The major game on the South Tipperary scene over the coming week is the first of the Clonmel Oil senior football championship semi-finals which will be staged in Cahir on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. In opposition will be Clonmel Commercials and Killenaule and whilst the Clonmel side will be strong favourites, Killenaule have served notice during the league stages that they are a formidable outfit that will take beating.
Led by County star Paddy Codd, Killenaule upset Cahir in the semi-final and any improvement on that display will put them in with a major chance. Commercials will field a young but well balanced side with their major scoring threat likely to come from Michael Quinlivan and whilst patrons can expect a huge effort from Killenaule it will still prove a major surprise if they can overcome the favourites.
The second semi-final will be staged in Cahir between Ardfinnan and Moyle Rovers on Friday evening of next week and Rovers will warm up for this with a back game against Mullinahone in Cloneen on Sunday at noon.
Apart from the senior football clash between Moyle Rovers and Mullinahone two other attractive ties are listed for noon on Sunday. In the Martins Tiles Fruit & Veg intermediate hurling championship Cahir will face Grangemockler/Ballyneale in Clonmel and in the Quirke Jewellers junior hurling (A) grade Newcastle will oppose Kilsheelan/Kilcash in what should prove a cracking contest in Goatenbridge.
Also in junior hurling (A) games are scheduled for this Thursday and for Saturday evenings. On Thursday Skeheenarinka will oppose Ballylooby/Castlegrace in Clogheen at 7-30 whilst the Saturday game will see Mullinahone in action against neighbours Ballingarry in a clash that should attract great interest in Fethard at 7 p.m.