Monday 19 August 2019



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Munster Club IHC Final

Wolfe Tones (Clare) v Newcestown (Cork), Mallow 2.0

Verdict: Wolfe Tones

Munster Club JFC Semi-Final

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Modeligo (Waterford) v Coolmeen (Clare), Cooraclare, 2.0

Verdict: Modeligo

Bandon (Cork) v Templenoe (Kerry), Clonakilty, 2.0

Verdict: Bandon

Senior Hurling/Shinty International Series

Ireland v Scotland, Croke Park, 4.35, S Cleere (Kilkenny)

Scotland were easy winners last time out and Ireland will need big performances from the likes of Tipperary's Patrick 'Bonner' Maher and Zane Keenan of Laois if they're to overturn that result.

Verdict: Scotland


Leinster Club SFC


Portlaoise (Laois) v Emmet Og (Longford), Portlaoise, 2.30, N Ward (Westmeath)

Emmet Og can only hope that star man Mickey Quinn comes through tonight's international rules Test in one piece but they have proved their worth in this competition with two wins, including one over Navan O'Mahonys. Portlaoise have been around the block several times, winning nine Laois titles on the bounce, and were gutsy in holding out against Sarsfields. They can scrape by to reach another final.

Verdict: Portlaoise

St Loman's (Westmeath) v Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin), Mullingar, 2.0, F Smyth (Offaly)

As Dublin champions, Ballyboden have been installed as hot favourites to come out of Leinster which seems a little premature. They have quality in the likes of 2013 Footballer of the Year Michael Darragh Macauley and Conal Keaney but St Loman's have star performers of their own in John Heslin and Paul Sharry. Home comforts will boost chances of an upset but Ballyboden have shown an ability to dig out big results.

Verdict: Ballyboden

Leinster Club JFC semi-finals

St Brigid's (Longford) v Miltown (Westmeath), Glennon Bros Pearse Park, 11.30, S Mulhare (Laois)

Verdict: St Brigid's

Curraha (Meath) v Grange (Carlow), Navan, 2.0, N McKenna (Kildare)

Verdict: Curraha

Leinster Club JHC semi-finals

Lusmagh (Offaly) v Trumera (Laois), Lusmagh, 2.0, P Burke (Kilkenny)

Verdict: Lusmagh

Glenmore (Kilkenny) v St Fechin's (Louth), Nowlan Park, 2.0, A Keating (Dublin)

Verdict: Glenmore

Munster Club SHC final

Ballygunner (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Thurles, 2.0

Ballygunner were brilliant in the second-half of their win over Glen Rovers but lost Philip Mahony to a straight red card in that game and he will be a loss to Denis Walsh's side.

Na Piarsaigh have established themselves as top dogs in Limerick of late and in two Munster campaigns so far they have yet to lose a match. They beat Ballygunner in their 2011 provincial campaign and with the likes of Shane Dowling in good scoring form, they can collect a third Munster crown since 2011.

Verdict: Na Piarsaigh

Kerry SFC FINAL Replay*

Legion v South Kerry, Fitzgerald Stadium, 2.30

It's been far from ideal for Legion since the controversial end to the drawn final as they were also in Munster club action. They lost that game and must quickly refocus on their primary aim of a Kerry title.

Legion were a division three side less than 10 years ago but South Kerry have claimed several titles in recent years and with Bryan Sheehan to the fore and veteran wizard Declan O'Sullivan still working his magic off the bench, they can prevail.

Verdict: South Kerry.

Galway SHC Final Replay*

Craughwell v Sarsfields, Pearse Stadium, 1.45

Craughwell hadn't reached a decider since 1932 and now find themselves in a second final in a matter of weeks. Sarsfields were in control at half-time but it was Craughwell who led going into the final couple of minutes and there's likely to be little between the pair again.

Verdict: Sarsfields

Connacht club SFC Final

Corofin v Castlebar Mitchels, Tuam Stadium, 2.0, Live TG4

There's an interesting subplot to this game with Corofin manager Stephen Rochford facing some of the players he could be in charge of should he be handed the Mayo job.

Before that, his rampaging side put their Connacht and All-Ireland titles on the line when they face Castlebar. They have been in fine form but the Mitchels, with former county forward Richie Feeney in good form, are the best side they'll have faced in this campaign and while they'll ask some hard questions, the Galway champions can advance.

Verdict: Corofin.

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All-ireland club SFC

semi- Finals

Mourneabbey (Cork) v Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway, Mourneabbey GAA, 1.30

Verdict: Mourneabbey.

Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) v Foxrock/Cabinteely (Dublin), Donaghmoyne, 1.30

Verdict: Donaghmoyne.

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