Time for an update on club fixtures coming up over this coming weekend and next.
Starting with this weekend, it’s county final time for the hurlers. The TJ Tyrell Cup decider will, once again, be contested by Tooreen and Ballyhaunis, with the latter hosting this year’s final, which throws in at 4pm on Saturday. Ballyhaunis will be seeking their first county title since 2020 while Tooreen will be aiming to complete a three-in-a-row of Tyrell Cup successes.
The SHC ‘B’ final between Castlebar Mitchels and St Ciarán’s also takes place this Saturday. Westport is the venue for this one, which gets underway at 3.30pm.
There’s football action on this weekend as well, including the first round of matches in the U21 Championship. There’s action at Junior and various underage levels too and full details on all these fixtures are here.
Next weekend is football county final weekend and these fixtures have now been confirmed, with the Senior, Intermediate and Junior deciders all taking place at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, while the Junior B final has been fixed for Parke.
The first final down for decision is the Intermediate one, featuring Kilmeena against Ballinrobe. This is a standalone fixture at MacHale Park and throw-in is fixed for 4pm on Saturday.
On Sunday there’s a decider double-header at the Castlebar venue. The Junior final, between Shrule/Glencorrib and Lahardane MacHales, gets underway at 2.30pm while the Senior final, between Ballina Stephenites and Breaffy, throws in at 4pm.
The Junior B decider, between Ballycastle and Achill, is also down for decision on Sunday. That one throws in at Parke at midday.
Details of streaming and/or TV coverage for these title deciders haven’t been announced as yet but no doubt will be in due course.
Next weekend also sees the start of the LGFA Connacht club Championships, with Knockmore, MacHale Rovers and Claremorris all taking the field in provincial semi-final ties then.
Claremorris are on first and they take on CT Gaels of Sligo (away) in the Junior semi-final on Saturday week at 1pm. Lahardane MacHales are at home to Ballinamore Seán O’Heslins of Leitrim in the Intermediate semi-final on Sunday week at 1pm and on the Bank Holiday Monday Knockmore are away to Sligo’s St Nathy’s in the Senior semi-final, also at 1pm.