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Na Piarsaigh face Ahane in the Limerick SHC on Saturday evening.
Na Piarsaigh face Ahane in the Limerick SHC on Saturday evening.

Preview: Weekend's Hurling Club Championship action


CORK SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday July 31

Midleton v Sarsfields, Pairc Ui Rinn, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Douglas v Ballyhea, Mallow, 5pm

Blackrock v Erins Owen, Pairc Ui Rinn, 5pm

Glen Rovers v St Finbarrs, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 7.30pm

Sunday August 2

Bishopstown v Newtownshandrum, Glantane, 3pm

Na Piarsaigh v Carrigtwohill, Caherlag, 3pm

An eagerly anticipated Cork Senior Hurling Championship commences with several exciting encounters scheduled.

The Saturday evening city derby involving traditional forces Glen Rovers and St Finbarrs will be monitored with interest.

Elsewhere Blackrock will be anxious to make a positive early statement, while Friday's tussle at Pairc Ui Rinn should be revealing for Midleton and Sarsfields.

LIMERICK SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday July 31

Doon v Adare, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Ahane v Na Piarsaigh, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm

Murroe Boher v South Liberties, Caherconlish, 7pm

Garryspillane v Blackrock, 7pm

An interesting start to the Limerick Championship unfolded with Doon and Adare set to clash on Friday.

Adare contributed to a high quality match against Patrickswell, but Aaron Gillane's class was the key factor.

Now they will want to summon an instant response, but Doon have made significant strides during the past decade.

WATERFORD SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday August 1

Lismore v Fourmilewater, Fraher Field, 3pm

Abbeyside v Ballysaggart, Fraher Field, 7pm

Sunday August 2

Roanmore v Clonea, Walsh Park, 2pm

Passage v Tallow, Fraher Field, 6pm

With Ballygunner setting a high standard in Waterford some of the chasing pack are in action this weekend.

Fraher Field provides the backdrop for two important fixtures on Saturday, while Passge and Tallow also collide at the same venue on Sunday evening.

Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne being interviewed by TG4 before their recent Wexford SHC opener against St Martin's.
Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne being interviewed by TG4 before their recent Wexford SHC opener against St Martin's.

WEXFORD SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday July 31

Oulart-The Ballagh v Cloughbawn, Bellefield, 7.30pm

Fethard v Faythe Harriers, Chadwicks Wexfod Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Naomh Eanna v Shelmaliers, Bellefield, 2pm

Glynn Barntown v Rathnure, Chadwicks Wexford Park, 2pm

A keenly contested Wexford Championship continues this weekend with the Friday game between Oulart-The Ballagh and Cloughbawn carrying importance.

Rathnure have developed some good young players, and they are set to receive another stern test at Chadwicks Wexford Park against Glynn Barntown.

KILKENNY SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE

Friday July 31

Bennettsbridge v O'Loughlin Gaels, John Locke Park, 7.30pm

Ballyhale Shamrocks v Tullaroan, UPMC Nowlan Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Graigue Ballycallan v Clara, Pairc Lachtain, 1pm

James Stephens v Danesfort, UPMC Nowlan Park, 4.15pm

Erins Own v Mullinavat, UPMC Nowlan Park, 7pm

Rower Inistioge v Dicksboro, Bennettsbridge, 7pm

The meeting of AIB All Ireland Club Senior and Intermediate Hurling champions, Ballyhale Shamrocks versus Tullaroan, carries intrigue.

Tullaoran, with the Walsh brothers still influential, make a welcome return to the top tier, but Shamrocks remain the most capable outfit at this level in the land.

Saturday also features some very attractive fixtures in Kilkenny including the game involving James Stephens and Danesfort.

CARLOW SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday July 31

St Mullins v Ballinkillen, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Mount Leinster Rangers v Naomh Eoin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 7pm

Holders St Mullins are in action on Friday evening, while on Saturday Mount Leinster Rangers, beaten finalists last year, face Naomh Eoin.

OFFALY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday July 31

Birr v Kilcormac-Killoughey, Banagher, 7.30pm

Ballinamere v Shinrone, Rath, 7.30pm

Saturday August 1

Belmont v St Rynagh's, Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park, 7pm

Coolderry v Seir Kieran, Birr, 7pm

A string of clubs are confident about attaining success in Offaly with Friday's match between Birr and Kilcormac-Killoughey likely to be eventful.

Birr's last county title was registered in 2008 with Kilcormac-Killoughey collecting four Championships in the intervening dozen years.

Coolderry, champions in 2018, will be aware of the threat posed by an improving Seir Kieran, while holders St Rynagh's start their defence against Belmont.

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