GAA All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final

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Croke Park, Sunday 21st July

GAA All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final
Group 2 Phase 2

Mayo vs Meath
Croke Park, 2pm.

A critical contest involving two counties that lost their opening group games. Mayo suffered a surprisingly heavy loss to Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, so the green and red will want to summon an instant response. Meath led late on against Donegal before the home team concluded the game with a brilliant burst to secure the spoils. Andy McEntee's charges will now want to produce on the Croke Park stage but know that Mayo have reserved their best displays for headquarters in recent years. Dónal Keogan and Cillian O'Sullivan continue to deliver for the Royals, who still feel that a place in the penultimate round can be attained. Mayo share similar sentiments, but it will be interesting to see can James Horan extract a defiant performance from Mayo in what promises to be a revealing encounter. Kerry hit the front early on in Killarney and Mayo were frustrated throughout. A lengthy injury list has hurt Mayo during the past month and this upcoming match with Meath carries huge relevance.

Kerry vs Donegal
Croke Park, 4pm.

Two in form teams collide in what should be an intriguing tussle on Sunday afternoon. Kerry, prompted by the industrious David Moran and irresistible David Clifford, proved far too strong for Mayo in Killarney. Shortly before that in Ballybofey, Donegal found the answers to the awkward questions posed by a pumped up Meath. Donegal trailed by one in the closing stages but responded in some style as Paddy McBrearty and Michael Murphy contributed handsomely. Oisín Gallen's late goal sealed the deal for Dongeal, who will relish the task of playing Kerry. Tricky away trips loom for Kerry and Donegal in their third fixture of the pool, so entering that match armed with four points is the brief. There was a solid cut to a Kerry defence in which Jason Foley enhanced his growing reputation, but Donegal carry a potent threat up front. McBrearty has returned to full fitness and is moving well, while Jamie Brennan is a speedy attacker adept at drilling scores. There wasn't much wrong with Kerry's forward play against Mayo either, as the bustling Stephen O'Brien and Paul Geaney assisted the splendid Clifford.


Date:
Sunday 21st July
Time:
2.00pm | 4.00pm
Price:
€5 - €30
Address:
Croke Park, Jones' Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, Ireland

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