KILLKERRIN-Clonberne duo Ailish Morrissey and Aine Shaughnessy with supporters last Friday evening.

Kilkerrin-Clonberne favourites to retain crown

Donaghmoyne chase their sixth All-Ireland title

WORLD CUP interest is set to ramp up with quarter-final action scheduled over the coming days. For the footballers of Kilkerrin-Clonberne and Donaghmoyne Fontenoys, and their supporters, the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final represents the only show in town.

The ladies club game continues to evolve and grow and will take another giant step forward when the Dolores Tyrrell Cup is won and lost under the Saturday night lights at Croke Park (throw-in: 5pm). The Intermediate decider between Longford Slashers and Mullinahone from Tipperary precedes it (3pm) with both matches being televised live on TG4.

Salthill-Knocknacarra will also fly the Galway flag in Sunday's All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship final against Naomh Abán from Cork in Kilmallock (1pm). Live coverage will be available via the LGFA's InPlayer.

Standing in Kilkerrin-Clonberne's way are Donaghmoyne, the five-time winners from Monaghan and one of only three clubs to win more than two All-Irelands. Roll of honour leaders Ballymacarbry from Waterford have ten to their name, Mayo's Carnacon are next on six.

Kilkerrin-Clonberne are bidding to add their second and move alongside clubs such as The Heath from Laois, Castleisland from Kerry, Wexford's Shelmaliers, Dublin's Ballyboden St Endas, and Cork trio Donoughmore, Newtownshandrum and Mourneabbey…

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