With just two weeks to go to the tournament, Saturday’s game will give Schmidt a chance to run-out a close to full-strength side and see how they fare.

WATCH: The midfield battle zone will be key to All-Ireland final outcome on Sunday

Our expert panel ponder who will come out on top in the highly competitive contest in the midfield in Sunday's All-Ireland final between Kilkenny and Galway.

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Rugby World Cup Pool D: Check out Ireland's pool stage opposition

Hopes are higher than ever that Ireland can reach a maiden World Cup semi-final, but who stand between us and that goal in the pool stage?

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Chris Froome ruled out of Vuelta a Espana with fractured bone in foot

“Scans this morning confirm fractured navicular. End of the Vuelta for me.”

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WATCH: Wheelchair bound GAA star Jamie Wall walks with aid of an Exo-skeleton

Jamie Wall received a thunderous reception and a standing ovation when he walked into a reception at the Rochestown Park hotel with the aid of an Exo-skeleton.

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WATCH: Novak Djokovic dances on-court with a fan after US Open win

The pair performed a short jig, which ended with Djokovic high-fiving his partner and putting on an ’I love New York’ t-shirt.

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In honour of Anthony Martial, here's our best ever Premier League French XI

The new Manchester United signing doesn’t get into this team yet…

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No 'lucky jocks' for Rob Kearney ahead of World Cup

When Ireland complete their last-minute preparations before opening their World Cup bid against Canada in Cardiff, Siobhan Kearney will light a candle.

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David de Gea's hunger and professionalism intact, says Mata

David de Gea has been backed to remain professional as he continues his Manchester United career.

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Mayo unchanged for semi-final replay

The same XV are entrusted with toppling the Dubs.

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Diarmuid Connolly to miss Mayo replay after rejected appeal

The Central Hearings Committee have upheld Connolly's one-game suspension.

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PICS: Aaron Lennon turns that frown upside down on Everton return

That’s the spirit, Aaron!

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Manchester United include David De Gea in Champions League plans

Victor Valdes doesn't make the cut though…

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Former Kerry boss to be chosen as Offaly hurling manager

He will face a big challenge in taking over a Faithful County that remains in the hurling doldrums.

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Pair of Dublin appeals fail ahead of Connolly case

The Dublin County Board have had a disappointing day at the Central Hearings Committee.

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Roche drops out of contention at Vuelta after Froome crash

Meanwhile the Saxo-Tinkoff owner has threatened to withdraw his team from the rest of the race…

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5 players it looks like we'll have to wait to see in the Premier League

The Premier League’s full of talent – but we always want more, don’t we?

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Five of the best value signings of the transfer window

They may not be the most high-profile, but these players will prove invaluable to their teams.

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Each Premier League club ranked by how many of their first-team regulars from last season remain

Stability is a big word in football nowadays and something few clubs attain – will those who retained their regulars benefit this campaign?

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WATCH: All-Ireland SHC final analysis: Have Galway evolved since 2012?

Our expert panel ask has this Galway side bettered themselves since their last appearance in a final in 2012.

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Keane and O'Neill warn Ireland team: Complacency is not an option

Complacency is simply not on the agenda as Martin O’Neill and his assistant Keane prepare for the clash.

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STAT ATTACK: Are we set for another draw on Sunday?

Like buses, after waiting decades for an All-Ireland SHC final draw three have come along at once.

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Saido Berahino given extra time off by West Brom after Tottenham impasse

Albion rejected two deadline days bids from Tottenham on Tuesday for the England Under-21 forward before Berahino suggested he would down tools on Twitter.

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Simon Zebo backs Ian Madigan to succeed if needed at scrum-half

“I’m sure Ian will be well up for it, he’s a talented boy,” said Munster wing Zebo of Madigan’s positional switch.

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Rory McIlroy given European Tour exemption to play in Race to Dubai

World number one Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption by the European Tour in order for him to play in the lucrative season-ending Final Series.

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Saido Berahino set to be punished by West Brom for strike threat

Albion rejected two deadline days bids from Tottenham on Tuesday for the England Under-21 forward before Berahino suggested he would down tools on Twitter.

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Simon Zebo: I have never ‘refreshed my email so much in my life’

Simon Zebo admitted to being a bag of nerves as he waited to hear if he had survived the final cut.

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Five Premier League loanees in Europe - will they ever return?

The summer transfer window has closed, but not before several high-profile Barclays Premier League stars made an escape to Europe.

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WATCH: Dublin v Mayo replay: who will have learnt most from the drawn game?

After such a close, frantic contest, surely the team that best addresses the issues from the first match will emerge as the winners.

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WATCH: Andy Murray shuts out Nick Kyrgios antics to progress at US Open

Trick shots, racket slams and complaints to the umpire all played their part in the Kyrgios bonanza but Murray was cool amid the chaos.

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Manchester United expect focus from De Gea

Manager Louis van Gaal will attempt to reintegrate the goalkeeper back into the first-team squad.

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Ireland veteran Donncha O’Callaghan to leave Munster

Munster rugby supporters face another shock in the next day or two when news of Donncha O’Callaghan’s departure will be made official.

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Record Anthony Martial move overshadowed by failed deals

Manchester United made Anthony Martial the biggest signing of transfer deadline day as two of the biggest moves failed to materialise.

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Marty Morrissey shows off hurling skills in crossbar challenge

Cue wild celebrations from the RTÉ man!

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War of words over botched David De Gea transfer escalates

“The club is delighted that ... David de Gea remains a Manchester United player.”

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Here's our XI made up of the best signings of the summer

Sorry, Michael Hector – you didn’t make the cut.

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Jon Walters fails to secure move away from Stoke

Walters will have to see out the final year of his contract at Stoke.

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Everton swoop for Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon

Everton have completed the signing of Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon on a three-year contract.

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GAA should reassess ticketing strategies and replay prices

Could more be done to guard against the probability of sites wilting at the worst times?

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How did the Premier League's big six do in the transfer window?

And what do Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and the Manchester clubs’ best line-ups look like now?

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The 5 biggest Premier League deals from transfer deadline day

Anthony Martial joined Manchester United, while elsewhere there were a number of centre-backs on the move.

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These old tweets from Saido Berahino are suddenly very awkward

Enjoy your season in the West Brom reserves, Saido.

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WATCH: Was Dublin v Mayo unrefereeable?

The game had a breathless, controversial ending – but did the football fail to live up to the billing?

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Who the hell is Anthony Martial?

Manchester United’s new signing could be exactly what they need – here’s everything you need to know about him.

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Hawk-Eye: Will technology play a part in Sunday’s All-Ireland final?

The umpires on Sunday would be wise to refer any marginal calls.

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Andy Lee title defence postponed after Saunders suffers cut eye

WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee’s world-title defence against Billy Joe Saunders has been postponed after the challenger suffered a cut eye while sparring.

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Jolean Lescott signs for Aston Villa

The defender has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park after spending just over 12 months with the Baggies.

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We're counting down to Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final

Only five sleeps to go! It's gonna be epic.

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13 pictures that show how David de Gea is feeling right now - and why

Real Madrid have released a statement pretty much blaming Manchester United. We’re guessing De Gea isn’t too impressed…

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Schmidt taking 'calculated' risk by having Madigan cover scrum-half

“There is a degree of risk no matter what you've got and we feel it's something we can manage with the cover we have got. There are super resources here.”

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