Lynk’s Summer GAA Guide
Summertime in Dublin is filled with endless activities and events, from food markets to music festivals and everything in between, we’ve got it all, but one thing that has remained a constant in Dublin’s heart is the GAA.
With this in mind we have decided to dedicate this blog post to the business end of the GAA Championships to help you navigate your July, August and September viewings.
All-Ireland Football Championship
August 5th – Croke Park
Tyrone v Armagh – 16.00
The current Ulster Champions have been building up momentum game after game during the Championship and look to continue this form as they bid to make another Semi-Final and reclaim the glory days of 2008. After an impressive victory over Kildare at the weekend, Armagh will be looking to upset their rivals on Saturday.
Dublin v Monaghan – 18.00
Once again Dublin are the team to beat this year. With an array of talent up front, Monaghan’s biggest concern will be stopping the points and will need to keep the scores down if they have any chance of causing the upset.
August 7th – Monday – Croke Park – Time TBC
Roscommon v Mayo (Replay)
After a thrilling draw at the weekend, these two sides will face each other for a third time this year in a bid to see who makes it to the semi-finals. After holding a 7 point lead in the last game, Roscommon will be disappointed to not have finished the tie off but will be full of confidence going into the replay.
August 20th – Kerry vs QF Winner
August 27th – QF Winner
September 20th – SF Winner vs SF Winner
All-Ireland Senior Ladies Championship
September 24th – Croke Park
Dublin have met Cork in the last 3 finals, with Cork taking home the spoils each time. Will this be the year Dublin can finally breakthrough? Or will we see more contenders in the likes of Galway or Donegal?
All-Ireland Hurling Championship
With a fantastic weekend of hurling action having just passed, we now know the 4 teams who will compete for the Liam McCarthy Cup. With Kilkenny bowing out already, Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Galway will all feel like they have a chance to take home the goods this year.
August 6th – Croke Park – 16.00
Galway v Tipperary
For a third year in-a-row Galway will meet Tipperary in an All-Ireland Semi-Final with the scores at one a-piece. Both matches gave us thrilling encounters that were separated by only one point and we for one can’t wait for this matchup
August 13th – Croke Park – 16.00
Cork v Waterford
Cork ran out winners in their previous encounter by 5 points but since then, Waterford have beaten Kilkenny and Wexford in impressive fashion and many people see them as this year’s dark horses to take home the Liam McCarthy Cup
September 3rd – Croke Park – 16.00
Semi-Final Winner v Semi-Final Winner
Senior Camogie Championship
September 10th – Croke Park
Cork and Kilkenny have already bagged their places in the Semi-Finals but with the likes of Galway, Tipperary, Dublin and Wexford biting on their tales, we’re look at a very exciting conclusion to the 2017 Camogie Championship.