This weekend saw the last provincial senior club champions crowned. Ballyboden St Enda’s fought off tough competition from Éire Óg to claim the Leinster senior club football title in O’Moore Park. The focus now shifts to the All-Ireland semi-finals stage where this year’s finalists will be decided.
The provincial club championships are coming to an end with the remaining titles up for grabs over the next couple of weeks. The question is, will the club jersey be washed and stored away until next season, or is another outing on the cards?
It’s November, so that means the provincial club Championships are nearing their conclusion. It’s time for the club bobble hat, puffer jacket and a cup of coffee in hand to face the cold stand to cheer on the parish. The Connacht GAA senior football championship and Munster GAA senior hurling championship reach their climax this weekend with Corofin and Ballygunner bidding to retain their titles. While the senior football championship reaches semi-final stages in Leinster. Forget Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!
This weekend was characterised by more provincial championship action. The book of TJ Reid began a new chapter as he led the Shamrocks to victory and gained a place in the Leinster senior club hurling final. Meanwhile, in Ulster, a novel pairing awaits as the Magpies from Kilcoo will play Naomh Conaill in the provincial decider.
As the remaining county club championships draw to a close, the provincial series is starting to gather momentum across the four provinces. For the club player, there is something truly special about pulling on your O’Neills club jersey and representing your club.