Final stage in Connacht and Munster club championships

November 23, 2018

Corofin will contest their fifth successive Connacht club SFC final on Sunday. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

The first two provincial club senior football championship finals of 2018 take place on Sunday.

Corofin are bidding to become the first Galway team to complete a three-in-a-row of Connacht club SFC titles. All eyes will be on the All-Ireland champions as they face a stern test against Mayo champions Ballintubber at MacHale Park, live on TG4.

Munster IFC finalists only five years ago, Miltown-Malbay are set to make history by contesting their first provincial SFC decider at the Gaelic Grounds. The West Clare outfit are massive underdogs to beat Dr Crokes who seem hell-bent on reclaiming the O'Connor Cup going by their scoring exploits against St Finbarrs (5-20 they scored, all from play).

Tony Brosnan has been on fire for Dr Crokes this season. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

It's football all the way in the provincial club championships at senior level. In the Leinster semi-finals, also on Sunday, Kilmacud Crokes will do battle with Portlaoise, while Mullinalaghta and Eire Og prepare to meet on the other side of the draw.

Elsewhere, this weekend, provincial intermediate champions will be crowned in Munster (football) and Connacht (hurling) as Ulster winners Castleblayney travel to Birmingham for their All-Ireland JHC quarter-final tie versus John Mitchels of Warwickshire.

Saturday 24 November


Leinster club IFC semi-finals
Shamrocks (Offaly) v Horeswood (Wexford), O'Connor Park, 1.30pm
Two Mile House (Kildare) v Courtwood (Laois), St Conleths Park, 1.30pm

Leinster club JFC semi-finals
Tullogher-Rosbercon (Kilkenny) v Young Irelands Dundalk (Louth), New Ross, 1.30pm
Milltown (Kildare) v St Brigids (Offaly), Hawkfield, 1.30pm


Connacht club IHC final
Tooreen (Mayo) v Oranmore-Maree (Galway), Athleague, 1.30pm


Sunday 25 November


Connacht club SFC final
Ballintubber (Mayo) v Corofin (Galway), MacHale Park, 2pm - TG4 (live coverage)

Leinster club SFC semi-finals
Mullinalaghta (Longford) v Eire Og (Carlow), Pearse Park, 1.30pm
Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) v Portlaoise (Laois), Parnell Park, 2pm

Munster club SFC final
Miltown-Malbay (Clare) v Dr Crokes (Kerry), Gaelic Grounds, 1.30pm - TG4 (deferred coverage)

Munster club IFC final
Fermoy (Cork) v Kilcummin (Kerry), Mallow, 1.30pm


All-Ireland club JHC quarter-final
John Mitchels (Britain) v Castleblayney (Monaghan), Pairc na hEireann, 1pm

Be sure to follow the match tracker for all the Sunday afternoon provincial club SFC action including the Connacht and Munster finals, plus the Leinster semi-finals.

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