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All Britain Championship fixtures announced

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FIXTURES have been released for the All-Britain Competitions.

The eagerly-awaited GAA weekend takes places in Greenford from this Friday (July 26) until Sunday and is sponsored by the Irish Post, O’Neill’s sportswear and the ESB.

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Entries are in and at the latest count there will be 104 teams representing 32 clubs from all over Britain.

View the fixtures for the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday by clicking the links below (fixtures may be subject to change):

Friday, July 26: Under 8 Football; Under 10 Football; Guinness World Record Attempt; World Record Attempt – Playing Schedule

Saturday, July 27: Under 12 Football;  Under 14 Football;  Under 16 Football;  Under 18 Football;  All Ladies Football

Sunday, July 28:  Under 8 Hurling; Under 10 Hurling; All Britain Competition Finals

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s games, Susie Robertson of O’Neills said: “We are delighted to be associated with the event as an official sponsor. With over 100 teams entered and the weather forecast looking good, this could prove to be the sporting, and social, highlight of the year.”

She added: “From our own point of view, it’s great to get the meet the people from up and down the island, who we deal with day in, day out. To be able to put a face to a name and thank people in person for their loyal custom is wonderful and makes all the hard work that goes into organising the weekend well worth it.”

Ronan Early of The Irish Post said: “To get over 100 teams in just the second year of the competition is phenomenal, and a real measure of the work being done in counties, in clubs and in schools right across Britain to promote and develop the games. We are delighted to be able to publicise all this great work, and give the volunteers who work so hard a platform on which promote themselves.”

The newest sponsor to join the ABC bandwagon is ESB, headed in the UK by Donegal woman Clare Duffy.

She said: “2013 is proving to be a really great year for the GAA in Britain, with the hurlers of Warwickshire and London already having secured silverware. Put with that the magnificent run of the London footballers, and All-Ireland success for Parnells, and it’s clear to see that things are on the up.”

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