Confirmed: All-Ireland clubs finals set to clash with Ireland vs England on St Patrick's Day
The GAA have announced the throw-in times for the football and hurling club finals on St Patrick's Day - but fans hoping to watch Ireland's crucial Six Nations clash with England as well will be left disappointed.
The football final between Nemo Rangers and Corofin starts at 2pm at Croke Park, while Cuala vs Na Piarsaigh in the hurling throws in at 3.45pm. These start times put the two club finals in competition with England vs Ireland in the Six Nations at Twickenham, which is expected to decide the championship on March 17.
Had the GAA opted to go with last year's throw-in times (3pm and 5pm), only the first game would have clashed with the Ireland match.