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Here's the 20 key GAA fixtures to watch out for this week

There’s plenty GAA action on this week.

Ballybofey is the venue for Sunday's Tyrone and Donegal showdown.
Ballybofey is the venue for Sunday's Tyrone and Donegal showdown.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

WE’RE GEARING UP for the first big championship Sunday of 2015 with the spotlight on the glamour game between Donegal and Tyrone in the Ulster opener.

There’s also three Leinster first round ties along with Galway and Leitrim’s collision in Connacht.

Minor football action in Munster and Leinster, the lower-tier hurling competitions and the replay of the ladies football league final are also on the agenda this week.

Here’s what’s in store.


Electric Ireland Munster MFC semi-finals
Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 7.30pm
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7.30pm

Kerry manager Jack O'Connor celebrates Jack O'Connor takes his Kerry minor team into action tomorrow night. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO


Leinster MFC quarter-finals
Laois v Kildare, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7.30pm
Longford v Carlow, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 7.30pm


Leinster SFC first round
Offaly v Longford, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7pm, (Ref: Padraig O’Sullivan, Kerry)
Carlow v Laois, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm, (Ref: Paddy Neilan, Roscommon)

Electric Ireland Leinster MFC quarter-finals
Louth v Meath, Drogheda, 3pm
Wexford v Dublin, Bellefield, Enniscorthy, 3pm

Christy Ring Cup
Round 2A
Derry v London, Owenbeg, 2pm
Round 2B
Mayo v Kildare, Ballina Stephenites, 1.30pm

Nicky Rackard Cup quarter-finals
Monaghan v Donegal, Clones, 3pm
Fingal v Tyrone, Swords, 4pm

Lory Meagher Cup
Round 3
Sligo v Warwickshire, Markievicz Park, 1pm
Leitrim v Lancashire, Ballinamore, 2.30pm

Division 1 ladies football league final replay
Cork v Galway, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7.30pm


Connacht SFC quarter-final
Leitrim v Galway, Carrick-on-Shannon, 3.30pm, (Ref: Anthony Nolan, Wicklow)

Kevin Walsh Galway football manager Kevin Walsh. Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

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

Leinster SFC first round
Louth v Westmeath, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 3.30pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry)

Ulster SFC preliminary round
Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 4pm, (Live RTÉ 2), (Ref: Joe McQuillan, Cavan)

Ulster MFC preliminary round
Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 2.15pm

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