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Two mouth-watering All-Ireland football quarter-finals now in store next Saturday

Let’s get ready to rumble.

Aidan O'Shea and Colm McFadden Aidan O'Shea and Colm McFadden will face off next Saturday. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

TONIGHT’S WINS FOR Tyrone and Donegal sets up two mouth-watering All-Ireland football quarter-finals next Saturday in Croke Park.

Tyrone’s reward for defeating Sligo this afternoon will be a tilt at recently-crowned Ulster champions Monaghan.

While Donegal must dust themselves down after seeing off Galway and get set for another Connacht side in the shape of Mayo.

It’s a repeat of the 2013 pairings at the quarter-final stage when Tyrone defeated Monaghan by 0-14 to 0-12 in a game remembered for Sean Cavanagh’s infamous tackle on Conor McManus.

Conor McManus is dragged down by Sean Cavanagh Conor McManus is dragged down by Sean Cavanagh in that 2013 clash. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The following day in another quarter-final clash, Mayo walloped Donegal by 4-17 to 1-10.

The first two quarter-finals take place tomorrow in Croke Park with Kerry and Kildare facing off before Dublin meet Fermanagh.

Here’s the state of affairs as we’re left with eight teams in contention.

All-Ireland quarter-finals
2 August
Kerry v Kildare, Croke Park, 2pm
Dublin v Fermanagh, Croke Park, 4pm

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Tyrone v Monaghan, Croke Park
Mayo v Donegal, Croke Park

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23 August
Kerry/Kildare v Monaghan/Tyrone

30 August
Dublin/Fermanagh v Mayo/Donegal

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