The Ulster football final is likely to be staged at Croke Park this year, with Saturday 31 July or even Monday 2 August possible dates - depending on the teams involved.

Following a report that this year's provincial final could take place at Croke Park, a spokesperson for Ulster GAA has confirmed to RTÉ Sport that any decision on moving the decider to Dublin won't be made until the completion of this weekend's provincial semi-finals.

The BBC reported on Wednesday evening that enquiries were made about switching the game to GAA HQ on Sunday, 1 August - the same day as the Leinster SFC final.

However, in speaking to RTE, Ulster GAA PRO Declan Woods said that such a double bill "will not happen". As to staging the game at Croke Park on Saturday, 31 July, Woods added: "That is the day of the Christy Ring, Nickey Rackard and Lory Meagher Cup finals - in previous years those finals have been played at Croke Park.

"The Bank Holiday Monday (2 August) has also been mentioned, but you have to remember that day is not a Bank Holiday in the six counties."

This Saturday sees the first of this year's Ulster semi-finals, with Armagh taking on Monaghan. Sunday sees the second semi between Donegal and Tyrone.

"No decision will be made until after those games and until we sit down with the Ulster CCC," Woods concluded.

Croke Park last hosted Ulster finals from 2004 to 2006.