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St Vincent's, Castlebar and Dr Crokes in action - here's this weekend's key GAA club games

We’ve got Leinster quarter-finals and last four games in Connacht, Ulster and Munster in store.

Gary Sice and Ronan Steede with Barry Moran Castlebar Mitchels and Corofin will meet again on Sunday. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

WE’VE GOT A busy weekend of club action on our hands as the AIB provincial football championship heats up across all four provinces.

The game of the weekend is undoubtedly the Connacht semi-final showdown between Castlebar Mitchels and Corofin. Both clubs have been dominant in their respective counties in recent years and between them they’ve won five of the last eight provincial titles.

Meanwhile the Connacht’s other force this decade, St Brigid’s, travel to take on Leitrim’s Aughawillan. The Roscommon kingpins did a provincial three-in-a-row from 2010-12.

Colm Cooper and Dara O’Shea Colm Cooper is back in action for Dr Crokes this weekend. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

There will be plenty of star names on show in the Munster semi-final clash between Dr Crokes and Loughmore-Castleiney. Colm Cooper, Johnny Buckley, Noel McGrath and John McGrath are among the county players who’ll take the field in Killarney.

Slaughtneil and Kilcoo, both joint-fourth favourites for All-Ireland glory, are in action in Ulster semi-finals against Killyclogher and Maghery respectively.

The 2014 All-Ireland champions St Vincent’s enter the Leinster championship, where they’ll face a trip to Carlow winners Palatine in the quarter-final. Elsewhere in the last eight, four-time Leinster finalists Rhode take on Colm O’Rourke’s Simonstown.

Colm O’Rourke Meath legend Colm O'Rourke is in charge of Simonstown. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

There’s not much hurling on the cards for lovers of the small ball code this weekend. On Saturday, Keith Higgins and Ballyhaunis will meet Ahascragh-Fohenagh in the replay of the Connacht IHC final.

Here’s a run down of every game:

Saturday 12 November

Leinster

IFC semi-finals
Round Towers (Kildare) v St Colmcilles (Meath), Round Towers, Kildare, 2pm
Fingallians (Dublin) v Rosemount (Westmeath), Lawless Park, Swords, 2pm

JHC quarter-final
Rosenallis (Laois) v Clontarf (Dublin), Rosenallis, 2pm

Munster

JHC semi-final
Ballyduff Lower (Waterford) v Ballybacon-Grange (Tipperary), Walsh Park, 2pm

Senior camogie final
Inniscarra (Cork) v Burgess-Duharra (Tipperary), Cahir, 2.45pm

Intermediate camogie final
Nenagh Éire Óg (Tipperary) v Gailltír (Waterford), Cahir, 12.30pm

Sunday November 13

Connacht

SFC semi-finals
Aughawillan (Leitrim) v St Brigid’s (Roscommon), Páirc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm
Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) V Corofin (Galway), Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2pm, (TG4 Live)

IHC final replay
Ahascragh-Fohenagh (Galway) v Ballyhaunis (Mayo), Athleague, 2pm

Leinster

SFC quarter-finals
Sean O’Mahony’s (Louth) v Sarsfields (Kildare), Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda, 2pm
Rhode (Offaly) v Simonstown Gaels (Meath), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm
St Columba’s Mullinalaghta (Longford) v St Loman’s (Westmeath), Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2.30pm
Palatine (Carlow) v St Vincent’s (Dublin), Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm

Senior camogie final
St Vincent’s (Dublin) v Thomastown (Kilkenny), Parnell Park, 2.30pm

Intermediate camogie final
Shinrone (Offaly) v Myshall (Carlow)_, Parnell Park, 12.30pm

Munster

SFC semi-finals
Dr Crokes (Kerry) v Loughmore-Castleiney (Tipperary), Dr Crokes GAA Grounds, 2pm
Carbery Rangers (Cork) v The Nire, Clonakilty, 2pm

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IFC semi-final
Kiskeam (Cork) v Adare (Limerick), Mallow, 2pm
Kenmare (Kerry) v Kilfenora (Clare), Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 2pm

JHC semi-final
Mayfield (Cork) v Bodyke (Clare), Mayfield, 2pm

JFC quarter-final
Glenbeigh-Glencar (Kerry) v Waterford champions, Glenbeigh, 2pm

Ulster

SFC semi-finals
Killyclogher (Tyrone) v Slaughtneil (Derry, Athletic Grounds, 2.30pm, (TG4 Deferred)
Kilcoo (Down) v Maghery (Armagh), Páirc Esler, Newry, 2.30pm

IFC semi-finals
Castledawson (Derry) v Pomeroy (Tyrone), Athletic Grounds, 12.45pm
Aghagallon (Antrim) v Donaghmoyne (Monaghan), Páirc Esler, Newry, 12.45pm

JFC semi-finals
Blackhill (Monaghan) v Downings (Donegal), Owenbeg, 2.30pm
Newtownbutler (Fermanagh) v Rock (Tyrone), CLones, 2.30pm

IHC semi-final
Keady (Armagh) v St Brigid’s Cloughmills (Antrim), Owenbeg, 12.45pm

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