Paul Geaney's Bar Dingle Sport Blog
July 2019 SPORT LINE UP
July LIVE sport
Not long to wait now for soccer fans until PL 2019-2020! In the meantime, the Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations will culminate with both finals in July.
Brazil of course no strangers to finals, but who will join them there? ..... while Liverpool fans will be keeping an eye on how their talisman Mo Salah's Egypt get on as they qualify out of the group stages into Round 16.
The Southern hemisphere will also provide the 'inter-season' games with the The Rugby Championship. Now in it's 8th edition, you'd imagine New Zealand will be looking to make a statement ahead of Japan 2019.
TENNIS, GOLF & CYCLING
Plenty of tennis with Wimbledon, golf with the Irish Open first followed by the British Open..... and cycling fans have the Tour de France to look forward to throughout the month of July, in particular the mountain stages on the 18th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th & penultimate stage on the 27th before the riders roll into Paris.
After Davy's Wexford's Leinster final win against Kilkenny, will they be the ones to put it up to Limerick with the 2017 Champions Galway already gone from the 2019 championship?
Semi-Finals at the end of July will give us a better indication no doubt....
Finally, the Super 8s are taking shape with 8 teams (Galway, Mayo, Meath, Clare, Cavan, Tyrone, Laois and Cork) vying for the final 4 spots..... Kerry's first game is at home to either Galway or Mayo on the 14th July before a trip to the capital to take on Donegal in phase 2. The final game will be away to either Meath or Clare.....
Up the Kingdom!
- Chile v Peru Thursday, 4th July, 1.30pm
- 3rd place Argentina v Chile or Peru Saturday, 6th July, 8pm
- FINAL Brazil v Chile or Peru Sunday, 7th July, 9pm
Africa Cup of Nations
- Quarter-Finals Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th, July, 5pm & 8pm
- Semi-Finals Sunday, 14th July, 5pm & 8pm
- 3rd place play-off Wednesday, 17th July, 8pm
- Final Friday, 19th July, 8pm
The Rugby Championship
- South Africa v Australia Saturday, 20th July, 4.05pm
- Argentina v New Zealand Saturday, 20th July, 7.05pm
- New Zealand v South Africa Saturday, 27th July, 8.35am
- Australia v Argentina Saturday, 20th July, 10.45am
- Women's Semi-Finals Thursday, 11th July
- Men's Semi-Finals Friday, 12th July
- Women's Final Saturday, 13th July
- Men's Final Sunday, 14th July
The Irish Open
- Lahinch Golf Club Thursday, 4th - Sunday, 7th July
The British Open
- Royal Portrush Golf Club Thursday, 18th - Sunday, 21st July
GAA Hurling Championship
- Preliminary Quarter-Final, Westmeath v Cork Sunday, 7th July, 3pm
- Kilkenny v Westmeath / Cork Saturday/Sunday, 13th/14th July, 2pm
- Tipperary v Laois / Dublin Saturday/Sunday, 13th/14th July, 4pm
- Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner Saturday, 27th July
- Provincial Winner v Quarter-Final Winner Sunday, 28th July
- Cavan v Tyrone Saturday, 6th July, 5pm
- Galway v Mayo Saturday, 6th July, 7pm
- Meath v Clare Sunday, 7th July, 2pm
- Roscommon v Cavan or Tyrone Saturday, 13th July, 5pm
- Dublin v Cork or Laois Saturday, 13th July, 7pm
- Donegal v Meath or Clare Sunday, 14th July, 2pm
- Kerry v Galway or Mayo Sunday, 14th July, 4pm
- Dublin v Roscommon Saturday, 20th July, 5pm
- Cork or Laois v Cavan or Tyrone Saturday, 20th July, 7pm
- Galway or Mayo v Meath or Clare Sunday, 21st July, 2pm
- Kerry v Donegal Sunday, 21st July, 4pm
GAA Football Championship
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