On Sunday, Galway will host Mayo in the preliminary quarter-finals of the All-Ireland SFC.
The meeting of Mayo and Galway is the main attraction this weekend. The game takes place in Pearse Stadium. Both Mayo and Galway slogged through the All-Ireland championship round robin stages. And the reward awaits in Pearse Stadium, Salthill.
They are both headed into the preliminary quarter-final of the All-Ireland SFC after surprise defeats. Galway lost out to Armagh to 1-12 to 0-16. Mayo, on the other hand, fell to Cork, 1-14 to 1-11.
“After the defeat of the last weekend, Galway is my dark horse for the championship. However, the side is now facing the long road to All-Ireland final day. It does not mean they will not win it. Of course, they can win it. If Damien Comer is fit, then the team still has a chance to win the championship,” Jim McGuinness wrote.
Mayo finished in third place in Group 2 after 3 point loss to Cork. However, they can take encouragement from their previous performances where they defeated Kerry. Remember, Galway and Mayo met early this year in Allianz National League Division 1 final. Mayo defeated Galway.
Donegal will face Tyrone, Roscommon will face Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, and Kildare will face Monaghan in Glenisk O’Connor Park in the other All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-finals.
Hurling Heavyweight Square Up
The preliminary quarter-finals of the All-Ireland SFC will take place this weekend, with some mouthwatering ties.
It is Dublin against Clare. The TUS Gaelic Grounds will host the meeting of Dublin and Clare. They are both coming into the tie after defeats. Clare lost out to Limerick in the Munster championship final. Therefore, this might or might not have a bearing on the weekend’s tie.
There is also the clash between Tipperary and Galway, which is hard to call. Tipperary inflicted a record defeat on Offaly in the All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final. It was a record-breaking win of 7-38.
The Tribesmen are entering the quarter-finals after losing out to Kilkenny. They conceded a last-minute goal in the Leinster final.
Tailteann Cup Watch
There have been a few upsets in the Tailteann Cup. The competition has reached the semi-final stage, and the favorites Down and Meath are hitting their stride.
Antrim will face Andy McEntee’s native county and former team Meath at Croke Park on Sunday. After their lackluster Leinster championship campaign, the Royals were the target of derision. They are, however, carrying significant expectations of success.
Also on Sunday, Down is facing Laois in the other semi-final of the Tailteann Cup. The tie will also take place in Croke Park.
TV and Fixtures
Saturday, June 24th
Let’s take a look at the matches to bet on this weekend
All-Ireland SFC Preliminary Quarter-finals
Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host the meeting of Cork and Roscommon from 2 pm. You can stream the game on GAAGO.
Glenisk O’Connor Park will host the meeting of Kildare and Monaghan from 4.45 pm. You can stream the game on GAAGO.
MacCumhaill Park will host the meeting of Donegal and Tyron from 7 pm. You can stream the game on GAAGO.
All-Ireland SHC Quarter-finals
TUS Gaelic Grounds will host the meeting of Clare and Dublin from 4 pm. It will be live on RTÉ 2.
TUS Gaelic Grounds will also host the meeting of Galway and Tipperary from 6.15 pm. It will be live on RTÉ 2.
All-Ireland MFC Semi-finals
Glenisk O’Connor Park will host the meeting of Kerry and Monaghan from 2.30 pm. You can watch the game live on TG4.
Camogie All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2
Parnell Park will host the meeting of Dublin and Kilkenny from 2 pm.
Bellefield will host the meeting of Wexford and Tipperary from 4 pm.
Sunday, June 25th
Aall-Ireland SFC Preliminary Quarter-finals
Pearse Stadium will host the meeting of Galway and May from 3 pm. It will be live on RTÉ 1.
Tailteann Cup Semi-finals
Croke Park will host the meeting of Meath and Antrim from 2 pm. It will be live on RTÉ 1.
Croke Park will also host the meeting of Down and Laois from 4 pm. It will be live on RTÉ 1.
LGFA All-Ireland Senior Championship
Athletic Grounds will host the meeting of Armagh and May from 3.30 pm.
Fraher Field will host the meeting of Waterford and Meath from 1.30 pm.
Kingspan Breffni Park will host the meeting of Cavan and Dublin from 2 pm.
Templetuohy will host the meeting of Tipperary and Galway from 2 pm.
All-Ireland MFC Semi-finals
BOX-IT Athletic Grounds will host the meeting of Dublin and Derry from 5.30 pm. It will be live on TG4.