Provincial club championships in full swing

November 07, 2018

Craig Dias' Kilmacud Crokes will make their first foray into the Leinster club SFC since winning the competition in 2010. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

With just one county final left to be played in 2018 - the Galway SHC decider between Liam Mellows and St Thomas' which is scheduled for next weekend - the provincial club championships are in full swing.

Gaelic football fans are in for a real treat on Sunday afternoon as there are no fewer than eight games from the big ball code on the fixtures programme. It features semi-finals in both the Connacht and Munster club SFCs, plus four Leinster club SFC quarter-final ties (all have 1.30pm throw-ins).

The Connacht club SFC pits the top two in the competition's roll of honour against each other with holders Corofin (eight titles) taking on Roscommon's Clann na Gael (seven titles) at Dr Hyde Park.

Following last weekend's routine victory over Moyle Rovers in Ardfinnan, Dr Crokes have earned themselves a home Munster club SFC semi-final clash with Cork champions St Finbarrs at Lewis Road.

The Meath-Dublin billing of Dunboyne and Kilmacud Crokes and the meeting of holders Moorefield versus Laois standard bearers Portlaoise are two very attractive Leinster club SFC quarter-final fixtures.

In hurling, Cushendall will be bidding to win the Ulster club SHC title for the second time in four years when they face Ballycran in Sunday's final at the Athletic Grounds (throw-in 3pm). The Ulster club IHC and JHC finals are also down for decision.

Saturday 10 November


Connacht club IFC semi-final
Spiddal (Galway) v Belmullet (Mayo), Tuam Stadium, 1.30pm

Leinster club IFC quarter-finals
Shamrocks (Offaly) v Ballinabranna (Carlow), Kilcormac, 1.30pm
Horeswood (Wexford) v Rathcline (Longford), New Ross, 1.30pm
Two Mile House (Kildare) v Round Towers Lusk (Dublin), Newbridge, 1.30pm
St Mochtas (Louth) v Courtwood (Laois), Ardee, 1.30pm

Connacht club JFC semi-final
Easkey (Sligo) v Balla (Mayo), Enniscrone, 1.30pm

Leinster club JFC quarter-finals
Young Irelands Dundalk (Louth) v Annanough (Laois), Dowdallshill, Dundalk, 1.30pm
St Brigids (Offaly) v St Finians Newcastle (Dublin), Geashill, 1.30pm
Milltown (Kildare) v Naomh Eoin (Carlow), Hawkfield, 4pm
*Tullogher-Rosbercon (Kilkenny) receive walkover from Longford representatives Ardagh-Moydow

Munster club JFC quarter-finals
Dromtarriffe (Cork) v Kildimo-Pallaskenry (Limerick), Mallow, 1pm
Ballylooby-Castlegrace (Tipperary) v Beaufort (Kerry), Cahir, 1.30pm


Connacht club IHC semi-final
St Gabriels (London) v Tooreen (Mayo), McGovern Park, 1pm

Leinster club JHC quarter-final
St Maurs (Dublin) v Erins Own (Carlow), Round Towers Lusk, 1.30pm

Munster club JHC quarter-final
Tournafulla (Limerick) v Kilgarvan (Kerry), Tournafulla, 1.30pm

Sunday 11 November


Connacht club SFC semi-finals
Aughawillan (Leitrim) v Ballintubber (Mayo), Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 1.30pm
Clann na Gael (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway), Dr Hyde Park, 1.30pm - TG4 (DEFERRED)

Leinster club SFC quarter-finals
Dunboyne (Meath) v Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin), Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm
Moorefield (Kildare) v Portlaoise (Laois), Newbridge, 1.30pm
Rhode (Offaly) v Mullinalaghta (Longford), O'Connor Park, 1.30pm
Newtown Blues (Louth) v Eire Og (Carlow), Gaelic Grounds, 1.30pm

Munster club SFC semi-finals
The Nire (Waterford) v Miltown-Malbay (Clare), Fraher Field, 1.30pm
Dr Crokes (Kerry) v St Finbarrs (Cork), Dr Crokes GAA, 1.30pm - TG4 (LIVE)

Munster club IFC semi-finals
Kilcummin (Kerry) v Kilmacthomas (Waterford), Kilcummin, 1.30pm
Moyne-Templetuohy (Tipperary) v Fermoy (Cork), Templetuohy, 1.30pm

Connacht club IFC semi-final
Shamrock Gaels (Sligo) v Fuerty (Roscommon), Connolly Park, 1.30pm

Connacht club JFC semi-final
Clonbur (Galway) v Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon), Tuam Stadium, 1.30pm


Ulster club SHC final
Ballycran (Down) v Cushendall (Antrim), Athletic Grounds, 3pm

Ulster club IHC final
Keady (Armagh) v St Galls (Antrim), Pairc Esler, 1pm

Ulster club JHC final
Castleblayney (Monaghan) v Cushendun (Antrim), Athletic Grounds, 1pm

Make sure to join the match tracker on Sunday afternoon for live updates from the provincial club senior football and hurling championships.

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