Donegal will look for their Sunday best in Super 8s
THE GAA has confirmed the dates, times and venues for the first two phases of the upcoming Super 8s.
Donegal, the only Ulster side already guaranteed a spot in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, have been handed Sunday fixtures for their first two outings as they welcome the winners of Meath and Clare to Ballybofey on July 14 (2pm) while they will meet Kerry in Croke Park the following Sunday (4pm).
The winners of Saturday’s clash between Cavan and Tyrone will have back-to-back Saturday fixtures staring with a visit to Roscommon on July 13 (5pm). This game will be preceded by the GAA All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final between Meath and Galway. The second match will be held the following Saturday at Croke Park (5pm) with the winners of Cork and Laois providing the opposition.
Last year the teams that played their first two games on a Saturday finished their group campaign on a Sunday and vice-versa. That third fixture will be a trip to Galway or Mayo for Donegal in Group One while Dublin will either be heading to Healy Park to face Tyrone or Kingspan Breffni to take on Cavan in Group Two.
The GAA have also confirmed that the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals will be played as a double-header in Croke Park on Sunday, July 14.
Kilkenny will play either Cork or Westmeath at 2pm with Tipperary playing Dublin or Laois at 4pm.