The return of the inter-county GAA season is just around the corner, with the GAA today announcing the full schedule for county games between now and the end of the season.
As already announced the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final will take place on Sunday 13 December, while the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final will throw in six days later on Saturday 19 December.
There's a hell of a lot of matches to be played between now and then, however, with the senior, U20 and minor All-Ireland Championships also to look forward to, as well as the completion of the Allianz Leagues.
The first weekend of fixtures feature the EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship semi-finals, round six of the Allianz Football League and the Division 2A, AB and 3B Allianz Hurling League finals. Along with the schedule, the GAA also revealed the seven matches that will get full television coverage on the opening weekend, with six matches to be broadcast live, as well as deferred coverage of another.
Televised matches for opening inter-county weekend
Saturday 17 October
- 2:30pm: Dublin vs Tyrone - EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship - Live on TG4
- 4:30pm: Galway vs Kerry - EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship - Live on TG4
- 5:30pm: Armagh vs Roscommon - Allianz Football League Division Two - Live On RTÉ
- 7pm: Dublin vs Meath - Allianz Football League Division One - Live on eir Sport
Sunday 18 October
- 2pm: Galway vs Mayo - Allianz Football League Division One - Live on TG4
- 2pm: Kildare vs Cavan - Allianz Football League Division Two - Deferred on TG4
- 4pm : Donegal vs Tyrone - Allianz Football League Division One - Live on TG4
The following weekend will feature round seven of the Allianz Football League, the U20 All-Ireland football final and the commencement of the All-Ireland Hurling Championships, with Clare v Limerick in the Munster Hurling Championship the stand-out fixture.