Maurice Shanahan has been in prolific scoring form in the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship for Lismore.
Maurice Shanahan has been in prolific scoring form in the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship for Lismore.

Preview: Weekend's Club Hurling Championship action


Waterford Senior Hurling Championship

Quarter-Finals

Saturday August 15

Passage v Roanmore, Walsh Park, 2.30pm

Ballygunner v Fourmilewater, Fraher Field, 6.30pm

Sunday August 16

De La Salle v Mount Sion, Walsh Park, 2pm

Abbeyside v Lismore, Fraher Field, 6.15pm

Ballygunner, who have accumulated six Waterford Senior Hurling titles on the spin, continue to set the standard, but will treat the Fourmilewater challenge with the utmost repect.

De La Salle, who were beaten in last year's decider, meet Mount Sion in what promises to be an interesting encounter.

Lismore, with Maurice Shanahan scoring heavily, have been involved in a couple of thrilling encounters in recent weeks, and their clash with Abbeyside could be similarly lively.

Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship

Saturday August 15

JK Brackens v Roscrea, Nenagh, 2.30pm

Drom-Inch v Kiladangan, Semple Stadium, 2.30pm

Hollycross-Ballycahill v Clonoulty-Rossmore, Boherlan, 6.30pm

Eire Og Annacarty-Donohill v Nenagh Eire Og, The Ragg, 6.30pm

Sunday August 16

Moycarkey-Borris v Thurles Sarsfields, Holycross, 2.30pm

Kilruane MacDonaghs v Loughmore-Castleiney, Semple Stadium, 2.30pm

Burgess v Toomevara, Nenagh, 6pm

Borris-Ileigh v Upperchurch-Drombane, Semple Stadium, 6.30pm

Sunday evening's Semple Stadium encounter involving holders Borris-Ileigh and Upperchurch-Drombane is packed with importance.

Toomevara have made strides recently and they will also hope to earn a place in the knockout stages.

The eagerly anticipated meeting of Kilruane MacDonaghs and Loughmore-Castleiney features several high profile and emerging inter-county players too.

Sean Keane-Carroll, Shelmaliers, in action during the Wexford Senior Hurling Championship.
Sean Keane-Carroll, Shelmaliers, in action during the Wexford Senior Hurling Championship.

Wexford Senior Hurling Championship

Semi-Finals

Sunday August 16

Glynn-Barntown v Shelmaliers, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 2pm

Oulart-The Ballagh v Naomh Eanna, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 6pm

After a weekend of surprises at the quarter-final stage the penultimate round of the Wexford Championship will be worth monitoring.

Glynn-Barntown have chalked up some impressive results, but they know all about the threat Shelmaliers carry.

Oulart-The Ballagh, with the wily Liam Dunne in charge, have generated momentum too following an early round loss, and their clash with Naomh Eanna could go the distance.

Kilkenny Senior Hurling League

Friday August 14

James Stephens v O'Loughlin Gaels, UPMC Nowlan Park, 7pm

Saturday August 15

Erins Own v Dicksboro, UPMC Nowlan Park, 12pm

Rower-Inistioge v Clara, Thomastown, 1.30pm

Bennettsbridge v Tullaroan, Pairc Lachtain, 1.30pm

Graigue-Ballycallan v Mullinavat, Thomastown, 3.30pm

Ballyhale Shamrocks v Danesfort, John Locke Park, 7.15pm

Typically competitive in Kilkenny another few days of top class action beckons.

UPMC Nowlan Park provides the backdrop for what should be a tasty battle involving James Stephens and O'Loughlin Gaels on Friday.

Elswehere All Ireland champions Ballyhale Shamrocks will be striving to overcome a gritty Danesfort outfit, while Bennettsbridge and Tullaroan collide in another intriguing fixture.

TJ Reid continues to impress for Ballyhale Shamrocks.
TJ Reid continues to impress for Ballyhale Shamrocks.

Carlow Senior Hurling Championship

Sunday August 16

St Mullins v Mount Leinster Rangers, Netwatch Cullen Park, 1.30pm

Bagenalstown Gaels v Naomh Eoin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 6pm

Between them St Mullins and Mount Leinster Rangers have won the last 11 Carlow Senior Hurling Championships.

That is why Sunday's tussle should be revealing at Netwatch Cullen Park.

St Mullins triumphed in the 2019 decider on a 2-17 to 1-19 scoreline.

Westmeath Senior Hurling Championship

Sunday August 16

Clonkill v Castlepollard, TEG Cusack Park, 7.30pm

Clonkill have won the last two Westmeath Senior Hurling Championships and face a Castlepollard outfit that hasn't sampled glory since 2005.

Wicklow Senior Hurling Championship

Saturday August 15

Kiltegan v Carnew Emmets, Aughrim, 6.30pm

Sunday August 16

Avondale v Glenealy, Aughrim, 1pm

Bray Emmets v Eire Og Greystones, Aughrim, 4pm

Bray Emmets returned to the summit of the Wicklow club hurling game last year.

Other contenders, though, will also be anxious to make positive statements this weekend.

Antrim Senior Hurling Championship

Sunday August 16

Naomh Gall v Loughgiel Shamrocks, Naomh Gall, 2pm

Ruairi Og, Cushdendall v St Enda's, Cushendall, 2pm

McQuillan v St John's, Corrigan Park, 2pm

O'Donovan Rossa v Cuchullains-Dunloy, Dunloy, 2pm

A busy Sunday of action looms in Antrim with the usual challengers all heavily involved.

Since 2016 Loughgiel Shamrocks, Dunloy, and Cushendall have shared the last four titles so it remains highly competitive.

Dunloy defeated Cushendall in the 2019 Antrim SHC Final.
Dunloy defeated Cushendall in the 2019 Antrim SHC Final.

Donegal Senior Hurling Championship

Friday August 14

Burt v St Eunan's, Hibernian Park, 7pm

Setanta v Sean MacCumhaills, Donaghmore, 7.30pm

St Eunan's were beaten in the 2019 final by Setanta, but face Burt, who collected six of the previous eight Donegal Championships.

Sean MacCumhaills will be hoping to examine Setanta's credentials too.

Mayo Senior Hurling Championship

Semi-Finals

Saturday August 15

Ballyhaunis v Castlebar Mitchels, Ballyhaunis, 5pm

Tooreen v Westport, Tooreen, 7pm

Tooreen have collected three in a row in Mayo, but they won't take Westport for granted.

Castlebar have made significant strides in recent campaigns, but Ballyhaunis' panel features accomplished dual players.

Sligo Senior Hurling Championship

Saturday August 15

Naomh Eoin v Easkey, Kent Park, 7pm

Coolera-Strandhill v Calry-St Joseph's, 7pm

Naomh Eoin and Easkey contested the 2019 Sligo SHC Final and they meet at Kent Park

Coolera-Strandhill, winners in 2018, face Calry-St Joseph's, who were the impressive standard bearers between 2012 and 2017.