Shane and Michael review the Ulster final between Derry and Armagh and looks at how the Orchard County once again came unstuck with penalties.
EAGERLY AWAITED NEW CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT LIFTS OFF THIS WEEKEND
A historic weekend beckons for the GAA Football All-Ireland championship, with games in all four groups of the new-look format to decide who reaches the quarter-finals.
The action stretches from Killarney to Ennis to Galway to Sligo and features Kerry (current All-Ireland and Munster champions) and Galway (last year’s All-Ireland runners-up and this year’s Connacht champions), Sligo and Clare (Connacht and Munster runners up), Mayo (current Allianz League Division 1 champions), Tyrone (2021 All-Ireland champions), Kildare (beaten in this year’s Leinster semi-final) and Donegal (beaten Ulster quarter-finalists).
Meanwhile, the Tailteann Cup continues with eight second round games.
SATURDAY: Clare v Donegal, Ennis, 2.00PM; Kerry v Mayo, Fitzgerald Stadium, 3.00PM; Galway v Tyrone, Pearse Stadium, 5.15PM
SUNDAY: Sligo v Kildare, Markievicz Park, 2.30PM
Round 1: May 20/21 & May 27/28:
Round 2: June 3 /4
Round 3: June 17/18
June 24/25: Preliminary quarter-finals
July 1/ 2: Quarter-finals
July 15/16: Semi-finals
July 30: Final
Round 1: May 13/14
Group 1: Cavan 2-20 Laois 1-14; Offaly 2-14 London 0-11.
Group 2: Meath 1-19 Tipperary 0-11; Down 2-14 Waterford 1-6
Group 3: Limerick 2-16 Longford 1-16; Carlow 0-17 Wicklow 1-13.
Group 4: Fermanagh 1-13 Wexford 1-13; Antrim 3-18 Leitrim 2-12
Round 2: May 20/21
Group 1: Laois v Offaly; London v Cavan
Group 2: Waterford v Meath; Tipperary v Down
Group 3: Longford v Wicklow; Carlow v Limerick
Group 4: Wexford v Antrim; Leitrim v Fermanagh
Round 3 June 3 /4
Group 1: Cavan v Offaly; Laois v London
Group 2: Meath v Down; Tipperary v Waterford
Group 3: Limerick v Wicklow; Longford v Carlow
Group 4: Fermanagh v Antrim; Wexford v Leitrim
June 10/11: Preliminary quarter-finals
June 17/18: Quarter-finals
June 24/25: Semi-finals
July 15: Final