GAA this weekend: All five teams from the South East in action

GAA this weekend: All five teams from the South East in action

A busy weekend of GAA action is fast approaching, and for eager eyes in the South East, the small ball will attract our attention.

Saturday, 27th May, sees Carlow battle with Offaly in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.


Waterford's Thomas Walsh is appointed as the referee, with the game throwing in at 4:45 pm in Croke Park.

Carlow will look to replicate their 2018 success in the competition, with Offaly searching for their first taste of McDonagh glory.

For those unable to attend, it will be broadcast live on RTÉ, with extra time and penalties if required.


Three fixtures are on offer in both the Leinster and Munster Championships Sunday.

Beginning with the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship and the clash at Chadwicks Wexford Park.

Following Sunday's capitulation against Westmeath, Wexford faces the prospect of relegation to the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Kilkenny are the visitors to Wexford with a throw-in time of 2:00 pm. At the same time, Antrim visits Mullingar for a meeting with Westmeath.

If Wexford were to lose to Kilkenny and Antrim were to seal victory against Westmeath, Darragh Egan's side would be relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2024 on the head-to-head rule.

In contrast, Kilkenny are gunning for the top of the LSHC, and a victory over Egan's men could propel them above Galway.

Derek Lyng will be keen to replicate the Cat's proud tradition of claiming provincial honours as his side looks to build on last year's success.

Last but no means least, Tipperary will lock horns with Waterford in round five of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship.

With a throw-in time of 4:00 pm in FBD Semple Semple in Thurles, Liam Cahill knows that victory for his Tipperary side will set up a Munster final meeting with Clare.

Undefeated in three outings this Championship, confidence is high in the Premier County following a battling draw with the reigning All-Ireland Champions Limerick.

Cahill looks set to be hit with a four-week sideline ban following his dismissal against the Treaty men. The ban would see him deprived of any contact with the team on match-day in any way.

For Waterford, it has been a Championship to forget. Three defeats from three leaves the Déise licking their wounds, with Davy Fitzgerald eager to reiterate his stance for future progression.

Despite a run of underwhelming performances, one can only assume that the proud men of Waterford will be eager to end their campaign with a victory.

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