Weekend’s fixture details confirmed

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All the fixture details for this coming weekend’s semi-finals in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships have been confirmed, as have the Senior and Intermediate relegation deciders.

MacHale Park is where the action will happen in the SFC and IFC, with a double-bill of semi-finals featuring the two competitions taking place at the county venue on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday evening, the Intermediate semi-final between Hollymount/Carramore and Kiltimagh throws in at 5.30pm. That’s followed by the Senior semi-final between Breaffy and Westport. That one is set to get underway at 7.15pm.

On Sunday afternoon, the curtain-raiser is the IFC semi-final between Ballinrobe and Balla, which throws in at 2pm. Then, at 3.45pm, it’s Ballina Stephenites against Knockmore in the second SFC semi-final.

The Intermediate relegation final takes place on Saturday at Parke. Islandeady are up against Swinford in that one and it gets going at 4pm. The Senior relegation final is between Claremorris and Moy Davitts and it takes place on Sunday at Gilmartin Park, Kiltimagh. Throw-in there is 1pm.

The Junior football semi-finals are also on this weekend. On Saturday at James Stephens Park in Ballina, Cill Chomain take on Kilmaine. Throw-in there is 4pm. Then on Sunday at Islandeady Kilmeena face Shrule/Glencorrib. That one gets going at 1pm.

6 thoughts on “Weekend’s fixture details confirmed

  1. Tg4 have Kilkenny hurling and Ros football. RTE have Tyrone game I think. Will have to pay the €5 for the games!

  2. Agree with Pebbles on the last thread that the winner will come from Kmore – Ballina match. Breaffy were so lucky that Ballagh lost Hanley and Drake, and the extra man really showed in the final 15 minutes.

    Westport are good but they can be very naiive and seem to lack a few cool heads around the middle.

    Knockmore were so comfortable against a team that have been so hard to beat these past 10 years. But just like Castlebar, Ballintubber are an aging team.

    Ballina are my team to win it. They have a nice balance of young and old in their team, from keeper to corner forward. And the club has pedigree in winning county titles which I think will go against Westport and Breaffy.

  3. If you take it that strength in depth has won recent all Ireland, then Westport have every chance. Subs with pace are not exactly what tired legs like to face into in the last quarter. What has happened in the past does not influence the present imo. You’re as good as your last game.
    Having said that, both westport and breaffy have a week to sort defensive frailties. What pairing gets on top in the middle of the field and give their forwards better supply of ball might decide the issue.

  4. – One thing Westport have to do is tightly mark Conor O’Shea and not let him win ball after ball like he did for the first 40 minutes of the corresponding group match
    – Either Eoghan McLoughlin actually marks him tight or else put Fionn McDonagh on him as Brian O Malley lacks the pace to mark him.
    – Westport also waste some great opportunities usually through lack of composure.
    – On the plus side they are very fit and have a lot of pacey players and play a lovely brand of football. I am not biased or anything…..
    – Demspey always puts a bit of steel into any team he manages. Questionable if steel and youth is enough to beat Ballina. Two great semis to look forward too though.

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