After last week’s Leinster openers, attention now turns to two crucial Senior Championship semi final ties and quarter final pairings in the Junior and Intermediate Championships.
Having scraped through their respective quarter finals, Eadestown will host Tinahely from 1pm with the winner progressing to this year’s Senior Club Final. Tara Bedford was the hero for Eadestown as she got the winner late in the game to defeat Portlaoise in their quarter final. Laura Hogan hit 0-6 for Tinahely on Sunday and they will need another big performance from the Wicklow star to get over the line on Sunday.
After dethroning reigning champions, Dunboyne, at the weekend, Kilmacud Crokes now hit the road to Ferbane GAA where Offaly champions, Naomh Ciarán, will be ready for battle. That gets underway at 2pm.
There are also four intriguing Intermediate quarter finals down for decision on Sunday. Last year’s Leinster Intermediate beaten finalists, Longford Slashers, will look to go one better this year. However, a tricky assignment at home to Old Leighlin stands in their way this weekend. The Carlow champions defeated Killucan by a single point last time out and will relish a battle against the talented Longford side.
After a tremendous win at home last time out, Tinahely’s Intermediate team take on near neighbours Shelmalier in Hollymount at 4pm. Rachel Byrne hit 3-6 last time out while Aobha Gorman also chipped in with two goals as the Wicklow side defeated Ballinamere Durrow.
Kildare champions Kilcullen enter Leinster Championship foray when they host Meath champions Skryne. Skryne were last year’s Meath Junior A Champions and their progress through the Intermediate Championship in the Royal County this year makes them one to watch.
In the final quarter final, Louth champions Cooley Kickhams will welcome Castleknock to Fr. McEvoy Park as they do battle from 2pm for a place in the last four.
On Saturday, the focus is on our Junior Championship quarter finals. After their convincing win last time out, St. Joseph’s take on Louth champions Naomh Fionnbarr. Muckalee hit the road to take on Longford champions Grattans while St Ultans welcome Raheens to the Royal County. In the final quarter final, Dublin champions O’Dwyer’s host Wexford champions St. Martins.
A reminder that admission to all games is by ticket only.
SATURDAY, 22nd OCTOBER 2022
Leinster Junior Club Championship Quarter Finals
St. Joseph’s (Westmeath) v Naomh Fionnbarra (Louth)
Venue: Fr. Daltons GAA Club, Mullaghcloe, Ballymore (N91 EW83)
Referee: Finbarr Shanahan
Grattans (Longford) v Muckalee (Kilkenny)
Venue: Grattan Óg GAA Club, Dunbeggan Park, Stonepark (N39 X446)
Referee: Barry Redmond
St. Ultans (Meath) v Raheens (Kildare)
Venue: St. Ultans GAA Grounds
Referee: Ciaran Groome
O’Dwyer’s (Dublin) v St. Martins (Wexford)
Venue: Bremore Park, Balbriggan
Referee: John Bermingham
SUNDAY, 23rd OCTOBER 2022
Leinster Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Finals
Shelmalier (Wexford) v Tinahely (Wicklow)
Venue: Hollymount GAA Grounds, Galbally (Y21 W2H9)
Referee: Jason Corcoran
Kilcullen (Kildare) v Skryne (Meath)
Venue: Kilcullen GAA Grounds
Referee: Jonathan Murphy
Longford Slashers (Longford) v Old Leighlin (Carlow)
Venue: Michael Fay Park, Longford
Referee: Ray McBride
Cooley Kickhams (Louth) v Castleknock (Dublin)
Venue: Fr. McEvoy Park, Monksland, Carlingford. (A91 AY28)
Referee: Paul McCaughey
Leinster Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals
Eadestown (Kildare) v Tinahely (Wicklow)
Venue: Eadestown GAA Grounds
Naomh Ciaran (Offaly) v Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin)
Venue: Ferbane GAA Grounds
Referee: Kevin Phelan