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Intercounty Football Fixtures Guide 2017-01-11 16:56:00

Intercounty Football Fixtures Guide

With Christmas behind us supporters are already eagerly looking forward to the commencement of the Allianz Leagues and the start of the competitive intercounty action – here is a reminder of some of the fixtures to note:

Kerry open their Allianz Football League campaign away to Donegal in Letterkenny on February 5th in the first of three away games, the others being away to Roscommon and Cavan.

Kerry have four home games with two fixed for Tralee’s Austin Stack Park – both under lights against the All Ireland Finalists – Mayo on February 11th and Dublin on March 18th. The remaining two home games are against Monaghan and Tyrone. The following is the complete list of League games:

Rd. 1      Feb 5th                 Donegal V Kerry               Letterkenny

Rd. 2      Feb 11th              Kerry V Mayo                    Austin Stack Park Under lights

Rd. 3      Feb 26th              Kerry V Monaghan          Fitzgerald Stadium

Rd. 4      Mar 5th                Roscommon V Kerry       Hyde Pk

Rd. 5      Mar 18th              Kerry V Dublin                   Austin Stack Pk Under lights

Rd. 6      Mar 26th              Cavan V Kerry                    Breffni Pk

Rd. 7      April 2nd              Kerry V Tyrone                  Fitzgerald Stadium

There will be no Division One semi-finals this season. Instead, the top two teams will contest the final on April 9th, one week after the Round 7 matches have been completed.

The dates, and venues for the 2017 Munster GAA Football Championship are known with the Quarter-Finals fixed for the weekend of May 27th/28th and the semi-finals will take place on June 10th/11th. Munster Senior Football finalists Kerry and Tipperary have byes to the semi-finals.

The defending champions Kerry will await the winners of the Quarter-Final meeting of Limerick and Clare. If it’s Kerry V Limerick the game is in Fitzgerald Stadium and if it’s Kerry V Clare the game is in Cusack Park. Tipperary will play either Cork or Waterford on the other side of the draw. The 2017 Munster Senior Football Final is fixed for Sunday July 2nd.

Meanwhile Kerry Minor footballers will play Clare at a Kerry venue on April 12th and on the same day Tipperary are home to Cork with the winners of both of those games almost certain to meet each other in the semi final.  The losers of the minor semi finals on May 10th will see their season come to an end.

Once again Kerry  will have a triple assault on the All Ireland Club Championships to look forward to this Spring. In the Senior, Dr Crokes meet Corofin of Galway on Saturday February 11th in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick with a cracking game in prospect. Two weeks earlier, on Sunday January 29th. there is a very attractive Kerry/Mayo double header in Cusack Park Ennis; In the Intermediate semi final Kenmare Shamrocks meet Lee Keegan’s Westport  and in the Junior semi final Glenbeigh-Glencar will play Louisburgh .