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Starts tonight, will be a surprise if Tyrone don't retain the title, Derry would be there or thereabout also but will Rory Gallagher allow some of Derry's best players to take part in this competition?

First round  Wednesday 22nd March

Monaghan v Armagh - Castleblayney 7:30pm

Quarter finals Wednesday 29th March

Fermanagh v Derry - TBC
Donegal v Antrim - Ballybofey
Tyrone v Down - Healy Park
Cavan v Monaghan/Armagh - Breffni or Athletic Grounds

Semi finals Wednesday 12th April

Tyrone/Down v Monaghan/Armagh/Cavan
Fermanagh/Derry v Donegal/Antrim

Final  Wednesday 26th April

Tonights match live on here


GAA Discussion / Ulster U20 Championship 2022
March 24, 2022, 10:27:42 PM
Starting tomorrow defending champions Down against Fermanagh in Pairc Esler

Quarter finals April 1st

Monaghan v Cavan
Derry v Antrim
Donegal v Armagh
Tyrone v Down or Fermanagh

Game will be live on this link

Semi finals

Monaghan/Cavan v Derry/Antrim
Donegal/Armagh v Tyrone/Down/Fermanagh

Straight knockout again.

Semi final pairings

Dublin v Connacht
Ulster v Munster

Hopefully they can do at least a 75% full Croke Park for the final.


Will do well to see 25% of the capacity in Croke Park for the final with the cautious nature those at the top are taking.
35 years ago today.

GAA Discussion / NFL Division 2 - 2020
January 10, 2020, 05:09:45 PM
Agurably the most interesting and should be the most competitive of all four divisions.

The teams


Round 1 games

Saturday January 25th

Armagh v Cavan, Athletic Grounds, 7pm

Sunday January 26th
Westmeath v Clare, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Roscommon v Laois, Dr Hyde Park, 2pm
Kildare v Fermanagh, Newbridge, 2.30pm
General discussion / FA Cup 3rd round draw.
December 04, 2017, 07:30:09 PM
Ipswich Town v Sheffield United

Watford v Bristol City

Birmingham City v Burton Albion

Liverpool v Everton

Brighton & Hove Albion v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa v Woking or Peterborough United

Bournemouth v AFC Fylde or Wigan

Coventry City v Stoke City

Newport County v Leeds United

Bolton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town

Port Vale v Bradford City

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Brentford v Notts County

Queens Park Rangers v MK Dons

Manchester United v Derby County

Forest Green Rovers or Exeter City v West Bromwich Albion

Doncaster Rovers v Slough Town or Rochdale

Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

Middlesbrough v Sunderland

Fleetwood or Hereford v Leicester City

Blackburn Rovers or Crewe Alexandra v Hull City

Cardiff City v Mansfield Town

Manchester City v Burnley

Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Swansea City

Stevenage v Reading

Newcastle United v Luton Town

Millwall v Barnsley

Fulham v Southampton

Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End

Norwich City v Chelsea

Gillingham or Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday

Ties will take place from 5-7 January 2018.
General discussion / Egypt mosque attack
November 24, 2017, 07:26:41 PM
At least two explosions, gunmen who were waiting outside the mosque opened fire at worshippers as they fled Friday prayers, state-owned Ahram Online said. The attack targeted al Rawdah mosque between Bir al-Abed and the city of al-Arish.

The death now up to 235 with 100 injured.
GAA Discussion / Karl Lacey Retires.
August 31, 2017, 10:37:42 PM
In a statement on the Official Donegal website, the four-time All-Star said:

"Having allowed some dust to settle on our season, I now feel ready to announce my retirement from the Donegal senior football team.

I have experienced almost everything with the Donegal footballers over these past 14 seasons and more, from desperate defeats to the crowning glory winning the Sam Maguire in 2012 and everything in between.

They are games and days and friendships that will live with me forever.

I am thankful for the opportunities given to me over the course of my career, and grateful to the players who played alongside me and the coaches who guided me throughout it.

With them, I was able to win League, Ulster, All-Ireland and individual honours, and for that I very thankful. In addition to my time with Donegal, I was honoured to be selected for my country and play in the 2006 and 2011 International Rules series.

Now, I embark on a different phase of my life – that of a former county footballer.

I will continue to play with Four Masters, with whom I first kicked a ball and with whom I will kick my last.

I am enjoying increased responsibility in my job at LYIT and I have enjoyed dipping my toe into coaching in recent times, most recently with the Donegal development squads.

I am soon to be married to my fiancee Ciara. Our son Noah has been a light in both our lives. They have made many sacrifices so that I could continue to pursue my inter county career and I am eternally grateful to them for that."
Sadly this highly entertaining and popular grade comes to a end this year. The final ever U21 championship commences this Wednesday.


1st round

Westmeath v Meath
Wicklow v Louth
Carlow v Wexford

Quarter finals


Dublin v Meath/Westmeath
Kildare v Longford
Carlow/Wexford v Offaly
Laois v Wicklow/Louth

Semi finals


Dublin/Meath/Westmeath v Kildare/Longford
Carlow/Wexford/Offaly v Laois/Wicklow/Louth


Preliminary round


Antrim v Monaghan

Quarter finals


Tyrone v Donegal
Fermanagh v Cavan
Armagh v Down
Derry v Antrim/Monaghan

Semi finals

Tyrone/Donegal v Fermanagh/Cavan
Armagh/Down v Derry/Antrim/Monaghan


Quarter finals

Kerry v Clare
Tipperary v Limerick

Semi finals

Waterford v Kerry/Clare
Cork v Tipperary/Limerick


Preliminary round

Galway v Leitrim

Semi finals
Roscommon v Sligo
Galway/Leitrim v Mayo

All Ireland semi finals


Connacht v Munster
Leinster v Ulster

All Ireland final

Starts on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 24
Round 1
Wicklow v Carlow
Wexford v Longford
Louth v Laois

Wednesday, March 2
Wexford/Longford v Westmeath
Kildare v Offaly
Louth/Laois v Wicklow/Carlow
Meath v Dublin

March 16/19 Semi-Finals

Wednesday, March 30 Final
Wednesday, March 9
Round 1
Derry v Antrim

Wednesday, March 16
Monaghan v Fermanagh (1)
Down v Armagh (2)
Cavan v Tyrone (3)
Donegal v Derry/Antrim (4)

Wednesday, March 30

1 v 2
3 v 4

April 6 Final
MUNSTER Wednesday, March 9

Clare v Cork
Kerry v Tipperary

Wednesday, March 16
Waterford v Clare/Cork
Limerick v Kerry/Tipperary

Thursday, April 7 Final

Wednesday, March 9
Round 1
Roscommon v Galway

March 16/19
Sligo v Roscommon/Galway
Leitrim v Mayo

Saturday, April 2 Final


Saturday, April 16
All Ireland Semi-Finals
Connacht v Leinster
Ulster v Munster

Saturday, April 30
All-Ireland Final


Tyrone,Dublin,Mayo,Kerry favourites to win their provincal championships and Kerry with Jack O Connor as manager are favourites to win the All Ireland.