Tyrone v Kerry clash back on after GAA pushes All-Ireland SFC semi-final back a week

Tyrone v Kerry clash back on after GAA pushes All-Ireland SFC semi-final back a week

TYRONE will face Kerry in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final after the GAA pushed the fixture back another week.

The tie for the right to meet Mayo in the final was in danger after Tyrone said they could not fulfil the fixture due a Covid-19 outbreak in their camp.

However Croke Park has now rescheduled the game for Saturday, August 28 to preserve “the integrity of the championship”.

The final, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 4, will now take place on September 11.


The sides were due to meet at Croke Park today but a Covid-19 outbreak compelled the Red Hands to seek a two-week postponement.

However Croke Park only granted a six-day reprieve, scheduling the game for Saturday, August 21.

With Tyrone claiming they were unable to field a side by that date, they withdrew from the Championship, citing the welfare and safety of their players.

With Kerry looking at a bye to the final against Mayo — whose semi-final against Dublin went to extra time on Saturday — the GAA have now revised their schedule.

'Additional medical information'

“Following receipt of additional medical information from Tyrone GAA and subsequent deliberations with the relevant parties today, the GAA can confirm arrangements for the concluding stages of the 2021 Football Championship,” read a statement from Croke Park.

“The second semi-final involving Kerry and Tyrone will now take place on Saturday, August 28 with the winners proceeding to a final meeting with Mayo two weeks later on September 11.

“This revised schedule has been finalised with the integrity of the championship in mind and to ensure that Kerry were not denied a semi-final outing.

“The GAA would like to acknowledge the co-operation of all of the counties still involved in the championship and it looks forward to working with the government to finalise these arrangements.”

Times for both remaining fixtures are yet to be confirmed.