Cork County Board confirms the fixture list for the club hurling and football quarter-finals

Cork County Board confirms the fixture list for the club hurling and football quarter-finals
Maurice O'Sullivan, Ballyhea, battles Liam Cashman, Kanturk. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

CORK GAA fans have a bumper fortnight to look forward to with the county quarter-finals in senior hurling and football pencilled in between the 15th and 28th of the month.

Hurling outsiders, Carrigtwohill and Ballyhea, are first into the action at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday week at 2pm.

That's followed by the city derby between neighbours Bishopstown and St Finbarr's at 3.45pm.

The remaining quarter-finals are listed for Saturday, the 21st, when the 7/2 second-favourites, Glen Rovers, take on Newtownshandrum, also at Páirc Uí Rinn at 5pm.

Then it's the mouth-watering east Cork showdown between the 4/5 favourites, Imokilly, who are chasing an historic three-in-a-row, against former champions, Sarsfields, at 6.45pm.

The popular money is Imokilly meeting the 'Barr's in one semi-final and the Glen facing Ballyhea in the other.

They are provisionally scheduled for the 29th with the final on the weekend of October 12-13.

The 'Barr's involvement in senior football is likely to impact on the semi-final date because they play Nemo Rangers in the stand-out last-eight tie on the 28th at Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm. It's preceded by the Duhallow-Clonakilty tie at 5.15.

The opening quarter-final is on the 21st, when Ilen Rovers take on either Mallow or Newcestown in Brinny or Rosscarbery at 5pm.

Mallow and Newcestown play their round 3 game in Coachford on Saturday at 5pm.

On the 22nd, it's the turn of Douglas against the winners of Kiskeam/Ballincollig, who meet in Ballyclough, also on Saturday at 5pm, in either Mallow or Páirc Uí Rinn at 3pm.

The semi-finals are scheduled for October 5-6 with the final at the end of the month.

The winners of 'Barr's-Nemo meet either Douglas, Kiskeam or Ballincollig in one and it's Duhallow or Clon against Ilen, Mallow or Newcestown in the other.

The bookies quote Nemo, the 2017 champions, the 2/1 favourites to replace the 'Barr's as county champions. 

The holders are 11/4 with Duhallow, who lost a dramatic final, 12 months ago, next at 3/1.

Meanwhile, Galway are looking for a new football manager after Kevin Walsh stepped down following a five-year stint in the job.

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