GAA action: fixtures from around the country

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By Muireann Duffy

Breaffy beat Westport in the Mayo Senior Football Championship semi-final to set up the date against Knockmore. Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

GAA grounds around the country will welcome back spectators for a big weekend of club championship deciders.

Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday, 25 counties in the Republic will be permitted to have 100 spectators, while grounds with a capacity of over 5,000 may have up to 200.

The same cannot be said for Dublin, where the Senior Hurling final between Ballyboden St Enda’s and title-holders Cuala will take place in a fan-less Parnell Park at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Breaffy will be hoping to claim the Moclair Cup on Sunday as they face Knockmore in the Mayo Senior Football final in MacHale Park.

The match will be televised live on TG4, with throw-in at 3.35pm.

On Saturday, the Limerick Senior Hurling title will also be up for grabs, with Na Piarsaigh taking on Doon in the Gaelic Grounds. Throw-in is at 7.30pm and the game will be shown live on RTÉ Two.

Not to be outdone, the Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship will also be contested this weekend and will be shown on TG4. Kiladangan overcame Drom and Inch on a scoreline of 1-21 to 0-9 to book their spot in the final against Loughmore-Castleiney.

The later will be looking to do the double this year after their footballers beat Moyle Rovers last weekend to earn their place in the Senior Football final.

In Waterford, the quarter-final stages of the Senior Football Championship will play out over the next two days.

On Saturday, Rathgormac will play Clashmore Kinsalebeg at 7pm in Fraher Field, followed by Brickey Rangers against Caultier at 1pm, Ballincourty against An Rinn at 3pm and The Nire against Kilrossanty at 6.30pm on Sunday.

In Cork, quarter-finals are also the order of the weekend and reigning champions Nemo Rangers play Ballincollig in the first of Sunday’s double-header at Pairc Uí Rinn at 2pm, before Valley Rovers against Duhallow at 7pm.

St Finbarrs will face Newcestown in Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 4pm the same day in the last quarter-final, with Castlehaven getting a bye into the semis.

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