Previews: Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championships
Saturday August 12th
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Championship Semi-Finals
Armagh v Westmeath
Armagh come into this Semi-Final having finished as Group 2 runners-up, picking up two wins from three matches. Armagh bounced back well after suffering a narrow opening day defeat to Kerry by recording a victory over Clare and a crucial final day win against Roscommon to progress to the last four.
Westmeath performed strongly in their group with four wins from four to take the top spot in Group 1. Westmeath opened with three very convincing wins over Wicklow, Waterford and Offaly before beating Dublin by a single point in the group decider.
These sides met earlier this year in the National League with Westmeath coming out on top.
Referee: Aiden O’Brien (Wexford)
Venue: O’Connell Park, Drumlane, Cavan
Dublin v Kerry
The Dubs come into this game on the back of an impressive group campaign having narrowly missed out on top spot in the group. Dublin had three comfortable wins over Waterford, Offaly and Wicklow before losing out to Westmeath in the last round.
Kerry will be full of confidence going into the Semi-Finals following an unbeaten Championship group campaign. The Kingdom overcame a strong Armagh side on the opening day and followed this with two convincing wins over Roscommon and Clare.
These sides played out a thriller back in April in the National League with the Dubs coming out on top by a goal. It could well go down to the wire again this time around.
Referee: Philip McDonald (Cavan)
Venue: Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
*Double-Header with All-Ireland U16A Championship Semi-Final Dublin v Wexford @ 3.00pm
Extra-time to be played in the event of a draw in either game.
12-18 year olds: €3
Under 12s: Free