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Vincent's, Brigid's, Portlaoise and Ballintubber all chase club football success this weekend

The four clubs feature in the fifteen key Gaelic football club games that are on this weekend.

Action from last year's Leinster decider between St Vincent's and Portlaoise. Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

THE LAST TWO AIB All-Ireland senior club football champions are both out in action this weekend as the provincial action hots up.

St Vincent’s have put together back-to-back Dublin titles but they’ll face a stern test against a Portlaoise side who are at home and basking in the glow of an eighth successive Laois senior football crown.

That’s in one of four Leinster quarter-final ties with Offaly’s Rhode, who lost provincial finals in 2006, 2008 and 2010, also going up against Meath’s Navan O’Mahony’s.

The other quarter-final ties in Leinster see 2006 champions Moorefield going up against 2001 kingpins Rathnew while 2011 champions Garrycastle will face Emmet Óg Killoe of Longford.

Over in Connacht, the main semi-final showdown sees 2013 All-Ireland champions St Brigid’s going up against Ballintubber, fresh from a third Mayo title in five years.

St BrigidÕs team celebrate with the trophy St Brigid's players celebrating their 2013 All-Ireland club football title win. Ryan Byrne / INPHO Ryan Byrne / INPHO / INPHO

That game is on in Castlebar while in Carrick-on-Shannon, the other semi-final sees raging hot favourites Corofin going to meet Aughawillan.

Finally the other senior football ties this weekend sees St Eunan’s, Roslea, Slaughtneil and Cavan Gaels in action in Ulster while the delayed Wexford senior football championship will see St Anne’s take on Shelmaliers in a semi-final tie.


JFC quarter-final
Straffan (Kildare) v Thomastown (Kilkenny), Newbridge, 2pm


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

SFC quarter-finals
Portlaoise (Laois) v St Vincent’s (Dublin), Portlaoise, 2.30pm
Rhode (Offaly) v Navan O’Mahony’s (Meath), Tullamore, 2.30pm
Rathnew (Wicklow) v Moorefield (Kildare), Aughrim, 2pm
Garrycastle (Westmeath) v Emmet Óg Killoe (Longford), Mullingar, 2pm

JFC quarter-finals
Courtwood (Laois) v Cortown (Meath), Portlaoise, 12.45pm
Oliver Plunkett’s (Louth) v Moate All Whites (Westmeath), Louth, 2pm
Ballon (Carlow) v Daingean (Offaly), Dr Cullen Park, 2.30pm

JFC quarter-finals
Millstreet (Cork) v Naomh Eoin (Clare), Mallow, 2.30pm
Glin (Limerick) v Inane Rovers (Tipperary), Limerick venue, 2.30pm

SFC club quarter-finals
Slaughtneil (Derry) v Cavan Gaels (Cavan), Owenbeg, 2.30pm
St Eunan’s (Donegal) v Roslea (Fermanagh), Letterkenny, 2.30pm

IFC club quarter-final
Castledawson (Derry) v Cloughaneely/Buncrana (Donegal), Owenbeg, 12.45pm

Wexford SFC semi-final
St Anne’s v Shelmaliers, Wexford Park, 2.30pm

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