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The defending Connacht Colleges Senior A Football Championship champions, St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, will be looking to get back into the final of the competition tomorrow when they take on Roscommon CBS in the semifinal of the premier schools football championship in the province.
Elvery’s MacHale Park is the place to be this weekend, when the best eight senior club teams in the county do battle for a place in the semi-finals of this year’s club championship.
With just two league games under their belts for the 16 senior clubs in the county, the race for the Moclair Cup gets under way this weekend with eight games across the four groups in the Treanlaur Catering Mayo GAA senior football championship getting going to the whistle over Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, will be packing their bags and making the long trip to Nenagh tomorrow to take on the three times in a row Corn Uí Mhuirí champions Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne at 3.15pm with a place in the Hogan Cup final up for grabs. The Kerry side claimed their provincial title with a win over De La Salle Macroom from Cork, with a five point win in Killarney three weeks ago on a score of 3-14 to 3-9. The Kerry side are managed by current Kerry senior football manager Eamon Fitzmaurice, while St Gerald’s are once again under the guidance of Daniel Forde and Tom Naughton, with Ger McDonnagh and Neil Douglas also coaching the team. Gerald’s picked up their second Connacht senior championship in a row a fortnight ago with a hard-fought win over St Attracta’s, Tubbercurry, putting together their first two in a row in the competition since 1996 and 1997 when they went all the way to the Hogan Cup final, before losing to St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon. Last year Gerald’s fell short at the semi-final stage losing 3-8 to 1-7 to the eventual winners St Patrick’s Maghera, while Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne lost out to St Patrick’s, Navan, in their semi-final.
Castlebar Mitchels came up just short in Croke Park last Monday when a Diarmuid Connolly inspired St Vincent's team had too much for them in the AIB All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final.
Brewster Park in Enniskillen is where all eyes in Castlebar will be focused tomorrow, when both St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, and Davitt College, Castlebar, go looking for a place in All Ireland finals. Gerald’s will face the MacRory Cup champions St Pat’s Maghera in their quest for a place in the Hogan Cup final at 3pm, with Davitt College taking on Holy Trinity, Cookstown, in the Vocational Schools semi-final. Both sides are in for very tough encounters with their Ulster opponents.
There is no more imposing name in college football than that of St Jarlath’s College, Tuam. The most famous nursery of schools’ football in the country has 48 Connacht Colleges title to its name, dating back to 1932, from its first right up to the last two championships. In the process of collecting those 48 titles Jarlath’s has also put 12 Hogan Cups on the sideboard, establishing it as the best of the best in schools’ football.