GAA preview: A busy weekend in the South East

GAA preview: A busy weekend in the South East

The GAA calendar enters into the business end of the Allianz Hurling League, with fixtures scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Football is also set for a packed schedule, with round 7 of the Allianz Football League to keep you busy throughout the weekend.


We begin on Saturday, 25 March, at Chadwicks Wexford Park in County Wexford.

Carlow are the visitors in round 7 of the Allianz Football League Division 4.

The home side's prospects of promotion to division 3 are slim and require several results to go in their favour.


Firstly, they must see off Carlow. Following that, they must hope that Sligo, Waterford and London are all victorious.

The action gets underway in Wexford Town at 5.30 pm.


Focus then turns to Hurling and the mouthwatering Divison 1 Semi-Final clash between Limerick and Tipperary.

The TUS Gaelic Grounds is the venue for the first of two last-four encounters, with the Premier men in tremendous form under new manager Liam Cahill.

It has been a promising Allianz Hurling League campaign for the Division 1B side, with victory in all five fixtures.

They will meet a real test against a heavily fancied Limerick side with home advantage, with a throw-in set for 7.30 pm.

Sunday, 26 March, has plenty to digest in the football calendar, and we begin with a 1 pm start at Fraher Field for the meeting of Waterford and Wicklow.

Wexford eyes will be paying attention to this one. Waterford sits second from bottom in Divison 4, having endured five defeats from six games played.

Tipperary are already resigned to relegation to Division 4. They are on the road to play against Westmeath.

A disappointing Division 3 campaign has not registered a win in six outings, and David Power will hope to end on a high.

TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar will host this fixture, and action is getting underway at 2 pm.

Last but by no means least, we have the second of our Division 1 Hurling semi-finals as Kilkenny host Cork at UPMC Nowlan Park.

Cork are unbeaten this season and have enjoyed four wins from five outings.

Kilkenny have suffered defeat on only one occasion, losing out to Tipperary in an intriguing battle of the hurl.

Throw-in in Kilkenny is at 4 pm.