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Four Of The Last Five All-Ireland Champions Involved In An Epic Weekend Of Club Football

It is that time of year where the best of the best compete in the club championships to determine who will win their provincial title and go through to the All-Ireland series.

Connacht, Ulster and Munster all have their semi-finals this weekend while all four Leinster quarter-finals take place on Sunday.

In the bid to become All-Ireland champions, 20 teams will become ten as some of the biggest names in club Gaelic football (and some new teams) face off across the country.

Dr Crokes, St Brigids, Corofin and St Vincent’s have all won the All-Ireland in the last five years – and that quartet are all in action this coming weekend.

2003 champions Nemo Rangers are also involved as they take on Adare. The Limerick side are playing in the Munster SFC for the first time after winning their first ever county title after a dramatic victory over Newcastle West.

Also in Munster, there is a repeat of last year’s clash between Dr Crokes and Kilmurry-Ibrickane. The Killarney men won on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-08 last year and will expect to overcome the Clare men in front of a home crowd on Sunday.

The action kicks off on Saturday evening as Kilcar take on Slaughtneil in the Ulster semi-final for a spot in the decider against either Cavan Gaels or Derrygonnelly Harps.

The Derry side have lost two of the last four All-Ireland finals – while Castlebar, who have lost of other two recent deciders are also in action.

Portlaoise take on Kildare kingpins Moorefield in another stand-out fixture in an action-packed weekend of action.

Weekend Club Football Fixures – All Sunday at 2pm unless stated

Connacht SFC semi-finals

Castlebar (Mayo) v Tourlestrane (Sligo) – in McHale Park

St Brigids (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway) – in Tuam Stadium

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Munster SFC semi-finals

Dr Crokes (Kerry) v Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) – in Dr Crokes GAA Grounds

Nemo Rangers (Cork)  v Adare (Limerick) – in Mallow at 2.45

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Ulster SFC semi-finals

Kilcar (Donegal) v Slaughtneil (Derry) – Saturday in Healy Park at 6.45

Cavan Gaels (Cavan) v Derrygonnelly Harps (Fermanagh) – in Clones

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Leinster SFC quarter-finals

Rathnew (Wicklow) v St Vincents (Dublin) – in Aughrim

Portlaoise (Laois) v Moorefield (Kildare) – in O’Moore Park

Mullinaghta (Longford) v St Loman’s (Westmeath) – in Pearse Park

Starlights (Wexford) v Simonstown Gaels (Meath) – in Wexford Park

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Check out the latest episode of The 16th Man as we hear from Wexford camogie player Mags D’Arcy and review all the latest club action.

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Joel Slattery
Sub-editor at Pundit Arena. Bad at predictions, Joel was also slightly uncomfortable writing this bio in the third person. Twitter: @JoelSlattery

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