For those of you who may be pining for some live football action this weekend, the U21 county club Championship quarter-finals might just fit the bill.
The first match of the weekend has, in fact, happened already as this was played under the lights at Páirc Gerry McDonald in Castlebar tonight. That was in the A Championship and it ended in a big win for Castlebar Mitchels too, as they routed Knockmore by 8-11 to 1-7 to book a semi-final place against Bohola Moy Davitts.
The other A Championship quarter-final is Westport against Claremorris, which throws in at Westport on Sunday at 1pm. The winners of that one will play Davitts in the semi-final and both of the A Championship semi-finals are fixed for Sunday 3rd December.
There’s one quarter-final on in the B Championship and that’s the game between Breaffy and Belmullet, which gets underway on Sunday at 1pm.
The Crossmolina/Aghamore game was also supposed to be on this weekend but that’s now been put back to Sunday 3rd December when it’ll be played at St Tiernan’s Park (throw-in 12pm). The two other B quarter-finals will also be played that day (I’ve no details on those, I’m afraid), with the B semi-final fixture details to be confirmed later.
Both quarter-final matches in the C Championship are also down for decision this Sunday at 1pm. Erris St Pat’s entertain Achill at Bangor, with the winners facing Eastern Gaels in the semi-final, while Swinford host Charlestown and they’ll be battling for the right to play Tourmakeady in the semis. both of those C semi-finals are set to be played on Sunday 3rd December.