After a quiet weekend on the club front last time out – when only Tooreen were in action, beating London’s St Gabriel’s to clinch their place in the Connacht IHC final – the weekend coming up is, by contrast, a busy enough one.
Starting with men’s football, Westport take the field for the very first time in the Connacht SFC this coming Sunday. They’ve a tough assignment too, as they face Galway champions Moycullen in a provincial quarter-final match. The game takes place at MacHale Park, where throw-in on Sunday is 1.30pm.
Neither Ballyhaunis nor Islandeady are playing this weekend, as they’ve been drawn to join the fun, in the Connacht IFC and JFC respectively, at the semi-final stage. Both of them will be in action the weekend after next.
In women’s football, both the Senior and Intermediate county champions are involved in provincial Championship finals.
Senior champions Burrishoole face Galway’s Kilkerrin Clonberne in the LGFA Connacht SFC final. This title decider will be played at Fr O’Hara Park, Charlestown, on Sunday. Throw-in is 1pm and tickets are available to purchase here. The match is being streamed live by Connacht LGFA, details here.
Intermediate champions Charlestown Sarsfields play Kiltubrid of Leitrim in the LGFA Connacht IFC decider. This one is fixed for St Croan’s GAA club, Ballintober, Roscommon, on Saturday with a 1pm throw-in. Ticket details here, streaming details here.
Turning the focus back into the county, the U17A football Championship final is also on this weekend. This one, between Castlebar Mitchels and Claremorris, takes place at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Bekan, on Saturday evening under the lights at 6pm. Ticket details here.
Finally, away from the pitch and onto the stage, we’ve two competitors from the county taking part in the national Senior finals of Scór, with the Achill Ballad Group and Leah McNamara (solo singing) shooting for national honours.