The GAA has this afternoon confirmed the match scheduling details for the All-Ireland quarter-finals. We’re on at Croke Park on Sunday, 3rd August, with the added bonus that both the minors and the seniors will be in action at HQ that day. The only snag is that it’s a triple-header, with the minor quarter-final against Armagh throwing in at midday and the senior quarter-final involving our lads not getting underway until 4pm. This means that Kerry’s quarter-final is the undercard to our game, with a 2pm start. You can’t have it every way, I suppose.
Full details on the quarter-finals are here. In confirming these details, the GAA have also taken the welcome step of correcting the misinformation that RTÉ have been putting out there, most recently on last night’s The Sunday Game, where it was again stated, incorrectly, that we’re definitely paired against Cork or Sligo and Kerry are bracketed with Galway or Tipp. The GAA’s announcement today makes it clear that if both (and it has to be both) Sligo and Tipp win then a draw will be held to decide the quarter-final pairings. The same goes for the other side of the draw as well. Dorks in Montrose, please note.