Prolific Ballymun Kickhams forward Dean Rock.
Prolific Ballymun Kickhams forward Dean Rock.

Preview: Weekend's Club Gaelic Football Championship action


Dublin Senior Football Championship Final

Sunday September 27

Ballyboden St Enda's v Ballymun Kickhams, Parnell Park, 4.30pm

An eagerly anticipated encounter between two clubs flecked with top inter-county talent.

Ballyboden St Enda's returned to the summit in the capital last year and have enjoyed another productive campaign.

Michael Darragh MacAuley's midfield industry is a key feature for Boden, who will be aware of the threat posed by Ballymun Kickhams.

Suprisingly, considering theis strong representation on the Dublin senior panel, Ballymun haven't sampled glory since 2012.

Louth Senior Football Championship Final

Sunday September 27

Naomh Mairtin v Ardee St Mary's, Darver, 4.30pm

Naomh Mairtin contest a third Louth decider in a row this weekend.

The previous two finals ended in cruel defeats to Newtown Blues.

Ardee St Mary's haven't claimed a title since 1995, but they have impressed throughout the current campaign.

Carlow Senior Football Championship Quarter-Finals

Saturday September 26

Mount Leinster Rangers v Old Leighlin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm

Sunday September 27

Palatine v O'Hanrahans, Netwatch Cullen Park, 6pm

Palatine have played in four of the last five Carlow SFC finals, but expect a stern test from O'Hanrahans.

Mount Leinster Rangers have already attained hurling silverware, but Old Leighlin will be anxious to reach the penultimate stage too.

Darren O'Reilly remains a key performer for Ballyboden St Enda's.
Darren O'Reilly remains a key performer for Ballyboden St Enda's.

Longford Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

Sunday September 27

St Columba's Mullinlaghta v Longford Slashers, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 1pm

Emmet Og Killoe v Mostrim, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 4pm

The meeting of St Columba's Mullinalaghta and last year's beaten finalists, Longford Slashers, promises to be interesting.

Emmet Og Killoe's clash with Mostrim also carries intrigue too in the midlands.

Wexford Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

Sunday September 27

Castletown v St Martin's, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 1.30pm

Shelmaliers v Starlights, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 5pm

Holders Castletown face St Martin's, while Shelmaliers will be eager to maintain a splendid year against Starlights.

Fermanagh Senior Football Championship Final

Sunday September 27

Derrygonnelly Harps v Ederney St Joseph's, Brewster Park, 6pm

Derrygonnelly Harps have set the standard in Fermanagh recently, winning six titles on the spin.

Only one of those deciders was a tight affair with Derrygonnelly delivering in style.

Ederney St Joseph's did reach the 2018 showpiece, but suffered a 2-16 to 0-10 defeat.

Slaughtneil's Chrissy McKaigue.
Slaughtneil's Chrissy McKaigue.

Cavan Senior Football Championship Final

Saturday September 26

Kingscourt v Crosserlough, Kingspan Breffni, 7.15pm

It has been an eventful Cavan Championship with Kingscourt and Crosserlough left standing.

Crosserlough haven't been champions since 1972, while Kingscourt last prevailed in 2015.

Derry Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

Saturday September 26

The Loup v O'Donovan Rossa, Celtic Park, 5.30pm

Sunday September 27

Slaughtneil v Ballinderry, Celtic Park, 5pm

It remains a highly competitive club environment so these matches will be monitored with interest.

Holders O'Donovan Rossa will know that The Loup carry a real threat, while Slaughntneil have claimed four Derry titles since Ballinderry's last triumph in 2013.

Tipperary Senior Football Championship Final

Sunday September 27

Clonmel Commercials v Loughmore-Castleiney, Semple Stadium, 4.30pm

Two clubs with a deep and respected tradition collide in the Tipperary SFC Final.

Loughmore-Castleiney were beaten in an epic hurling encounter last Sunday, but will be eager to summon an instant response.

With Michael Quinlivan providing the attacking guile, Clonmel Commercials have enjoyed a productive spell and are hoping to collect a fourth Championship in six years.

Clonmel Commercials forward Michael Quinlivan.
Clonmel Commercials forward Michael Quinlivan.

Kerry Senior Football Championship Final

Saturday September 26

East Kerry v Mid Kerry, Austin Stack Park, 7pm

It has been a typically competitive Kerry SFC and another high quality contest is anticipated.

Despite fielding without the suspended David Clifford at the semi-final stage, holders East Kerry still did enough to advance.

Mid Kerry's last title was registered in 2008 and they have lost two finals since then.

Clare Senior Football Championship Final

Saturday September 26

Cratloe v Kilmurry-Ibrickane, 4.30pm

Podge Collins and Cathal McInerney supplied the craft as Cratloe advanced to a first final since 2016.

That year Kilmurry-Ibrickane cruised to a convincing 2-13 to 0-6 win over Cratloe, but a much closer battle is expected in Ennis on Saturday.

Cork Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final

Sunday September 27

Nemo Rangers v Ballincollig, Pairc Ui Rinn, 7.30pm

With Luke Connolly prominent, Nemo Rangers are on the glory trail once more Leeside.

Ballincollig, though, winners in 2014, and finalists two years later, will be striving to cause an upset.

Experienced Corofin footballer Gary Sice.
Experienced Corofin footballer Gary Sice.

Waterford Senior Football Championship

Saturday September 26

Ballinacourty v The Nire, Fraher Field, 7pm

Sunday September 27

Gaultier v Rathgormack, Walsh Park, 2pm

Holders Rathgormack face Gaultier on Sunday, while Ballinacourty and The Nire meet in what promises to be another lively tussle.

Leitrim Senior Football Championship Final

Sunday September 27

Mohill v St Mary's, Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 3.30pm

A fifth Leitrim SFC Final appearance in eight years confirms Mohill's consistency.

St Mary's, though, have been building steadily in recent campaigns and will be hoping to land a first victory at this stage since 2013.

Galway Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

Sunday September 27

Maigh Cuilinn v Tuam Stars, Pearse Stadium, 1.30pm

Corofin v Mountbellew-Moylough, Pearse Stadium. 4.30pm

Corofin continue to dominate the agenda in the west, but Val Daly's Mountbellew-Moylough will be primed for a battle.

The other semi-final is a repeat of a 2019 last four clash when Tuam Stars finished strongly to overcome Maigh Cuilinn, who are managed by former Roscommon footballer Don Connellan.