Weekend’s club championship round-up from around the Country:
The Antrim SHC is down to the last four following the weekend’s action.
Ruairí Óg, Cushendall will face Ballycastle, while Dunloy clash with Loughgiel Shamrocks.
In the Quarter-Finals Loughgiel enjoyed an impressive 3-26 to 0-15 win over St John’s with Paul Boyle scoring 1-6.
Eoin McAlonan landed the decisive late score as Ballycastle caused a surprise beating Rossa 1-17 to 1-16 at Corrigan Park.
In the Armagh SHC Keady Lámh Dhearg and Derrynoose registered wins on Sunday.
Keady defeated Cúchulainns 2-21 to 0-10, while Derrynose overcame Craobh Rua 4-11 to 1-14.
The Carlow SFC Semi-Finals are scheduled for next Sunday at Netwatch Cullen Park.
Tinryland face Bagenalstown Gaels, while Rathvilly and Éire Óg will also be in action.
Éire Óg, managed by Turlough O’Brien, defeated Mount Leinster Rangers 3-13 to 2-8 with Bagenalstown Gaels emerging 1-9 to 1-7 victors over Old Leighlin.
Mark McInerney was an influential figure as Éire Óg eventually edged out St Joseph’s, 0-15 to 1-11.
Cratloe, with Colm Collins in charge, beat a Dermot Coughlan prompted Kilmurry-Ibrickane, 1-7 to 0-9.
Diarmuid Ryan netted Cratloe’s goal at Cusack Park.
St Joseph’s Milltown Malbay overcame Kildysart 1-8 to 0-8, while St Breckan’s were 1-9 to 0-5 victors against Lissycasey.
Glen Rovers were relegated from the Cork SHC following a 1-16 to 1-13 loss to Kanturk in Fermoy.
It ends a 97 year stay in the top tier for the Glen, who have won 27 senior titles Leeside.
Sarsfields, with Jack O’Connor rifling 1-3, defeated the most prolific winners of the competition, Blackrock, 1-15 to 0-15 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Ben Cunningham contributed 0-9 as St Finbarr’s beat Charleville 1-22 to 0-15.
Imokilly enjoyed an impressive 1-29 to 1-16 success over Douglas with Sean Desmond clipping 1-6.
At the penultimate stage on Sunday October 1, Sarsfields face Imokilly with the Barrs playing Midleton.
Slaughtneil defeated Kevin Lynch’s in the Derry SHC Final at Owenbeg. Click here for further details.
On Saturday in the Senior A Relegation Play-Off Semi-Final Killybegs defeated Naomh Naille 0-13 to 1-5.
Hugh McFadden was an important figure for Killybegs, who recovered from the concession of an early goal to secure victory.
St Mary’s Burren, managed by Jim McCorry, defeated Ballyholland Harps 1-9 to 1-3 in Sunday evening’s Down SFC Quarter-Final.
Karl Lacey’s Kilcoo, with Jerome Johnston effective, struck the last four scores to defeat Carryduff 0-9 to 0-5.
Clonduff were 1-12 to 0-5 victors over RGU Downpatrick.
In the Relegation Play-Off Semi-Finals, Saul beat Áth Bhriain 2-12 to 0-17, while Bredagh registered a 1-13 to 1-8 victory against Saval.
The Dublin SHC group stages concluded at the weekend.
St Vincent’s earned top spot in Group Two, with John Hetherton scoring 0-14 in a 3-26 to 1-13 triumph over Faughs.
Kilmacud Crokes earned a quarter-final berth, defeating Cuala 2-23 to 0-16 with Fergal Whitely and Oisín O’Rorke impressing.
Na Fianna will face Crokes in the knockout stages following a 3-15 to 1-16 victory over Ballyboden St Enda’s.
Cuala will meet Ballyboden at the quarter-final stage with Vincent’s and Lucan Sarsfields through to the last four.
Ederney St Joseph’s claimed a 2-13 to 0-18 win over Devenish St Mary’s.
Derrygonnelly Harps were always in control against Belnaleck Art McMurroughs, 1-18 to 0-8.
Erne Gaels, Belleek registered a 2-13 to 1-6 victory over Roslea Shamrocks on Saturday.
The Galway SHC Quarter-Finals draw took place on Sunday evening.
Holders St Thomas’ will face Cappataggle in the last eight.
Cappataggle, with the promising Liam Collins making an impact, defeated Gort 4-23 to 2-18 at the preliminary quarter-final stage.
Oranmore-Maree face Sarsfields, who overcame Killimordaly with Kevin Cooney instrumental in the 3-27 to 1-18 victory.
Loughrea, beaten finalists in 2022, will meet Clarinbridge, who beat neighbours Ardrahan 2-20 to 2-16.
Castlegar will play Turloughmore, who defeated Moycullen 0-22 to 0-14.
In Group Two Seán O’Shea was instrumental as Kenmare Shamrocks defeated Feale Rangers, 0-13 to 0-9.
Rathmore, with Shane Ryan operating at full forward scoring 0-7, divided the spoils with St Kieran’s, 0-20 to 2-14.
Mid Kerry registered a 3-11 to 0-14 Group Three win over Spa, while Kerins O’Rahillys, with Tom Hoare clipping 1-7, beat Shannon Rangers 1-21 to 1-16.
Holders East Kerry, who rested a number of players including the Clifford brothers, overcame South Kerry 3-13 to 1-11 in Group One. Killian Spillane starred in Templenoe’s dramatic 2-13 to 0-18 success against West Kerry.
Conor Keaney was in brilliant form, registering 1-8 in Dingle’s 1-13 to 0-14 victory over Dr Crokes at Austin Stack Park. Na Gaeil were comfortable 3-11 to 0-5 winners against St Brendan’s Board.
Moorefield defeated Clogherinkoe 0-11 to 0-8 at the Preliminary Quarter-Final stage of the Kildare SFC.
The teams were level, 0-8 each, with four minutes remaining, but Moorefield finished strongly to advance.
Sarsfields also made it through to the next stage following a 2-15 to 0-11 win over Eadestown.
In the Kildare SHC Quarter-Finals, Maynooth overcame Éire Óg Corra Choill 1-20 to 2-16.
The Laois SFC Semi-Final pairings were confirmed following the weekend’s action.
Portlaoise will face Graiguecullen, while St Joseph’s meet holders Portarlington.
St Joseph’s defeated Emo 2-12 to 3-7 with Graiguecullen shrugging off Killeshin’s spirited challenge, 2-10 to 0-12.
Mark Timmons and Lee Walker netted first half goals for St Joseph’s.
Kevin Swayne’s last gasp point earned Portlaoise a dramatic 0-14 to 0-13 victory against O’Dempseys.
Portarlington were emphatic 4-16 to 0-10 victors against Courtwood.
The Leitrim SFC Semi-Finals will take place at Avant Money Páirc Seán MacDiarmada next Sunday.
Feenagh St Caillins face Mohill and then St Mary’s Kiltoghert meet Ballinamore Seán O’Heslins.
Tom Prior struck 2-4 as Ballinamore Seán O’Heslins defeated Glencar-Manorhamilton 4-13 to 1-13.
Monaleen and Na Piarsaigh secured Limerick SFC Quarter-Final berths on Saturday.
A 4-11 to 1-7 win over Galtee Gaels ensured Monaleen reached the knockout stages, while Na Piarsaigh beat Ballylanders 1-9 to 0-6.
Group Two table toppers Adare overcame Ballysteen, registering a 4-13 to 3-8 victory.
Matthew Carey’s goal from a penalty with 10 minutes remaining was the crucial score as Clonguish defeated Mullinalaghta Saint Columba’s 1-12 to 0-9.
Level in the closing stages, Carey’s major was vital as Clonguish reached the penultimate round.
Aaron Farrell and Francis McGee impressed for Dromard, who beat Rathcline 1-15 to 0-9.
Colmcille, with Jack Macken and Cathal Reilly effective, were 1-14 to 1-8 winners over St Mary’s Granard.
Killoe Emmet Óg, managed by Luke Dempsey, were 1-18 to 3-9 victors over a Daire O’Brien inspired Longford Slashers.
The Mayo SFC group stages finished with four interesting Quarter-Final clashes now on the agenda in a fortnight.
There will be no shortage of current and former inter-county stars involved when Westport clash with Breaffy.
Charlestown, who reached the last eight for the first time since 2014, will face a highly regarded Knockmore outfit.
Ballina Stephenites, another promising team, meet Belmullet, while Castlebar Mitchels’ clash with Ballintubber should be lively too.
Paul Towey and Ben Conway fired over crucial points in the closing stages as Charlestown defeated neighbours Ballaghaderreen, 0-9 to 0-7.
Ballintubber just about did enough to overcome Garrymore 0-8 to 0-6 in a vital encounter.
Holders Westport took control early on against Claremorris, emerging 0-16 to 1-6 winners.
Ryan O’Donoghue’s 1-6 haul steered Belmullet into the last eight following a 3-13 to 0-7 triumph over The Neale, who now face a relegation scrap.
Ratoath defeated Blackhall Gaels 3-20 to 3-9 in the Meath SHC Quarter-Finals on Sunday.
First half goals from Padraig O’Hanrahan and Gavin McGowan (2) ensured Ratoath led 3-11 to 0-2 at the interval.
On Saturday Kiltale beat Kilmessan 0-19 to 0-13 with Jack Regan a key performer.
Following the weekend’s action Inniskeen and Corduff topped their groups to earn semi-final places.
In the quarter-finals Scotstown will play Aughnamullen, while Latton face Clontibret.
Corduff earned a 1-8 to 1-7 victory over Latton to progress to the penultimate round.
Scotstown overcame Clontibret 1-16 to 0-12, while Ballybay defeated Truagh 4-19 to 0-6, and Magheracloone beat Donaghmoyne 0-14 to 1-6.
Shinrone edged a thrilling Offaly SHC Quarter-Final against Birr, 1-30 to 3-22.
Extra-time was required with Adrian Cleary, Killian Sampson, and Paul Cleary outstanding for Shinrone.
Eoghan Cahill rifled 0-13 for Birr and Morgan Watkins supplied 2-2, but it wasn’t enough.
Another high octane encounter took place in Offaly with Aaron Kenny’s 2-1 vital as St Rynagh’s prevailed against Coolderry, 3-13 to 1-16.
Michael Glaveys retained their Roscommon SFC status by beating Strokestown 1-8 to 1-7.
Strokestown, county champions last year, now face Western Gaels in the Relegation Final.
Mark McDaniel scored a late goal as Coolera/Strandhill defeated Drumcliffe/Rosses Point 1-9 to 1-6 in the Sligo SFC.
Coolera/Strandhill now face Tubbercurry in a crucial group fixture next weekend.
Molaise Gaels advanced to the knockout stages following a 1-18 to 0-9 triumph over Calry/St Joseph’s.
St Mary’s are also through, but face Molaise Gaels to decide who tops the group.
Calry/St Joseph’s imminent meeting with St Farnan’s has significant relegation implications.
There was no shortage of drama in the Tipperary SHC Quarter-Finals.
Toomevara, Kiladangan, Loughmore-Castleiney, and Thurles Sarsfields prevailed.
North Tipperary outfits Toomevara and Kiladangan will meet in the penultimate round with Loughmore-Castleiney colliding with Toomevara.
Darragh McCarthy and Adam Hall grabbed vital scores in Toome’s 3-20 to 1-24 after extra-time win over Clonoulty-Rossmore.
Kiladangan were 2-22 to 3-17 victors over Hollycross/Ballycahill.
Alan Flynn and Billy Semour struck important points in the closing stages for Kiladangan.
Thurles Sarsfields were 0-24 to 1-12 winners against Seamus Callanan.
Stephen Cahill was instrumental for Thurles, guiding over five points from play at FBD Semple Stadium.
John McGrath hit 1-13 as Loughmore-Castleiney survived a late Roscrea rally to win 2-22 to 1-24.
On Saturday at Fraher Field An Rinn defeated Stradbally 2-7 to 2-5 in the Waterford SFC.
Rathgormack, beaten finalists last year, defeated holders The Nire 1-12 to 2-4.
Ballinacourty enjoyed a 1-8 to 0-5 victory over Kilrossanty with Conor Prunty netting the goal.
St Loman’s and Coralstown/Kinnegad will contest the Westmeath SFC Final.
Sean Flanagan and TJ Cox netted goals for St Loman’s as the Mullingar club beat Tyrrellspass 2-13 to 0-5.
Brian Cooney supplied a goal as Coralstown/Kinnegad, with former Offaly player Paschal Kellaghan in charge, defeated Caulry 1-8 to 0-6.
In the Wexford SFC Castletown, Glynn-Barntown, Crossabeg-Ballymurn, Shelmaliers, and Kilanerin registered wins.
Starlights and St James’ played out a 0-9 to 1-6 draw.
The pairings for the Wicklow SFC Quarter-Finals have been confirmed.
Tinahely face Bray Emmets in the last eight, while Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney meet Éire Óg Greystones.
Holders St Patrick’s have been drawn with Blessington, while Kiltegan play Rathnew.