Preview: Weekend's Club Hurling action
Sunday November 3
AIB Leinster Club SHC Quarter-Finals
Clonkill (Westmeath) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm
AIB All Ireland club champions Ballyhale Shamrocks retained the Kilkenny title with an effective display against James Stephens at Nowlan Park.
Eoin Cody and Brian Cody pinched goals, while Adrian Mullen and Colin Fennelly were also instrumental alongside TJ Reid for an accomplished Shamrocks outfit.
Aonghus Clarke was a key figure during Clonkill's Westmeath decider win over Castletown-Geoghegan.
Brendan Murtagh and Luke Loughlin were other important contributors for Clonkill, who will be hoping to cause a shock.
St Mullins (Carlow) v Cuala (Dublin), Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm
Buoyed up by an impressive win in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship, Cuala, who have claimed two All Ireland titles recently, are back eager to embark on another Leinster adventure.
The well regarded William Maher is now in charge of Cuala, who showed signs of their considerable class when triumphing in the capital.
St Mullins', though, were delighted to defeat rivals Mount Leinster Rangers in Carlow and will be primed for a battle on local turf.
Rathdowney-Errill (Laois) v St Rynagh's (Offaly), O'Moore Park, 2.30pm
St Rynagh's staged a dramatic comeback to pip Birr in an exciting Offaly showpiece.
Rathdowney-Errill also enjoyed a satisfactory campaign in Laois ensuring whoever advances from this tussle will believe that further can progress can be made.
Ross King's delightful goal against Camross in the Laois semi-final signalled Rathdowney-Errill's desire and determinations.
Rynagh's, though, had endured plenty of recent heartbreak in Offaly themselves so the spirited manner of their county final success augurs well.
AIB Munster Club SHC Quarter-Final
Sixmilebridge (Clare) v Ballygunner (Waterford), Sixmilebridge, 1.30pm
This eagerly anticipated AIB Munster Club Championship opener promises to be lively.
Sixmilebridge proved too strong for a star studded Cratloe in Clare, with the Moreys, Jamie Shanahan, and Cathal Malone prominent.
Last year Ballygunner earned the Munster title and an already strong team has been boosted by the return of Dessie Hutchinson.
The former Brighton & Hove Albion youngster was excellent in the Waterford final so Ballygunner aren't short on good attacking options.
Tipperary SHC Final
Borris-Ileigh v Kiladangan, Semple Stadium, 2.30pm
It has been quite a spell for Kiladangan who return to the decider for the first time since 2016.
Significant work has been carried out in the club during the past two decades to become a force at senior level in Tipperary.
With six titles Borris-Ileigh bring a proud tradition to Semple Stadium, but their last county win was back in 1996.
Still the Borris-Ileigh panel is flecked with proven inter-county talents including the versatile Brendan Maher and they learned many lessons when losing the 2017 final heavily against Thurles Sarsfields.