By Michael McMullan
THE draws for this weekend’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals has been made as the race for Sam Maguire hots up even more.
There will a repeat of the 2021 final with champions Kerry set to face Tyrone.
Armagh and Monaghan are set for an all-Ulster derby with Ulster champions Derry out against Cork for a first time in championship football since the 1993 All-Ireland final.
The other game should be a cracker between Dublin and Mayo.
The fixture details for the Croke Park games are as follows:
Saturday July 1
Kerry v Tyrone 3.45pm
Armagh v Monaghan, 6pm
Sunday July 2
Derry v Cork, 1.45pm
Dublin v Mayo, 4pm
All games will have extra-time and penalties.
There will be no repeat pairings in the All-Ireland semi-finals, with more details to be finalised after the quarter-finals.
The semi-finals are set for the weekend of July 15/16 with the Tailteann Cup final between Down and Meath planned for Saturday, July 15 at 3pm as a curtain raiser to the first semi-final.
The second All-Ireland semi-final is set for the Sunday and will be proceeded by the All-Ireland JFC final.
The All-Ireland senior final will take place on Sunday, July 30.
Before that, there will be an all-Ulster final in the minor championship after Monaghan and Derry’s wins last weekend.
The decider is set for July 8/9 with BOX-IT Athletic Grounds as a likely venue.
Last year’s final was held in Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon when Galway beat Mayo in an All-Connacht decider.
It will be a fourth meeting of the season at minor level of Derry and Monaghan with the Farney yet to come out on top.
They met in the first game of the league and the most recent was the Ulster final Derry won after extra time and penalties.
On the hurling front, the All-Ireland senior hurling decider will take place on Sunday, July 23.
Reigning champions Limerick will play Galway in their semi-final on Saturday, July 8 with Clare taking on Kilkenny the following day. Both games will take place at Croke Park.