Leinster Club IHC - Glenealy v. Oliver Plunketts (Dublin) Arklow - Sunday 2.30 p.m. The big one this weekend is the first round of the Leinster Intermediate hurling championship where Glenealy will meet Dublin side Oliver Plunketts.
In fact under the new rules we should be playing the Dublin B champions Ballyboden/St. Enda's but they have a first Senior team and because of that do not qualify for this competition.
While Oliver Plunketts were beaten in the Dublin final and that may make it look easy but in fact the opposite could well apply.
Glenealy looked good in the county final but the real test of whether we are making real progress comes in the club championship. Dublin hurling is on the up and up so this will be a big test.
The return of Leighton Glynn gave Glenealy a welcome and timely boost for the county final and now that he has got one match under his belt he should be even better.
While our champions have a lot of fine young hurlers in the pipeline their first teams still depend to a large extent on their great veterans.
When it comes to putting them between the posts 'Bosco' is still the crown prince. Then there is the ageless Michael Anthony and what about the goalkeeper and captain Joey Driver (is Joey the oldest man to lift the O'Donoghue Cup?). The club championship is the real test and this is an extra tough one but with a bit of luck Glenealy can do it.
Leinster Club IFC
Avondale v. Cuala/Dalkey O'Toole Park - Sunday 2.30 p.m. Intermediate champions Avondale are also out in the club championship on Sunday. They play the Dublin champions in O'Toole Park. Believe it or not the 'Dales' are going where no other Wicklow team went before - they will be defending a Leinster title.
Yes, Eire Óg are the reigning champions and that will put extra pressure on the men from Rathdrum to do well this year. The 'Dales' can expect a big following at this convenient venue named appropriately after a Wicklow man.
Glenealy v. Eire Og Arklow - Saturday 2.30 p.m. All or most of the worthwhile local action is packed into 'Super Saturday' this week and top of the pile has to be this IHC final. Glenealy are certainly the hurling club of the year in Wicklow and will be bidding to add another title to their collection.
However this one won't be easy. Eire Óg are an up and coming club in both hurling and football.
Not alone have they oodles of talent in both codes but they have the fighting spirit and the killer instinct to go with it. This is a match not to be missed by hurling supporters.
Semi-final (replay) Annacurra v. Kiltegan Annacurra - Friday 7.30pm Plenty of other matches at the weekend including this replay in the Keating Trophy where home advantage may just swing the verdict in favour of Annacurra.
Kiltegan followers will certainly know the road to Annacurra after this weekend. On Thursday night they play Aughrim in the long delayed final of the South Division 4 League at the same venue.
The relegation battle between Carnew and Newtown takes place at Arklow on Saturday.
Who would have thought that these two teams, championship contenders at one stage, would now be little more than one step away from Intermediate football.
Relegation semi-finals also between St Patrick's and Kilcoole in Intermediate football at Newtown on Friday night and between Coolboy and Valleymount at Donard.