Feast of club GAA live on the box and GAA GO this weekend
Get the slippers on and the remote in hand.
Stick the feet up and soak it all in. The weather is wet, the couch is calling. It's a sports filled Saturday and club GAA is centre stage.
Everything is in order. Things are as they should be.
Ploughing a lone furrow for years through consecutive club seasons, TG4 are finally getting a helping hand this year. RTÉ are finally on board and with the national broadcaster complimenting the Irish language station's excellent broadcast offering, it's fair to say us hungry gaels are being catered for like never before.
Last weekend was good, but this is the start of it.
On Saturday, RTÉ are heading down to Kilkenny for the ever competitive Kilkenny SHC quarter finals. Widely known as one of the most evenly balanced championships of the lot, we're in for two good games live from Nowlan Park this Saturday.
Unfortunately, the main event won't go ahead Noreside. Ballyhale Shamrocks and Clara - five county championships between this decade - has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.
So that will be replaced by overall favourites O'Loughlin Gaels vs Mullinavat in a game that has been moved into the county grounds.
Following the postponement of Ballyhale v Clara, Saturday GAA Live on @RTE2 and @RTEplayer from 2.45pm will now feature O'Loughlin Gaels v Mullinavat 3pm and Dicksboro v Erins Own 4.45pm in the @KilkennyCLG hurling quarter-finals #sundaygame #rtegaa
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) October 5, 2019
That will be followed by Dicksboro v Erins Own - a game guaranteed to set the pulses racing. Erins Own told Bennettsbridge where to go in an impressive relegation semi-final win, and the Castlecomer outfit are as dogged as they come. They ran Ballyhale close when rank underdogs last year and they never go down without a fight. The 'Boro' are 1/3 favourites but they will have their work cut out here.
Between these two titanic clashes, players of the calibre of Cillian Buckley, Conor Fogarty, Paddy Deegan, John Walsh and the ageless Martin 'Gorta' Comerford will all be on show. Bring it on.
Saturday 5 October
Kilkenny senior hurling quarter-finals, live on RTÉ 2.
- O'Loughlin Gaels (3/10) v Mullinavat (3/1), Nowlan Park, 3.00
- Dicksboro (1/3) v Erins Own (11/4), Nowlan Park, 4.45
Sunday 6 October
And on Sunday it gets even better.
Class club games all over this weekend.
Na Piarsaigh v Patrickswell in Limerick SHC final - Live on TG4.
Ballyhale v Clara in Kilkenny, Ballintubber v Ballina in Mayo, Cuala v St Vincent's in Dublin the pick of them 👌 pic.twitter.com/yoXsFHVhjt
— GAA JOE (@GAA__JOE) October 1, 2019
Limerick senior hurling final, live on TG4
- Na Piarsaigh (1/4) v Patrickswell (7/2), LIT Gaelic Grounds, 3.30pm – TG4 Live
- Cian Lynch v William O'Donoghue
- Aaron Gillane v Mike Casey
- Diarmuid Byrnes v Shane Dowling
Donegal senior football semi-final, live on GAA GO and TG4 deferred
- Gaoth Dobhair (7/4) v Kilcar (8/13), Ballybofey.
- Odhran MacNiallais v Ryan McHugh
- Odhran McFadden Ferry v Eoin McHugh
- Kieran Gillespie v Paddy McBrearty
Every single one of these games can be seen live on the GAA GO app too, if you don't have access to a television.
A high quality weekend of Club Championship action awaits this weekend. We've got the Limerick Hurling County Final, 2 Quarters from Kilkenny and a Donegal Football Semi-Final. Watch the whole Club Championship for free here https://t.co/GQn4hHUVtz pic.twitter.com/gmRqz6EyvU
— GAAGO (@GAAGO) October 3, 2019