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Weekend Preview

27th September 2023 By The Editor

Weekend Preview

Young Munster take on Ballynahinch in the Bateman Cup semi-final this weekend ©INPHO

The Bateman Cup semi-finals are down for decision this weekend.

There is also an assortment of finals at Junior level down for decision and action continues in the Cork Charity Cup.

Proceedings are also getting underway in the Munster Women’s Open Cup.

On Saturday, Young Munster, whose only Bateman Cup Triumph was in 1928, make the long trip north to Ballymacarn Park to take on Ballynahinch. The County Down side’s only triumph was in 2009.

Sunday’s Well and Clonakilty lock horns in the Cork County Cup decider under the new floodlights on the Sunday’s Well Back Pitch at Musgrave Park next Wednesday evening, with both side’s seeking a first triumph.

Crosshaven and Old Christians go head to head in the O’Neill Cup decider at Musgrave Park on Sunday.

The Cork Charity Cup continues on Sunday.

In Group 1, UCC welcome Clonmel to Curraheen Road, with both sdies going into the tie on the back of victories over Dolphin.

Cashel and Highfield begin their campaign in Group 2 at the Spafield.

The Transfield Cup final is down for decision as Thomond, who are looking to win the trophy for the first time since 2002, take on Richmond, whose last triumph was in 2017.

There are three finals down for decision in West Munster.

McElligott Cup holders Tralee make the short trip to take on Castleisland in the decider and Killarney travel to Ballydaivd to take on Chorca Dhuibhne in the Galwey-Foley Cup final.

Abbeyfeale host Listowel in the McGillycuddy Cup decider.

In the Premier County, Fethard entertain Carrick-on-Suir in the Mansergh Cup semi-final, with Clanwilliam awaiting the winners in the decider.

The Munster Women’s Open Cup begins this weekend as Ballincollig’s second-string side entertain Bantry Bay at Tanner Park.

In other ties, Bruff welcome Mallow to Kilballyowen Park and Clonakilty go head to head with Midleton at the Vale.


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