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Prolific Monaghan and Clontibret forward Conor McManus.
Prolific Monaghan and Clontibret forward Conor McManus.

Preview: Weekend's Club Gaelic Football action

Saturday November 16

AIB Ulster Club SFC Semi-Final

Clontibret (Monaghan) v Naomh Conaill (Donegal), Healy Park, 7pm

A fascinating game with both clubs adamant that a provincial decider can be reached.

Within days of recapturing the Donegal title, Naomh Conaill still managed to summon the necessary passion and purpose to defeat Castlerahan.

That was a victory inspired by the brilliance of Ciaran and Anthont Thompson, who plundered 1-5 between them in a tight game.

Clontibret, though, showed steel when overcoming Crossmaglen Rangers with Conor McManus a most potent threat in attack.

Sunday November 17

AIB Ulster Club SFC Semi-Final

Derrygonnelly Harps (Fermanagh) v Kilcoo (Down), Athletic Grounds, 3pm

Jerome Johnston's fine goal was the key score as Kilcoo shrugged off Magherafelt's spirited resistance.

These are glorious times for Kilcoo, who after a decade of excellece in Down are now beginning to deliver on the Ulster stage.

Derrygonnelly Harps, though, with the Jones prominent have enjoyed several successful years in Fermanagh.

A couple of hard earned Ulster Championship victories in the past month supply significant encouragement entering the penultimate round.

Clonmel Commercials star Michael Quinlivan.
Clonmel Commercials star Michael Quinlivan.

AIB Munster Club SFC Semi-Finals

St Joseph's Milltown-Malbay (Clare) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), Milltown-Malbay, 1.30pm

With the Clearys providing the class and leadership St Joseph's enjoyed a Clare triumph before dealing with a gutsy Rathgormack challenge.

Clonmel Commercials have flourished at this level previously and will be well prepared by Charlie McGeever.

Any outfit containing the Kennedys' and Michael Quinlivan is worthy of the utmost respect.

Munster finalists in 2018, Milltown-Malbay will relish being on home turf for this encounter.

Nemo Rangers (Cork) v Austin Stacks (Kerry), Pairc Ui Rinn, 1.30pm

Nemo Rangers did what was required when beating Newcastle West setting up a meeting with Austin Stacks.

East Kerry won the Kerry Senior Football Championship, but Stacks earlier won the Club Championship in April.

Luke Connolly rifled over five points, including three from play, when Nemo overcame Newcastle West, while the form of Kevin O'Donovan and Stephen Cronin is also encouraging.

Stacks were beaten by East Kerry, but on that day Michael O'Gara struck a couple of goals and the Tralee outfit will also be looking to Kieran Donaghy for inspiration.

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