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Here are the 11 key GAA fixtures to keep an eye on this week

All-Ireland hurling champions Kilkenny make their 2016 bow next Saturday.

Dublin's Johnny McCaffrey and Kilkenny's TJ Reid will be in opposition next weekend.
Dublin's Johnny McCaffrey and Kilkenny's TJ Reid will be in opposition next weekend.
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REIGNING ALL-IRELAND senior hurling champions Kilkenny will make their 2016 championship bow next Saturday night.

They clash with Dublin as the prize of a place in the Leinster final is on offer.

Places in the Munster and Connacht senior football deciders are also available next weekend while there’s senior football action in Leinster and Ulster.

Here’s what’s in store.

Saturday

Leinster
SHC semi-final
Dublin v Kilkenny, O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 7pm

Christy Ring Cup relegation/promotion play-off
Derry v Mayo/Armagh, Venue & Time TBC

Nicky Rackard Cup relegation/promotion play-off
Fermanagh v Louth/Sligo, Venue & Time TBC

Sunday

Connacht
SFC semi-final
Roscommon v Sligo, Dr Hyde Park, 4pm

Leinster
SFC quarter-finals
Meath v Louth, Parnell Park, 3.30pm
Westmeath v Offaly, TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, 3.30pm

Munster
SFC semi-finals
Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.30pm
Kerry v Clare, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 3.30pm

JFC semi-finals
Tipperary v Cork, Semple Stadium, Thurles, 1.30pm
Kerry v Limerick, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 1.30pm

Ulster
SFC quarter-final
Donegal v Fermanagh, Ballybofey, 2pm

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