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The AIB Club Championships kicked up a gear today with two provincial championships up for decision in Connacht and Munster as well as the football semi-finals in Leinster.

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Results

Munster SHC final: Na Piarsaigh 4-14 Sixmilebridge 0-8
Leinster IHC  final:The Rower Inistioge 1-10 – Buffers Alley 0-10
Leinster Special Club JHC Final Result: Castleknock 2-15 Mountmellick 1-7
Munster JHC semi-final: Ballysaggart 1-12 Knockshegowna 1-5

Connacht SFC final: Castlebar Mitchels 3-13 – St Brigid’s 2-12 AET
Leinster SFC semi-finals: Portlaoise 1-9 – Moorefield 0-8; St Vincent’s 1-14 – Summerhill 1-10
Munster JFC semi-final: Feohanagh/Castlemahon 0-16 Coolmeen 1-8
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IT’S QUALITY OVER quantity today with not one but two provincial finals of the 2013 AIB senior club championships take place from 2pm.

Reigning football champions St Brigid’s (Roscommon) are bidding for their fifth Connacht title, all of which have been claimed since 2006. Opponents Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) last won this competition twenty years ago.

The semi-finals of the Leinster senior football championship are also down for decision today with Portlaoise (Laois), Moorefield (Kildare), St Vincent’s (Dublin) and Summerhill (Meath) all hoping for a final berth.

The Munster title is also up for grabs as  Clare’s Sixmilebridge bid for their fourth provincial senior hurling crown against a Na Piarsaigh side who won the title in 2011.

Here’s the full list of games we’ll be updating live:

Connacht SFC final: St Brigid’s (Roscommon) v Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo), Dr Hyde Park, 2pm.

Leinster SFC semi-finals: Portlaoise (Laois) v Moorefield (Kildare), O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, 2pm; St Vincent’s (Dublin) v Summerhill (Meath), Parnell Park, 2pm.

Munster SHC final: Sixmilebridge (Clare) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Cusack Park, Ennis, 2pm.

And we’ll also have the final scores from the following club games:

Leinster IHC  final: Buffers Alley (Wexford) v The Rower Inistioge (Kilkenny), Bellefield, Enniscorthy, 2pm.

Leinster special club JHC final: Castleknock (Dublin) v Mountmellick (Laois), Somerton Park, Castleknock,2pm.

Munster JFC semi-final: Feohanagh/Castlemahon (Limerick) v Coolmeen (Clare), Coolyroe, 2pm

Munster JHC semi-final: Ballysaggart (Waterford) v Knockshegowna (Tipperary), Fraher Field, Dungarvan,2pm.

As usual, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the game.

Any predictions for how they might go; let us know in the comments below.

Here’s the Sixmilebridge team that starts in today’s Munster final:

Derek Fahy; Brian Carey, Paidi Fitzpatrick, Aidan Quilligan; John Fennessy, Caimin Morey, Noel Purcell; Kevin Lynch, Seadna Morey; Rory Shanahan, Shane Golden, Alan Mulready; Jamie Shanahan, Niall Gilligan, Pa Sheehan.

And here’s the Na Piarsaigh team that will start in Cusack Park.

Padraic Kennedy; Cathal King, Kieran Breen, Michael Casey; Niall Buckley, David Breen, James O’Brien; Alan Dempsey, Pat Gleeson; William O’Donoghue, Kevin Downes, David Dempsey; Kevin Ryan, Shane Dowling, Adrian Breen.

Na Piarsaigh 1-0 Sixmilebridge 0-0: Kevin Downes hits the net in the 1st minute in Ennis after being played through by Shane Dowling. Great start for the Limerick champions.

St Brigid’s 0-2 v Castlebar Mitchels 0-0: Brigid’s open the scoring in Dr Hyde Park with two points in the first couple of minutes through Senan Kilbride and Cathal McHugh.

Na Piarsaigh 1-0 Sixmilebridge 0-1: Kevin Lynch gets Sixmilebridge off the mark with a brilliant point from distance in the 6th minute.

St Vincent’s 0-0 – Summerhill 0-1: The Meath champions open the scoring in Parnell Park thanks to a free from captain Brian Ennis.

Portlaoise 0-2 – Moorefield 0-0: Bruno McCormack and Craig Rogers have put the Town two points up on Kildare champions Moorefield after eight minutes.

Na Piarsaigh 1-1 Sixmilebridge 0-1: Adrian Breen makes headway in attack before being pulled back and Shane Dowling obliges by converting the resultant free. 11 minutes gone.

St Brigid’s 1-2 Castlebar Mitchels 0-1: Senan Kilbride has started this game on fire and he’s raised the umpires green flag for the first time today. Tom King points a free to put Castlebar on the scoreboard.

St Vincent’s 0-1 – Summerhill 0-1: A well taken point from Gav Burke has drawn the Dublin champions level after 10 minutes.

Na Piarsaigh 1-3 Sixmilebridge 0-1: No doubt whose attack is settling better so far. Adrian Breen and David Dempsey tack on points to extend Na Piarsaigh’s lead.

Portlaoise 0-3 – Moorefield 0-0: Brian Glynn gives the home side a three point lead.

St Vincent’s 0-1 – Summerhill 0-3: Another Brian Ennis free and a David Larkin point from play has given Summerhill the lead after both goalkeepers were called into action to stop good goal chances.

Na Piarsaigh 1-4 Sixmilebridge 0-1: The Clare champions are struggling to find fluency in their play so far in Cusack Park. Niall Gilligan has just missed a chance to grab a score for them with Pat Gleeson pointing at the other end. Six points between the sides.

Portlaoise 0-3 – Moorefield 0-3: Three scores without reply, all frees, have drawn Moorefield level and it’s game on in O’Moore Park.

St Vincent’s 0-2 – Summerhill 0-4: Mossy Quinn points a free for Vincent’s after Conor Gillespie had stretched Summerhill’s lead to three.

Na Piarsaigh 1-5 Sixmilebridge 0-2: Shane Golden has just hit a vital point for Sixmilebridge, swinging over a shot from play. That cancels out an earlier free by Shane Dowling. Still six points between the teams in Cusack Park with 22 minutes gone.

Na Piarsaigh 1-7 Sixmilebridge 0-3: Class point by Shane Dowling after he dispossessed Aidan Quilligan and that’s followed up by a stylish point by Adrian Breen. Niall Gilligan had converted a free for Sixmilebridge before that but there’s no doubt who’s on top here.

St Vincent’s 1-3 – Summerhill 0-6: After Summerhill dominated the first half, Vincent’s have come back with a goal off Mossy Quinns left foot. Level in Parnell Park.

St Brigid’s 1-4 Castlebar Mitchels 1-1: Danny Kirby finds the net to draw Castlebar back within two points in the Connacht final.

Na Piarsaigh 1-8 Sixmilebridge 0-4: Freetakers Gilligan and Dowling swap points. Approaching half-time now.

Portlaoise 0-3 – Moorefield 0-4: Moorefield still haven’t scored from play in O’Moore Park and yet they now lead the Town by a point.

St Vincent’s 1-7 – Summerhill 0-6: It’s all Vincent’s now and they’re putting Summerhill the sword. They now lead by four thanks to a Mossy Quinn — who else? — 45.

St Brigid’s 1-6 Castlebar Mitchels 1-1:A Padraig Kelly point has given Brigid’s a five point lead again after the scare caused by Danny Kirby’s goal.

HALF-TIME: Na Piarsaigh 1-8 Sixmilebridge 0-5: A six-point advantage at the break for Na Piarsaigh with Niall Gilligan pulling a point back just before the break from a free for Sixmilebridge.

HALF-TIME: St’ Vincent’s 1-7 – Summerhill 0-6: Very impressive comeback from the Dublin champions as they were being run ragged for the first 15/20 mins but finished the half very strongly.

Leinster IHC final: Half-time and it’s Wexford’s Buffers Alley who lead by 0-8 to 0-5 against Kilkenny’s Rower-Inistioge.

HALF-TIME: St Brigid’s 1-6 Castlebar Mitchels 1-1: It’s a five point lead for the defending champions and, Kirby’s goal aside, they looked by far the better team in that first half.

Munster JFC semi-final: Clare’s Coolmeen lead Limerick’s Feohanagh-Castlemahon at the break by 1-4 to 0-6. Kerry’s Keel await the winners in the final.

Munster JHC semi-final: Waterford’s Ballysaggart hold a 0-6 to 0-2 lead at the break against Knockshegowna of Tipperary.

HALF-TIME: Moorefield 0-6 – Portlaoise 0-4: After racing into a three point lead, Portlaoise allowed Kildare champions Moorefield pack into the game through a series of unanswered frees from Ronan Sweeney and Adam Tyrrell.

Na Piarsaigh 2-8 Sixmilebridge 0-5: Kevin Ryan bags Na Piarsaigh’s second goal just after half-time.

St Brigid’s 1-6 Castlebar Mitchels 1-3: Tom King opens in the second half scoring for Mitchels with a point from play followed by a free.

Portlaoise 1-4 – Moorefield 0-6: Brian McCormack has a goal for the Laois champions straight after the break and Moorefield now trail by a point.

St Vincent’s 1-9 – Summerhill 0-6: Double scores now in Parnell Park as Mossy Quinn adds two points to Vincent’s total.

Na Piarsaigh 2-10 Sixmilebridge 0-6: Alan Dempsey splits the post from play for Na Piarsaigh before Caimin Morey hits back by converting a free for Sixmilebridge. Then Kevin Ryan scores from play for the Limerick champions. Ten points in it with 38 minutes gone.

St Brigid’s 1-6 Castlebar Mitchels 1-5: Castlebar are coming back into this but have lost Barry Moran to a red card.

Castlebar Mitchels 2-5 – St Brigid’s 1-6: They may be down to 14 men but that hasn’t stopped the Mayo champions from taking the lead through a Neil Douglas penalty.

Na Piarsaigh 3-11 Sixmilebridge 0-6: Surely it’s game over now. Adrian Breen hits Na Piarsaigh’s third goal of the game.

St Vincent’s 1-10 – Summerhill 1-8: The Meath champions are back in this game after finding the back of the net. A long ball into the Vincent’s area is flicked into the net by Paul Rispin.

Castlebar Mitchels 3-6 – St Brigid’s 1-6:Massive turnaround in the opening 12 minutes of the second half here as 14-men Castebar now lead by six after a Richie Feeney goal.

Portlaoise 1-5 Moorefield 0-7: Incredibly, Moorefield still haven’t scored from play as Ronan Sweeney points another free to close the gap to one point.

Na Piarsaigh 3-12 Sixmilebridge 0-7: Shane Dowling extends Na Piarsaigh’s lead by smashing over a free.

Castlebar Mitchels 3-6 – St Brigid’s 1-10:The defending champions are closing the gap here. Can the 14-men Mitchels hold on?

St Vincent’s 1-11 – Summerhill 1-9: Mossy Quinn with yet another point for Vincent’s and the lead is back up to two points with ten minutes left.

St Brigid’s 2-10 - Castlebar Mitchels 3-6: Richie Blaine has Brigid’s second goal of the game and they’re back in the lead in Dr Hyde Park.

Na Piarsaigh 3-13 Sixmilebridge 0-8: Not long left here but Na Piarsaigh still firmly in control. Kevin Ryan swings over their latest point.

Portlaoise 1-7 – Moorefield 0-8: Seven minutes left in O’Moore Park and the Kildare champions still find themselves two points down.

St Vincent’s 1-12 – Summerhill 1-9: Ruairi Trainor’s point means Summerhill now need a goal to draw level in their Leinster semi-final, six minutes remain.

Na Piarsaigh 4-13 Sixmilebridge 0-8: Fourth goal arrives in injury time from David Sheppard.

St Brigid’s 2-11 - Castlebar Mitchels 3-7: Tense finish coming in Connacht with less than a minute remaining.

FULL-TIME: Na Piarsaigh 4-14 Sixmilebridge 0-8: Very comfortable in the end with Na Piarsaigh winning by 18 points.

Portlaoise 1-9 Moorefield 0-8: A superb point by Paul Cahillane looks to have booked Portlaoise’s place in the Leinster final.

FULL-TIME: St Brigid’s 2-11 – Castlebar Mitchels 3-6: The 14 men of Castlebar can’t hold on and Brigid’s are Connacht champions for the fourth year in a row.

FULL-TIME: St Vincent’s 1-14 – Summerhill 1-10: Mossy Quinn was the difference between the two sides in Parnell Park and it’s Vincent’s who’ll contest the Leinster final.

FULL-TIME: St Brigid’s 2-11 – Castlebar Mitchels 3-6: Extra time being played in Dr Hyde Park as the 14-men of Mitchels fight back with a late Neil Douglas free.

FULL-TIME: Portlaoise 1-9 – Moorefield 0-8: A goal at the start of the second half proved key for the home side in O’Moore Park and Kildare champions Moorefield suffered for their inability to score from play.

EXTRA-TIME: St Brigid’s 2-11 - Castlebar Mitchels 3-7: Darragh Donnelly has been sent off for Brigid’s.

HALF-TIME – EXTRA-TIME: Castlebar Mitchels 3-9 – St Brigid’s 2-12: It’s still a draw in Connacht, with the sides exchanging points in the opening ten minutes.

EXTRA-TIME: Castlebar Mitchels 3-12 – St Brigid’s 2-12: Castlebar are making the extra man count here, Cian Costello, James Durcan and Danny Kirby with points from play in the second half of extra time.

FULL-TIME – EXTRA-TIME: Castlebar Mitchels 3-13 – St Brigid’s 2-12: And Brigid’s three year hold on the Connacht championship is over as Castlebar Mitchels prove too strong in extra time.

And that’s all from us today. Thanks for joining us.

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