Tesco HomeGrown All Ireland Club Championship Semi Finals

The TESCO HomeGrown All Ireland Club Championships reach the semi final stage this weekend when Carnacon take on Mountmellick in Ballintubber and The Banner from Clare meet the defending champions, Donaghmoyne at Corrofin on Sunday.


Last year’s All Ireland Club Final featured Donaghamoyne and Carnacon and a repeat of that decider is still very much possible. All eyes in Ballintubber will be on 9 time All Star, Cora Staunton as the Laois club will have to find a way to curb the influence of the ace attacker. However, Carnacon boast a strong side with the likes of Claire Egan, Fiona McHale, Martha Carter and Noelle Tierney adding extra experience a very impressive side. Mountmellick will be hoping that Tracey Lawlor will be on top form along with Ciara Burke and Claire Conlon.


Donaghmoyne are the defending All Ireland champions but they face a difficult task when they travel to Clare to take on the Munster Champions, The Banner. Again it will be the Courtney sisters that will be the backbone of the team with new All Stars Cora and Sharon being especially crucial to the Monaghan club’s cause. The bulk of the scoring duties will be expecting to be taken up by star attackers Cathriona McConnell and Fiona Lafferty. The Banner have negotiated a difficult path to the All Ireland Semi Final as they overcame Cork champions, St. Val’s in an epic Munster championship final. Much of the hopes for the Clare club will rest on the shoulders of ace attacker, Niamh O’Dea, who has been lethal to date in the TESCO HomeGrown Club Championships, at the other end of the field her sister, Eve, is the defensive lynchpin who will have to be on top form against an extremely strong Donaghmoyne attacking unit.


In the TESCO Homegrown Intermediate Championship Cork’s Boherbue and Dublin’s Thomas Davis are still on course for a repeat of last year’s Junior decider as they are on opposite sides of the Intermediate draw. Thomas Davis will have home advantage as they host Glen from Derry but Boherbue will have to make the journey to Tuam stadium where they will face a very strong Claregalway side.


Dunedin Connolly’s from Edinburgh enjoyed a remarkable 7-16 to 8-08 victory over Armagh’s Shane O’Neill’s in the previous round but they must now make the journey to Drumlish where a strong St. Helen’s side will await them. The other TESCO Homegrown Junior Semi Final will see a battle of the gaels as Na Gaeil from Kerry host Roscommon’s Shannon Gaels in Tralee at 1:30pm on Sunday.


17th November 2013.


Tesco HomeGrown All Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi Finals (ET if Necessary)

Carnacon, Mayo (H) v Mountmellick, Sarsfield, Laois, 1.30pm, Ballintubber, (M Farrelly)

The Banner, Clare (H) v Donaghmoyne, Monaghan, 1.30pm, Corrofin, (D McEnery)


Tesco HomeGrown All Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi Finals (ET if Necessary)

Thomas Davis, Dublin (H) v Glen, Derry, 1.30pm, Thomas Davis GAA, (S Regan)

Claregalway, Galway (H) v Boherbue, Cork, 1.30pm, Tuam Stadium, (T McShea)


Tesco HomeGrown All Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi Finals (ET if Necessary)

St. Helen’s, Longford (H) v Dunedin Connolly’s, Edinburgh, 1.30pm,  Fr. Manning Gaels, Drumlish, (P Fahy)

Na Gaeil, Kerry (H) v Shannon Gaels, Roscommon, 1.30pm, Na Gaeil CLG, Killeen, Tralee, (K Delahunty)

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