Provincial club championships continue apace

November 16, 2018

Ribbons in the Na Piarsaigh and Ballygunner club colours will be needed again as both sides prepare to meet in the Munster club SHC final for the third time in four years. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

The provincial club championships continue apace in another busy weekend of action at grassroots level.

TG4 cameras will be in Thurles for the third Munster club SHC final showdown in four years between Na Piarsaigh and Ballygunner. It will be Na Piarsaigh's 13th game in the provincial series having never lost one but can the 'Gunners' make it a case of Unlucky 13 for the Limerick champions?

As part of eight hours of live GAA coverage on Sunday afternoon, the Irish language station will also be in Omagh for the meeting of Gweedore and Crossmaglen. Coleraine and Scotstown do battle in the first installment of an Ulster club SFC semi-final double-header at Healy Park.

Will Gweedore's Naoise O'Baoill and Eamonn Collum be celebrating in Omagh on Sunday? ©INPHO/Andrew Paton.

It will be a huge day for Gorey's Naomh Eanna who face Henry Shefflin's Ballyhale Shamrocks in their first ever Leinster club SHC semi-final. Two teams familiar to this stage, Ballyboden St Endas and Coolderry face off on the other side of the draw.

Current champions Liam Mellows will take on 2016 winners St Thomas' in the Galway SHC final. In actual fact, it won't be the last county final to be played in 2018 as this year's Cavan SHC has yet to be decided.

Elsewhere, there's plenty of silverware up for grabs across the provincial club intermediate and junior championships.


Saturday 17 November


Ulster club IFC semi-finals
Banagher (Derry) v Mullahoran (Cavan), Athletic Grounds, 5pm
Naomh Eanna (Antrim) v Tattyreagh (Tyrone), Athletic Grounds, 7pm

Connacht club JFC final
Easkey (Sligo) v Clonbur (Galway), Enniscrone, 1.30pm

Ulster club JFC final
Limavady (Derry) v Red Hughs (Donegal), Celtic Park, 7pm

Munster club JFC semi-finals
Beaufort (Kerry) v Michael Cusacks (Clare), Beaufort, 1.30pm
Dromtarriffe (Cork) v Mount Sion (Waterford), Mallow, 1.30pm


Leinster club IHC semi-finals
Fethard (Wexford) v Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny), New Ross, 1.30pm
Portlaoise (Laois) v Ballinamere (Offaly), O'Moore Park, 1.30pm

Leinster club JHC semi-finals
Na Fianna (Meath) v Taghmon-Camross (Laois), Trim, 1.30pm
Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) v St Maurs (Dublin), Callan, 1.30pm

Munster club JHC semi-finals
Ballinameela (Waterford) v Tournafulla (Limerick), Fraher Field, 1.30pm
Boherlahan-Dualla (Tipperary) v Cloughduv (Cork), Boherlahan, 1.30pm

Sunday 18 November


Ulster club SFC semi-finals
Coleraine (Derry) v Scotstown (Monaghan), Healy Park, 1.30pm
Gweedore (Donegal) v Crossmaglen (Armagh), Healy Park, 3.30pm - TG4 (live coverage)

Connacht club IFC final
An Spideal (Galway) v Fuerty (Roscommon), Tuam Stadium, 1.30pm


Munster club SHC final
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Ballygunner (Waterford), Semple Stadium, 2pm - TG4 (live coverage)

Leinster club SHC semi-finals
Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), Innovate Wexford Park, 1.30pm
Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) v Coolderry (Offaly), Parnell Park, 2pm

Galway SHC final
Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 2pm

Munster club IHC final
Charleville (Cork) v Feakle (Clare), Gaelic Grounds, 1.30pm

Join the match tracker on Sunday afternoon for live updates from the provincial club senior football and hurling championships.

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