Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney of the Irish Independent debate the big clashes of the weekend in Club Talk: Hurling.
Shane O’Donnell will hope to break the heart of Davy Fitzgerald when Eire Og Ennis meet Sixmilebridge in Clare this weekend.
Tony Kelly will be hoping to steer Ballyea into the final too, with O’Callaghan Mills standing in their way on the other side of the draw.
There are a litany of county finals up and down the island, while Cork gets into the nitty gritty with some tasty fixtures to come.
We look at the Kilkenny, Antrim and Limerick championships, which we have also previewed separately with Adrian Ronan, Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton and Jerome O’Connell respectively, along with many more.
Armagh SHC – Semi-Final – Crossmaglen: Derrynoose v Middletown Na Fianna, 5.30
Clare SHC – Semi-Final – Cusack Park: Eire Og v Sixmilebridge, 5.0
Cork SHC – Quarter-Final – Pairc Ui Chaoimh: Sarsfields v Erin’s Own, 7.30
Kilkenny SHC – Semi-Finals – Nowlan Park: Dicksboro v O’Loughlin Gaels, 3.0; Nowlan Park: Ballyhale Shamrocks v James Stephens, 5.0
Laois SHC – Group Stage – O’Moore Park: Clough/Ballacolla v Castletown, 3.30; O’Moore Park: Rosenallis v Borris in Ossory/Kilcotton, 5.30;
Limerick SHC – Semi-Final – Gaelic Grounds: Doon v Kilmallock, 5.30; Gaelic Grounds: Na Piarsaigh v Patrickswell, 7.30
Mayo SHC – Tooreen: Tooreen v Ballyhaunis, 5.0
Meath SHC – Quarter-Final – Pairc Tailteann: Kilmessan v Kildalkey, 5.30
Offaly SHC – Kinnitty: Seir Kieran v Kilcormac-Killoughey, 5.0; Banagher: Birr v Coolderry, 5.0; O’Connor Park: Ballinamere v Belmont, 5.0; Birr: St Rynagh’s v Shinrone, 5.0
Tyrone SHC – Final – Healy Park: Eire Og Carrickmore v Dungannon Eoghan Ruadh, 5.0
Antrim SHC – Final – Ballycastle: Dunloy Cuchullains v Loughgiel Shamrocks, 2.45
Armagh SHC – Semi-Final – Ballymacnab: Cuchulainn v Seán Treacy’s, 2.30
Clare SHC – Semi-Final – Cusack Park: Ballyea v O’Callaghan’s Mills, 3.0
Cork SHC – Quarter-Final – Pairc Ui Chaoimh: Blackrock v Douglas, 2.0; Pairc Ui Rinn: Na Piarsaigh v UCC, 7.0
Derry SHC – Final – Celtic Park: Kevin Lynch HC v Slaughtneil, 2.0
Laois SHC –Round 3 – O’Moore Park: Camross v Baile na Coille, 1.30; Abbeyleix v Rathdowney Errill, 3.30
Meath SHC – Quarter-Final – Pairc Tailteann: Na Fianna v Longwood, 5.30
Monaghan SHC – Final – Clones: Castleblayney v Truagh, 3.30
Roscommon SHC – Semi-Finals – Dr Hyde Park: Four Roads v Athleague, 1.0; Tremane v Padraig Pearses, 4.30
Sligo SHC – Semi-Finals – Markievicz Park: Naomh Eoin v Coolera/Strandhill, 1.0; Easkey v Western Gaels, 4.0
Wicklow SHC – Semi-Finals – Aughrim: Emmet Carn an Bhua v Eire Og Greystones, 2.0; Bray Emmets v St Pat’s, 5.0
Video time stamps (approx)
00:00 Intro and Clare SHC semi-finals
09:00 Kilkenny SHC semi-finals
19:00 Kilkenny relegation final
21:00 Wicklow SHC semi-finals
23:30 Cork SHC semi-finals
30:30 Offaly SHC
32:40 Derry SHC final
35:00 Antrim SHC final
40:00 Limerick SHC semi-finals
46:30 Mayo SHC final
52:00 Tyrone SHC final
53:00 Smooth Verney’s Lock of the Week