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All-Ireland Quarter-Finals Draw Revealed

All-Ireland Quarter-Finals Draw Revealed

Two-time Cork All-Star Colman Corrigan believes the Cork footballers have drawn the best possible match-up for the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final, urging them to take full advantage of this opportunity against Louth. In a historic moment for Louth GAA, the Wee County will compete in their first-ever All-Ireland quarter-final, facing off against Ulster champions Donegal.

This milestone comes after a thrilling one-point victory over Cork in Inniskeen on Sunday.

Adding an interesting twist to the match, Donegal’s current manager, Jim McGuinness, has a past connection with Louth’s Naomh Máirtín club, where he previously coached Sam Mulroy, Louth’s attacking ace.

Elsewhere, Munster champions Kerry are set to meet Derry in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. Last year, Derry was on the brink of reaching their first All-Ireland final since 1993 but was narrowly defeated by Kerry. Derry secured their quarter-final spot through a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Mayo on Saturday, continuing their trend of spot-kick victories, including last year’s Ulster final and this season’s Division 1 title win over Dublin.

Kerry, on the other hand, have had a smooth journey to the quarter-finals, registering comprehensive group stage wins over Monaghan, Meath, and Louth.

Armagh will clash with Roscommon in what promises to be a compelling encounter. The two teams have a storied rivalry from the 1970s and ’80s but have faced each other infrequently in recent times. Their last championship meeting was in 2018, where Roscommon emerged victorious in a high-scoring match. Roscommon advanced to the quarter-finals after their first-ever win over Tyrone, while Armagh topped their round-robin group following a dramatic draw with Galway.

Galway will face a formidable challenge as they seek their first championship win over Dublin since the 1934 All-Ireland final. Galway overcame Monaghan to secure their quarter-final berth, rebounding from a final round-robin setback against Armagh. Dublin, meanwhile, have been dominant, winning their 14th straight Leinster title and finishing at the top of their All-Ireland group.

Fixture details for the quarter-finals, with two games scheduled for Saturday and two for Sunday, will be confirmed on Monday afternoon.

All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Finals Set

In the All-Ireland Hurling Championship, Kilkenny will take on Clare on Saturday, 6 July at 3pm in Croke Park. The same venue will host the clash between Limerick and Cork on Sunday, 7 July with a 4pm throw-in.

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