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Here’s the 24 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on for the week ahead

Get the diaries out.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

THE RACE FOR the All-Ireland senior football championship hots up next weekend, with provincial finals in Connacht and Ulster down for decision.

There are also two big qualifiers in store on Saturday, as Tipperary host Tyrone with Galway entertaining Derry.

But that’s not all for you GAA enthusiasts, with hurling, camogie and Ladies Football action also on the agenda.

The Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 hurling semi-finals will keep hurling fans ticking over as Clare appear to be in danger of relinquishing their provincial and All-Ireland crowns against a Waterford team packed with senior stars.

Here’s what’s ahead over the coming days.

Wednesday

Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 HC semi-final
Clare v Waterford, Cusack Park, Ennis, 7.30pm (Live on TG4)

Leinster IHC final
Galway v Wexford, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7.30pm

Bord Gáis Energy Ulster U21 HC semi-finals
Derry v Down, Owenbeg, 8pm
Antrim v Armagh, Ballycastle, 7.45pm

Thursday

Bord Gáis Energy Munster U21 HC semi-final
Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm (Live on TG4)

Dan Morrissey and Denis Maher Denis Maher and Dan Morrissey battle it out during Tipp and Limerick's 2012 Munster U21 hurling semi-final. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Saturday

Munster SFC final replay
Cork v Kerry, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 7pm (Live on RTÉ2)

All-Ireland SFC round 3B qualifiers
Tipperary v Tyrone, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3pm (Live on Sky Sports)
Galway v Derry, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 5pm (Live on Sky Sports)

All-Ireland Ladies MFC ‘A’ semi-finals
Cork v Dublin, Toomevara, 2pm
Cavan v Galway, TBC, 2.30pm

All-Ireland Ladies MFC ‘B’ semi-final
Armagh v Roscommon, Mullahoran, 2pm

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie championship Group 1
Cork v Wexford, TBC
Galway v Limerick, Athenry, 3.45pm

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie championship Group 2
Derry v Dublin, Swatragh, 2.30pm
Tipperary v Clare, The Ragg, 2.30pm

Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie championship Group 1
Cork v Wexford, TBC
Galway v Down, Athenry, 2pm

Liberty Insurance Intermediate Camogie championship Group 2
Antrim v Kilkenny, TBC

Sunday

Ulster SFC final
Monaghan v Donegal, Clones, 2pm (Live on RTÉ2)

Ulster MFC final
Cavan v Derry, Clones, 12pm

General view of merchandise ahead of the game Clones is the venue for Sunday's Ulster minor and senior football finals. Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

Connacht SFC final
Mayo v Sligo, Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon, 4pm

Connacht MFC final
Galway v Sligo, Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon, 2pm

TG4 Leinster Ladies SFC final
Dublin v Westmeath, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, 4pm

TG4 Leinster Ladies IFC final
Kildare v Offaly, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, 2pm

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In addition, the following fixtures have been confirmed for the weekend of 25/25 July: 

Saturday, 25 July

All-Ireland SFC qualifiers
Fermanagh v Westmeath, Kingpsan Breffni Park, 5pm (Live on Sky Sports)
Kildare v Cork/Kerry, TBC, TBC (Live on Sky Sports)

Electric Ireland All-Ireland MHC Quarter-Final
Antrim v Dublin, Kingspan Breffni Park, 3pm

Sunday, 26 July

All-Ireland Senior SHC Quarter-Finals
Dublin v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm (Live on RTÉ)
Galway v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 4pm (Live on RTÉ)

Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter-Final
Limerick v Galway, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 12pm

A general view of Semple Stadium Semple Stadium is the confirmed venue for the All-Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

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