Counties set to feel replay repercussions

The draws in Sunday’s All-Ireland senior and minor hurling finals will impact on championship fixtures in many counties — and not just those contesting the replays.

Counties set to feel replay repercussions

Already the Cork Senior and Premier IHC finals have gone back one week to October 7 and remaining final dates are subject to review.

Domestic action in Galway, Kilkenny, Dublin and Tipperary will also be interrupted due to the results in the showpiece games at Croke Park at the weekend. Both games are set to be replayed at GAA headquarters on September 30.

The quarter-finals of the Galway SHC were scheduled for the weekend after next but have now been put off until after the All-Ireland final replay.

Hurling board chairman Joe Byrne said that they would now probably take place a fortnight after the All-Ireland final replay, on the weekend of October 13-14, with the semi-finals two weeks later and the final likely to be fixed for Sunday, November 11.

Meanwhile the clash of champions Dr Crokes and Austin Stacks is the pick of the Kerry SFC quarter-final draw, which was made yesterday.

The dates and venues for the four games will be finalised by the board’s competition control committee tonight.

Kingdom GAA chiefs are also set to discuss the timing of the county senior hurling final between Ballyduff and Lixnaw, which currently clashes with the All-Ireland SHC final replay.

2012 Kerry SFC quarter-finals: Laune Rangers v Rathmore; Dr Crokes v Austin Stacks; Dingle v Feale Rangers; St Michael’s-Foilmore/Kenmare v St Kieran’s.

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