RTÉ to broadcast Kildare v Tyrone clash

RTÉ to broadcast Kildare v Tyrone clash

Gaelic football fans are in for bumper nights of qualifier action over the next two Saturdays after the GAA confirmed the dates, throw-in times and venues for the All-Ireland SFC round 3 and 4 qualifier matches.

As anticipated, the Kildare v Tyrone match - set up by this morning's draws for the final rounds of the qualifiers - will be the headline act next Saturday.

The RTÉ TV cameras will be there at St. Conleth's Park in Newbridge to broadcast the match live.

The GAA's Central Competititions Control Committee have finalised the programme of Round 3 qualifier fixtures for next Saturday, with Galway hosting in-form Armagh in Salthill at 5pm and the Ulster derby between Derry and Cavan getting underway at the same time at Celtic Park.

The mouth-watering meeting of Kieran McGeeney's Kildare and Mickey Harte's Red Hands has a 7pm throw-in time, as does the all-Leinster encounter between Wexford and Laois at Wexford Park.

The GAA have also confirmed that two of the Round 4 matches will go ahead as a double header at Croke Park on Saturday week (July 27), withCork awaiting the winners of Galway v Armagh and Meath providing the opposition for either Kildare or Tyrone. Both games will be shown live by RTÉ.

The fixture details for the two other round 4 qualifiers - Derry/Cavan v Mayo/London and Wexford/Laois v Donegal/Monaghan - will be confirmed following this Sunday's Connacht and Ulster SFC finals with reigning champions Mayo and Donegal both favoured to retain their titles.

Meanwhile, the All-Ireland SHC quarter-finals will be played out as a double header in Thurles on Sunday week (July 28).

Thurles has been the venue for the two quarter-final clashes for four of the past five years.

Current Liam MacCarthy Cup holders Kilkenny, who have battled past Tipperary and Waterford in recent weeks, will look to make it a hat-trick of wins over Munster counties when they face off against Cork, the losers of yesterday's Munster SHC final.

That is the curtain raiser on the day in Thurles (throw-in 2pm), with the meeting of neighbours Galway and Clare following at 4pm. Both games will be televised live by RTÉ.

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS:

ROUND 3 - Saturday, July 20

Galway v Armagh, Pearse Stadium, 5pm

Derry v Cavan, Celtic Park, 5pm

Wexford v Laois, Wexford Park, 7pm

Kildare v Tyrone, Newbridge, 7pm (live on RTÉ)

ROUND 4 - Saturday, July 27

Cork v Galway/Armagh, Croke Park, 5pm

Meath v Kildare/Tyrone, Croke Park, 7pm (live on RTÉ)

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS:

Sunday, July 28

Cork v Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, 2pm (live on RTÉ)

Galway v Clare, Semple Stadium, 4pm (live on RTÉ)


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