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Aaron Byrne is a key player for Na Fianna.
Aaron Byrne is a key player for Na Fianna.

Preview: Weekend's Club Gaelic Football Championship action


Dublin Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

St Jude's v Lucan Sarsfields, O'Toole Park, 4pm

Na Fianna v Ballinteer St John's, Balgriffin, 4pm

Thomas Davis v Ballymun Kickhams, Parnell Park, 5.30pm

Skerries Harps v Round Towers Lusk, Garristown, 5.30pm

Ballyboden St Enda's v Whitehall Colmcille, O'Toole Park, 6.30pm

Clontarf v St Vincent's, Parnell Park, 7.30pm

Sunday August 16

Raheny v St Oliver Plunketts-Eoghan Ruadh, Parnell Park, 2.30pm

Kilmacud Crokes v Castleknock, O'Toole Park, 2.30pm

The quarter-finalists for the 2020 Dublin SFC will be determined this weekend.

Currently Ballyboden St Enda's are the only team guaranteed to progress so several high stakes matches are on the agenda.

Ballymun Kickhams have impressed so far in Group One with Dean Rock and Paddy Small efficient in attack.

The meeting of Skerries Harps and Round Towers Lusk should be interesting.

With Aaron Byrne prominent, Na Fianna will be intent on securing a place in the last eight by beating Ballinteer St John's.

On Sunday Parnell Park provides the backdrop for a vital encounter involving Raheny and St Oliver Plunketts-Eoghan Ruadh.

Longford Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Fr Manning Gaels v Carrickedmond, McGann Park, 8pm

Saturday August 15

Clonguish v Mostrim, McGee Park, 6.30pm

St Columba's Mullinalaghta v Rathcline, Leo Casey Park, 7pm

St Mary's Granard v Abbeylara, C and D Devine Park, 7pm

An eventful start to the Longford SFC ensures plenty of expectation is attached ahead of this weekend's action.

St Columba's, Mullinalaghta, who divided the spoils with Colmcille, will be eager to record a win over Rathcline.

The clashes involving Clonguish and Mostrim, and St Mary's versus Abbeylara promise to be revealing also.

Sean Kelly continues to impress for Maigh Cuilinn in the Galway Senior Football Championship.
Sean Kelly continues to impress for Maigh Cuilinn in the Galway Senior Football Championship.

Louth Senior Football Championship

Sunday August 16

St Patrick's v Geraldines, Dowdallshill, 1pm

St Mochta's v Dreadnots, Dunleer, 5pm

O'Connells v Dundalk Gaels, Ardee, 3pm

Mattock Rangers v Newtown Blues, Drogheda, 7pm

Newtown Blues have stitched three Louth SFC titles together, but they will be aware of the threat Mattock Rangers carry.

Following an excellent Intermediate campaign, Mattock believe that they can make an impact in the top tier once more.

Galway Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Barna v Salthill-Knocknacarra, Pearse Stadium, 7pm

Saturday August 15

St Michael's v An Spideal, Pearse Stadium, 3.30pm

Annaghdown v Maigh Cuilinn, Pearse Stadium, 6.30pm

Sunday August 16

Milltown v St James', Tuam Stadium, 1pm

Oughterard v Monivea-Abbey, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm

Claregalway v Caherlistrane, Tuam Stadium, 5pm

Micheal Breathnach v Mountbellew-Moylough, Pearse Stadium, 5.30pm

Killannin v Tuam Stars, Kenny Park, 6pm

A crucial weekend in the Galway SFC beckons with Annaghdown's encounter against Maigh Cuilinn at Pearse Stadium on Saturday expected to be lively.

Annaghdown, powered by the brilliant Damien Comer, suffered a loss to Mountbellew-Moylough in their opener.

Maigh Cuilinn, managed by former Roscommon star Don Connellan, were unfortunate to lose at the penultimate stage to Tuam Stars last year.

Roscommon Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Boyle v Michael Glaveys, Abbey Park, 5pm

Tulsk v Padraig Pearses, Tulsk, 5pm

Clann na nGael v Strokestown, Johnstown, 7pm

St Brigid's v Elphin, Kiltoom, 7pm

Sunday August 16

Fuerty v Roscommon Gaels, Fuerty, 2pm

Western Gaels v St Croan's, Western Gaels, 2pm

The first two rounds of the Roscommon Championship have been peppered with drama and draws.

It means that this weekend carries huge importance with several key matches on the agenda.

Holders Padraig Pearses have shown signs why they are held in such high regard, while Western Gaels and Boyle are amongst the other clubs to have impressed.

Padraig Pearses won the 2019 Roscommon Senior Football Championship.
Padraig Pearses won the 2019 Roscommon Senior Football Championship.

Leitrim Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Aughawillan v Mohill, Aughawillan, 5pm

Ballinamore v Fenagh St Caillins, Ballinamore, 5pm

Drumreilly v Allen Gaels, Drumreilly, 7pm

Glencar-Manorhamilton v Leitrim Gaels, 7pm

Earning a place in the knockout stages is the brief with Group A providing significant excitement.

There is no unbeaten team in that pool which illustrates how hard fought it has been.

Indeed the only club yet to sample a loss in the Senior Championship is Leitrim Gaels, who have made a seamless transition into senior football in Group B.

Cork Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Carbery Rangers v Ilen Rovers, Leap, 5pm

Nemo Rangers v Bishopstown, Pairc Ui Rinn, 7.30pm

Sunday August 16

St Finbarrs v Carrigaline, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 2pm

Castlehaven v Newcestown, Skibbereen, 2pm

Ballincollig v Clonakilty, Enniskeane, 2pm

Valley Rovers v Douglas, Ovens, 4pm

With Luke Connolly still supplying skills and scores Nemo Rangers remain an accomplished team.

Nemo's tussle with Bishopstown at Pairc Ui Rinn is one of the most attractive fixtures, while on Sunday St Finbarrs and Carriagline clash at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Clare Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Lissycasey v Kilmihill, Kilrush

Ennistymon v St Breckan's, Cusack Park,

St Joseph's Milltown-Malbay v Doonbeg, Cooraclare

Sunday August 16

Eire Og Ennis v Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Cooraclare

Cooraclare v Kilrush, Doonbeg

St Joseph's Milltown-Malbay have impressed winning two Clare Championships in a row, but Doonbeg could be dangerous opponents.

Eire Og's meeting with Kilmurry-Ibrickane is another match attracting interest in the county.

Iain Corbett, Newcastle West, in action against Alan O' Donovan, Nemo Rangers, during the 2019 AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final.
Iain Corbett, Newcastle West, in action against Alan O' Donovan, Nemo Rangers, during the 2019 AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final.

Limerick Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Newcastle West v Drom Broadford, Mick Neville Park, 7pm

Adare v Na Piarsaigh, Clarina, 7pm

St Kieran's v Galbally, Kilmallock, 7pm

Oola v Galtee Gaels, Hospital, 7pm

Newcastle West and Drom Broadford is one of the ties of the opening weekend of the Limerick SFC.

Last year's champions Newcastle West face a Drom Broadford outfit that hasn't reached a final since 2016.

Armagh Senior Football Championship

Saturday August 15

Madden v Pearse Og, Athletic Grounds, 7pm

Sunday August 16

Mullaghbawn v Crossmaglen Rangers, Athletic Grounds, 1.30pm

Killeavy v Armagh Harps, Athletic Grounds, 5pm

Monday August 17

Maghery v Clann Eireann, Athletic Grounds, 7.30pm

Knockout fare means this is a highly anticipated weekend in Armagh.

Crossmaglen Rangers always carry tradition and talent, but Mullaghbawn will be hoping to make an impact.

Maghery have been one of the chief contenders in recent years and their game with Clann Eireann is worth monitoring too.

Armagh Harps were the 2017 champions and face a tricky test against Killeavy, while Madden and Pearse Og will both believe that a place in the last four can be attained.

Cavan Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Kingscourt v Laragh United, Mullagh, 8.15pm

Castlerahan v Mullahoran, Kingspan Breffni, 8.15pm

Saturday August 15

Cavan Gaels v Ramor United, Crosskeys, 5pm

Crosserlough v Lacken, Ballymachugh, 5pm

Shercock v Lavey, Kingspan Breffni, 7pm

Killygarry v Gowna, Cornafean, 2pm

A pivotal few days in the Cavan SFC is expected.

So far Cavan Gaels, Castlerahan, Kingscourt, Crosserlough, and Ramor United have chalked up two wins each.

In Crosskeys Cavan Gaels and Ramor collide in what promises to be a revealing affair.

Donegal Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Naomh Conaill v Termon, Davy Brennan Memorial Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 15

Four Masters v Dungloe, Tir Conaill Park, 2pm

St Nauls v Gaoth Dobhair, Pairc Gearoid O Gallochoir, 4pm

Sean MacCumhaills v Glenfin, MacCumhaill Park, 7.30pm

Sunday August 16

Realt na Mara v Milford, Gaelic Park, 2pm

St Michael's v Ardara, The Bridge, 3pm

Kilcar v Glenswilly, Towney, 4pm

Killybegs v St Eunan's, Killybegs, 3pm

A string of important matches are scheduled in Donegal with Sean MacCumhaills and Glenfin both intent on advancing to the knockout stages.

In Towney Kilcar, with a raft of high quality Donegal players on view, face Michael Murphy's Glenswilly.

Killybegs host St Eunan's, who have provided glimpses of their ability.

Lee Brennan landing a score for Trillick in the 2019 Tyrone SFC Final.
Lee Brennan landing a score for Trillick in the 2019 Tyrone SFC Final.

Tyrone Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Killyclogher v Carrickmore, Healy Park, 7.45pm

Saturday August 15

Loughmacrory v Dungannon, Galbally, 4.30pm

Ardboe v Donaghmore, Campbell Park, 7pm

Sunday August 16

Moy v Derrylaughan, Dungannon, 2pm

Omagh St Enda's v Dromore, Pairc an Locha, 4.30pm

Errigal Ciarain v Pomeroy, Pairc Colmcille, 7pm

Monday August 17

Galbally v Trilick, Healy Park, 8pm

On Thursday evening Coalisland overcame Clonoe following an exciting encounter.

Bailey Leonard and Plunkett Kane registered the decisive goals for Coalisland.

Friday's fixture involving Killyclogher and Carrickmore at Healy Park has plenty of recent history attached.

Trillick and Errigal Ciarain contested the 2019 decider, but face awkward assignments against Galbally and Pomeroy.

Down Senior Football Championship

Friday August 14

Rostrevor v Downpatrick, Castlewellan, 6.30pm

Mayobridge v Kilcoo, Pairc Esler, 7.30pm

Saturday August 15

Castlewellan v Bredagh, Darragh Cross, 2.30pm

Longstone v Loughinisland, Downpatrick, 5.30pm

Sunday August 16

Bryansford v Glenn John Martins, Pairc Esler, 3pm

Cumann Pheadair Naofa v Burren, Pairc Esler, 7.30pm

Monday August 17

Carryduff v Clonduff, Pairc Esler, 7.45pm

Beaten in the AIB All Ireland Club Final, Kilcoo will believe that further glory can be attained in Down.

Having claimed six of the last seven County Championships, Kilcoo have generated momentum and a winning mentality.

Mayobridge provide the opposition on Friday, while the fixture between Rostrevor and Downpatrick should be good also.

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