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Here's the 13 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on this week

Kerry, Mayo, Cork and Donegal are some of the big guns in action.

Kieran Donaghy and Michael Shields will take their respective teams into action this weekend.
Kieran Donaghy and Michael Shields will take their respective teams into action this weekend.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

THE BIG GUNS are out in force in the championship in Gaelic football this weekend.

We’re going to catch our first glimpse of the reigning All-Ireland champions Kerry in 2015 Munster action next Sunday.

2012 and 2013 All-Ireland finalists Mayo will make their bow in Connacht next Sunday while recently defeated league finalists Cork are also in action.

In Ulster, there’s a big showdown between Armagh and Donegal while there’s also three quarter-final ties in Leinster this weekend.

Here’s what’s in store.


JFC semi-finals

Longford v Wexford, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 7.30pm
Louth v Meath, Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 7.30pm


SFC quarter-final replay

Kildare v Laois, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7.15pm

Eamonn Callaghan and Brendan Quigley Kildare's Eamonn Callaghan and Laois player Brendan Quigley. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Nicky Rackard Cup promotion/relegation playoff
Louth v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm


SFC semi-final

Galway v Mayo, Pearse Stadium, 4pm, (Live RTÉ 2), (Ref: Padraig Hughes, Armagh)


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Aidan O'Shea Mayo's Aidan O'Shea. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

SFC quarter-finals

Meath v Wicklow, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 3.30pm, (Ref: Barry Cassidy, Derry)
Westmeath v Wexford, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3.30pm, (Ref: Fergal Kelly, Longford)

SFC semi-finals

Tipperary v Kerry, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.30pm, (Ref: Ciaran Branagan, Down)
Cork v Clare, Páirc Uí Rinn, 3.30pm, (Ref: Joe McQuillan, Cavan)

JFC semi-finals
Tipperary v Kerry, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 1.30pm, (Ref: Michael Collins, Cork)
Cork v Limerick, Páirc Uí Rinn, 1.30pm, (Ref: Alan Kissane, Waterford)

Gary Brennan celebrates with Davy OÕHalloranat the final whistle Gary Brennan and Davy O'Halloran celebrating Clare's Munster quarter-final win over Limerick. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

SFC quarter-final
Armagh v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, 2pm, (Ref: David Coldrick, Meath), (Live: RTÉ 2)

Christy Ring Cup promotion/relegation playoff
Mayo v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, 1.45pm, (Ref: TBC)

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