We look ahead to this Sunday's AIB All-Ireland Senior and Intermediate Club Championships Finals as eight sides battle it out for coveted places in Croke Park on Sunday March 1st!
AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals
Sarsfields (Galway) v St. Vincents (Dublin), 2pm, MacDonagh Park, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary (O. Elliot, Antrim)
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Sarsfields claimed the Galway Championship following victory over St. Thomas’ to reach this Semi-Final. St. Vincents collected the AIB Leinster Senior Club Championship title following an impressive win over St. Martins of Wexford to make this stage.
The four McGrath sisters – Clodagh, Niamh, Orlaith and Siobhán provide an experienced spine to the Sarsfields side which St. Vincents will look to match with some of their more seasoned intercounty players in the likes of Áine Fanning, Alison Maguire and Deirdre Johnstone.
Slaughtneil (Derry) v Scariff/Ogonnelloe (Clare), 2pm, Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA, Co. Meath (J. Dermody, Westmeath)
Reigning All-Ireland champions Slaughtneil retained their AIB Ulster Senior Club Championship title by defeating Antrim’s Loughgiel Shamrocks. They are now aiming to book a place in the Final as they strive for an incredible four All-Ireland titles in-a-row. Scariff/Ogonnelloe claimed the AIB Munster Senior Club Championship with victory over Tipperary’s Drom & Inch and are hoping to reach a Senior All-Ireland Final for the very first time having previously lost two Junior All-Ireland Finals.
This Slaughtneil side are highly experience on the big stage with players all over the pitch who have been a core part of their recent All-Ireland successes. Scariff/Ogonnelloe will hope that the likes of intercounty star Amy Barrett can lead by example in midfield as they take on the daunting challenge of inflicting a first defeat on their opponents in this competition since 2016.
AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-Finals
Carnmore (Galway) v St. Rynagh’s (Offaly), 2pm, Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, (J. Heffernan, Wexford)
Both sides will make the short trip to east Galway in what promises to be a tight affair. Carnmore advanced to the Semi-Final having won the Galway Championship by defeating Kinvara. St. Rynagh’s reached this stage by defeating Camross of Laois to win the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club Championship Final.
This clash will see the winner reach their first All-Ireland Final regardless of the outcomes which only adds to the occasion and the stakes on the line for both sides.
Clonduff (Down) v Gailltír (Waterford), 2pm, Clane GAA, Co. Kildare (F. McNamara, Clare)
Clonduff claimed the AIB Ulster Intermediate Club Championship title following a win over Eglish of Tyrone. Gailltír reached this stage having won the AIB Munster Intermediate Club Championship by defeating Tipperary’s Toomevara.
This is a repeat of the 2019 All-Ireland Final in which the Ulster side ultimately prevailed to claim their first All-Ireland title. Gailltír are still aiming for their first All-Ireland title and will see a win on Sunday as a huge stepping stone towards that goal.
In the event of a draw in any fixture, extra-time will be played.
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