The GAA earlier on today confirmed fixture details for the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals. The four ties will, as expected, be played as two double-headers the weekend after next.
Clare and Derry meet on Saturday 25th June at 3.45pm, followed by Dublin and Cork at 6pm. Both of those games will be broadcast on Sky. Then on Sunday 26th, Galway and Armagh face off at 1.45pm and we take on Kerry at 4pm. Both of these games will be shown live by RTÉ.
There’s no word yet on when or where the All-Ireland U17 (which, I guess, I should really start calling the Minor Championship seeing as the prize at stake for it is the Tom Markham Cup) semi-finals will be held. All the GAA website is saying is that both semi-finals will be played on Saturday, 25th June.
It would, of course, have suited ourselves and Kerry for the Minor and Senior semi-finals to be played together but the ridiculously squashed match timetable this year doesn’t allow for it. In any event, both Galway and Derry would, no doubt, have wanted to see their Minors on the same match-day card as the big lads but that was never going to happen either.