Senior Champions Dublin face Tyrone in the opening round of the 2021 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship

The Senior groups for the 2021 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship

CHAMPIONS Dublin will open the defence of their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Championship crown with a clash against Tyrone.

The confirmed fixtures for the 2021 campaign have also pitted 2020 Senior runners-up Cork against last year’s All-Ireland Intermediate champions Meath in the opening round.

The 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships get underway on July 10, with Dublin in Group C alongside Tyrone and Waterford.

Cork were drawn with Munster rivals Tipperary, and Meath, in Group B, while Group A, the only four-team group, contains Ulster teams Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan, along with Mayo.

The opening fixtures in this group will Armagh, the 2020 semi-finalists, take on Monaghan, with Cavan facing Mayo.

In Group D, the opening game of a group with a real Gaeltacht feel is the meeting of Galway and Kerry, with Donegal also in this pool.

Two teams will emerge from each group to contest the quarter-finals over the August Bank Holiday weekend; the semi-finals are pencilled in for August 14, and the Final will be played at Croke Park on Sunday, September 5.

The TG4 Intermediate Championship will follow a similar pattern, with two teams qualifying from each group to play in the quarter-finals.

Westmeath, the 2020 runners-up who will be aiming for promotion back to the Senior ranks, begin their campaign against fellow Leinster side Longford in Group 1, with Wexford facing Sligo in this four-team group.

Elsewhere, 2020 Junior Champions Fermanagh will take on Leitrim in their Group 2 opener, the opening Group 3 game is Roscommon against Kildare, with Offaly facing Down in Group 4.

In a five-team TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship group, four teams will qualify from the round-robin stage to contest the semi-finals.

Antrim meet Derry in an Ulster derby on the opening weekend, with Limerick facing 2020 runners-up Wicklow. Carlow have a bye in Round 1 before they commence their campaign with a fixture against Antrim in Round 2.

 

2021 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Fixtures

 

Group A

Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan, Mayo

 

Group B

Cork, Tipperary, Meath

 

Group C

Dublin, Tyrone, Waterford

 

Group D

Galway, Kerry, Donegal

 

Round 1 – 10th July

 

Group 1: Armagh v Monaghan, Cavan v Mayo

Group 2: Cork v Meath

Group 3: Dublin v Tyrone

Group 4: Galway v Kerry

 

Round 2 – 17th July

 

Group 1: Monaghan v Mayo, Armagh v Cavan

Group 2: Cork v Tipperary

Group 3: Dublin v Waterford

Group 4: Donegal v Galway

 

Round 3 – 24th July

 

Group 1: Monaghan v Cavan, Armagh v Mayo

Group 2: Tipperary v Meath

Group 3: Tyrone v Waterford

Group 4: Kerry v Donegal

 

Quarter-finals – 31st July/ 1st August/2nd August

 

QF 1: 1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2

QF 2: 1st Group 2 v 2nd Group 3

QF 3: 1st Group 3 v 2nd Group 4

QF 4: 1st Group 4 v 2nd Group 1

 

Semi-Finals – 14th August

 

SF 1: Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 2

SF 2: Winner Q/F 3 v Winner Q/F 4

 

Final – 5th September

 

2021 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Fixtures

 

Group A

Westmeath, Longford, Wexford, Sligo

 

Group B

Clare, Fermanagh, Leitrim

 

Group C

Roscommon, Kildare, Laois

 

Group D

Offaly, Down, Louth

 

Round 1 – 11th July

 

Group 1: Westmeath v Longford, Wexford v Sligo

Group 2: Fermanagh v Leitrim(To be played on Saturday 10th July)

Group 3: Roscommon v Kildare

Group 4: Offaly v Down

 

Round 2 – 18th July

 

Group 1: Longford v Wexford, Westmeath v Sligo

Group 2: Clare v Leitrim

Group 3: Kildare v Laois

Group 4: Down v Louth

 

Round 3 – 25th July

 

Group 1: Longford v Sligo, Westmeath v Wexford

Group 2: Clare v Fermanagh

Group 3: Roscommon v Laois

Group 4: Louth v Offaly

 

Quarter-finals – 7th/8th August

 

QF 1: 1st Group 1 v 2nd Group 2

QF 2: 1st Group 2 v 2nd Group 3

QF 3: 1st Group 3 v 2nd Group 4

QF 4: 1st Group 4 v 2nd Group 1

 

Semi-Finals – 14th/15th August

 

SF 1: Winner Q/F 1 v Winner Q/F 2

SF 2: Winner Q/F 3 v Winner Q/F 4

 

Final – 5th September

 

2021 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship Fixtures

 

1. Antrim

2. Carlow

3. Derry

4. Limerick

5. Wicklow

 

Round 1 – 11th July 2021

 

Antrim v Derry(To be played on Saturday 10th July)

Limerick v Wicklow

Carlow Bye

 

Round 2 – 18th July 2021

 

Antrim v Carlow

Derry v Limerick

Wicklow Bye

 

Round 3 – 24th July 2021

 

Antrim v Limerick

Carlow (H) v Wicklow (Wicklow at Home in 2020)

Derry Bye

 

Round 4 – 8th August 2021

 

Antrim v Wicklow

Carlow v Derry

Limerick Bye

 

Round 5 – 15th August 2021

 

Carlow v Limerick

Derry v Wicklow

Antrim Bye

 

Semi-Finals – 21st/22nd August 2021

 

1 v 4

2 v 3

 

Final – 5th September 2021