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In Pictures: The Best Images From This Weekend's Club Games

In Pictures: The Best Images From This Weekend's Club Games
By Gavin Cooney Updated

The clocks have gone back, but the GAA club season continues on unabated. Here are some of the best images from an autumnal weekend drenched with setting suns and every manner of feeling between triumph and disaster.

A Spot the Sliotar competition between Ballygunner and Thurles...

...Ah, there it is

29 September 2017; A sliotar is seen stuck in the netting behind the goal after the AIB Munster GAA Hurling Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Ballygunner and Thurles Sarsfields at Walsh Park in Waterford. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

 

Rhode face the end of the, er, road after defeat against Portlaoise 

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29 October 2017; Niall Darby, centre, of Rhode and his team mates after the AIB Leinster GAA Football Senior Club Championship First Round match between Rhode and Portlaoise at Bord na Mona O'Connor Park in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

 

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Clonmel enter the running for Most Picturesque Ground in the Country.... 

29 October 2017; Seamus Kennedy of Clonmel Commercials in action against Daithi Casey of Dr. Crokes during the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

 

....which served as a backdrop to the following schemozzle. (We're not really sure what's happening) 

29 October 2017; Players from both sides during a coming together during the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

29 October 2017; Players from both sides tussle during the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

 

Crokes won, even without the services of their main man

29 October 2017; Colm Cooper of Dr. Crokes reacts to his side scoring a late point during the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

 

Despite defeat, Clonmel could at least console themselves with a few quid earned in gate receipts...right?

29 October 2017; Young supporters climb a wall beside the ground to gain entry to the game ahead of the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

 

29 October 2017; Young supporters climb a wall beside the ground to gain entry to the game ahead of the AIB Munster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Clonmel Commercials and Dr. Crokes at Clonmel Sportsfield, Clonmel in Tipperary. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

 

Dicksboro won the Kilkenny senior title in dramatic fashion. Here are some SFW celebration photos from Kilkenny for a change. 

29 October 2017; Dicksboro's players with the Tom Walsh Cup celebrate after the Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final match between Dicksboro and James Stephens at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

 

29 October 2017; Cillian Buckley of Dicksboro celebrates with team physio Tommy Bawle after the Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final match between Dicksboro and James Stephens at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

 

29 October 2017; Dicksboro's players with the Tom Walsh Cup celebrate after the Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final match between Dicksboro and James Stephens at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

 

Colm O'Rourke stands apart as he guides Simonstown to victory in Meath...

29 October 2017; Simonstown Gaels manager Colm O'Rourke looks on as his players race onto the pitch after the Meath County Senior Football Championship Final match between Simonstown Gaels and Summerhill at Páirc Tailteann, Navan in Co Meath. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

 

...while Lamh Dearg get all bottled up by Cavan Gaels 

29 October 2017; Domhnail Nugent of Lamh Dhearg in action against Barry Fortune, Darragh Sexton and Niall Murray of Cavan Gaels during the AIB Ulster GAA Football Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final match between Cavan Gaels and Lamh Dhearg at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

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