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Shane Dowling remains a key figure for Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh.
Shane Dowling remains a key figure for Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh.

Preview: Weekend's Club hurling action


Sunday November 4

AIB Munster Club SHC semi-finals

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Clonoulty-Rossmore (Tipperary), Gaelic Grounds, 1pm

Since emerging as Limerick champions in 2011 Na Piarsaigh have collected four Munster title.

That excellent record in the province proves Na Piarsaigh's potential and pedigree.

The All Ireland Final replay defeat against Cuala hurt Na Piarsaigh, but they retained the Limerick title for the first time ever.

That was an important step because Doon were gritty opponents in the decider, but Shane Dowling's scores guided Na Piarsaigh to glory.

Timmy Hammersley is a prolific finisher for Clonoulty-Rossmore, who finished strongly to beat Nenagh Eire Og in Tipperary.

Buoyed up by that victory Clonoulty-Rossmore will head for the Gaelic Grounds heartened and hopeful about causing an upset.

Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyea (Clare), Walsh Park, 1.30pm

Considering their recent supremacy in Waterford, Ballygunner have struggled to translate that form into Munster.

Provincial final losses in 2015 and 2017 were a case of so near, but yet so far for an accomplished Ballygunner outfit, sprinkled with inter-county players.

Ballyea reached the All Ireland Club Final in 2017 and Tony Kelly starred in their journey through Clare.

It was important for Ballyea to show their ability in a hotly contested County Championship and they will relish this opportunity against Ballygunner.

Ballyboden St Enda's defeated Kilmacud Crokes in a Dublin SHC Final replay last Sunday at Parnell Park.
Ballyboden St Enda's defeated Kilmacud Crokes in a Dublin SHC Final replay last Sunday at Parnell Park.

AIB Leinster Club SHC quarter-finals

Coolderry (Offaly) v Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow), O'Connor Park, 1.30pm

The 2011 Leinster champions face the 2013 provincial victors with both clubs well versed on what is required on this stage.

Coolderry are the most prolific Offaly champions with 31 titles so a winning culture is established within the club.

Since capturing their first Carlow crown in 2006 Mount Leinster Rangers have added seven further titles to the list and they will enter Tullamore confident about making an impact.

Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) v Clonkill (Westmeath), Parnell Park, 2pm

Ballyboden St Enda's, with Conal Keaney delivering a substantial display, eventually shrugged off Kilmacud Crokes resistance.

Dublin footballer Colm Basquel arrived from the bench to mine a late point for Boden, who continue to look to Gary Maguire, Paul Ryan, Niall McMorrow, Simon Lambert, and Conor McCormack for inspiration.

Clonkill triumphed in a competitive Westmeath Championship with Brendan Murtagh an influential figure in the 1-13 to 2-9 triumph over Raharney.

Camross (Laois) v Naomh Eanna (Wexford), O'Moore Park, 2pm

Eoin Gaughan and Mark Dowling grabbed the goals as Camross defeated Rathdowney-Errill in the Laois decider.

Ciaran Collier and Zane Keenan are other important figures for Camross, who face first time Wexford winners Naomh Eanna.

A lively Wexford final was decided by the opportunism of Conor McDonald and Cathal Dunbar, who delivered when it really mattered for Naomh Eanna.

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