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2023 TG4 All-Ireland Championship Fixtures confirmed; live TV games also announced

THE fixtures for the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships have been confirmed this evening (TUES).

The TG4 All-Ireland Championships will commence on Sunday June 11 with five fixtures in the Intermediate grade – and conclude at Croke Park on Sunday August 13 with a triple-header of Finals, including the historic 50th All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football decider.  

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Championship sponsors TG4 are also pleased to announce that 15 live TV fixtures have been agreed upon.

All other fixtures in the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Championships, in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior grades, will be available to view via the LGFA’s live-streaming portal:

There will be two live TG4 games from each round of the Senior Championship during the group phase, along with all four Senior Championship quarter-finals, both Senior Championship semi-finals, and the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Finals.

The live TV action commences on Saturday June 17 when Dublin, the TG4 Leinster Senior Champions, take on Lidl NFL Division 1 winners Kerry, who lost out to Cork in last Sunday’s Munster Final.

That game is fixed for 5pm and will be followed by the meeting of Galway, the Lidl NFL Division 1 Finalists and Connacht runners-up, against Munster champions Cork, a tie that will have a 7.30pm start.

On Sunday June 25, the live TV games are Waterford at home to TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Meath at 1.30pm, followed by Armagh’s home clash with Connacht champions Mayo at 3.30pm.

On Saturday July 1, Meath are at home to Ulster champions Donegal in a live TV fixture at 7.30pm, with another Senior fixture on the same day to be confirmed in due course.

The reward for the group winners in the Senior and Intermediate championships is a home quarter-final, with the last-eight ties to be confirmed by a draw.

The Intermediate Championship quarter-finals are scheduled for Sunday July 9, with the Senior quarter-finals fixed for the weekend of Saturday/Sunday July 15/16.

Three Senior Championship semi-finals will be played on Saturday July 15 (1.30pm, 3.30pm, 7.30pm), with the remaining game pencilled in for Sunday July 16 (2pm).

The Intermediate and Junior Championship semi-finals are down for decision on Sunday July 23, with the Senior Championship semi-finals set to be played as a double-header at Semple Stadium on Saturday July 29, at 5pm and 7.30pm.

Please click here for Senior fixtures

Please click here for Intermediate fixtures

Pease click here for Junior fixtures

Please click here for Championship regulations


2023 TG4 All-Ireland Championship groupings


Group A: Mayo Armagh Laois

Group B: Donegal Meath Waterford 

Group C: Dublin Kerry Cavan

Group D: Cork Galway Tipperary 


Group A: Kildare Leitrim Louth

Group B: Clare Tyrone Offaly Wicklow

Group C: Roscommon Wexford Monaghan

Group D: Antrim Longford Westmeath


Group A: Sligo, Kilkenny, Limerick, Down

Group B: Derry, Carlow, London, Fermanagh



Cork 5-14 

Kerry 2-17 

By Anthony Newman 

A four goal first half blitz saw Cork retain their TG4 Munster Senior Championship title at Mallow. 

Two green flags from Libby Coppinger, along with efforts from Kaire Quirke and Ciara O’Sullivan, saw Cork in a commanding lead at half time and they needed it all after a brilliant fightback by Kerry in in the second half. 

The Kingdom will also rue two missed penalties in the second half which cost them dearly in the end.    

Doireann O’Sullivan opened the scoring for Cork in the first minute and she added a second from a free a minute later. 

Kerry had the chance to take the lead when Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh played a superb ball to Hannah O’Donoghue but Meabh O’Sullivan saved superbly to deny her a goal. 

Eimear Kiely increased Cork’s lead before they got the first goal of the final. Orlaith Cahalane played in Coppinger to give Ciara Butler no chance of saving. O’Sullivan raised another white flag, before Anna Galvin got Kerry off the mark, to make it 1-4 to 0-1 after seven minutes. 

O’Sullivan added another from a free before Cork got their second goal. Cahalane and O’Sullivan were involved again for Coppinger to make it 2-5 to 0-1. 

Aishling O’Connell got Kerry’s second point and Niamh Ní Chonchúir added another for them as they started to settle and come more into the game. 

Ciara O’Sullivan and Lorraine Scanlon exchanged points to make it 2-6 to 0-4 after 20 minutes. Some last ditch defending by Kerry denied Cork another goal, before Cahalane raised a white flag to extend her side’s lead. 

Ní Mhuircheartaigh scored from before Cork scored their third goal of the first half. Katie Quirke picked up the ball and found Ciara O’Sullivan to find the back of the net to see Cork lead 3-8 to 0-6. 

Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Doireann O’Sullivan both raised white flags, but Cork weren’t letting up and just before half-time Quirke got their fourth goal to see the Rebels lead by  4-10 to 0-7 at the break. 

Ní Mhuircheartaigh opened the scoring on the re-start before Kerry were awarded a penalty for a tackle on Anna Galvin. But Ní Mhuircheartaigh put it wide, having sent the keeper the wrong way. 

Credit to Ní Mhuircheartaigh she didn’t let it upset her as she slotted over the next two points as the Kingdom were now dominating. 

They got the goal they deserved in the 39th minute when O’Donoghue scored to make it 1-11 to 4-10. 

Cork got a much-needed score when a long ball in was caught by Cahalane and she raised her side’s fifth green flag to increase their lead to 5-10 to 1-13. 

With 51 minutes gone Kerry were awarded another penalty, for a tackle on O’Leary but O’Sullivan denied Ní Mhuircheartaigh with a superb save. 

Fiadhna Tagney got a late goal for Kerry but by then the game was beyond them as Cork ran out deserving winners by 5-14 to 2-16. 

Scorers – Cork: D O’Sullivan 0-11 (6f), L Coppinger 2-0, O Cahalane, C O’Sullivan 1-1 each, K Quirke 1-0, E Kiely 0-1. 

Kerry: L Ní Mhuircheartaigh 0-6 (4f), H O’Donoghue 1-2, F Tangney 1-0, D O’Leary 0-3, A O’Connell 0-2, A Galvin, L Scanlon, N Ní Chonchúir, L Galvin 0-1 each. 

CORK: M O’Sullivan; A Ryan, E Meaney, R Phelan; M Duggan, S Kelly, S Leahy; A Healy, H Looney; L Coppinger, D O’Sullivan, E Kiely; O Cahalane, K Quirke, C O’Sullivan.   

Subs: L O’Mahony for S Leahy, E Cleary for A Ryan (both 48), L Fitzgerald for L Coppinger (54), D Kiely for O Cahalane (56), D Kiniry for R Phelan (59). 

KERRY: C Butler; E Lynch, K Cronin, A Dillane; A O’Connell, E Costello, C Murphy; L Scanlon, C Lynch; N Carmody, N Ní Chonchúir, A Galvin; H O’Donoghue, D O’Leary, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.   

Subs: L Galvin for A Dillane (20), A Harrington for N Carmody (48), S O’Shea for N Ní Mhuircheartaigh (54), N Broderick for A O’Connell (57). 

Referee: Shane Curley (Galway).

Munster Senior Championship Final – Traffic Information

We ask all fans travelling to Mallow tomorrow to allow extra time for your journey. Mallow will be extremely busy tomorrow with traffic for the Mallow Home and Garden Festival, Munster LGFA Senior Championship Final in Mallow GAA Complex and supporters travelling to Limerick for the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship game between Limerick and Cork. Safe journey to all the supporters, team & management. Looking forward to seeing all the supporters tomorrow. 💚💛

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Munster Senior Championship Final Team News

Munster Senior Championship Final

Cork -v- Kerry

Sunday 28th May – Mallow GAA Complex

Throw in: 3:30pm

1. Ciara Butler – Castlegregory

2. Eilís Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

3. Kayleigh Cronin – Dr Crokes

4. Aoife Dillane – Austin Stack

5. Aishling O’Connell – Éire Óg

6. Emma Costello – Firies

7. Ciara Murphy – MKL Gaels

8. Lorraine Scanlon – Castleisland Desmonds

9. Cáit Lynch – Castleisland Desmonds

10. Niamh Carmody – Finuge/St Senans

11. Niamh Ní Chonchúir – Corca Dhuibhne

12. Anna Galvin – Southern Gaels

13. Hannah O’Donoghue – Beaufort

14. Danielle O’Leary – Rathmore

15. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh (C) – Corca Dhuibhne

16. Mary Ellen Bolger – Southern Gaels

17. Ciara O’Brien – Laune Rangers

18. Fiadhna Tangney – Beaufort

19. Amy Harrington – Inbhear Scéine Gaels

20. Caoimhe Evans – MKL Gaels

21. Louise Galvin – Finuge/St Senans

22. Rachel Dwyer – Southern Gaels

23. Niamh Broderick – MKL Gaels

24. Erica McGlynn – Fossa

25. Ciara McCarthy – Abbeydorney

26. Ava Doherty – Glenflesk

27. Mary Collins – Rathmore

28. Keri Ann Hanrahan – Killarney Legion

29. Shonagh Fitzpatrick – Southern Gaels

30. Síofra O’Shea – Southern Gaels

Ticket Details:

Book your place: LGFA Level 2 Coaching Course

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association will run two LGFA Level 2 Coaching Courses over coming months.

The Level 2 coaching course brings the focus back onto the sport itself and helping to equip coaches with the tools to allow them to develop the game of Ladies Gaelic football.

The course specifically focuses on helping coaches to identify patterns of play and gives coaches an understanding as to what is required by the players prior to adopting these new tactics. The course helps coaches to identify the skills and qualities required by each individual player to institute the new plays and how best to identify the players most suitable to fulfil the required roles. It enables coaches to tailor the training specific to the needs of their teams. It is an extremely practical course.

If interested please ensure you meet the criteria outlined in the application form, complete same along with full payment and return by Friday 9th June

Please note, for quality purposes only 16 places are available on the course at any one time. Therefore, confirmation of your place will not be secured until all applications have been submitted after the closing date and then will be subject to screening by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

Requirements to participate in the LGFA Level 2 Coaching Course are as follows:

Participants must:

  • Have completed the LGFA Level 1 Coaching Programme (GAA Level 1 cannot be accepted)
  • Be 18+ years old
  • Have minimum of 5 years coaching experience
  • Be actively coaching in either of the following areas:
    • Adult Club Football
    • Underage County Player Development Programme
    • Underage or Adult Inter County Teams
  • Be available to attend ALL 4 days of the programme for full duration

Download the Application Form HERE

Lidl Ireland and Carla Rowe seek entries for LGFA 50th Anniversary Jersey Design Competition

Lidl Ireland, with support from Dublin Ladies Gaelic football captain and Lidl ambassador Carla Rowe, and members of Clann Mhuire GFC, Naul, Co Dublin, have issued a nationwide call for entries for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association 50th Anniversary Jersey Design Competition.  Running from Monday, 8th of May in all 178 Lidl stores nationwide, shoppers will be in with a chance of having their design featured on the special edition jersey to celebrate the upcoming milestone of 50 years since the association was founded in 1974.

10,000 jerseys featuring the winning design will be produced and distributed across the country in January 2024 to kick off the anniversary celebrations. The winning entry will also receive €1,000 in Lidl vouchers and four tickets to the 2023 TG4 All-Ireland Finals.

To enter, shoppers must complete the design template on the entry forms which are available from the leaflet stands in Lidl stores nationwide and submit their entry via the LGFA box located behind the checkout area by Sunday, 11th of June.

For Northern Ireland entries: Form is available to download from for completion and can either be posted to Lidl Ireland GmbH Head Office, Main Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or else scanned (in colour) and sent to by Sunday, 11th of June.

Attention All Clubs! Book your place at the All-Ireland Club 7s!

We are delighted to announce the return of our All-Ireland Club Seven-a-Side competitions, sponsored by, and they will take place on Saturday 12th August in St. Sylvester’s GAA and Naomh Mearnóg GAA Clubs in Dublin.

Clubs from all Counties are invited to enter this tournament and please see below links to entry forms for each grade. These forms should be completed by your club secretary and returned by Friday 23rd June either via email to or can be posted to Margaret McCorry, LGFA, Croke Park, Dublin 3 accompanied with payment details for the entry fee of €200. Clubs will not be added to submission list without payment details and places are not guaranteed upon submission of form.

Places are limited for each grade and entries will be taken on a first come first served basis, however we will limit the number of entries from each county in order to cater for representatives from all counties.

Please ensure that you have fully completed the form and you have entered the correct grade. This is the grade your club would play in the club championship in your province if you won your county championship (i.e. if you win your county championship you would qualify for provincial intermediate club championship). These grades will be checked prior to confirming places. Payment will not be taken until place confirmed via email.

Senior Club application form

Intermediate Club application form

Junior Club application form

Rules of Competition

Would you like to play at Croke Park on TG4 All-Ireland Finals Day?

2023 TG4 All-Ireland Finals – Half-Time Exhibition Games Entry Details

Ever imagine that you would play at Croke Park on TG4 All Ireland Finals Day?

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is giving your Club the chance to play during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals Day at Croke Park on Sunday, the 13th August 2023

So, would you like to play at half-time in the 3 TG4 Finals? If the answer is ‘yes,’ click on this LINK and carefully read through the information.

Please note: 

Exhibition games open to Under 12 and Gaelic4Mothers&Others teams only.


To enter, all your Club needs to do is:

  • Decide the Category your club would like to enter via social media (See Criteria). Please note club can only enter for ONE category
  • Now you need to tell us why your club should be selected!
  • The theme for this year’s TG4 Championship is Proper Fan so show us how your team are proper fans showing support for their county during this year’s championship and go on the LGFA Social Media Pages – Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and make sure to tag us and use #ProperFan by Friday 30th June.
  • You will find our social media accounts here: Twitter Facebook Instagram 
  • Make your message memorable and your club could be considered for the opportunity to be at the heart of the action on TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals Day at Croke Park on 13th August.


€40,000 up for grabs for Kerry GAA clubs through Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition

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€40,000 up for grabs for Kerry GAA clubs through Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition

Broadcaster Carl Mullan on hand to encourage entries which can transform local clubs

Wednesday May 17th: GAA clubs the length and breadth of Kerry are now in with a chance of claiming  prizes through the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition. Kellogg, now in its 12th year sponsoring the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps, has launched its nationwide competition for all GAA clubs across the county to be in with a chance of winning incredible prizes worth €40,0001. Broadcaster and winner of series 6 of Dancing with the Stars, Carl Mullan was on hand to officially launch the 2023 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps on-pack competition.

The competition provides GAA clubs with an incredible opportunity to claim great prizes through a very simple mechanic. All that is required is to simply purchase a promotional box of Kellogg’s Coco Pops, Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies. Using the unique on-pack code, found inside the box, log on to and nominate a club of your choice. Cash prizes of €25,000, €10,000 and €5,000 are available to win.

Speaking at the launch of the competition, Carl said: “Everyone remembers the excitement of summer camps from when they were a kid. Some of my fondest childhood memories are getting to see my friends every day and the craic we’d have. Kellogg’s is offering amazing prizes to GAA clubs all over the country and it is so simple to enter so be sure to vote for your local club today!”

Starting early June, the camps will run up to the end of August.To date, more than [insert number] participants are booked to attend a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this summer. Visit www.kelloggsculcamps/ for further booking information. 

Sarah Ferguson, Kellogg Ireland General Manager said Based on incredible feedback and very popular engagement levels, we are delighted to officially launch the nationwide competition. This is open for all GAA clubs across the country to be in with a chance to win prizes worth a total of €40,000. This on-pack competition provides people with a great opportunity to raise vital funds for their local club and for them to be the hero in entering. This year, your club needs you!

We love getting feedback from previous winners in terms of what it really means to them and the difference it can make. Through our partnership with Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, we are very proud to support the grassroots of the GAA.”

For more information on the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps visit  

Invite to the offical launch of Twin Power

A little about the book:

‘The Lost Cup’ is the sequel to Twin Power: Throw In and sees a return to the world of Aoife and Aidan Power.

Aoife and Aidan Power love playing Gaelic Football. Together they are so skilful and fast, their friends call them ‘Twin Power’. 

Things are changing for the twins and their gang, with new friendships, football injuries and tense matches.

When an old rivalry throws up a mystery, will it bring them closer together – or split them apart? 

“The Lost Cup? You don’t want to know about that”.  Aidan has been thwarted at every turn, in his efforts to find out where the mysterious lost cup is hidden, or if it even really exists.

A year after the escapades of Gaelic football mad twins, Aoife and Aidan Power, along with their four best friends in Twin Power: Throw In, the Droichead Beag gang are back!

However, all is not rosy. Cracks are starting to show as the gang’s strong foundation creaks under the strain of new friendships with players from their rival club Gorman, along with football injuries and tense must win matches.

With all this tension in the background, Aidan becomes fixated on finding the mysterious Lost Cup which was allegedly hidden 100 years ago during the Irish Civil War. Why will no one talk to him about it? Will a school trip to the GAA museum in Croke Park shed any light on this mystery? How is the lost cup linked to rivalries between Droichead Beag GAA and Gorman GAA?

Can Aoife and Aidan solve this mystery, reunite their gang of friends and return to having fun on the football field?

The launch at Listowel Writers week promises to be a lovely afternoon for all the family, footballers and non-footballers alike..

Free tickets can be ordered at this link

I am also leading a conversation of sports writers on Saturday 3rd June at Writers week. 

Football, camogie, trampolining, gymnastics: come hear three writers in conversation about their sporting lives.

Eimear Ryan, author of the stunning Holding Her Breath, has written a book about being a woman in sport: The Grass Ceiling.

Poet Rebecca Perry was a trampoline gymnast to a very high level and has written On Trampolining, a debut non-fiction book about her experiences.

Their conversation will be led by Emma Larkin. She is the author of the Izzy series of sports-themed books for children that have a particular emphasis on empowering women and girls. She is also a football coach.

The event will be introduced by Aisling Darby, who did her work placement with Writers’ Week in January. Aisling Darby started gymnastics at the age of 4 and instantly fell in love with the sport. 

Tickets can be purchased at the link here:

Emma Larkin Books