The focus has swung firmly back onto inter-county action since the start of the New Year but the All-Ireland club championship has, of course, yet to come to the boil and this afternoon the GAA confirmed the dates and times for the penultimate round ties in both the senior football and hurling championships (full details here).
Castlebar Mitchels’ semi-final with Kerry’s Dr. Crokes has been fixed for Saturday, 15th February at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, where throw-in will be 3pm. Later that same day up at Páirc Esler in Newry, Dublin’s St. Vincents will go head-to-head with Derry’s Ballinderry in the other semi-final (throw-in 5pm). Both semi-finals will be shown live on TG4.
By the way, before all that Kiltane will be in action in the All-Ireland Intermediate football semi-final. The Erris lads face Cork’s Clyda Rovers in that one, which is fixed for Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, on Sunday week (January 26th), with a throw-in time of 2pm.