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.