GAA action: this weekend’s fixtures from around the country

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By Muireann Duffy

Earlier in the championship, East Kerry saw their way past St Kieran’s in the Kerry Senior Championship quarter-final. Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

East Kerry were the first victors of the weekend, claiming their spot in the final of the Kerry Senior Football Championship yesterday evening.

Dr Crokes and Mid Kerry will be vying for the remaining spot in the final as they face off in Austin Stack Park at 7pm today.

In Kilkenny, the Senior Hurling Championship has also reached the semi-final stages with Dicksboro facing O’Loughlin Gaels at 3pm today, followed by Ballyhale Shamrocks against James Stephens at 5pm in the second of the day’s doubleheader in Nolan Park. Both matches will be shown live on RTÉ Two.

Antrim are one step ahead, as 2019 champions Dunloy Cú Chulainn’s take on Loughgiel Shamrocks in the decider of the Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday in Pairc Mac Uilín, which will be televised on TG4.

A big one this weekend in Armagh also, as Crossmaglen Rangers will play Maghery at 4pm on Sunday in the Senior Football final.

In the west, the Galway Senior Football quarter-finals pair Corofin with Salthill-Knocknacarra and Tuam Stars with Barna, both to be played in Pearse Stadium today, while Mountbellew-Moughlough play Killannin and Maigh Cuilinn face St James’ on Sunday.

In Dublin, the semi-finals of the Senior Football Championship will be contested in Parnell Park. Ballyboden St Endas play St Judes at 5.30pm on Saturday, before Ballymun Kickhams face Kilmacud Crokes at 4.30pm on Sunday, which will be shown on TG4.

Leitrim’s 2019 champions Glencar-Manorhamilton will be hoping to remain in contention for the title as they come up against St Mary’s at 4.30pm on Sunday, but before that Fenagh St Caillins will play Mohill in the first Football semi-final on Saturday.

In Tipperary, the challenge of Loughmore-Castleiney faces Moyle Rovers in the Senior Football semi-final at 4.30pm on Saturday, with the winners facing Clonmel Commercials in the final.

Finally in Clare, the Clare Senior Football championship has reached its penultimate stage. Kilmurry-Ibrickane play Lissycasey in Cusack Park at 2pm on Saturday, before Cratloe face St Breckans at 5.45pm on Sunday.

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