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GAA fixtures for the week ahead

The dates, times and venues are in for this week’s key Gaelic football and hurling games.

Nowlan Park will host the meeting of Kilkenny and Cork.
Nowlan Park will host the meeting of Kilkenny and Cork.
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THE LAST ROUND of games in the Allianz hurling league take place this weekend.

The state of play in Division 1A is that nothing has yet to be decided.

All of the six teams can reach the league semi-finals ahead of next Sunday’s final round of games.

And equally each of the six counties could end up in the relegation play-off to battle the drop.

Waterford currently top the table on five points while Clare, Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary are all on four points, and Galway are bottom of the table on three points.

Here are next Sunday’s three encounters.

Sunday March 31st
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, 3pm, (Ref: James Owens, Wexford)
Kilkenny v Cork, Nowlan Park, 3pm, (Ref: Brian Gavin, Offaly), (TG4 Live)
Waterford v Galway, Walsh Park, 3pm, (Ref: Anthony Stapleton, Laois), (TG4 Deferred)

In Division 1B, Limerick are guaranteed a spot in the final where they will most likely be joined by Dublin, who only need a point from their last game at home to Carlow.

Here’s the details for the last round of games.

Sunday March 31st
Antrim v Offaly, Casement Park, 3pm, (Ref: Alan Kelly, Galway)
Limerick v Wexford, Gaelic Grounds, 3pm, (Ref: Diarmuid Kirwan, Cork)
Dublin v Carlow, Parnell Park, 3pm, (Ref: Christopher Browne, Galway)

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There’s also action in the lower divisions next weekend.

On Saturday the action is in Division 2B:

London v Roscommon, Rusilip, 3pm, (Ref: Liam McAuley, Antrim)
Meath v Armagh, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 3pm, (Ref: Gearoid McGrath, Dublin)
Down v Mayo, Páirc Esler, Newry, 3pm, (Ref: TBC)

While on Sunday the focus is on action in Division 2A:

Laois v Wicklow, Portlaoise, 3pm, (Ref: Michael O’Connor, Limerick)
Westmeath v Kildare, Mullingar, 3pm, (Ref: David Hughes, Carlow)
Kerry v Derry, Tralee, 3pm, (Ref: Fergal Horgan, Tipperary)

The last round of games take place on Sunday in Division 3A:

Donegal v Fingal, Letterkenny, 3pm, (Ref: Brendan Sweeney, Tyrone)
Fermanagh v Monaghan, Enniskillen, 3pm, (Ref: James Clarke, Cavan)
Tyrone v Louth, Omagh, 3pm, (Ref: Paul Braniff, Down)

And finally the action concludes on Sunday in Division 3B:

Warwickshire v Leitrim, Páirc na hÉireann, 3pm, (Ref: Gavin Quilty, Kilkenny)
Longford v Sligo, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 3pm, (Ref: John Keane, Galway)

There are also two re-arranged clashes in round five of the Allianz football league this weekend.

Saturday March 30th
Division 4
Clare v London, Cusack Park, Ennis, 4pm, (Ref: John Hickey, Carlow)
Sunday March 31st
Division 3
Antrim v Meath, Casement Park, 1.15pm, (Ref: Shaun McLaughlin, Donegal)

Tomorrow night it’s the semi-final stage of the Cadbury’s Munster U21FC:

Limerick v Cork, Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm, (Ref: Keith O’Brien, Tipperary)
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 7.30pm, (Ref: Richard Moloney, Limerick)

And there’s also plenty action in the Masita GAA All-Ireland post-primary schools championships on Saturday.

Saturday March 30th
All-Ireland Colleges SAFC semi-finals
PS Chorca Dhuibhne v St Pat’s (Navan), Nenagh, 1.30pm, (Ref: Rory Hickey, Clare)
St Gerald’s (Castlebar) v St Pat’s (Maghera), Enniskillen, 3pm, (Ref TBC).
All-Ireland Colleges SBFC semi-finals
St Attracta’s (Tubbercurry) v St Michael’s (Lurgan), Derrylin, Fermanagh, 1.30pm, (Ref TBC)
Naas CBS v Our Lady’s (Tullamore), Gracefield, Offaly, 2pm, (Ref: Fergal Kelly, Longford)
All-Ireland Colleges SCFC final
Scoil Mhuire (Strokestown) v St Augustine’s (Dungarvan), Newbridge, 2pm, (Ref: Fergal Barry, Kildare)
All-Ireland Vocational SAFC semi-finals
Davitt College (Castlebar) v Holy Trinity (Cookstown), Enniskillen, 1.30pm, (Ref TBC)
Clonakilty CC v Coláiste Mhuire (Granard), Tipperary Town, 2pm, (Ref: Michael Meade, Limerick)

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