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Cillian O'Sullivan, Meath, and Eric Lowndes and Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin, in Allianz Football League action at Parnell Park last month.
Cillian O'Sullivan, Meath, and Eric Lowndes and Michael Fitzsimons, Dublin, in Allianz Football League action at Parnell Park last month.

Preview: Weekend's Gaelic Football Championship action


Saturday November 21

Leinster SFC Final

Dublin v Meath, Croke Park, 7pm

It has been an encouraging stint for Meath, who will be fully aware that the most demanding test of the lot now awaits.

An evening spent in the company of the five in a row All Ireland champions promises to be revealing.

Meath, though, have taken significant satisfaction from the goal laden triumphs over Wicklow and Kildare.

A dozen majors registered in two matches suggests the Meath attack, with the emerging Jordan Morris prominent, carries a threat.

Undoubtedly at the opposite end of the field Dublin's forward unit is blessed with top quality, perfectly illustrated by Ciaran Kilkenny's excellence in the victories over Westmeath and Laois.

Dublin's athleticism and ability still counts for plenty, but Meath, despite suffering an Allianz Football League relegation, are beginning to believe in themselves again.

Cork and Tipperary will meet again in the Munster SFC Final on Sunday.
Cork and Tipperary will meet again in the Munster SFC Final on Sunday.

Sunday November 22

Munster SFC Final

Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 1.30pm

Dramatic Munster semi-finals unfolded with Cork and Tipperary both still standing following gripping finishes.

Mark Keane's last gasp goal ended Kerry's involvement in the Championship, while Tipperary edged out Limerick in a similarly exciting conclusion.

Conor Sweeney's remarkable equaliser forced extra-time and the always relevant Brian Fox subsequently fired over a glorious winner.

David Power's passion for the Tipperary cause endures so the Premier County will be primed for this encounter on the weekend of the 100 year anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Throughout the past couple of decades the Tipperary football story has featured some promising moments, but this is the type of a fixture they will want to produce a dynamic display on.

Having watched Kerry dominate down south since 2013, Cork, though, are making strides too under Ronan McCarthy's guidance.

That is why this could turn into a particularly interesting tussle down by the banks of the Lee.

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford; Alan Campbell, Jimmy Feehan, Colm O'Shaughnessy; Bill Maher, Kevin Fahey, Robbie Kiely; Steven O'Brien, Liam Casey; Conal Kennedy, Michael Quinlivan, Emmet Moloney; Brian Fox, Conor Sweeney, Colman Kennedy.

Killian Clarke, Cavan, and Michael Murphy, Donegal, in action during the 2019 Ulster SFC Final.
Killian Clarke, Cavan, and Michael Murphy, Donegal, in action during the 2019 Ulster SFC Final.

Ulster SFC Final

Cavan v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, 4pm

It has been an Ulster Championship sprinkled with daring Cavan comebacks and noteworthy Donegal wins.

Declan Bonner's charges have outfoxed Tyrone and Armagh en route to the decider with emerging players such as Peadar Mogan occupying important roles.

The depth of Donegal's talent is constantly increasing which bodes well as they seek to claim a third provincial title on the spin.

The previous two finals culminated in comfortable successes against Fermanagh and Cavan, but Mickey Graham's outfit have shown admirable resilience in recent weeks.

Trailing heavily against Monaghan and Down, Cavan still found a way to survive. Indeed, Cavan endured anxious moments against Antrim, but they have remained cool and calm under duress.

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