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GAA confirm fixture dates for conclusion to Allianz Leagues

Fixture details about the Cadbury’s All-Ireland U21 football championship have also been confirmed.

Croke Park is set to host some key games over the next few weeks.
Croke Park is set to host some key games over the next few weeks.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

THE GAA HAVE confirmed the fixture details for the closing stages of this year’s Allianz Leagues.

The semi-finals in Division 1 of the football league take place this weekend.

While the semi-finals in Division 1 of the hurling league are pencilled in for the following Sunday, April 21st.

Then the four divisional finals in the football league are scheduled for the weekend of April 27th-28th.

While the Division 1 hurling league decider will be contested on the May weekend.

This Sunday, Croke Park will house the Division 1 semi-finals while the other big game on Sunday will be in the Gaelic Grounds as Cork and Clare bid to avoid relegation.

Sunday April 14th
Division 1 FL semi-finals

Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 3.45pm.
Tyrone v Kildare, Croke Park, 2pm.
Division 1A HL relegation final
Cork v Clare, Gaelic Grounds, 3pm.

Semple Stadium is the venue for the Division 1 hurling league semi-finals on Sunday week.

Sunday April 21st
Division 1 HL semi-finals

Tipperary v Dublin, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm.
Kilkenny v Galway, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.45pm.

The four divisional football league finals will all take place in Croke Park on the weekend of April 27th-28th.

Saturday April 27th
Division 4 final
Offaly v  Limerick, Croke Park, 5pm.
Division 3 final
Meath v Monaghan, Croke Park, 7pm.
Sunday April 28th
Division 2 final
Westmeath v Derry, Croke Park, 2pm.
Division 1 final
Dublin/Mayo v Tyrone/Kildare, Croke Park, 4pm.

The Cadbury’s All-Ireland U21 football championship continues to progress this week with provincial finals down for decision in Munster and Ulster on Wednesday night.

While details of the All-Ireland semi-final ties in that competition have all been released.

Wednesday April 10th
Munster U21FC final
Cork v Tipperary, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7.30pm.
Ulster U21FC final
Cavan v Donegal, Brewster Park, Enniskillen, 8pm.
Saturday April 20th
All-Ireland U21FC semi-finals
Galway v Kildare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm.
Cork/Tipperary v Cavan/Donegal, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 3.45pm.

There is also plenty action this weekend in the lower divisions in the Allianz hurling league.

Saturday April 13th
Division 3A HL final

Fingal v Donegal, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3.45pm.
Division 3A HL relegation final
Tyrone v Warwickshire, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2pm.
Sunday April 14th
Division 1B HL relegation final
Antrim v Carlow, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 1pm.
Division 2A HL final
Westmeath v Laois, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 3.45pm.
Division 2A HL relegation final
Wicklow v Kildare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm.

Finally the curtain comes down on the 2013 colleges season this weekend.

Saturday April 13th
All-Ireland Colleges SAFC final:
St Pat’s (Navan) v St Pat’s (Maghera), Croke Park, 3.15pm, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork), (Live TG4)
All-Ireland Vocational SAFC final: Cnoc Mhuire (Granard) v Holy Trinity College (Cookstown), Croke Park, 1.30pm, (Ref: Liam Devenney, Mayo), (Live TG4)
Sunday April 14th
All-Ireland Colleges SBHC final:
Dungarvan CBS v St Mary’s CBGS (Belfast), Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 1pm, (Ref: Anthony Stapleton, Laois)

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