• GAA

Limerick to host Coolderry's semi final clash with Gort

Saturday, 24th December, 2011 9:30am

Story by Kieran Galvin

Coolderry's All-Ireland club senior hurling semi-final against Galway champions Gort will be played in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, on Saturday, February 11 (throw-in: 2pm).

Coolderry defeated Oulart the Ballagh of Wexford to win their first Leinster title last November and now the Offaly champions are just one victory away from an All-Ireland final appearance.

Ken Hogan's charges defeated local rivals Birr in the Offaly county final and got the better of Ballyboden St Enda's (Dublin) in the Leinster semi-finals, before overcoming Wexford champions Oulart in the decider.

The other All-Ireland semi-final is between Antrim's Loughgiel Shamrocks and Na Piarsaigh of Limerick. And it will be played in Parnell Park, Dublin (2pm), on the same day as the Coolderry v Gort clash.

The battle for the 2012 All-Ireland club senior hurling title is remarkably open and the only team left standing to previously win the Tommy Moore Cup is Loughgiel

. The Antrim club defeated St Rynagh's of Offaly in the 1983 decider.

Meanwhile, the two All-Ireland Club SFC semi-finals will both be played in the midlands, with Longford's Pearse Park hosting the clash of neighbours Garrycastle (Westmeath) and St Brigid's (Roscommon), and Portlaoise the venue for the meeting of defending champions Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) and Dr Crokes of Kerry. Both those ties take place on Saturday, February 18.

O'Connor Park in Tullamore will host the All-Ireland Club IFC semi-final between Davitts (Mayo) and Eire "g (Wicklow) on January 22.

The details of the All-Ireland club senior, intermediate junior fixtures in hurling and football are listed below.

AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals

Saturday 11 February

Coolderry (Offaly) v Gort (Galway), Gaelic Grounds, 2pm

Loughgiel Shamrocks (Antrim) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Parnell Park, 2pm

AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship semi-finals

Sunday 22 January

Effin (Limerick) v Middletown (Armagh), Athy, 2pm

Robert Emmet's (London) v Mount Leinster Rangers (Carlow), Parnell Park, 1pm

AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals

Sunday 22 January

Charleville (Cork) v Fullen Gaels (Warwickshire), Walsh Park, 1pm

Ballygar (Galway) v St. Patrick's Ballyragget (Kilkenny), Nenagh, 2pm

AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals

Saturday 18 February

Dr Crokes (Kerry) v Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh), Portlaoise, 2pm

St Brigid's (Roscommon) v Garrycastle (Westmeath), Pearse Park, 2pm

AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship semi-finals

Sunday 22 January

Davitts (Mayo) v Eire "g (Wicklow), Tullamore, 2pm

Milltown - Castlemaine (Kerry) v Craigbane (Derry), Portlaoise, 3.30pm

AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship semi-finals

Sunday 22 January

Naomh Pádraig (Galway) v Ballivor (Meath), Pearse Park, 2pm

Dromid Pearses (Kerry) v Derrytresk (Tyrone), Portlaoise, 2pm.

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