Once again the coming weekend promises to provide excellent fare in both codes in South Tipperary.
Saturday features a most attractive Chadwicks minor hurling championship semi-final double in Kilsheelan while football followers should flock to Clonmel Sportsfield on Sunday for the Joe Mulcahy junior football (B) and the Garrabridge Lighting junior football (A) finals.
The other ties to whet the appetite are in the under 21 hurling grades. The (A) ties sponsored by Bob Fitzgerald Hardware will see what should prove a cracking contest between Ballingarry and Killenaule in Fethard on Saturday at 3 p.m. and an equally attractive clash between Mullinahone and Swans in Cloneen at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The programme will be completed by the meeting of Clonmel Og and Skeheenarinky in the Pat Cleere under 21 (B) grade in Ballylooby on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Junior Football Finals
The divisional junior football deciders which will be played on a Sunday double bill in Clonmel are not to be missed. Cahir and Fethard clash in the (B) decider at 12 noon and this will be followed at 1-30 p.m. by what promises to be a great local derby in the (A) final between Newcastle and Ardfinnan. Newcastle have high hopes of coming out on top but Ardfinnan with Brendan Cummins back in action looked very impressive when defeating St. Patricks in the semi-final and will take all the beating in what is expected to be a rousing contest.
The (B) final will see Cahir all out to complete a double having take the hurling (b) crown but Fethard have given quite a few useful performances throughout the competition and will be formidable opponents.
Minor (A) Hurling Semi-Finals
With minor (A) hurling on a high in the County following the great All-Ireland success the Divisional semi-finals at Kilsheelan on Saturday afternoon should enjoy a big profile.
Swans will face Moyle Rovers in the opener at 2 p.m. with St. Marys in opposition to C.J. Kickhams, Mullinahone at 3-30 p.m. A feast of hurling is anticipated and the results can go either way.