IT’S A BIG weekend in the AIB senior provincial club championships.
There’s three titles up for grabs with silverware to be handed out at the Gaelic Grounds, at Nowlan Park and at Healy Park.
Who will win their first Leinster hurling title – Oulart-the-Ballagh or Mount Leinster Rangers?
Can Dr Crokes complete a three-in-a-row in Munster against newcomers Cratloe?
And will it be Ballinderry or Glenswilly that lift the Ulster crown?
Leinster SHC final: Oulart-the-Ballagh (Wexford) v Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow), Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, 2pm, (Ref: John Keenan, Wicklow).
Munster SFC final: Dr Crokes (Kerry) v Cratloe (Clare), Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 2pm, (Ref: Conor Lane, Cork).
Ulster SFC final: Ballinderry (Derry) v Glenswilly (Donegal), Healy Park, Omagh, 3pm, (Ref: Padraig Hughes, Armagh).
Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy
Pic: INPHO/Kieran Murray
In the intermediate grade, there are football finals this weekend in Ulster and Leinster. The winners of those two games will face each other in next January’s All-Ireland semi-final.
Munster champions Youghal travel to Ruislip on Sunday to face St Gabriel’s for an All-Ireland quarter-final tie with Galway’s Kilnadeema-Leitrim awaiting the winners in the semi-final.
Ulster IFC final: Truagh (Monaghan) v Eskra (Tyrone), Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 7.45pm, (Ref: Noel Mooney, Cavan).
All-Ireland IHC quarter-final: St Gabriel’s (London) v Youghal (Cork), Ruislip, 1pm, (Ref: Anthony Stapleton, Laois).
Leinster IFC final: Geraldines (Louth) v Naomh Olaf (Dublin), Drogheda, 2pm, (Ref: Anthony Nolan, Wicklow).
The Youghal intermediate hurlers
Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
In the junior grade, there are three finals down for decision this weekend in Leinster football, Leinster hurling and Ulster football.
Ulster JFC final: Emyvale (Monaghan) v Killeeshil (Tyrone), Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 6pm, (Ref: Shaun McLaughlin, Donegal).
Leinster JFC final: Two Mile House (Kildare) v Hunterstown Rovers (Louth), Newbridge, 2pm, (Ref: Niall Ward, Westmeath).
Leinster JHC final: Ballinamere (Offaly) v Lisdowney (Kilkenny), Tullamore, 2pm, (Ref: David Hughes, Carlow).
Kevin Hughes (right) will be in action for Killeeshil this weekend.
Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
Finally it’s a big weekend in the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland club ladies football championship with the junior, intermediate and senior deciders down for decision.
All-Ireland JFC final: Dunedin Connolly’s (Edinburgh) v Na Gaeil (Kerry), Crettyard GAA club, Laois, 1.30pm.
All-Ireland IFC final: Claregalway (Galway) v Thomas Davis (Dublin), Birr, 1.30pm.
All-Ireland SFC final: Carnacon (Mayo) v Donaghmoyne (Monaghan), Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, 1.30pm.