GAA release upcoming fixtures as All-Ireland championships set to go ahead despite new restrictions

October 19, 2020

Kerry jerseys at the ready at Grattan Park, Inniskeen before the Allianz FL Division 1 clash against Monaghan. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

The All-Ireland inter-county championships will be able to go ahead under new lockdown restrictions expected to be put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ireland has surpassed 50,000, after the Department of Health reported 1,031 new infections on Monday afternoon. It is believed that the Cabinet is preparing to move the country to Level 5 from midnight on Wednesday for six weeks instead of an ‘enhanced’ Level 4, which had previously been reported.

The new ‘Living with Covid’ plan unveiled by the Government last month states ‘no matches or events to take place’ in Level 5. But, there is increased expectation that an exception will be made for ‘elite sports’ such as inter-county matches to continue.

The GAA has today released fixtures for the coming weekend which sees the final round of fixtures in the Allianz Football Leagues and the opening matches of the All-Ireland hurling championships scheduled. Meanwhile, the All-Ireland U20FC final between Dublin and Galway is set to take place in Portloaise on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the upcoming GAA fixture schedule:

Wednesday 21 October

Leinster U20HC round 1
Antrim v Dublin, Darver, 7pm
Laois v Carlow, MW Hire O’Moore Park, 7pm
Offaly v Westmeath, Faithful Fields, 7pm


Friday 23 October

Connacht MFC quarter-final
Galway v Leitrim, Bekan, 7.30pm


Saturday 24 October

Allianz FL Division 1 round 7
Kerry v Donegal, Austin Stack Park, 2pm – eir Sport

Allianz FL Division 2 round 7
Cavan v Roscommon, Kingspan Breffni, 2pm – TG4
Clare v Armagh, Cusack Park, 2pm
Kildare v Westmeath, Newbridge, 2pm
Fermanagh v Laois, Brewster Park, 2pm

Allianz FL Division 4 round 7
Antrim v Waterford, Portglenone, 2pm
Sligo v Limerick, Markievicz Park, 2pm
Wexford v Wicklow, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 2pm

All-Ireland U20FC final
Dublin v Galway, Portlaoise, 4pm – TG4

Munster MFC quarter-finals
Tipperary v Clare, Semple Stadium, 1pm
Limerick v Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1pm

Ulster MFC quarter-finals
Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 11.30am
Derry v Armagh, Owenbeg, 2pm
Antrim v Monaghan, Cargin, 2pm
Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, 6pm

Leinster SHC quarter-final
Dublin v Laois, Croke Park, 6pm – Sky Sports

Christy Ring Cup round 1
Offaly v Kildare, O’Connor Park, 1.30pm

Nicky Rackard Cup round 1
Donegal v Longford, Letterkenny, 1pm
Monaghan v Mayo, Clontibret, 2pm
Armagh v Leitrim, Athletic Grounds, 4pm

Lory Meagher Cup round 1
Louth v Fermanagh, Darver, 2pm

Leinster MHC quarter-finals
Westmeath v Dublin, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Kildare v Offaly, Newbridge, 2pm

All-Ireland MHC B semi-finals
Louth v Down, Darver, 1pm
Wicklow v Meath, Aughrim, 2pm


Sunday 25 October

Allianz FL Division 1 round 7
Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium, 2pm – TG4
Mayo v Tyrone, Castlebar, 2pm
Monaghan v Meath, Clones, 2pm

Allianz FL Division 3 round 7
Longford v Cork, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm
Louth v Down, Drogheda, 2pm
Leitrim v Tipperary, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm
Offaly v Derry, Tullamore, 2pm

Munster SHC quarter-final
Clare v Limerick, Thurles, 3.45pm – RTÉ2

Joe McDonagh Cup round 1
Kerry v Meath, Tralee, 1pm
Antrim v Westmeath, Corrigan Park, 2pm

Christy Ring Cup round 1
Roscommon v Wicklow, Dr Hyde Park, 1.30pm
Derry v Sligo, Celtic Park, 2pm

Leinster MHC quarter-final
Kildare v Offaly, Newbridge, 2pm


Monday 26 October

Munster U20HC semi-finals
Waterford v Tipperary , Fraher Field 3.15pm
Limerick v Cork,           LIT Gaelic Grounds , 5pm