Seamus Duke’s weekend preview – November 9th



Fuerty to prevail


AIB Connacht IFC Semi-Final: Shamrock Gaels (Sligo) v Fuerty on Sunday in Coolooney at 1.30 pm

The outcome of this game will depend on a number of factors, not least on how the Fuerty players have recovered after a week of celebrations following their memorable success in the county final replay last weekend. It is interesting to note that the Gaels needed a replay to oust Curry in the Sligo county final.

  Not having seen Shamrock Gaels play it is difficult to make any kind of a solid judgement but Fuerty have a very good blend of younger and more experienced players. The Bannons, Philip Neilan, Niall Kilroy, Pete Kellehan, Aengus Lyons, Gearoid Ennis and company should have enough to defeat the home side and make it to the provincial final.

Prediction: Fuerty


Kilglass heart can be the difference

AIB Connacht Club JFC Semi-Final: Clonbur (Galway) v Kilglass Gaels  in Tuam Stadium on Sunday at 1.30 pm

Kilglass will fancy their chances against a Clonbur team who were actually beaten by Corofin in the county final in Galway last weekend. Kilglass will know themselves that it is very hard to lift a team for the provincial championships not having won your own county title. Kilglass showed huge heart and determination to battle back and take the title against Clann na nGael and if they can show the same qualities on Sunday they can make it to the final.

Prediction: Kilglass Gaels