TG4 Confirm Live Coverage of Borris-Ileigh v St. Thomas’ in January

TG4 have today confirmed their coverage of the closing stages of the AIB Club Championships in hurling and football.  The first weekend of 2020 will see all four senior semi finals broadcast live on the channel, with a football double header on Saturday and a hurling double header on Sunday.

 

The weekend will throw in with football champions Corofin of Galway, who are looking to make history by becoming the first club to win All Ireland title three times in-a-row.  They face an opposition they know well in Cork’s Nemo Rangers, having beaten the Munster champions in the All Ireland Final of 2018.  The game will be live from Ennis with build up from 1 and throw in at half past 1.

That game will be followed by the second semi final between Down’s Kilcoo and Dublin champions Ballyboden St. Endas.  Ballyboden came very close to exiting the competition in the Leinster Final last Sunday, but three late points saw them through.  They will be hoping to repeat the achievement of 2016 when they won the title in Croke Park.    Kilcoo will have other ideas, having finally won an Ulster title after winning the Down championship on 7 of the last 8 occasions.

On Sunday the small ball takes over, with live coverage of the hurling semi finals beginning in Newry at 1.30pm.    First up, All Ireland Champions Ballyhale Shamrocks look to continue the defence of their title against Derry’s Slaughtneil.  The Shamrocks have been imperious so far with an average winning margin of over 10 points in the Leinster Championship.   But Slaughtneil have been equally impressive and will be keen to go one better after running Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh close at this stage two years ago.

The action then switches to the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for the hotly anticipated clash between Tipperary’s Borris-Ileigh and St. Thomas’ of Galway.   Borris-Ileigh have not been to this stage since 1986 when they won the competition outright, but with Brendan Maher leading the way they will fancy their chances of equalling that feat.   They face a club with serious pedigree however.  St. Thomas’ reached the All Ireland Final last year and were at the semi finals on 3 of the last four occasions. They last won the title in 2013.

The finals of the AIB Club Championships will be broadcast live on TG4 on Sunday January 19th.

 

AIB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – SENIOR FOOTBALL SEMI FINALS 

Saturday January 4 TG4 1pm 

  • Corofin v Nemo Rangers
  • Ballyboden St. Endas v Kilcoo

 

AIB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – SENIOR HURLING SEMI FINALS 

Sunday January 5 TG4 1:30pm

  • Ballyhale Shamrocks v Slaughtneil
  • Borris-Ileigh v St. Thomas’

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