Preview: Sunday's Football and Hurling County Finals

20 matches will take place across all four provinces

BY Daniel Kelly 10:01 Sunday 16 October 2016, 10:01 16 Oct 2016

Dr Crokes star Colm Cooper. Colm Cooper Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Sunday afternoon sees 20 county finals, including two replays take place around the country in both football and hurling.

In hurling, Clare, Galway, Tipperary and Wexford all have their flagship matches. In Clare, Clonlara will be looking for their first win since 2008, after losing last year's final.

One of Sunday's most intriguing games takes place in Semple Stadium as Thurles Sarsfields look to win their fifth county title in seven years. They face underdogs Kildangan. The north Tipperary team are in their first final since 1938.

In football, Cork, Donegal, Kerry and Laois all have their county finals, while Cavan and Tyrone see replays, after two drawn games earlier this month.

Paddy McBrearty, Ryan McHugh and Mark McHugh are hoping to help Kilcar to their first Donegal title since 1993. They meet a Michael Murphy-led Glenswilly side.

The Laois final sees Portlaoise looking for their tenth county title in a row. AFL star Zach Tuohy has made his annual pilgrimage home and is expected to play in O'Moore Park against Stradbally.

Hurling County Finals

Carlow: Mount Leinster Rangers v St Mullins, Netwatch Cullen Park, 3.45pm

Clare: Ballyea v Clonlara, Cusack Park, 3.30pm

Galway: Gort v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 3.30pm

London: Robert Emmetts v St Gabriels, Greenford, 3pm

Roscommon: Four Roads v Oran, Athleague, 3.30pm

Tipperary: Kildangan v Thurles Sarsfields, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm

Wexford: Cloughbawn v Oulart-the Ballagh, Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30pm

Wicklow: Bray Emmetts v Carnew Emmetts, Aughrim, 3.15pm

Football County Finals

Antrim: Cargin v St Gall's, Corrigan Park, 3pm

Armagh: Cullyhanna v Maghery, Athletic Grounds, 4pm

Cavan (Replay): Castlerahan v Ramor United, Kingspan Breffni Park, 4pm

Cork: Ballincollig v Carberry Rangers, Pairc Ui Rinn, 3.45pm

Derry: Loup v Slaughtneil, Celtic Park, 3.45pm

Donegal: Glenswilly v Kilcar, MacCumhaill Park, 4pm

Kerry: Dr Crokes v Kenmare District, Fitzgerald Stadium, 3.30pm

Kildare: Moorefield v Sarsfields, Newbridge, 3.30pm

Laois: Portlaoise v Stradbally, O'Moore Park, 3.30pm

Longford: Abbeylara v Mullinalaghta, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 4pm

Offaly: Ferbane v Rhode, O'Connor Park, 3pm

Tyrone (Replay): Coalisland v Killyclogher, Healy Park, 3.30pm

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