Teltane Cup semi-finals will be stand-alone fixtures in June while Dubs will face Longford and Louth in the O’Burn Cup

The Teleten Cup semi-finals will be the only inter-county fixture on Sunday, 19 June in an effort to promote the inaugural competition for Division Three and Four teams that do not reach their provincial finals.

He will share the semi-final weekend phase with the All-Ireland Hurling Quarterfinals which will be played on Saturday, 18 June.

No venue has been decided for the Telten Cup semi-finals at this early stage, but there is a strong opinion that they should be accommodated at Croke Park to add some extra prestige.

There are concerns that the new competition, which has had to be postponed over the past two years due to COVID, will be lost in a blizzard of mainstream championship fixtures, but being stand-alone fixtures, possibly with live TV coverage, at Croke Park. They should be given a higher status.

The Telten Cup final will be played at Croke Park on Saturday 9 July as the curtain raiser for the first All-Ireland football semi-final.

The dates are part of the GAA’s master fixtures plan, which has been circulated to clubs this week and will see all four provincial finals played over the same weekend on 28/29 May for the first time.

Meanwhile, the draw for the O’Burn Cup was completed with two groups of four (Dublin, Louth, Offaly and A and Meath in the holders Longford, Wicklow, Wexford and Laos in B) and a group of three (Kildare, Westmeath and B). has been done. Carlo in C). Fixtures will be played on Saturday 8 January, Wednesday 12 January and Saturday 15 January, with a semi-final on Wednesday 19 January between the winners of Group B and C and the final on Saturday 22 January between the winners of the semi-finals and the final. Group A winners

O’Burn Cup Draw –

Saturday, January 8 (at 2.0 p.m.):

Group A – Longford v Louth, Offley v Dublin

Group B – Wicklow v Meath, Wexford v Laois

Group C – Kildare vs Westmeath

Wednesday, January 12 (7.30 pm):

Group A – Dublin v Louth, Offley v Longford

Group B Wicklow v Wexford, Laos v Meath

Group C – Carlo V Kildare

Saturday, January 15 (throw-in TBC):

Group A – Longford v Dublin, Louth v Offalia

Group B – Laos v Wicklow, Meath v Wexford

Group C – Westmeath vs Carlow

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