FOOTBALL: 2021 All-Ireland Championship Fixtures announced

FOOTBALL: 2021 All-Ireland Championship Fixtures announced

  • Champions Dublin to face Tyrone in opening round
  • Cork to open campaign against 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate winners
  • 2020 Senior semi-finalists Armagh to begin against Ulster rivals Monaghan  

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CHAMPIONS Dublin will open the defence of their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Championship crown with a clash against Tyrone.  

The confirmed fixtures for the 2021 campaign have also pitted 2020 Senior runners-up Cork against last year’s All-Ireland Intermediate champions Meath in the opening round.  

The 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships get underway on July 10, with Dublin in Group C alongside Tyrone and Waterford.  

Cork were drawn with Munster rivals Tipperary, and Meath, in Group B, while Group A, the only four-team group, contains Ulster teams Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan, along with Mayo.  

The opening fixtures in this group will Armagh, the 2020 semi-finalists, take on Monaghan, with Cavan facing Mayo.  

In Group D, the opening game of a group with a real Gaeltacht feel is the meeting of Galway and Kerry, with Donegal also in this pool.  

Two teams will emerge from each group to contest the quarter-finals over the August Bank Holiday weekend; the semi-finals are pencilled in for August 14, and the Final will be played at Croke Park on Sunday, September 5.  

The TG4 Intermediate Championship will follow a similar pattern, with two teams qualifying from each group to play in the quarter-finals. 

Westmeath, the 2020 runners-up who will be aiming for promotion back to the Senior ranks, begin their campaign against fellow Leinster side Longford in Group 1, with Wexford facing Sligo in this four-team group.  

Elsewhere, 2020 Junior Champions Fermanagh will take on Leitrim in their Group 2 opener, the opening Group 3 game is Roscommon against Kildare, with Offaly facing Down in Group 4.  

In a five-team TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship group, four teams will qualify from the round-robin stage to contest the semi-finals.  

Antrim meet Derry in an Ulster derby on the opening weekend, with Limerick facing 2020 runners-up Wicklow. Carlow have a bye in Round 1 before they commence their campaign with a fixture against Antrim in Round 2.  

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2021 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Fixtures  

Group 1 – Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan, Mayo

Group B – Cork, Tipperary, Meath

Group C – Dublin, Tyrone, Waterford

Group D – Galway, Kerry, Donegal

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Round 1 – 10th July  

Armagh, Monaghan, Cavan vs Mayo, Cork vs Meath, Dublin vs Tyrone, Galway vs Kerry

Round 2 – 17th July

Monaghan vs Mayo, Armagh vs Cavan, Cork vs Tipperary, Dublin vs Waterford, Donegal vs Galway

Round 3 – 24th July

Monaghan vs Cavan, Armagh vs Mayo, Tipperary vs Meath, Tyrone vs Waterford, Kerry vs Donegal                     

Quarter-finals – 31st July/ 1st August/2nd August   

QF 1:                1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2                  

QF 2:                1st Group 2 v 2nd Group 3 

QF 3:                1st Group 3 v 2nd Group 4 

QF 4:                1st Group 4 v 2nd Group 1 

Semi-Finals – 14th August  

SF 1:                 Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 2                          

SF 2:                 Winner Q/F 3 v Winner Q/F 4                          

Final – 5th September  

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2021 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Fixtures 

Group A – Westmeath, Longford, Wexford, Sligo

Group B – Clare, Fermanagh, Leitrim

Group C – Roscommon, Kildare, Laois

Group D – Offaly, Down, Louth

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Round 1 – 10th July

Fermanagh vs Leitrim

Round 1  – 11th July 

Westmeath vs Longford, Wexford vs Sligo, Roscommon vs Kildare, Offaly vs Down

Round 2 – 18th July

Longford vs Wexford, Westmeath vs Sligo, Clare vs Leitrim, Kildare vs Laois, Down vs Louth

Round 3 – 25th July

Longford vs Sligo, Westmeath vs Wexford, Clare vs Fermanagh, Roscommon vs Laois, Louth vs Offaly

Quarter-finals – 7th/8th August  

QF 1:                1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2 

QF 2:                1st Group 2 v 2nd Group 3 

QF 3:                1st Group 3 v 2nd Group 4 

QF 4:                1st Group 4 v 2nd Group 1 

Semi-Finals – 14th/15th August  

SF 1:                 Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 2 

SF 2:                 Winner Q/F 3 v Winner Q/F 4 

Final – 5th September  

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2021 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Fixtures 

Antrim, Carlow, Derry, Limerick, Wicklow

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Round 1 – 10th July 2021

Antrim vs Derry

Round 1 – 11th July 2021  

Limerick vs Wicklow

Round 2 – 18th July 2021  

Antrim v Carlow , Derry v Limerick 

Round 3 – 24th July 2021  

Antrim v Limerick , Carlow (H) v Wicklow

Round 4 – 8th August 2021  

Antrim v Wicklow , Carlow v Derry 

Round 5 – 15th August 2021 

Carlow v Limerick , Derry v Wicklow 

Semi-Finals – 21st/22nd August 2021 

1 v 4 

2 v 3  

Final – 5th September 2021  

PODCAST: SportsDaz Football (Wednesday, 2nd June 2021)

 

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