Below is a brief round up of the action that took place over the weekend in each of the Counties Senior Championships.
The Carlow Senior Football Championship Final took place on Sunday in Netwatch Cullen Park.
In a low scoring but tight affair Eire Óg saw off the challenge of Paletine to be crowned Champions for 2018 on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-05.
The Hurling Championship took centre stage in the Capital last weekend with the Semi Final pairings of St Vincents v’s Ballyboden and Kilmacud Crokes v’s Cuala facing off.
In what turned out to be an engrossing battle Kilmacud Crokes held off a late rally from reigning Champions Cuala to secure their place in the Final on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-17. The other Semi Final saw St Vincents lose out to Ballyboden St Endas 2-16 to 0-18.
Kilmacud Croke will now take on Ballyboden in the Final and with both clubs due to play each other in the Football Semi Final also, an interesting few weeks lie ahead.
The Kildare Senior Football Championship Semi Finals took place over the weekend with Athy taking on Celbridge and reigning Champions Moorefield facing off against Naas.
In the first game of the weekend saw Athy securing their place in the final beating Celbridge 2-12 to 0-05. On Sunday Moorefield proved to strong for Naas running out winners on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-09.
The Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship is readily starting to heat up as nearly all the Semi Finals pairings are known.
A series of replays mean the one outstanding Quarter Final between James Stephens and Erins Own was the sole fixture in the Senior Championship this weekend. The result of this delayed Quarter Final was another draw with the sides deadlocked on 14 points a piece come the final whistle. The replay will now take place next Saturday the 13th October while the other Semi Final between Bennettsbridge and Clara will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday.
The Laois Hurling Championship Final took place over the weekend with Camross facing off against Rathdowney Erril in O’Moore Park.
Camross won out the victors on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-19 points. They will now go on to face the Wexford Champions in the AIB Leinster Club Championship
The Longford Senior Football Championship has reached the Final Stage. Sunday delivered a pulsating clash between Abbeylara and Mullinalaghta.
Neither side could land the vital blow with the pair deadlocked on 6 points apiece come full time. They will have to do it all again next Sunday 14th October
The Meath Senior Hurling Championship crowned its 2018 Champions over the weekend.
Kiltale took on Trim in a high scoring and pulsating affair. The Kiltale men won the day in the end on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-14. They will now go on to face the Wexford Intermediate Champions in the AIB Leinster Intermediate Club Championship
The Hurling Senior Championship in Offaly took center stage this weekend with Coolderry facing off against Kilcormac Killoughey.
Goals proved to be the difference on the day as Coolderry took the spoils in the end 2-17 to 0-17. The Offaly Champions will no progress to face the Carlow Champions in the Leinster stages.
The Westmeath Senior Football Chamionship learned its Final pairing this weekend with a shock result thrown into the mix.
St Lomans ran out eventual winners over Garrycastel on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-12. However the result of the weekend was arguably Mullingar Shamrocks prevailing over the hotly fancied Tyrellspass by a single point. The final score was 0-10 to 0-09.
The Wexford Senior Hurling Championship is down to just two following the weekends Semi Final clashes.
The first game on Sunday saw Oylegate Glenbrien let a lead slip to Naomh Eana who went onto win by 4 points in a game that was not short of goals. The final score was 4-07 to 3-14. The second Semi Final saw reigning Champions St Martins reaching the Final once again. they overcame the challenge of the Raperees on a soreline of 5-15 to 0-14.
The Wicklow Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals took place over the weekend and with no draws the Final pairing is now known.
Glenealy faced off against St Pats in the first game and ran out eventual winner 2-12 to 0-07. They will now go on to meet Emmet Carn An Bhua in the final who over came Bray Emmets in the other Semi Final by 2 points 0-16 to 0-14.