Monday 24 September 2018

Saturday night in Omagh for Tyrone vs Dublin as GAA confirm times and dates for all Super 8s fixtures

3 February 2018; Ciaran Kilkenny of Dublin in action against Matthew Donnelly, left, and Aidan McCrory of Tyrone, during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 2 match between Tyrone and Dublin at Healy Park in Omagh, County Tyrone. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
3 February 2018; Ciaran Kilkenny of Dublin in action against Matthew Donnelly, left, and Aidan McCrory of Tyrone, during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 2 match between Tyrone and Dublin at Healy Park in Omagh, County Tyrone. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Sean McGoldrick

The GAA have confirmed the times and dates for Round 2 and 3 of the Super 8s in the All-Ireland football championship as well as the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals.

There are no hidden surprises though, and as expected, the two final games in both Group 1 and Group 2 of the football series on the August Bank holiday weekend will start at the same time.

As indicated by GAA President John Horan in the wake of the controversy over the venue for the Round 3 qualifier game between Kildare and Mayo, Kildare will have home advantage in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge for their 'home' tie against Galway in Round 2 of the series.

The much anticipated showdown between All-Ireland champions Dublin and Tyrone will be played in Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday week, July 21 with a 7pm start.

The other Group 2 fixture between Roscommon and Donegal has a 5pm throw-in in Dr Hyde Park on the same evening. Both games will be shown live on Sky Sport

On Sunday, July 22, the Group 1 fixtures Kildare v Galway and Monaghan v Kerry will be played in Newbridge (2.0) and Clones (4.0). Both games will be shown live on RTE.

In Round 3 of the Super 8s, the Group 1 games will be played on Saturday, August 4.

Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney will host Kerry v Kildare while Pearse Stadium in Salthill will stage the Galway v Monaghan tie. Both games start at 6pm and will be shown on Sky.

On Sunday, August 5th there will be a 3.30 start for both the Dublin v Roscommon game in Croke Park and the Donegal v Tyrone tie in Ballybofey. Both games are listed to be shown live on RTE.

In relation to the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals, defending All-Ireland champions Galway will put their title on the line in the first of the penultimate ties on Saturday, July 28 in Croke Park against a quarter final winner with a 5pm throw-in.

Twenty four hours later, Cork will face the other quarter-final winner in Croke Park in the second semi-final at 3.30. Both semi-finals will be shown live on both RTE and Sky.

The actual pairings depend on the results of this weekend’s quarter-final, though there cannot be a repeat of the provincial final pairings (Galway v Kilkenny and or Cork v Clare)

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 2

Saturday, July 21

Roscommon v Donegal, Dr. Hyde Park, 5pm (Sky Sports)

Tyrone v Dublin, Healy Park Omagh, 7pm (Sky Sports)

Sunday, July 22

Kildare v Galway St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, 2pm (RTE)

Monaghan v Kerry, St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones, 4pm (RTE)

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final Group Stage Phase 3

Saturday, August 4

Kerry v Kildare, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 6pm (Sky Sports)

Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, 6.00pm (Sky Sports)

Sunday, August 5

Dublin v Roscommon, Croke Park, 3.30pm (RTE)

Donegal v Tyrone, MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey 3.30pm (RTE)

All-Ireland SHC semi-finals

Saturday, July 28

Galway vs TBC, Crorke Park, 5pm

Sunday, July 29

Cork vs TBC, Croke Park, 3.30pm

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