Dublin fancy their All-Ireland chances in quarter-final against Cork
Donegal and Mayo to meet in repeat of 2012 final next Sunday
By: PATRICK COUNIHAN | Published Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7:34 AM | Updated Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7:34 AM
Dublin will meet Cork in a mouth watering All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park next Saturday night.
The Dubs are the new favourites for the Sam Maguire after Donegal were drawn with Mayo in the last eight.
Monaghan will meet their Ulster rivals Tyrone and Kerry will take on Cavan in the remaining games.
Jim Gavin’s Dublin will fancy their chances against a Cork side that struggled to beat Galway by just a point, 1-17 to 1-16, in the final round of qualifiers on Saturday.
And Dublin fans will take great comfort from the fact that heavyweights Donegal and Mayo must meet again in a repeat of the 2012 All-Ireland final.
Jim McGuinness’s Donegal were far from impressive again as they beat Laois by six points, 0-14 to 0-8, in their final qualifier on Saturday in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Cavan proved too strong for a tired looking London as they beat the Exiles by 1-17 to 1-8 in the opening match of the Croke Park triple header on Saturday.
And Meath were annoyed by Tyrone’s cynical tactics in the final stages as Mickey Harte’s men held on for a 0-17 to 2-9 win in the final qualifier.
Tyrone and Monaghan will get the quarter-finals underway on Saturday when they meet at Croke Park at 5pm local time followed by the Dublin-Cork match at 7pm.
Croke Park will also host Sunday’s two quarter-finals when Kerry face Cavan at 2pm and Mayo clash again with Donegal at 4pm.