Launch of the 2011 GAA Football Championship

PRESS RELEASE

04.05.11

CLG Naomh Fionnbarra helps give GAA Football Championship 2011 Lift-Off

St Finbarr’s GAA Club in Cork played host to the media event which officially launched the 2011 GAA Football Championship.

Home county man Paul Kerrigan was joined by Pádraic Joyce (Galway), Barry Cahill (Dublin) and Brendan McVeigh (Down) ahead of upcoming provincial activity which will follow Roscommon’s competition opener win over New York in Gaelic Park last weekend.

 

Juvenile members from St Finbarr’s were on hand to welcome the footballers to their clubhouse in Togher today and home clubman and Rebel County legend Jimmy Barry Murphy also extended a welcome to the visiting players.

 

Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana thanked the Cork club for their hospitality in hosting today’s event.

 

He said: “This year’s competition promises to be every bit as intriguing as those of recent seasons and I suppose the question on everybody’s lips is whether Cork can build on their promising early season form to bid for a second consecutive Sam Maguire success after last year’s long awaited breakthrough win.

 

“I know for a fact that there are a large number of counties out there who will look to have to have a say in proceedings before the latter stages of the competition.

 

“I think today underlines an important tie between our inter-county game, which is in many ways the shop window for our games, and the club scene which supports it beneath.

 

“All of our players here today learnt their skills at their clubs and I would predict long after hanging up their inter-county boots and jerseys they will return in one guise or another to those same clubs.

 

“I sincerely thank everyone at Naomh Fionnbarra for having us here today and I especially acknowledge the superb work that you are doing here in Cork.”

Cuchullains Dunloy, Co Antrim will host the hurling event on Wednesday May 11.

 

The next games in the respective provincial championships are as follows:

 

May 15

 

Ulster Preliminary Round: Donegal v Antrim, Ballybofey.

 

May 22

 

Connacht Quarter-final: Sligo v Leitrim, Marcievicz Park.

Leinster Preliminary Round: Laois v Longford; Kildare v Wicklow, Portlaoise.

Munster Quarter-finals: Cork v Clare, Páirc Uí Chaoimh; Kerry v Tipperary, Killarney.

 

 

15 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dún na nGall     v           Aontroim                                   Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey

 

22 Bealtaine

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara            v           Cill Mhantáin                              O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

Laois                 v           An Longfort                               O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

 

28 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Ard Mhacha       v           An Dún                                      Athletic Grounds, Armagh

 

4 Meitheamh

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Luimneach         v           Ciarraí/Tiobraid Árann               Páirc na nGael, Limerick

 

5 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín v An Mhí                          Páirc an Chrócaigh

Laois/An Longfort v        Áth Cliath                                  Páirc an Chrócaigh (TV3)

 

12 Meitheamh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Sligeach/Liatroim v        Nua Eabhrac/Ros Comáin

Markievicz Park, Sligo/Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

19 Meitheamh

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Doire/Fear Manach         v           Ard Mhacha/An Dún

 

26 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín/An Mhí v Laois/An Longfort/Áth Cliath      Páirc an Chrócaigh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Maigh Eo/Londain          v           Gaillimh                        McHale Park, Castlebar

 

3 Iúil

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

10 Iúil

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

17 Iúil

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final     (TV3)

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final   (TV3)

 

*Please note that from the 23rd of July until the 31st of July, the All Ireland Qualifier Round 4 and All Ireland Quarter Finals will take place. It has to be confirmed what broadcaster will be covering these games.*

 

21 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

28 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

18 Meán Fómhair

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final

 

 

*All games are broadcast by RTÉ unless otherwise stated.*

 

 

1 Bealtaine

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Nua Eabhrac      v           Ros Comáin                               Gaelic Park, New York

 

15 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Dún na nGall     v           Aontroim                                   Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey

 

22 Bealtaine

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara            v           Cill Mhantáin                              O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

Laois                 v           An Longfort                               O’Moore Park, Portlaoise

 

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship

Corcaigh            v           An Clár                                     Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork

Ciarraí              v           Tiobraid Árann   Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Doire                 v           Fear Manach                              Celtic Park, Derry

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Sligeach            v           Liatroim                                    Markievickz Park

 

28 Bealtaine

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Ard Mhacha       v           An Dún                          Athletic Grounds, Armagh

 

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Loch Garman     v           Uíbh Fhailí                                 O’Connor Park, Tullamore

 

29 Bealtaine

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Londain             v           Maigh Eo                                   Ruislip

 

4 Meitheamh

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Luimneach         v           Ciarraí/Tiobraid Árann               Páirc na nGael, Limerick

 

5 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín v An Mhí                          Páirc an Chrócaigh

Laois/An Longfort v        Áth Cliath                                  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship

Sligeach            v           Liatroim                                    Markievicz Park, Sligo

 

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Port Láirge        v           Corcaigh/An Clár                       Páirc Uí Chaoimh/Cusack Park, Ennis

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

Tír Eoghain        v           Muineachán                               Healy Park, Omagh

 

12 Meitheamh

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Sligeach/Liatroim v        Nua Eabhrac/Ros Comáin

Markievicz Park, Sligo/Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon

 

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship

Loch Garman/Uíbh Fhailí v An Iarmhí                  TBC

Ceatharlach       v           An Lú                                        TBC

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship

An Cabhán         v           Dún na nGall/Aontroim

Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan/Casement Park, Belfast

19 Meitheamh

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Doire/Fear Manach         v           Ard Mhacha/An Dún

 

25 Meitheamh

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 1

 

26 Meitheamh

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Loch Garman/Uíbh Fhailí/An Iarmhí v Ceatharlach/An Lú             Páirc an Chrócaigh

Cill Dara/Cill Mhantáín/An Mhí v Laois/An Longfort/Áth Cliath      Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final

Maigh Eo/Londain          v           Gaillimh                        McHale Park, Castlebar

 

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Semi Final Tír Eoghain/Muineachán v An Cabhán/Dún na nGall/Aontroim

 

3 Iúil

Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

9 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2

 

10 Iúil

Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Final  Páirc an Chrócaigh

 

 

16 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 3

 

17 Iúil

Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Final

 

23 Iúil

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Round 4

 

30/31 Iúil/1 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals

 

21 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

28 Lúnasa

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Semi Final

 

18 Meán Fómhair

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final