SUNDAY 3 MARCH - CAMOGIE
AIB All-Ireland club camogie finals
Intermediate - Clonduff (Down) v Gailltír (Waterford), Croke Park, 1.30pm
Senior - Slaughtneil (Derry) v St Martin's (Wexford), Croke Park, 3.30pm
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Saturday: It will be cloudy and windy. Some heavy rain will affect all areas throughout the day accompanied by strong southerly winds.
A clearance to blustery showers will follow from the west later in the day. Winds veering southwest to west will become very strong with gale gusts - especially in the north and west. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.
Sunday: A bright fresh start to the day and generally dry in most places. Cloud will increase through the morning and outbreaks of rain will develop more widely during the afternoon/ evening. A cool day with highs of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. The skies will clear across the northern half of the country Sunday night with temps falling around freezing and frost/ice developing.
All-Ireland silverware up for grabs
Two All-Ireland camogie club finals are down for decision at Croker on Sunday. Reigning senior champions Slaughtneil are looking to complete a three-in-a-row against St Martin's from Wexford, while Waterford champions Gailltír and Clonduff (Down) will collide in the intermediate final.
Slaughtneil v St Martin's
Derry's Slaughtneil have developed into a dominant force since clinching their first All-Ireland crown in 2017, becoming only the second Ulster team in history to reach that feat.
That was an emotional occasion for the club as their joint manager Thomas Cassidy had passed awayjust before the drawn Ulster final against Loughgiel earlier that season.
They repeated their march to glory last year by defending their county and Ulster titles before defeating Galway champions Sarsfields in the All-Ireland final for the second successive year.
Completing a three-in-a-row would put Slaughtneil among esteemed company. Five teams have previously earned this achievement.
St. Paul’s of Kilkenny managed it twice (1968-80, 1987-89), with St. Lachtain’s (2004-06) and Pearses of Galway (2000-2002) among others.
But according to Slaughtneil's joint-captain Grainne O'Kane, the three-in-a-row talk is for supporters only.
"The three-in-a-row talk is something that happens around the parish more so than in the camp. We try to not get distracted by that; we have just been taking it match-by-match. It would be fantastic to do it but, again, that’s more the community focused on it rather than us."
By contrast, St Martin's are contesting their first senior All-Ireland decider after dispatching an Inniscarra outfit which featured retired Cork dual star Rena Buckley, in the semi-final.
They are back-to-back county champions and secured their first senior Leinster crown last November, thus ending Thomastown's provincial three-in-a-row bid.
Mags D'Arcy and Noeleen Lambert were both part of the Wexford camogie team who won four All-Irelands in-a-row.
Speaking earlier this week, St Martin's captain Katie O'Connor hailed the influence of their manager JJ Doyle.
"We probably gained some confidence from last year, that bit of belief. JJ has always tried to instill belief into us. From the first day he came in, he said to us that we don’t realise the potential that we have here. I think this year we started to realise we were well capable of competing with all these big teams."
Clonduff v Gailltír
The intermediate decider between Clonduff and Gailltír will be the All-Ireland curtain-raiser on Sunday.
Clonduff booked their place in the final after edging out Galway's Craughwell while the Waterford side slammed three goals past St Rynagh's in their semi-final.
A number of the Clonduff players lined out for Down in last year's All-Ireland intermediate final, where they lost out to Cork.
Gailltír have made a major breakthrough to book a spot in the All-Ireland decider after reaching the semi-final stage in 2017, losing out to Eglish on that occasion.
Did you know
The St Martin's manager JJ Doyle is a former Wexford camogie boss, who guided the county to three All-Irelands on the bounce between 2010 and 2012.
He's also a selector with Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford hurlers and previously brought the Under 21s to an All-Ireland Final.