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Michael Murphy's Glenswilly face St Michael's in the Donegal Senior Football Championship.
Michael Murphy's Glenswilly face St Michael's in the Donegal Senior Football Championship.

Preview: Weekend's Gaelic Football Club Championship action


Friday July 31

Realt Na Mara v St Eunan's, Gaelic Park, 7.30pm

St Michael's v Glenswilly, The Bridge, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Naomh Conaill v Milford, Davy Brennan Memorial Park, 2.30pm

Kilcar v Termon, Pairc Tamhnaigh, 4.30pm

Killybegs v Glenfin, Eamonn O'Beirne Memorial Park, 6.30pm

Sunday August 2

Four Masters v Gaoth Dobhair, Tir Conaill Park, 2.30pm

St Nauls v Dungloe, Pairc Gearoid O Gallochoir, 4.30pm

Sean MacCumhaill v Ardara, Pairc Mhic Cumhaill, 6.30pm

The always competitive Donegal Senior Football Championship commences with several interesting fixtures on the agenda.

Glenswilly, powered by Michael Murphy, haven't triumphed since 2016, but face St Michael's on Friday.

Kilcar, Gaoth Dobhair, and holders Naomh Conaill are other clubs that have tasted glory in recent years.


Friday July 31

Ramor United v Gowna, Kingspan Breffni, 8.15pm

Saturday August 1

Kingscourt Stars v Lacken, Lavey, 5pm

Killygarry v Cavan Gaels, Kingspan Breffni, 7.30pm

Castlerahan v Shercock, Edwin Carolan Community Park, 7.30pm

Mullahoran v Laragh United, St Matthews Park, 3pm

Crosserlough v Lavey, Kingspan Breffni, 7.30pm

Following three final defeats in a row, Castlerahan have subsequently won a couple of county titles in Cavan.

That demonstrates a real level of consistency and they remain one of the favourites.

Cavan Gaels, Ramor United, and Crosserlough are other clubs who have been in the mix, but this weekend's contests should be lively.

Dessie Ward remains a key performer for Ballybay.
Dessie Ward remains a key performer for Ballybay.


Saturday August 1

Magheracloone v Ballybay, Inniskeen, 4pm

Donaghmoyne v Inniskeen, Donaghmoyne, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Carrickmacross v Castleblayney Faughs, Carrickmacross, 2pm

Latton O'Rahills v Scotstown, Latton, 5pm

Ballybay dealt with a Clontibret O'Neill's comeback adequately by replying with a couple of late points of their own, to force a draw last weekend.

Dessie Ward and the Wylies supply plenty of big match experience.

Elsewhere Scotstown are eager to return to the summit of the Monaghan game, but they will treat the Latton O Rahillys challenge with the utmost care and respect.


Saturday August 1

Slaughtneil v Kilrea, Slaughtneil, 4pm

Eoghan Rua v Lavey, Coleraine, 4.15pm

Glen v Banagher, Watty Graham Park, 4pm

Ballinascreen v John Mitchels, Ballinascreen, 4pm

Swatragh v Dungiven, Swatragh, 4pm

Sunday August 2

O'Donovan Rossa v Ballinderry, Magherafelt, 4pm

Sean O'Leary GAC v O'Brien's GFC, Glen, 6.30pm

The Derry Senior Football Championship continues to provide stories with deep rivalries established.

Inevitably huge interest surrounds this weekend's encounters with O'Donovan Rossa and Ballinderry an eagerly anticipated match.

Eoghan Rua face Lavey, while the meeting of Glen and Banagher is another attractive fixture.


Sunday August 2

Kickhams GAC Creggan v St Mary's Ahoghill, Kickhams GAC Creggan, 2pm

O'Donovan Rossa v Lamh Dhearg, Pairc Rossa, 2pm

Erins Own Cargin v St Brigid's GAC, Cargin, 2pm

St Mary's Aghagallon v St James, Pairc na nGael, 2pm

Naomh Gall v St Enda's, St Galls, 2pm

A busy Sunday awaits in Antrim with holders Erins Own Cargin hosting St Brigid's on Sunday afternoon.

Erins Own have won four of the last five Championships, while Lamh Dhearg, who face O'Donovan Rossa, are a club keen to stay relevant.


Friday July 31

Claregalway v Killannin, Pearse Stadium, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Maigh Cuilinn v Micheal Breathnach, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm

An Spideal v Barna, Maigh Cuilinn, 4.30pm

An Cheathru Rua v Milltown, Pearse Stadium, 5.30pm

Tuam Stars v Caherlistrane, Tuam Stadium, 7.30pm

Sunday August 2

Corofin v Oughterard, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm

Salthill-Knocknacarra v St Michael's, Pearse Stadium, 5.30pm

Mountbellew-Moylough v Annaghdown, Tuam Stadium, 6pm

Similar to what is happening with Tullaroan and Ballyhale Shamrocks in Kilkenny, the reigning AIB All Ireland Club Senior and Intermediate Football champions meet in the west.

Standard bearers at the highest level, Corofin, face an emerging Oughterard, who include a fine prospect, Matthew Tierney, in attack.

The Group featuring Micheal Breathnach, Maigh Cuilinn, Annaghdown, and Mountbellew-Moylough will be packed with drama too.

A busy weekend of Mayo Senior Football Championship action awaits.
A busy weekend of Mayo Senior Football Championship action awaits.


Saturday August 1

The Neale v Garrymore, The Neale, 7pm

Ballaghaderreen v Belmullet, Ballaghaderreen, 7pm

Davitts v Bohola Moy Davitts, Davitts, 5pm

Ballintubber v Aghamore, Ballintubber, 7pm

Charlestown v Castlebar Mitchels, Charlestown, 5pm

Sunday August 2

Ballina Stephenites v Kiltane, Ballina, 4pm

Knockmore v Claremorris, Knockmore, 2pm

Breaffy v Westport, Breaffy, 4pm

In Mayo, where the importance of football is always high, this should be a weekend of high octane sport.

Plenty of sub plots exist. From the development of The Neale, to the clash between star studded Breaffy and Westport outfits.

Holders Ballintubber, with the O'Connor brothers instrumental, have been coached in a diligent fashion by Kevin Johnson.


Saturday August 1

Drumcliffe/Rosses Point v Shamrock Gaels, Kent Park, 7pm

Coolaney/Mullinabreena v Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Eastern Harps v Tubbercurry, Curry, 3pm

Calry/St Joseph's v Geevagh, Shamrock Gaels Park, 2pm

Tourlestrane have been an efficient club in Sligo winning four in a row and they are back in competitive action.

Last weekend Tourlestrane were able to watch the majority of the other contenders and know that Coolaney/Mullinabreena will need to respond following a loss to Calry/St Joseph's.


Friday July 31

Strokestown v St Brigid's, Strokestown, 8pm

Saturday August 1

Elphin v Clann na nGael, Orchard Park, 7pm

St Croan's v Roscommon Gaels, Kiltoom, 7pm

Boyle v Tulsk, Strokestown, 4pm

Sunday August 2

Western Gaels v Fuerty, Dr Hyde Park, 1pm

Michael Glaveys v Padraig Pearses, Dr Hyde Park, 5pm

Great goals, brilliant long range points, and draws sprinkled some drama on the opening weekend in Roscommon.

The next series of fixtures should be similarly entertaining with Sunday's games at Dr Hyde Road attracting interest.

Western Gaels and Fuerty promises to be good, while Michael Glaveys will be eager to test themselves against holders Padraig Pearses, who divided the spoils with Boyle first time out.


Saturday August 1

Aughawillan v St Mary's, Aughawillan, 7pm

Mohill v Fenagh-St Caillins, Mohill, 7pm

Drumreilly v Melvin Gaels, Drumreilly, 7pm

Allen Gaels v Leitrim Gaels, Allen Gaels, 7pm

Leitrim Gaels made a winning start to life in the Leitrim SFC, but can expect a pumped up Allen Gaels to provide tough oppposition.

The meeting of Aughawillan and St Mary's is an important fixture too on Saturday evening.


Friday July 31

Summerhill v Moynalvey, Trim, 7.30pm

Donaghmore/Ashbourne v Navan O'Mahonys, Skyrne, 7.30pm

Ratoath v Nobber, Pairc Tailteann, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Curraha v Wolfe Tones, Bective, 4.30pm

Na Fianna v Seneschalstown, Pairc Tailteann, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Simonstown Gaels v Skyrne, Pairc Tailteann, 2pm

Ratoath's first Meath SFC title was secured last year and they face Nobber at Pairc Tailteann on Friday evening.

On Sunday Simonstown Gaels and Skyrne, both intent on being involved at the business end of the Championship, clash at the same venue.

Former DIT and Laois Under 20 manager Billy O'Loughlin is in charge of Sarsfields.
Former DIT and Laois Under 20 manager Billy O'Loughlin is in charge of Sarsfields.


Friday July 31

Raheens v Maynooth, St Conleth's Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Celbridge v Confey, St Conleth's Park, 12pm

Naas v Round Towers, St Conleth's Park, 3pm

Moorefield v Carbury, St Conleth's Park, 6pm

Sunday August 2

St Laurence's v Eadestown, St Conleth's Park, 12pm

Clane v Monasterevan, St Conleth's Park, 3pm

Sarsfields v Johnstownbridge, St Conleth's Park, 6pm

Monday August 3

Castledermot v Athy, St Conleth's Park, 6pm

Eight Kildare SFC matches will take place at Newbridge throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Champions Sarsfields face the Luke Dempsey trained Johnstownbridge.


Friday July 31

Mullingar Shamrocks v Coralstown/Kinnegad, TEG Cusack Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Rosemount v Castledaly, Moate, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Athlone v Garrycastle, Tubberclair, 5pm

Tyrrellspass v St Loman's, TEG Cusack Park, 7.30pm

Sunday's derby game involving Athlone and champions Garrycastle will glean much local interest, while the game at TEG Cusack Park includes two highly regarded teams, Tyrrellspass and St Loman's.


Saturday August 1

Loughmore-Castleiney v Moyne-Templetuohy, Templemore, 7.30pm

Aherlow v Upperchurch-Drombane, Dundrum, 2pm

Killenaule v Cahir, Clonmel, 7pm

Arravale Rovers v Eire Og Annacarty-Donohill, Bansha, 7.30pm

Sunday August 2

Ballyporeen v Ardfinnan, Cahir, 2pm

Kilsheelan Kilcash v JK Brackens, 2pm

Clonmel Commercials v Galtee Rovers-St Pecans, New Inn, 7.30pm

Moyle Rovers v Moycarkey-Borris, Golden, 3pm

Holders Clonmel Commericals, Loughmore-Castleiney, Moyne, JK Brackens, Kilsheelan Kilcash, Galtee Rovers, Moyle Rovers, and Moycarkey-Borris all claimed victories in their first group games.


Saturday August 1

Eire Og v Kilrush, Cusack Park, 1pm

Cratloe v Lissycassey, Cusack Park, 4pm

Kilmurry-Ibrickane v St Joseph's Milltown Malbay, Cooraclare, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Clondegad v Kilmihill, Cusack Park, 1pm

Ennistymon v Doonbeg, Milltown Malbay, 4pm

Cooraclare v St Breckan's, Milltown Malbay, 7pm

St Joseph's Milltown-Malbay have won three of the last five Clare SFC titles, but face an awkward assignment against Kilmurry-Ibrickane.

Saturday's game at Cooraclare is a repeat of the 2019 final which St Joseph's edged on a 0-12 to 0-8 scoreline.

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