AIB Leinster club SHC semi-finals
Naomh Éanna (Wexford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), Innovate Wexford Park, 1.30pm
Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin) v Coolderry (Offaly), Parnell Park, 2pm

Munster club SHC final
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Ballygunner (Waterford), Semple Stadium, 2pm

Munster club IHC final
Charleville (Cork) v Feakle (Clare), Gaelic Grounds, 1.30pm

Galway SHC final
Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 2pm 

Ulster club SFC semi-finals
Coleraine (Derry) v Scotstown (Monaghan), Healy Park, 1.30pm
Gweedore (Donegal) v Crossmaglen (Armagh), Healy Park, 3.30pm

Connacht club IFC final
An Spideal (Galway) v Fuerty (Roscommon), Tuam Stadium, 1.30pm

All-Ireland Ladies club SFC semi-finals
Foxrock Cabinteely (Dublin) v Donaghmoyne (Monaghan), Bray Emmets, 1pm
Kilkerrin-Clonberne (Galway) v Mourneabbey (Cork), Clonberne, 2pm

All-Ireland Ladies club JFC semi-finals
Old Leighlin (Carlow) v Tourlestrane (Sligo), McGrath Park, Bagenalstown, 1pm
Trí Leac C. Naoimh Mhic Artáin (Tyrone) v Glanmire (Cork), Trillick, 1pm 

All-Ireland Ladies club IFC club semi-final
St Brendan's (Galway v Clontarf (Dublin), Ballinasloe, 1pm 

Live blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 1pm on Sunday.

Na Piarsaigh v Ballygunner live on TG4 from 1.30pm followed by deferred coverage of Gweedore v Crossmaglen. 

Updates on all the day’s games on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 from 2pm.

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Four games at senior level will be contested, with two sides looking to regain the trophies they won in 2017. 


 Na Piarsaigh's Peter Casey

Semple Stadium is the venue as Na Piarsaigh put their title on the line against Waterford's Ballygunner in a repeat of last year's decider. 

The Limerick side, who perhaps should have sealed the All-Ireland crown last March, remain on track for another St Patrick's Day outing after comfortably regaining their county title and then making light work of Clonoulty-Rossmore a fortnight ago.

After two periods of extra time, Ballygunner stood just that little bit taller than Ballyea in an enthralling semi-final at Walsh Park a fortnight ago. 

Pauric Mahony, magnificent throughout for the Waterford champions, along with substitutes Barry O’Sullivan and Conor Sheahan, tagged on the three match-winning points in the fourth period of extra-time.

According to Na Piarsaigh forward Shane Dowling, their opponents will certainly have revenge on their minds, not only for last year, but for their final loss in 2015.

"They ran us ragged last year in the first half – I was watching from the stands injured that day – and we know how good a side they are," said Dowling, who played a huge part in Limerick’s historic All-Ireland win last August, coming off the bench to great effect.

"The reality is, if you’re a Ballygunner player with Fergal Hartley up at the top of the classroom, you’re going to be saying ‘right, enough is enough – they’ve caught us the last few years and it’s about time we got one over on them.’ We’re aware of that, but we’re ready for it.

"We played them last year and we played them three years ago – it was a one-point game after 58 minutes both days. The final score shows that we won by seven or eight points, which we did, if you look deeper into it, they were very, very close games."


After winning a first Wexford title and then accounting for Camross the last day, Naomh Éanna's autumn-into-winter journey now has a stop off against Ballyhale Shamrocks. It will be their toughest challenge yet. 

Two first-half goals from David O'Brien and one from Conor McDonald set the Gorey side on their way against Camross. Padraig Doyle chipped in with 0-09. 

Ballyhale boss Henry Shefflin is having a good first year in charge so far, steering the side to county success at the end of October.

Looking ahead to this Wexford Park clash, he told "This year in Leinster there’s a lot of new teams.

"We wouldn’t be seen as a new team like obviously, Michael (Fennelly) and TJ (Reid) and them lads have won a couple but a lot of the other lads haven’t.

"Once you get out of Kilkenny I think you want to represent Kilkenny very well and that is something we have done over the years.

"It’s about that bit of heart and bit of drive that you need to win that competition but we are going to give it everything we have to try and do that."

In the other semi, Ballyboden St Enda's take on Coolderry from Offaly at Parnell Park.

Ballyboden St Enda's Simon Lambert consoles Luke Loughlin of Clonkill 

At the same venue last Tuesday week, the Dublin champions edged out Westmeath's Clonkill after extra time on what was a a remarkable and emotional evening.

The Clonkill club grieved the tragic death of Annabel Loughlin, the daughter of club man and former Westmeath player Enda Loughlin, whose funeral took earlier in the day.

Paul Ryan's 0-15 haul for the winners ultimately proved decisive. Niall Ryan and Paul Doherty bagged the goals.

Kevin Connolly

A combined total of 1-17 from goalkeeper Stephen Corcoran and corner forwards Brian Carroll and Kevin Connolly was the foundation for Coolderry’s victory in a titanic battle against Mount Leinster Rangers in their quarter-final.

The Faithful outfit are seeking a second provincial title, and a first since 2011. 


Liam Mellows celebrate last year's triumph

After ending a 47-year gap to claim a second county title last year, Liam Mellows are back in the decider. Opposing them will be 2016 winners St Thomas.

The latter, who claimed All-Ireland glory in 2013 had five points to spare over Sarsfields in their semi. Brendan Farrell goaled in injury time to seal the victory, with Darragh Burke raising the other green flag.

It was a lot tighter for the defending champions as a late point from Tadhg Haran saw them prevail by the bare minimum 0-20 to 0-19 against Cappataggle. 


In Ulster, Crossmaglen remain on track for a 12th title. While impressing in winning the Armagh title, Cross' weren't as fluent in seeing off Coalisland in the quarters. Two players were sent off from each side in what was often a bad-tempered clash. 

Brothers Rian and Oisín O’Neill kicked six points from play between them in the final 15 minutes to seal a two-point victory.

Gweedore from Donegal are the opposition in the second semi at Healy Park after they accounted for Antrim's Cargin on the 4 November.

First-half goals from Kevin Cassidy and Cian Mulligan had Gweedore 10 points ahead at the break, but Cargin launched a storming comeback after the break with Paul McCann bagging a goal soon after his introduction. 

It took a late goal from Michael Carroll to finally put the game beyond the Antrim side with the winners adding just 1-01 to their tally in the second half.  

The Omagh action begins with Scotstown, four-time Ulster winners, taking on Coleraine.

Rory Beggan was to the fore in the win for the Monaghan champions against Burren of Down.

Visibly full of confidence, the Farney netminder comfortably strode up the pitch with purpose on numerous occasions and raised the roof with a point from play, in what was a virtuoso performance. His side eventually prevailed on a 0-13 to 0-10 scoreline

Coleraine overcame the Cavan champions Castlerahan, with Colm McGoldrick bagging two goals en route a six-point win last Sunday week. 



Switching to the All-Ireland senior semi-finals, the meeting of Foxrock-Cabinteely and Donaghmoyne in Bray is a repeat of the 2016 final which the Monaghan side won, while the Ulster standard-bearers also prevailed in a 2015 semi-final clash.

It could be a case of third time lucky against Donaghmoyne for Fox-Cab as they chase a place in another All-Ireland decider, and their form to date has certainly been impressive.

Sinéad Goldrick, Niamh Collins, Amy Connolly, Hannah O’Neill, Emma McDonagh and Tarah O’Sullivan are all TG4 All-Ireland senior winners with Dublin – and they’ve been performing extremely well at club level since returning to the fold.

Fox-Cab made it four successive provincial titles with a 4-11 to 1-8 victory over Laois outfit Sarsfields, with captain fantastic Amy Ring showing the way with a haul of 2-04

Donaghmoyne claimed a 1-15 to 1-8 victory over Donegal’s Glenfin to claim Ulster honours.

The other semi sees Kilkerrin-Clonberne from Galway take on Cork's Mourneabbey

Goals proved crucial as Kilkerrin-Clonberne claimed a first provincial senior crown since 2015 when ending Cornacon's quest for another All-Ireland.

Mourneabbey made it five Munster titles on the trot when defeating Ballymacarby.