Provincial club fixtures confirmed

Connacht GAA yesterday confirmed fixture details for the upcoming provincial football Championships at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels. Here’s the relevant information in relation to clubs from the county.

In Senior, newly-crowned county champions Ballina Stephenites have a quarter-final meeting with London’s Fulham Irish. This game has been fixed for Hastings Insurance MacHale Park on Saturday, 11th November, with a 6pm throw-in under the lights.

The winner of that game, by the way, will face the Galway champions in the Connacht SFC semi-final the following weekend. That’ll be either Moycullen or Corofin, with that county final set to be played this coming Sunday.

In the Intermediate Championship, Kilmeena also have a quarter-final fixture, which in their case is against Annaduff of Leitrim. That’s set to be played the same weekend as the Ballina/Fulham Irish match and it’s also fixed for MacHale Park but no date or time has been confirmed for it as yet.

The winners of that one are also down to play Galway opposition in the semi-final. Kilconly and Monivea Abbey meet in this weekend’s Galway IFC final and the winners of the Kilmeena/Annaduff will play the Galway champions at a Galway venue on the weekend of 18th/19th November.

In Junior, Lahardane MacHales are straight into the semi-finals so that means they’re not in action until the weekend of 18th/19th November. They’re down to play the winners of the quarter-final that takes place the previous weekend between Menlough of Galway and St Michael’s of Roscommon. If it’s the former, the semi-final will be played at MacHale Park, if it’s the latter it’ll be at Dr Hyde Park.

In hurling, meanwhile, Tooreen are due to play the London champions over there next weekend in the Connacht IHC semi-final. The final of the London SHC hasn’t, however, been played as yet – it was meant to be played two weeks ago but the game, between Brothers Pearse and Robert Emmetts, was postponed with just 48 hours notice, so as things stand there has to be a major doubt over that semi-final involving Tooreen.

Finally, in women’s football, Claremorris contest the LGFA Connacht Junior Championship final this coming Sunday. They’re up against St Brigid’s of Leitrim in that decider which will be played at Abbey Park in Boyle (Eircode F52 XW98). Throw-in there on Sunday is 1pm.

Fixture details have yet to be confirmed, by the way, for the LGFA Connacht Senior final between Knockmore and Kilkerrin-Clonberne of Galway. I’ll provide details here once they come to hand.

8 thoughts on “Provincial club fixtures confirmed

  1. Thanks for the fixtures update. Would be great to see some cooperation and coordination between the ladies and men’s gaa on fixtures before they are published….. as its left to the respective clubs to try and get fixtures changed after they are published….. for example this weekend on Sunday Claremorris play Ballinrobe in a win or bust U21 county championship game in Claremorris at 12 noon…..per the Mayo gaa fixtures…. and as outlined above in women’s football, Claremorris contest the LGFA Connacht Junior Championship final also this coming Sunday. They’re up against St Brigid’s of Leitrim in that decider which will be played at Abbey Park in Boyle (Eircode F52 XW98). Throw-in there on Sunday is 1pm. Its impossible for family members /supporters etc to attend both….

  2. You’re so right, Mayo for Sam, and you’d have to think that this will be one big benefit of the three organisations amalgamating. As things currently stand it can be difficult even to find out when and where upcoming LGFA fixtures are on.

  3. The hurling situation is very interesting – there is serious anger in London over the handing of the semi- final appeal

  4. Tuam Stadium because Westport and Moycullen was in McHale Park last year
    I expect Corofin will be strong favourites caise there very strong in Tuam stadium and have much more experience than Bqllina at this stage but I think Ballina would fair better against them than Moycullen.
    The fact that Sean Kelly was out for Moycullen and the way Liam Silke contained Dessie Conneally decided this game.
    I would put Padraig O’Hora on Gary Sice cause everything seems to go through him and probably put Sam Callinan on Tony Gill.
    Was very impressed with Gavin Burke for Corofin the smallest player on the field but his kickpassing into the Corofin full forward line was a joy to behold.Another young player who impressed was Patrick Egan at midfield marking Peter Cooke.

  5. If Kilmeena get through the first round their chances of beating Monivea have improved with Cillian Mcdaid out with a fractured leg. They are a solid side and still won the Galway intermediate final without him, but he is by far their standout.

  6. I see that the Ballina v Fulham (Irish) is in Castlebar next weekend. Surely this match should be played in Ballina considering most of the fan base will be driving from Ballina. Considering the cost of fuel/travel time etc and the Climate change (carbon footprint) this does not make any bloody sense ? ? .
    The GAA are supposed to be a ‘sustainable’ organisation?
    Sustainable my thoin!

  7. Ballina St. Will be determined to put in a creditable performance after all the criticism of the county final. There is no chance Corofin will be dragged into a slow build up / possession type game, it will be played their way. Ballina have quality players, it will be interesting to see if they can go toe to toe with a very experienced Corofin side.

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