beginning with the showdown of Cork and Tipperary.

Semple Stadium hosts the clash of the Premier and the Rebels on a Sunday afternoon which also sees an Ulster senior football battle between Tyrone and Derry.

Croke Park on Saturday night will host a Leinster senior double-header while there’s also action this week in senior camogie along with minor and junior football.

Here’s what’s in store:

Wednesday

Leinster
JFC quarter-finals

Kildare v Meath, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 7.30pm
Wicklow v Louth, Aughrim, 7.30pm
Longford v Cavan, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 7.30pm

Saturday

Leinster
SFC quarter-final
Kildare v Wexford, Croke Park, 5.15pm

SHC quarter-final
Dublin v Wexford, Croke Park, 7.15pm, (Live RTÉ 2)

MFC quarter-finals
Kildare v Westmeath, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 12.30pm
Louth v Laois, Drogheda, 3pm
Meath v Dublin, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 3pm

Munster
Senior camogie final

Limerick v Cork, Kilmallock, 3.30pm

Christy Ring Cup
Semi-final
Antrim v Down, Loughgiel, 3.30pm

Relegation playoff
Derry v Wicklow, Newry, 3.30pm

Nicky Rackard Cup
Semi-finals
Donegal v Mayo, Letterkenny, 3.30pm
Fingal v Armagh, Naomh Barróg, Dublin, 3.30pm

Relegation playoff
Tyrone v Armagh, Carrickmore, 7pm

Lory Meagher Cup
Round 5
Sligo v Leitrim, Markievicz Park, 2.30pm
Warwickshire v Lancashire, Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham, 2.30pm

Sunday

Connacht
SFC quarter-final

Leitrim v Roscommon, Carrick-on-Shannon, 3.30pm

JFC final
Galway v Mayo, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1.30pm

Leinster
SHC round-robin round 3

Carlow v Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3pm
Offaly v Kerry, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 3pm

MFC quarter-final
Offaly v Wexford, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 1pm

Munster
SHC quarter-final

Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4pm

IHC quarter-final
Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm

Ulster
SFC quarter-final

Derry v Tyrone, Celtic Park, 2pm

MFC quarter-final
Derry v Tyrone, Celtic Park, 12pm

Christy Ring Cup
Semi-final
Kildare v Meath, St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 2.30pm

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