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Here's the 17 key GAA fixtures on the inter-county agenda this weekend

Provincial ties in Ulster, Leinster and Connacht take centre stage.

Sean Cavanagh and Kevin McKernan will be in opposition on Sunday.
Sean Cavanagh and Kevin McKernan will be in opposition on Sunday.
Image: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

THE 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP season really kicks into gear this weekend with seven senior provincial ties down for decision.

The opening shots are fired in the Leinster football championship in Mullingar on Saturday and then in Aughrim and Longford on Sunday.

Tyrone and Down square off in the opening Ulster senior football tie in Omagh on Sunday while Roscommon and Leitrim also clash in Connacht.

There’s Leinster minor football quarter-final ties along with hurling games in Leinster, the Christy Ring Cup, the Nicky Rackard Cup and the Lory Meagher Cup this weekend.

Here’s the full rundown of what’s in store.

Friday

Leinster MFC
Quarter-final

Offaly v Westmeath, Tullamore, 7.30pm, (Ref: Stephen Murphy, Louth)

Saturday

Leinster SFC
First Round

Westmeath v Louth, Cusack Park, Mullingar, 7pm, (Ref: Maurice Deegan, Laois)

Leinster MFC
Quarter-finals
Wexford v Laois, Wexford Park, 2pm, (Ref: Brendan Cawley, Kildare)
Dublin v Meath, Parnell Park, 3pm, (Ref: Patrick Maguire, Longford)
Longford v Kildare, Longford, 4pm, (Ref: Fergal Smyth, Offaly)

Christy Ring Cup
Round 2A

Kildare v Kerry, Newbridge, 2.30pm, (Ref: Sean Cleere, Kilkenny)

Round 2B
Armagh v Wicklow, Athletic Grounds, 2.30pm, (Ref: John Keane, Galway)

Nicky Rackard Cup
Qualifier Round 2

Donegal v Louth, Dowdallshill, Dundalk, 1pm, (Ref: Garrett Duffy, Antrim)

Lory Meagher Cup
Round 3

Leitrim v Warwickshire, Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada, 1pm, (Ref: James Clarke, Cavan)
Longford v Fermanagh, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm, (Ref: Liam McAuley, Antrim)

Sunday

Connacht SFC
First Round

Roscommon v Leitrim, Dr Hyde Park, 3pm, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork)

Leinster SFC
First Round

Longford v Offaly, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 3.30pm, (Ref: Martin Higgins, Fermanagh)
Wicklow v Laois, Aughrim, 3.30pm, (Ref: Rory Hickey, Clare)

2014 Leinster GAA Senior Championships Launch There's three opening round ties in the Leinster SFC this weekend. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Leinster SHC
Round 3 (Round-Robin)

London v Laois, Ruislip, 12.30pm, (Ref: John Keenan, Wicklow)
Carlow v Westmeath, Dr Cullen Park, 2pm, (Ref: Fergal Horgan, Tipperary)

Ulster SFC
Preliminary Round

Tyrone v Down, Healy Park, Omagh, 4pm, (Ref: David Coldrick, Meath)

Ulster MFC
Preliminary Round

Tyrone v Down, Healy Park, Omagh, 2.15pm, (Ref: Niall Cullen, Fermanagh)

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