What ap­proach will St Fin­barr’s take to Lewis Road?

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AIB Mun­ster JHC quar­ter-fi­nal. Tour­na­fulla (Lim­er­ick) v Kil­gar­van (Kerry), Tour­na­fulla, 1.30pm (K.jor­dan, Tip­per­ary).

A com­pe­ti­tion where it’s al­ways dif­fi­cult to gauge stan­dards at the out­set. Tour­na­fulla should ben­e­fit from not hav­ing to wait as long for this game as their Kerry brethren.

Ver­dict: Tour­na­fulla.

AIB Mun­ster Club quar­ter-fi­nals. Bal­ly­looby-castle­grace (Tip­per­ary) v Beau­fort (Kerry), Cahir 1.30pm (P. O’driscoll, Cork). There are plenty of ships ris­ing with the tide around Kil­lar­ney and Beau­fort should steer theirs to­wards a semi-fi­nal here.

Ver­dict: Beau­fort.

Drom­tar­riffe (Cork) v KildimoPal­laskenry (Lim­er­ick), Mal­low 1pm (E. Mo­ran, Kerry).

Kyle Hayes might be called on here be­cause it would ap­pear the Cork JFC men have been through stronger bat­tles to be­come county cham­pi­ons.

Ver­dict: Drom­tar­riffe.

AIB Mun­ster Club SFC semi-fi­nals. Dr Crokes (Kerry) v St Fin­barr’s (Cork), Dr Crokes GAA, 1.30pm (D. O’ma­honey, Tip­per­ary). Live TG4.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what ap­proach St Fin­barr’s will take to Lewis Road. In the past, teams like Lough­more-castleiney have tried to out­mus­cle Dr Crokes on their home patch only to come up well short. Dr Crokes’ start­ing team is on the younger side so it might be a tac­tic worth con­sid­er­ing for the Barr’s but if there is an ex­am­ple to fol­low it’s that of Nemo Rangers last year. They set the agenda from the out­set and for the visi­tors to stand a chance of a sur­prise they have to show some au­dac­ity in that early pe­riod. It is a third game in as many week­ends for Crokes; they haven’t had time to re­lax or even dwell on an­other county suc­cess but it wasn’t as if last week­end took much out of them.

Ver­dict: Dr Crokes.

The Nire (Water­ford) v Mil­townMal­bay (Clare), Fra­her Field (P.o’sul­li­van, Kerry) 1.30pm.

A hel­ter-skel­ter pe­riod for the Water­ford cham­pi­ons as the men from West Clare had the chance to look at them in Lim­er­ick last week­end.

What they would have seen, though, will leave them with no doubt they are up against it. The Nire were so pro­fes­sional in dis­pos­ing of Adare and Conor Glee­son and Shane Walsh up­front look to be in the type of mood to cause any team dif­fi­cul­ties. It’s a real day for the dual player as the afore­men­tioned duo, Jamie Bar­ron and Conor Cleary are all ex­pected to fea­ture strongly. Eoin Cleary should lead the for­ward line with con­vic­tion for Mil­town-mal­bay but the Water­ford men to pros­per. Ver­dict: The Nire. AIB Mun­ster Club IFC semi-fi­nals.

Kil­cum­min (Kerry) v Kil­mac­thomas (Water­ford), Kil­cum­min 1.30pm (S. Lon­er­gan, Tip­per­ary). A dogged per­for­mance pulled Kil­cum­min past Kil­rush in west Clare last week­end but home com­forts and the ex­pe­ri­ence of that bat­tle can serve them well here.

Ver­dict: Kil­cum­min.

Fer­moy (Cork) v Moyne-tem­ple­tuohy (Tip­per­ary), Tem­ple­tuohy 1pm (A. Kis­sane, Water­ford).

The Tip­per­ary men can’t be dis­missed when they were free-flow­ing with scores in tak­ing their county crown but Fer­moy will fancy a

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