West and Mid hurling finals on this weekend

The two remaining divisional senior hurling finals are fixed for this coming weekend with familiar pairings in both finals.

The two remaining divisional senior hurling finals are fixed for this coming weekend with familiar pairings in both finals.

On Saturday evening, August 10 in Kickham Park at 7pm, Clonoulty Rossmore will seek their 7th title in a row when they take on Eire Og Annacarty Donohill in the West final.

Clonoulty Rossmore will start as strong favourites but given Eire Og’s progression to last year’s county semi-finals while the champions exited relatively tamely at quarter-final stage suggests to others that this should be a close encounter with the outcome very much in doubt.

It’s also a year of surprises so anybody staying at home in the expectation of a comfortable Clonoulty Rossmore win could well miss a thriller.

John O’Brien of Arravale Rovers will referee the game.

On Sunday evening August 11 the Mid final will take place between Drom and Inch and Loughmore Castleiney at 7pm in Boherlahan.

This is also likely to be a game well worth attending with the outcome between these neighbouring clubs and close rivals always difficult to predict. Johnny Butler of Upperchurch Drombane will referee the game.