Sunday 22 April 2018



dublin shc final

Cuala v St Jude's, Parnell Park, 3.0

Star-studded Cuala, with David Treacy and Mark Schutte to the fore, bid to bridge a 21-year gap against a St Jude's side who fell to Kilmacud after extra-time in last year's decider. If Danny Sutcliffe performs to his potential, this will go all the way.

Verdict: Cuala


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Ballyboden St Enda's v St Vincent's, Parnell Park, 4.0

with Diarmuid Connolly on fire, it's hard to see Vincent's three-in-a-row challenge being derailed as they bid to add further All-Ireland glory. If Ballyboden throw the shackles off, and Andrew Kerin continues his scoring exploits, an upset is possible, but unlikely.

Verdict: St Vincent's

Munster Club SFC Q-Final

Clonmel Commercials v Newcastlewest, Clonmel Sportsfield, 2.0*

limerick's six-year wait for a Munster club SFC win is likely to go on as Clonmel possess a talented side, powered by Tipperary star Michael Quinlivan.

Verdict: Clonmel

Leinster Club SHC

St Mullin's v Clonkill, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2.0*

An intriguing contest but back-to-back Carlow champions St Mullin's may cause a minor upset on home soil.

Verdict: St Mullin's

Clough Ballacolla v Oulart-The Ballagh, O'Moore Park, 2.0, LIVE TG4*

oulart's bid for an elusive Leinster crown gets underway with a tricky trip to Portlaoise. The attacking threat of Garrett Sinnott and Nicky Kirwan should see them through providing Willie Hyland's threat is nullified.

Verdict: Oulart

Ulster Club SFC Q-Finals

Crossmaglen v Erins Own Cargin, Athletic Grounds, 2.30*

crossmaglen hold all the aces as they push for further provincial glory. They should start with a smooth win.

Verdict: Crossmaglen

Kingscourt v Kilcoo, Kingspan Breffni Park, 2.30*

Kilcoo have won four Down titles in five years but Ulster glory has evaded them. They have improved markedly this season as the beaten 2012 finalists travel to Kingscourt.

Verdict: Kilcoo

Naomh Conail v Trillick, Pairc MacCumhaill, 2.30*

trillick won senior Tyrone honours having come up from intermediate. With captain Mattie Donnelly leading by example, Trillick can cause another upset against a Glenties side powered by Leo McLoone.

Verdict: Trillick

Scotstown v Slaughtneil, Clones, 2.30*

Former Monaghan superpower Scotstown are on the way back and collide with last year's All-Ireland finalists Slaughneil in the tie of the round. The Derry champions face a stiff examination after last weekend's extra-time loss in the Ulster SHC final, but with Christopher Bradley on form, they can edge it.

Verdict: Slaughtneil

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St Gabriel's v Robert Emmetts, Ruislip, 2.0

Robert Emmetts stunned last year's champions Kilburn Gaels in the semi-finals but they face a formidable St Gabriels side, led by the deadly Eoin Kelly, and this will be a bridge too far.

Verdict: St Gabriel's

Munster Club ihC Q-Final

Clonakenny (Tipperary) v Portlaw (Waterford), Templetuohy 2.0*

Verdict: Clonakenny

Munster Club IFC q-Final

Upperchurch-Drombane (Tipperary) v St Mary's (Kerry), Cashel, 2.0*

Verdict: St Mary's

Leinster Club IFC q-finals

Glynn Barntown (Wexford) v Rathcline (Longford), Killurin, 2.0*

Verdict: Glynn Barntown

Athlone (Westmeath) v O'Hanrahans (Carlow), Pairc Ciaran Athlone, 2.0*

Verdict: Athlone

Ratoath (Meath) v Railyard (Kilkenny), Ratoath, 2.0*

Verdict: Ratoath

Castledermot (Kildare) v Ballycumber (Offaly), Newbridge, 2.0*

Verdict: Ballycumber

Ulster Club IFC Q-Finals

Glenavy (Antrim) v Irvinestown (Fermanagh), Corrigan Park, 2.30*

Verdict: Glenavy

Bundoran (Donegal) v Clann Eireann (Armagh), Ballyshannon, 2.30*

Verdict: Clann Eireann

Ballyhaise (Cavan) v Doohamlet (Monaghan), Kingspan Breffni Park , 12.45*

Verdict: Doohamlet

Edendork (Tyrone) v Loughinisland (Down), Healy Park, 2.30*

Verdict: Edendork

Connacht Club IFC Semi-Finals

Hollymount-Carramore v Gaeil na Meilge, Elverys MacHale Park, 2.0*

Verdict: Hollymount

Michael Glaveys v Moycullen, Dr Hyde Park, 3.0*

Verdict: Moycullen

(*extra time if necessary

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