All-Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final: Kilkenny 2-27 Cork 3-18 AFTER falling short in their respective provincial Championships this summer both Kilkenny and Cork were placed in rehab – with the Cats emerging the fitter and healthier of the two to set up an intriguing All-Ireland semi-final joust with defending champions Limerick in 12 days’ time.
All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase one: Dublin v Cork (tonight, Croke Park, 7pm, live on RTÉ2) AFTER a seven-point defeat to Donegal in Páirc Uí Rinn in mid-March, Cork were staring relegation to Division Three in the face.
All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase one: Kerry v Mayo (tomorrow, Killarney, 4pm, live on RTÉ2) IF MAYO are to make it a three in-a-row over Kerry this year, they are going to have to do it in a setting where the Kingdom haven’t lost a Championship match in all of 24 years.
All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals Group Two, Phase One: Roscommon v Tyrone (Dr Hyde Park, 5pm this evening) REVOLUTION not evolution has brought Roscommon back to the Super Eights at the first attempt – and their second go may take them into the last four.
It’s been a brilliant and testing decade all at once for Mayo in pursuit of the ultimate prize. James Horan came back in and has set about giving them a bit more depth to their squad. Cahair O’Kane looks at whether they’re likely to succeed…