GAA preview: Hurling semi-finals and knockout football

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A bumper weekend of GAA action kicks off with a Leinster SHC semi-final double-header at Croke Park.
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James Cox

GAA fans are in for a treat this weekend with some intriguing championship clashes set to take place, including Leinster and Munster hurling semi-finals and knockout provincial football ties.

The pick of the bunch is probably a Leinster Hurling Championship semi-final double-header at Croke Park on Saturday.

Here is a roundup of the fixtures and where you can watch them.

Leinster Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

Saturday, October 31st 

Dublin v Kilkenny, 3.45pm, GAAGO

Dublin have already overcome Laois but Brian Cody's Kilkenny will represent a step up in quality.

If the Dubs are to pull off an upset, they will have to deal with the danger of an in-form TJ Reid.

Wexford v Galway, 6.15pm, RTÉ Sport

This one is a fascinating tie. Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford won the Leinster title in 2019 before losing out to Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

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They will look to defend their title but Galway will be looking to set the record straight after an early exit last year.

Munster Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

Saturday, October 31st

Cork v Waterford, 3.30pm, Sky Sports Mix

This one has the shape of a tight contest as both counties look to set out a marker and become contenders on the All-Ireland stage again.

Sunday, November 1st 

Limerick v Tipperary, 4pm, RTÉ Sport

The All-Ireland champions won't get to ease into things as they face Limerick in this exciting clash.

The winner here could well go on to claim the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Joe McDonagh Cup

Saturday, October 31st 

Westmeath v Kerry, 1.30pm 

Carlow v Antrim, 3pm 

Christy Ring Cup

Saturday, October 31st

Down v Derry, 1.30pm 

Sunday, November 1st 

Kildare v Wicklow, 12.30pm

Nickey Rackard Cup

Saturday, October 31st

Donegal v Armagh, 1.30pm

Tyrone v Mayo, 2pm 

Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Finals

Saturday, October 31st

Waterford v Limerick, 7pm, GAAGO

Sunday, November 1st

Tipperary v Clare, 1pm, GAAGO

Ulster Senior Football Championship Preliminary Round

Monaghan v Cavan, 1.15pm, Sky Sports Mix

Ulster Quarter-finals

Sunday, November 1st

Donegal v Tyrone, 1.30pm, RTÉ Sport 

Allianz Football League Division 1, Sean Mac Cumhaills GAA Club, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal 18/10/2020 Donegal vs Tyrone. Donegal’s Ryan McHugh and Tyrone’s Conor McKenna ©INPHO/Lorcan Doherty

Donegal won the League tie between the sides a couple of weeks ago but there will be no rustiness from Tyrone this time around.

They beat Mayo in their following match and Conor McKenna's tally of 1-2 against Donegal and 2-2 against Mayo bodes well.

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Derry v Armagh, 4pm, BBC Sport NI

Leinster Football Championship Round 1

There are three fixtures in the first round of the Leinster Football Championship, all kicking off at 1.30pm and all live on GAAGO.

Louth v Longford, Wexford v Wicklow, Offaly v Carlow

Connacht Football Championship Quarter-Final

Leitrim v Mayo, 1.15pm, RTÉ News channel

Camogie All-Ireland Championship

There is a full round of Camogie championship ties this weekend with standout games including Cork v Wexford and Clare v Dublin.

Saturday, October 31st

Group 1, Cork v Wexford, 2pm 

Group 3, Clare v Dublin, 2pm 

Sunday, November 1st

Group 1, Galway v Offaly, 2pm 

Ladies Football Championships

There is a full round of Ladies Football Championship ties this weekend at senior, intermediate and junior level.

The standout tie will see All-Ireland champions Dublin face Donegal on Saturday.

Friday, October 30th

All-Ireland Senior Championship, Tyrone v Armagh, 7.30pm

Saturday, October 31st

All-Ireland Intermediate Championship 

Wexford v Offaly, Longford v Westmeath (both 1pm)

All-Ireland Junior Championship

Fermanagh v Wicklow, 1pm

All-Ireland Senior Championship 

Tipperary v Galway, 3pm

Dublin v Donegal, 5pm

Dublin have named 12 of the team that started in the 2019 All-Ireland Final for tomorrow’s  opener against Donegal at Kingspan Breffni in Cavan.

Sinéad Aherne captains the Sky Blues once again as Mick Bohan’s side begin their quest for a fourth successive title.

Sunday, November 1st

All-Ireland Intermediate Championship 

Meath v Down, Kildare v Clare, Sligo v Laois (all 1pm)

All-Ireland Junior Championship 

Antrim v Limerick, 1pm

All-Ireland Senior Championship 

Cavan v Kerry, 1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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