GAA: Where and when to watch this weekend's fixtures

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Gaa: Where And When To Watch This Weekend's Fixtures
Dublin and Kerry meet at Parnell Park on Sunday. In last year's League, the sides finished level on 1-19 apiece. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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Muireann Duffy

There's another bumper weekend ahead in both the National Football and Hurling Leagues, rolling into their second and third rounds respectively.

Both All-Ireland champions will be out on Sunday, but it will be the Limerick hurlers who will be hoping to get their campaign back on track, following the dramatics of last weekend's meeting with Galway.

Saturday

Tipperary v Galway

Although John Kiely may have been less than flattering about Galway's performance last weekend, for which he has since apologised fully and retracted, Shane O'Neill's men will hardly be downtrodden considering they came away from Pearse Stadium six points to the good.

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The win made it two-from-two for the Tribesmen, putting them top of the Division 1A table.

Tipperary are yet to get a win this season, securing draws against Limerick and Cork. However, their opponents where far from lacking on both occasions, and Liam Sheedy's side have showed themselves to be in good form.

Time: 1.30pm, Saturday.

Venue: Semple Stadium.

Coverage: TG4, from 1pm.

Donegal v Monaghan

Donegal had a close encounter with Tyrone in their Division 1N first round clash, aided to a two-point victory by a second yellow card for Michael O'Neill in the 40th minute, reducing his side to 14.

Monaghan had no such luck against Armagh, losing out on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-16. A second loss for the county could see them facing into a relegation play off, so a win is needed if they want to avoid an uphill battle to remain in the top-flight.

Time: 5pm, Saturday.

Venue: Ballybofey.

Coverage: EirSport 1, from 4.45pm.

Dublin v Antrim

While it may not be the biggest clash of the weekend, Antrim's form in their opening two fixtures has brought them due attention.

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Their first round win over Clare two weeks ago may have been attributed to a poor performance on the Banner's account, but Antrim's 3-15 against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park last Sunday showed their promotion from Division 2 was well deserved.

Dublin also fell short against Kilkenny, but pulled themselves back together in time to get a solid win away to Laois in round two.

Time: 5pm, Saturday.

Venue: Parnell Park.

Coverage: GAAGO.

Additional fixtures:

Football

  • Westmeath v Mayo (Division 2N), 3pm, Cusack Park, Mullingar. Deferred coverage on EirSport 2 from 7.30pm.
  • Offaly v Limerick (Division 3S), 3pm, O'Connor Park. Live on GAAGO.
  • Wexford v Waterford (Division  4S), 3pm, Wexford Park. Live on GAAGO.
  • Tipperary v Wicklow (Division 3S), 4.30pm, Semple Stadium. Live on GAAGO.
  • Derry v Fermanagh (Division 3N), 5pm, Owenbeg. Live on GAAGO.
  • Armagh v Tyrone (Division 1N), 7pm, Athletic Grounds. Live on EirSport 1.
  • Laois v Cork (Division 2S), 7pm, O'Moore Park. Live on GAAGO.
  • Cavan v Longford (Division 3), 7pm, Breffni Park. Live on GAAGO.

Hurling

  • Sligo v Armagh (Division 3A), 2pm, Markievicz Park.
  • Longford v Tyrone (Division 3A), 2pm, Pearse Park.

Sunday

Dublin v Kerry

The big clash of the weekend sees the reigning All-Ireland and League champions meet in Thurles.

After claiming last year's league title on points in the absence of a final due to Covid, Kerry didn't manage to make it out of Munster, losing to Cork in the provincial semi-final.

Denied a meeting in the Championship, Dublin will have to cast their minds back to January 2020 when they last faced the Kingdom, which ended all square, 1-19 apiece.

A 4-21 to 0-11 win over Galway last weekend was a marker of Kerry's ability, but Galway are not Dublin.

Time: 1.35pm, Sunday.

Venue: Semple Stadium.

Coverage: TG4, from 1.15pm.

Waterford v Limerick

Waterford's loss to Limerick in last year's All-Ireland final was a crushing moment for the county, but if ever there was an opportunity to get past the Treaty men, now may be it.

The Déise will have watched Limerick's clash with Galway last weekend with great interest, revealing weak points in Limerick's game.

Undoubtedly Limerick will have worked hard this week to rectify the issues laid bare last Sunday, but Waterford will know if you frustrate John Kiely's men and stop them from playing the type of game they're comfortable with, they struggle to adapt.

Time: 3.45pm, Sunday.

Venue: Walsh Park.

Coverage: TG4, from 3.30pm.

Additional fixtures:

Football

  • Galway v Roscommon (Division 1s), 2pm, Pearse Stadium. Live on GAAGO.
  • Kilkenny v Wexford (Division 1B), 2pm, Nowlan Park. Spórt TG4, deferred coverage on TG4 from 5.35pm.
  • Kildare v Clare (Division 2s), 2pm, Newbridge. Live on GAAGO.
  • Leitrim v Louth (Division 4N), 3pm, Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. Live on GAAGO.
  • Down v Meath (Division 2N), 3.45pm, Athletic Grounds. Live on GAAGO.
  • Antrim v Sligo (Division 4N), 4pm, Corrigan Park. Live on GAAGO.

Hurling

  • Kerry v Meath (Division 2A), 1pm, Austin Stack Park.
  • Carlow v Offaly (Division 2A), 2pm, Cullen Park.
  • Wicklow v Down (Division 2A), 2pm, Aughrim.
  • Donegal v Mayo (Division 2B), 2pm, Letterkenny.
  • Fermanagh v Leitrim (Division 3B), 2pm, Brester Park.
  • Louth v Cavan (Division 3B), 2pm, Derver.
  • Laois v Clare (Division 1B), 3pm, O'Moore Park. Live on GAAGO.
  • Cork v Westmeath (Division 1B), 3pm, Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Live on GAAGO.
  • Kildare v Derry (Division 2B), 4pm, Hawkfield.

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