Preview: Weekend's Club Hurling action
Sunday November 10
AIB Munster Club SHC Semi-Finals
Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) v Glen Rovers (Cork), Semple Stadium, 1.30pm
Glen Rovers suffered a defeat in the Cork County Final, but will still travel to Thurles armed with hope and expectation.
Any team featuring the prolific Patrick Horgan will always have a chance so the Glen want to show their ability on the Munster stage.
Last Sunday Borris-Ileigh won their first Tipperary senior title since 1986 with Johnny Kelly's team delivering when it truly counted.
With a string of inter-county performers, including the splendid Brendan Maher involved, Borris-Ileigh will want to follow up their recent county victory with another triumph.
Ballygunner (Waterford) v Patrickswell (Limerick), Walsh Park, 1.45pm
A hugely attractive encounter featuring several top inter-county players in both panels.
Ballygunner eventually produced in Munster in 2018 and showed glimpses of their class against Sixmilebridge in the quarter-final.
Dessie Hutchinson's return has boosted an already competent forward unit, but Patrickswell will also feel that progress can be made.
Diarmuid Byrnes, Cian Lynch, and Aaron Gillane supply significant craft so this should be a seriously competitive match.
AIB Ulster Club SHC Final
Dunloy (Antrim) v Slaughtneil (Derry), Pairc Esler, 3.00pm
Dunloy return to the Ulster club hurling decider for the first time since 2009, where they face a Slaughtneil side vying to win their third title in four years.
The Antrim men had a resounding victory over reigning Down champions Ballycran in the semi-final double header at Athletic Grounds two weeks ago, while Slaughtneil romped to victory over Armagh winners Middletown.
The sides met in the 2017 Ulster semi-final, with the Derry kingpins winning out on a 1-18 to 2-8 scoreline.
Dunloy's young stars include county final double goal hero Sean Elliott, Keelan Molloy, Eoin O'Neill, Conal Cunning and keeper Ryan Elliott.
Slaughtneil meanwhile will look to seasoned performers the McKaigue brothers, Chrissy and Karl, Brendan Rogers, free-taker Cormac O'Doherty and the McGuigans, Shane and Sé.
Galway SHC Final
Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm
A repeat of last year's decider in Salthill, St Thomas' were convincing winners against Liam Mellows.
The city club, though, did earn silverware for the first time in 47 years in 2017 so they have shown admirable consistency under Louis Mulqueen.
In attack Mellows will be looking to Conor Kavanagh and Tadhg Haran for scores, but Thomas' are a durable outfit.
The Burkes and Cooneys are excellent performers for Kevin Lally's team, who have claimed three Galway Championship successes since 2012.