Hectic Club programme over next two months
13 January 2009
After a highly enjoyable and competitive AIB GAA provincial club series
pre-Christmas the focus now switches to the AIB GAA Club Championships
All-Ireland campaigns in all grades leading to the St. Patrick’s Day
spectacular when Croke Park will host the senior hurling and football
There’s quarter-final action at senior football and junior hurling level
next weekend with the fixtures as follows:
AIB GAA All-Ireland Hurling Junior Club Championship Quarter-Final:
Skehana (Galway) v John Mitchells (Warwickshire), Ballinasloe, 2.30pm
(Extra-time if necessary)
AIB GAA All-Ireland football senior Club Championship Quarter-Final:
Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) v Corofin (Galway), Ruislip, 2.00pm.
TIR CHONAILL GAELS v COROFIN
Tir Chonaill Gaels are making their third attempt in four seasons to reach
the AIB GAA Club Championships All-Ireland Semi-Final but face a huge task
against a highly impressive Corofin side that marched confidently to the
However, the Galway and Connacht champions will have to be at their best
against a formidable Tir Chonaill Gaels side who are appearing in the
quarter-final for a second successive year. They lost to Crossmaglen
Rangers (Armagh) by 0-10 to 0-6 last year.
In 2006, Tir Chonaill Gaels lost out to eventual AIB GAA Club Championships
All-Ireland champions, Salthill-Knocknacarra (Galway) by 0-9 to 0-5 in the
Corofin, the 1998 AIB GAA Club Championships All-Ireland champions, beat
Castlerea St.Kevin’s (Roscommon) by 1-14 to 0-8 in the Connacht semi-final
before securing the title for a fourth time when beating Eastern Harps
(Sligo) by 0-11 to 0-6 in the final last November. The winners will play
Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) in the semi-final on February 21 while
Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) will play Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh)
in the other semi-final on the same day.
AIB GAA CLUB ALL-IRELAND FIXTURES
Quarter-final: Tir Chonaill Gaels (London) v Corofin (Galway), Ruislip.
Semi-finals: Corofin or Tir Chonaill Gaels v Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin),
Dromcollogher-Broadford (Limerick) v Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh),
Final, Croke Park.