Limerick senior footballers make the journey to Semple Stadium Thurles this Saturday evening to take on Tipperary where the prize on offer is a place in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final against Kerry. Both sides come into the game in a rich vein of form. Tipperary bounced back from a slow start to their Allianz League campaign to secure promotion to Division 3 in 2023. In their quarter final Tipperary travelled to Fraher Field, Dungarvan and disposed of a Waterford side who despite the results not showing it were extremely competitive in each of their league games this term. Limerick for their part come into Saturday nights game buoyed from their historic penalty shootout victory over Clare two weeks ago and with a full squad to pick from will no doubt be looking to take another step on their road of development on Saturday night. Limerick and Tipperary have developed a healthy and competitive rivalry over the last number of years. In their last two championship encounters Limerick overcame the Premier in 2019 in Thurles which will hopefully be a good omen for Saturday night while Tipperary took the spoils in 2020 before securing a historic Munster Championship final win over Cork. There will be large Kieran’s interest in Saturday nights game with Darragh Treacy lining out in the engine room at midfield for the Limerick side. Darragh’s performances have been consistently good all year and we is being widely recognised as one of the games top midfielders at present while Liam Kennedy will be looking to make the breakthrough into the match day panel in what is his first year on the panel at only twenty-two. Furthermore St. Kieran’s and Carrigkerry national school will also be represented on Saturday night when Michael Lynch represents the Limerick primary game panel who take on Tipperary at half time of the senior game. We would like to wish all three players the very best of luck on Saturday night and would encourage as many club members as possible to travel to Thurles and support our fellow clubmen as they look to join their hurling counterparts in the Munster Final.
West Intermediate Hurling League Round 4:
St. Kieran’s 0.12 Drom/Broadford 1.11
Dromcollagher was the venue on Saturday evening for round 4 of the West Intermediate League. Following the excellent victory over Monagea in the previous round morale was high that we could build on that success and earn our second win of the campaign. We began the game brightly in the opening half and went in at the interval with a three-point lead with Johnny McCarthy and Eoin McEnery keeping our tally ticking over. Without the services of several first team players due to injury as well as the loss of key marksman James Muckell inside the opening quarter our panel depth was put to the test, but it also gave several younger players a great opportunity to gain Junior A experience which will stand to them going forward. As the game drew to a close Drom had reduced the deficit with a well struck goal and the sides were level. We pushed to get that elusive goal of our own to tie up the game, but the Drom defence stood firm. At the final whistle it was the home side who emerged with a two point win but a lot of positives could be taken from the game as the team was extremely competitive despite a large injury list at present. In our final game on Saturday week we face off against Kileedy.
Team vs Dromcollagher:
Cillian Ambrose, Edward Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Shay Greaney, Cathal McEnery, Brendan McCarthy, Jack Harnett, Michael Murphy, Anthony Mullins, Danny Collum, Johnny McCarthy, Cormac Mann, Michael Long, Eoin McEnery, James Muckell, Billy Breen, Anthony Molyneaux, Cathal O’ Connor, William Steele, Padraig Balfe
Ardagh Development Association & St Kierans GAA Club Lottery Draw
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