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07th Nov 2018

TG4 have tonnes of All-Ireland pedigree on show this weekend

Michael Corry

Thank God for TG4…

You could be forgiven for thinking that once the inter-county season ends, the GAA scene goes quiet, however it’s quite the opposite as the club game takes over from September through to Christmas, and every weekend TG4 completely spoil fans with some top quality club action.

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Whether it’s the big ball or the small ball. You can be sure that your Sunday afternoon’s will be taken care off through the magic of televised club championships.

The past few weeks have been hurling heavy, but this weekend see’s football take over the show and the lads at TG4 have given us two games involving four teams, each of whom have serious All-Ireland pedigree.

First up is the live game in the Munster club championship as Dr Crokes, widely renowned as the most attractive club football side of all, take on recently crowned Cork champions St. Finbarr’s.

The Kerry side, have a lot of recent history in this competition having won the Munster club championship four times in the last seven years. In total they have seven Munster club titles in their cabinet and have collected the All-Ireland on two occasions, in 1992 & 2017.

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Their opponent’s, St. Finbarr’s have suffered through some barren years, and recently won their first Cork title after a 33 year drought. However, they do have four Munster club crowns and three All-Ireland’s in their roll of honour.

Whilst they may not have dined at the top table for a while, the sort of swagger that comes with their rich history cannot be bought.

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After the meeting in Munster, comes deferred coverage of Galway’s Corofin and Clann na nGael of Roscommon. Again, the narrative is very similar to that of Dr Crokes and St. Finbarr’s.

Corofin are the reigning All-Ireland champions. They have won the last six county titles and are seeking to claim their third Connacht crown in succession.

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The Galway outfit have won eight Connacht championships in total, as well as three All-Ireland club titles since 1998.

Their opponent’s Clann na nGael have quite possibly the most interesting history in senior club championship. The most successful team in Roscommon, with 21 county titles. They have won seven Connacht championships and famously done six in a row between 1984 & 1989.

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Despite their rich history, Clann na nGael have never won an All-Ireland senior title. They have lost five finals, including four in a row between 1986-1990.

Well that is your Sunday afternoon sorted anyway!

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