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24th Jun 2021

The Championship is here and there’s a full-blown bonanza on the box/tube/tv this weekend

Lee Costello

Yeah, the Euros are cool, but did you know championship is starting this weekend?

It’s here folks, championship weekend, is here. All year players have been busting themselves for this moment.

They spent winter running outdoors in the rain, lifting freezing weights in their unheated sheds, and enduring Zoom session after zoom session, and with only one goal in mind… running out on championship day.

Let’s not forget about you, the loyal viewers! Usually holidays are planned around the championship it’s taken that seriously, you wouldn’t miss it for the world and after watching yet another Dublin triumph over winter, you can now re-start the cycle of hope and possibility again.

Is this our year? Sure, why not?

The high scoring Kerry team take on Clare in Munster, Sligo are up against last year’s All-Ireland finalists Mayo, and no one can tell what way Ulster is going to go this season but it kicks off with Donegal v Down.

And it all begins this weekend, but where can I watch these glorious games I hear you ask? Well everything you need to know is below, so clear your schedule, get comfortable and tune in!

Saturday 26th June (Football)

Sky Sports

Munster SFC quarter-final
Kerry v Clare, Fitzgerald Stadium, 7pm

Connacht SFC quarter-final
Sligo v Mayo, Markievicz Park, 4.30pm


Munster SFC quarter-final
Limerick v Waterford, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 3pm


Ladies NFL Division 1 final
Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 7.30pm

Ladies NFL Division 2 final
Kerry v Meath, Croke Park, 5pm

Sunday 27 June (Football)


Ulster SFC first round
Down v Donegal, Newry, 1pm (Also on BBC)


Leinster SFC first round
Offaly v Louth, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm
Carlow v Longford, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, 4.30pm
Wicklow v Wexford, Aughrim, 3pm

TG4 Youtube

Ladies NFL Division 3 final
Laois v Kildare, Baltinglass, 4pm – Live on Spórt TG4 YouTube

Ladies NFL Division 4 final
Leitrim v Louth, St Tiernach’s Park, 2pm – Live on Spórt TG4 YouTube

Saturday 26th June (Hurling)


Leinster SHC quarter-finals
Dublin v Antrim, Pairc Tailteann, 3pm – GAAGO
Laois v Wexford, UPMC Nowlan Park, 6pm – GAAGO

Sunday 27 June (Hurling)


Munster SHC quarter-final
Waterford v Clare, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm

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