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Dublin: 8°C Sunday 16 May 2021

These 24 games will make for a busy week of pre-season football and hurling

Wrap up warm and get set to head to your local county ground.

Paul Turbett tries to clear thew goalmouth Groundskeeper Paul Turbett tries to clear the goalmouth before last Sunday's game between Tyrone and St Mary's. Source: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO


Dr McKenna Cup

Group A
Down v UUJ, Páirc Esler, Newry, 8pm
Group C
Armagh v St Mary’s, Athletic Grounds, 8pm


McGrath Cup semi-final
IT Tralee v UCC, IT Tralee, 7.30pm

Conor Cox Kerry's Conor Cox is part of the UCC squad. Source: James Crombie/INPHO


Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-finals
Cork IT v Cork, CIT GAA Grounds, 2pm
Limerick v Waterford, Kilmallock, 2pm


Dr McKenna Cup
Group A

Cavan v Monaghan, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2pm
Group B
Derry v Queen’s University, Owenbeg, 2pm
Donegal v Fermanagh, Ballyshannon, 2pm
Group C
Tyrone v Antrim, Healy Park, 2pm

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Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly Mayo's joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

FBD League
Section A

Mayo v Roscommon, Elvery’s MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2pm
NUI Galway v IT Sligo, Connacht GAA Centre, 2pm
Section B
GMIT v Galway, Moycullen, 2pm
Sligo v Leitrim, Markievicz Park, 2pm

Kehoe Cup round 1
Longford v Louth, Longford, 2pm
Meath v St Pat’s-Mater Dei, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 12.15pm
Wicklow v Fingal, Rathdrum, 2pm
Kildare v Maynooth University, Hawkfield Pitch, 2pm

McGrath Cup semi-final
Waterford v Cork, Clashmore, 2pm

Cork players warm down after the game The Cork footballers warming down after last Sunday's win over Tipperary. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

O’Byrne Cup semi-finals
Meath v Dublin, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 2pm
Kildare v Dublin IT, Newbridge, 2pm

Walsh Cup round 2
Wexford v UCD, Gorey, 2pm
Westmeath v Galway, Mullingar, 2pm

Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-finals
Clare v Tipperary, Sixmilebridge, 2pm
Kerry v UCC, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 2pm

Davy Fitzgerald Davy Fitzgerald and the Clare hurlers are in action on Sunday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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