Now that we know the times and venues of the All-Ireland SFC and SHC qualifiers set to take place this weekend, the next question on everyone’s mind will be, what channels are they on?
That is for those who will not be travelling to the fixtures themselves, of course.
Round 2A of the football qualifiers and and round 1 of the hurling qualifiers take place this coming weekend.
In the big ball, Meath meet Sligo while Laois take on Clare. The big boys, Donegal and Mayo avoided each other in the draw. Rory Gallagher’s Ulster side will face Longford, where as last year’s All-Ireland final loser’s Mayo will play Derry.
Saturday evening looks set to be a hectic one on the GAA front for fans from all four provinces.
It has now been confirmed that RTÉ will show the Mayo vs. Derry game live with coverage for the 5 p.m throw-in beginning at 4.30 p.m.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) June 26, 2017
Mayo will be seeking to reach the ultimate stage of the championship through the back door again this year, just as they did in 2016. To do so, similarly to last summer, they must regroup and overcome their shortcomings against Galway in Connacht.
Switching over codes and channels after that game, Sky Sports will be showing the hurling clash of Kilkenny and Limerick live, with a 7 p.m throw-in in that one.
The Cats will have home advantage in this one, and the daunting task ahead of Limerick, entering the cauldron that is Nowlan Park, will be one they better be equipped for if they are to prolong their season.
To recap on the ties thrown up this morning in round 2B in the football back door and round 1 of the hurling qualifiers, here is the list of fixtures in full:
All-Ireland SFC qualifier round 2B:
All games on Saturday, July 8.
Cavan v Tipperary, Kingpspan Breffni Park, 2 p.m.
Wexford v Monaghan, Innovate Wexford Park, 3 p.m.
Carlow v Leitrim, Newwatch Cullen Park, 3 p.m.
Westmeath v Armagh, TEG Cusack Park, 7 p.m.
All Ireland SHC qualifier round 1:
All games on Saturday, July 1.
Offaly v Waterford, O’Connor Park, 3 p.m.
Tipperary v Westmeath, Semple Stadium, 5 p.m.
Dublin v Laois, Parnell Park, 7 p.m.
Kilkenny v Limerick, Nowlan Park, 7 p.m.