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All-Ireland senior club final details confirmed for St Patrick's Day double-header

Four clubs are bound for Croke Park on 17 March.

pjimage Ballyea, Slaughtneil, Dr Crokes and Cuala are all bound for Croke Park. Source: INPHO

A CROKE PARK DOUBLE-header on St Patrick’s Day has been confirmed for this year’s AIB All-Ireland senior club finals, but with later throw-in times.

Cuala’s victory over Slaughtneil at the Athletic Grounds on Saturday in the hurling semi-final, ruled out the prospect of the deciders being on different dates given the Derry champions had already qualified for the football final.

For the first time a Dublin club will feature in the hurling final with Cuala taking on Ballyea – also first-time finalists – at 3pm on Friday 17 March.

A general view of Croke Park ahead of today's games A double-header of action is confirmed for Croke Park Source: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

The football final will see Slaughtneil meet Dr Crokes with a 5pm throw-in time. It will be Slaughtneil’s second final appearance after their 2015 defeat to Galway’s Corofin.

For Dr Crokes, it will be the club’s third time featuring at this stage after they won the 1992 final against Thomas Davis of Dublin before drawing with Crossmaglen Rangers in 2007 and then losing out in the replay.

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