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Ciaran Kilkenny, Dublin, in action against Padraig O'Neill, Kildare

Ciaran Kilkenny, Dublin, in action against Padraig O'Neill, Kildare

Ciaran Kilkenny, Dublin, in action against Padraig O'Neill, Kildare

KILDARE will play Cork in Thurles on Saturday evening in their All-Ireland SFC qualifier, the CCCC has confirmed.

Westmeath, meanwhile, must travel to an Ulster venue in Breffni Park to play Fermanagh.

Both matches will be televised live by Sky Sports, with the Westmeath/Fermanagh clash throwing in at 5.0 and Kildare versus Cork starting at 7.0.

The GAA's fixture masters have also decided to play the remaining two qualifier matches in Croke Park on August 1st in round 4B of the competition.

Sligo will play Tyrone at 4.0 while Donegal and Galway face off at 6.0.

The GAA also confirmed arrangements for the first weekend of All-Ireland football quarter-finals on the following day at the same venue.

Kerry, who meet Westmeath or Fermanagh in the last eight, will play in the curtain-raiser.

Dublin will play a round 4A winner, to be determined depending on results and avoiding repeat pairings where possi ble, in the day's second match.

Dublin's hurlers, meanwhile, have learned that they will play in the opening match of Sunday's All-Ireland SHC quarter-final double bill at 2.0, with Cork and Galway meeting at 4.0.

Dublin's minor hurlers will play Antrim in Breffni Park this Saturday in their All-Ireland quarter-final at 3.0.

Johnny McGuirk's team were narrowly beaten by Kilkenny in the Leinster final two Sundays ago.


Saturday 25 July

GAA Football All Ireland SFC Round 4A: Westmeath v Fermanagh, Kingspan Breffni Pk, 5:0. Cork v Kildare Semple Stadium, 7:0.

All-Ireland MHC: Antrim v Dublin, Breffni Park, 3.0.

All-Ireland JFC: Kilkenny v Mayo, O'Connor Park, 2.0. Wexford v Kerry, Dungarvan, 2.0.

Sunday 26 July

All-Ireland SHC: Waterford v Dublin, Semple Stadium, 2.0. Galway v Cork, Semple Stadium, 4.0.

All-Ireland MHC: Limerick v Galway, Semple Stadium 12.0.

Saturday, August 1

All-Ireland SFC Round 4B

Sligo v Tyrone, Croke Park, 4.0, Donegal v Galway, Croke Park, 6.0

Sunday, August 2

All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals: Kerry v Round 4A Winner, Croke Park, TBC. Dublin v Round 4A Winner, Croke Park, TBC.

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