Ballybrown and Castletown-Ballyagran in flood-lit Limerick junior football final

Jerome O'Connell

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Ballybrown and Castletown-Ballyagran in flood-lit Limerick junior football final

Conor Fitzgerald of sponsors Woodlands Hotel with Cillian Cliffe (Ballybrown) and Harry Dore (Castletown-Ballyagran) ahead of the Junior B Football final

RATHKEALE’S Mick Neville Park hosts the Limerick Junior B Football Championship Final this Wednesday night, 8.00, between Ballybrown against Castletown-Ballyagran.

The orgiainl fixture, in Adare last Saturday, was postponed due to heavy rainfall.

The new county champion will represent Limerick in the Knockaderry run Munster Junior B Tournament with a semi final on Sunday November 26 against Argideen Rangers of Cork.

Ballybrown are back-to-back Limerick Junior B League champions and this season they met Castletown-Ballyagran in the semi final and were 2-16 to 2-8 winners.

While the men from the south are new to the knockout stages of this championship, Ballybrown were beaten quarter finalists for the last two seasons.

Ballybrown are managed by Mike Mann, with Mike Roberts and Trevor Mann as selectors.

They are captained by Cillian Cliffe.

Castletown-Ballyagran are managed by Mark O’Donnell with Trevor Hughes assisting.

Gerald Barry is captain for Castletown-Ballyagran, who were winners of this JBFC back in 1994, while county honours prior to that was the 1986 Junior Hurling title win.

Ballybrown have played seven games to reach this final but that includes three replays and remarkably, they have been in their last three games – the city final against Abbey Sarsfields, county quarter final against Banogue and county semi final with Knockaderry.

Castletown-Ballyagran have also played seven games - beating Banogue in the south final and shocking many people’s favourites Drom-Broadford in the county semi final.