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Nemo Rangers and Corofin face-off

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 9:38am

Nemo Rangers will get their chance for revenge this weekend when they face Galway side Corofin in the AIB All-Ireland Club Senior Football Final. The Munster champions were handed a tough lesson in the All-Ireland Final of 2018 by Corofin, losing 2-19 to 0-10. It was to be the first of three potential titles in a row for Corofin who were also winners in 2019 and will play this Saturday for their third final appearance as well as third title on the trot. 

The game will be live from Ennis with build up from 1pm and throw-in at 1.30pm.

That game will be followed by the second semi final between Down's Kilcoo and Dublin champions Ballyboden St Endas.

On Sunday the small ball takes over, with live coverage of the hurling semi finals beginning in Newry at 1.30pm. First up, All-Ireland champions Ballyhale Shamrocks look to continue the defence of their title against Derry's Slaughtneil. The Shamrocks have been imperious so far with an average winning margin of over ten points in the Leinster Championship. But Slaughtneil have been equally impressive and will be keen to go one better after running Limerick's Na Piarsaigh close at this stage two years ago.

The action then switches to the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for the hotly anticipated clash between Tipperary's Borris-Ileigh and St Thomas' of Galway. Borris-Ileigh have not been to this stage since 1986 when they won the competition outright, but with Brendan Maher leading the way they will fancy their chances of equalling that feat.

They face a club with serious pedigree however. St Thomas' reached the All-Ireland Final last year and were at the semi-finals on three of the last four occasions. They last won the title in 2013.

The finals of the AIB Club Championships will be broadcast live on TG4.

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