The GAA have just announced details of dates and throw-in times for the All-Ireland football quarter-finals, all of which will take place at HQ. First up it’s a double header next Sunday (2nd August), with Cork and Donegal out of the traps at 2 pm, followed by Tyrone and Kildare at 4 pm. Kerry and Dublin is a standalone fixture on the Bank Holiday Monday (3rd) with a 2 pm throw-in. That’s a bit of a pain in the hole, though, as that’s exactly the same time that our minors will be playing Tipp in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise in their All-Ireland quarter-final.
Our (senior) quarter final with Limerick or Meath – who incidentally face off in Portlaoise next Saturday evening (that one might be worth a look, by the way) – is down for Croker on Sunday 9th August. But so too is the hurling semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford and so our game will almost certainly be the curtain-raiser that day. As a result, I think it’s safe enough to be pencilling in 2 pm on the 9th for our quarter-final. Can’t wait!
UPDATE: The minors’ All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Tipperary has now been moved to O’Connor Park, Tullamore, with a 3 pm throw-in on the 3rd. The Kerry-Roscommon quarter-final was due to be on the same card but it’ll now be the curtain-raiser for the Kerry-Dublin senior clash that day.