GAA Preview: Semi-final action in football and hurling championships

It is heating up in the AIB All-Ireland footbal and hurling championships, as semi-final action in the provinces is the main focus this weekend.

On Saturday, Ballina Stephenites aim to continue their incredible season when they take on Galway champions Corofin at Pearse Stadium in the Connacht senior football championship semi-final.

The winner of this semi-final will take on either Roscommon champions St Brigid’s, or Leitrim side Mohill, who meet in the other semi-final on Sunday.

In Leinster, All-Ireland champions Kilmacud Crokes will be hoping to take another step towards retaining their crown when they face Louth side St Mary’s Adeee.

Awaiting the winners will be one of Naas or St Loman’s of Westmeath, who meet at TEG Cusack Park.

In Hurling, the Munster semi-finals will see Na Piarsaigh of Limerick take on Waterford’s Ballygunner, in what was one of the games of the year last season.

In the other semi-final, Kiladangan of Tiperary will face Clonlara of Clare at the FBD Semple Stadium.

In Ulster, semi-final action is also the focus, as Cushendall of Antrim take on Portaferry od Derry in the Athletic Grounds.

Here is this weekend’s schedule of GAA action:

Saturday November 18th

Connacht senior football championship semi-final

Corofin v Ballina Stephenites, Pears Stadium, RTÉ, 2:00pm.

Sunday November 18th

Leinster senior football championship semi-finals

St Mary’s Ardee v Kilmacud Crokes, Ardee, 1:30pm.

St Loman’s v Naas, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm.

Connacht senior football championship semi-final

St Brigid’s (Roscommon) v Mohill (Leitrim), Dr Hyde Park, 1.30pm.

Munster senior hurling championship semi-finals

Na Piarsaigh v Ballygunner, TUS Gaelic Grounds, TG4, 4.00pm.

Kiladangan v Clonlara, FBD Semple Stadium, TG4, 2.00pm.

Ulster senior hurling championship semi-finals

Cushendall v Portaferry, Box-it Athletic Ground, 4.00.


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