Sunday’s club action

There’s plenty of action on this coming Sunday, aside from the climax of the current series of Love/Hate.  West of the Shannon, the two provincial semi-finals in the senior club championship are down for decision, with both matches getting underway at 2pm.

Newly-crowned Mayo champs Ballintubber take on Roscommon champions St Brigid’s at MacHale Park, a match that will be reffed by Leitrim’s Ray McBrien.  This one is the deferred coverage game on TG4. Brigid’s are 4/5 favourites to prevail, with Ballintubber on offer at 11/8 – Paddy Power odds here.

The other semi-final takes place up in Carrick-on-Shannon where Leitrim’s Aughawillan – who recorded a shock win over Tubbercurry in the opening round – square up to Galway’s Corofin. Mayo’s Jerome Henry has the whistle for this one, in which Corofin are 1/66 favourites to advance (match odds here).

I’m only planning to venture as far as O’Moore Park in Portlaoise on Sunday myself, where St. Vincents begin their defence of the Leinster club title when they face Portlaoise in a tricky quarter-final tie at the midlands venue. The two clubs met last year in the Leinster decider, a rip-roaring early December contest which Vinnies eventually prevailed in by 3-12 to 3-9. The home team will be able to call on the bearded and tatooed Zach Tuohy, who is reportedly at home from Australia at the minute, to bolster their forces for Sunday and while the Marino lads as favourites to win, Crossmaglen’s early exit in Ulster last Sunday provided clear evidence that this competition really has to be viewed one game at a time.

20 thoughts on “Sunday’s club action

  1. Beat me to it, Patriot, I was just looking it up there. The Munster match they’re showing live is between Kilmallock of Limerick and Sarsfields of Cork.

  2. TG4 Sport tweeted on Monday what they will be covering… Hopefully Ballintubber & your club WJ will come out on top on Sunday… I’ve a feeling they will.

  3. Just like when the Mitchels beat St Bridget’s last year, it would be great to see Ballintubbwr win on Sunday, I could never get tired of seeing Frankie Dolan on the losing side!

  4. Any interview cillian does he sounds very serious am being unfair prop one fav players long side Jimmy nallen.

  5. Your right cait. There is no comparison between Cillian and mort. Cillian is way ahead of him both on & off the pitch. God willing it won’t be long till he is mayos top scorer ever. Hopefully against St Bridgets on Sunday he will have another top performance….

  6. Best of luck to Ballintubber on Sunday. Really looking forward to this one I have to say and I won’t lie – I’d love to see Cillian fire a few past Cake! It’s a real David and Goliath contest above in Leitrim, and I can’t see any other result apart from a Corofin win, but what a story it would be if the Willies pulled it off (ahem). A Ballintubber Corofin final is a mouthwatering prospect – here’s hoping!

  7. Will prop say a few prayers that the ywill win wonder what the màyo jersey will be like. Vinny and portlaise should be a cracker

  8. Brigids will win pulling up. And they will beat corofin. Shocking article in the western about doney Buckley. Practising defending with their hands behind their backs. Basketball has been doing that for the past 30 years in this country but they do it at under 10s not senior level. These are basic fundamentals.

  9. Corofin should win pulling up in their semi final while very little between Brigids,Ballintubber and this game could easily need extra time to separate them I have a feeling the winner will win Connacht and then give St Vincents a good rattle in AI series that’s of course if vinnies get over their tricky encounter later today.

  10. Some performance by Ballintubber. Unreal performance, unreal scores, some fantastic football. Congrats to all a super effort

  11. “An easy Bridget’s win” “Bridget’s will win pulling up” what a load of horse manure. I think the Ros posters got their answer today. Well done to the boys from the Tubber. Good performance against the 2013 club winners. Should probably have won by more.

  12. Well done to tubber. How good is Cillian, seriously he is just incredible . Hard to believe he is only 22.

    ”brigids will win pullin up” sure now, thats it surely . Rossies walk away from McHale park with a lot less swagger than they walked in with as per.

  13. Got it wrong thankfully,as I am not a Brigids man I am glad they lost, might recharge the batteries of the handful of Brigids lads with the county for next spring, anyways well done to Ballintubber,

    @ Sean Burke, as for your “Rossies walk away from McHale park with a lot less swagger than they walked in with as per” quote, were you there in March when our under 21s gave ye a fair trimming? You might want to check your facts before you go shooting your mouth off also about us.

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