Cork will be in action two days in a row at Croker if they negotiate the qualifiers

Cork will be in action two days in a row at Croker if they negotiate the qualifiers
Tom Kenny with Henry Shefflin battling in the 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The GAA have confirmed the Super 8 opening round fixtures and the All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals in advance of the last round of the back door.

The Cork hurlers travel to Westmeath this Sunday while the footballers meet Laois on Saturday evening at Semple Stadium.

The Rebels are favourites in both games and if they win they'll be off to Croker on separate days.

The footballers' first Super 8 game would be Saturday, July 13 at 7pm against Dublin, with Tyrone or Cavan the following weekend on Jones Road, and Roscommon at home on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The hurling quarter-finals on Sunday, July 14 are Kilkenny v Cork or Westmeath, 2pm, followed by Tipp against Dublin or Laois. Thurles wasn't an option as Tipp weren't going to get home advantage while Nowlan Park was ruled out due to the Bob Dylan and Neil Young concert.

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