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

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Gaa: When And Where To Watch This Weekend's Fixtures Gaa: When And Where To Watch This Weekend's Fixtures
Mayo play Roscommon to decide the Connacht Football final match-up.
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Muireann Duffy

Sligo out and Galway wait.

The Connacht Football Championship took an interesting turn earlier this week with the announcement that Paul Taylor's side would not fulfill their semi-final fixture due to a number of panel members testing positive for Covid-19.

The decision leaves the Tribesmen waiting to learn their final opponents as Roscommon and Mayo face-off on Sunday at 1.30pm in the province's other semi-final, with RTÉ covering the match live from Dr Hyde Park.

Last year's triumph by the Rossie's at this same stage could be a great motivator for Mayo, accompanied by the sting of their recent one-point defeat to Tyrone in the League.

James Horan's side appear steadier this year, with an added ego boost coming from their strong win over Leitrim in the quarter-final last weekend, but Roscommon have shown great grit this season also, living to fight another year in Division Two.

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Before that, Round One of the Hurling Championship's backdoor system will get the weekend started, as Laois play Clare in Nowlan Park. Fresh wounds from the Banner's heavy defeat to Limerick in the Munster Championship will likely sharpen their efforts to stay in the race for Liam McCarthy.

Brian Lohan's side will be the favourites, looking to prove that their hopes of being serious contenders in this year's Championship have not been extinguished with the match available on GAAGO.

After their narrow defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster Hurling semi-final, Dublin go up against Cork at 3.45pm, with the match being televised on Sky Sports.

The Rebels' ego may be bruised after their defeat to Waterford in Munster last Sunday, with Dublin seeming to be the ones with the momentum.

The Limerick hurlers outclassed Tipperary in horrendous conditions last weekend, but this Saturday will see the county's footballers attempt to emulate that result against their neighbours in the Munster semi-final, with the match throwing-in at 1.15pm in the Gaelic Grounds and coverage on RTÉ.

In the remaining Munster semi-final, Cork will be hoping to put a stop to Kerry's bright return to inter-county action, but judging by the Kingdom's form in their two games since the season restart, a heavy task faces the Rebels at home in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday, which will also be shown live on RTÉ.

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Former Cork footballer Paddy Kelly has tipped Peter Keane's men to take the spot in the final showdown pencilled in for Sunday, November 22nd, while former Dublin talisman Diarmuid Connolly has gone against the run of play by backing the Rebels.

Connolly cited the Kerry defence as an area Cork will look to take advantage of, but whoever the victor on Sunday, they will be likely to charge on and claim the provincial title.

In Ulster, Cavan and Antrim will meet on Saturday, before Fermanagh face Down on Sunday in the weekend's two quarter-final matches, both of which will be shown on BBC Sport NI.

Finally in Leinster, all four Football quarter-finals will be played off this weekend, beginning with Westmeath against Dublin on Saturday, coverage on Sky Sport, while Longford play Laois, Wicklow face Meath and Kildare meet Offaly on Sunday, with those three games being shown on GAAGO.

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