Nine county finals on busy weekend of club action

November 16, 2021

St Jude's David Mannix. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Nine county champions should be crowned on Sunday, while there are also a host of provincial club matches across all levels down for decision on a busy weekend of action.

Having already secured the SHC title with a dramatic extra-time victory over Na Fianna last Saturday, Kilmacud Crokes will be riding high as they aim to complete the second part of an historic double in the Dublin SFC final - opponents St Jude's have never won a senior championship.

Loughmore-Castleiney's dual-stars - also looking to emulate the achievements of St Eunan's and Naas by winning both football and hurling senior championships in the same year - will line out for the 16th successive weekend when they renew rivalries with holders Clonmel Commercials in the Tipperary SFC final.

Surprise packets Belmullet come up against North Mayo neighbours and defending champions Knockmore in their first SFC final in 40 years.

The 'Mullet have already seen off Knockmore, Breaffy and Westport to seal their place in the Paddy Moclair Cup decider which will be played at James Stephens Park in Ballina.

In Fermanagh, Derrygonnelly will be favourites to land a sixth New York Cup in seven years against intermediate champions Enniskillen Gaels.

Rathgormack and The Nire go head-to-head in the rescheduled Waterford SFC showpiece. There's also the Westmeath SFC final replay thrown in.

For the first time since 1991, Glen Rovers and Midleton meet in the Cork SHC final. There is a familiar feel to the Meath and Offaly hurling final pairings.

In the Leinster club SFC, Naas play Tullamore in a battle of the county towns, while the other first round clashes in the province see Naomh Mairtin face Rathvilly and Mullinalaghta St Columba's take on Blessington.

After flooring back-to-back All-Ireland champions Corofin, Mountbellew-Moylough do battle with Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's and Tourlestrane host London champions St Kiernan's in the Connacht club SFC quarter-finals.

Elsewhere on Sunday, the Ulster club SFC throws in as St Eunan's welcome first-time Derry SFC winners Glen to Letterkenny.


Thursday 18 November

Kilkenny SFC quarter-final
Mullinavat v Tullogher-Rosbercon, Piltown, 8pm


Friday 19 November

Kilkenny SFC semi-final
Thomastown v Dicksboro, Thomastown, 8pm


Saturday 20 November

Kerry SFC semi-final
Austin Stacks v St Brendan's, Austin Stack Park, 5.30pm - Live on RTÉ2

Leinster club IFC first round
St Brigid's, Killashee (Longford) v Clara (Offaly), Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 1pm
Naomh Eoin (Carlow) v Park Ratheniska (Laois), Netwatch Cullen Park, 1pm
An Tochar (Wicklow) v Kilcock (Kildare), Pearses Park, Arklow, 1pm

Ulster club IFC first round
Cloughaneely (Donegal) v Steelstown Brian Óg's (Derry), Letterkenny, 1.30pm

Connacht club JFC quarter-final
St Patrick's (Sligo) v Glenfarne-Kiltyclogher (Leitrim), Markievicz Park, 1.30pm

Leinster club JFC first round
Clonbullogue (Offaly) v Legan Sarsfields (Longford), Gracefield, 1pm
Glen Emmets (Louth) v St Vincent's (Meath), Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 1pm
Barrowhouse (Laois) v Grange (Carlow), Stradbally, 1pm - postponed
Kilcullen (Kildare) v Barndarrig (Wicklow), St Conleth's Park, 1pm

Ulster club JFC first round
Sean McDermott's (Monaghan) v Cookstown Fr Rock's (Tyrone), Clones, 1.30pm

Leinster club IHC first round
Bray Emmets (Wicklow) v Naomh Brid (Carlow), Aughrim, 1pm
Cullion (Westmeath) v Ballinakill (Laois), TEG Cusack Park, 1pm

Connacht club JHC semi-final
Cluainin Iomaint (Leitrim) v Easkey (Sligo), Ballinamore, 1.30pm

Leinster club JHC first round
St Fechin's (Louth) v St Oliver Plunkett's (Westmeath), Dowdallshill, 1pm
Tara Rocks (Wexford) v Arklow Rock Parnell (Wicklow), St Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy, 1pm


Sunday 21 November

Connacht club SFC quarter-finals
Tourlestrane (Sligo) v St Kiernan's (London), Markievicz Park, 12.30pm
Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's (Leitrim) v Mountbellew-Moylough (Galway), Avant Money Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 1.30pm

Leinster club SFC first round
Naomh Mairtin (Louth) v Rathvilly (Carlow), Dunleer, 1pm
Mullinalaghta St Columba's (Longford) v Blessington (Wicklow), Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 1pm
Naas (Kildare) v Tullamore (Offaly), St Conleth's Park, 1pm

Ulster club SFC first round
St Eunan's (Donegal) v Glen (Derry), Letterkenny, 1.30pm

Dublin SFC final
Kilmacud Crokes v St Jude's, Parnell Park, 3.15pm - Live on TG4

Fermanagh SFC final
Derrygonnelly v Enniskillen Gaels, Brewster Park, 3pm

Mayo SFC final
Belmullet v Knockmore, James Stephens Park, Ballina, 1.30pm - Live on TG4

Tipperary SFC final
Clonmel Commercials v Loughmore-Castleiney, Semple Stadium, 2.30pm

Waterford SFC final
Rathgormack v The Nire, Fraher Field, 2pm

Westmeath SFC final replay
Garrycastle v St Loman's, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm

Kerry SFC semi-final
Dr Crokes v Kerins O'Rahilly's, Austin Stack Park, 2.30pm

Cork SHC final
Glen Rovers v Midleton, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3pm

Meath SHC final
Kiltale v Kildalkey, Pairc Tailteann, 2pm

Offaly SHC final
Coolderry v St Rynagh's, Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, 2pm

Galway SHC semi-final
Gort v St Thomas', Pearse Stadium, 1.30pm

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