Limerick football champions in Munster action

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Dromcollogher-Broadford travel to Clonakilty this Sunday (2.00) to face Cork champions Castlehaven in the quarter-final of the Munster club championship.

Dromcollogher-Broadford travel to Clonakilty this Sunday (2.00) to face Cork champions Castlehaven in the quarter-final of the Munster club championship.

IT’S hard to believe that it is already four years since Dromcollogher-Broadford lowered the colours of champions Nemo Rangers enroute to winning the 2008 Munster club SFC.

Just over a week after collecting their sixth Limerick senior crown, the newly crowned champions turn their attention to the provincial championship once more.

But this time round, they must travel to Cork to face Castlehaven. The men in blue and white have Munster club pedigree, winning twice in the 90’s and once in the ’80’s.

Last Sunday they won the Cork title for the first time in nine years when they beat Duhallow in the final.

Regardless of that result, Castlehaven would have provided Sunday’s opposition as Duhallow are an amalgamation side. Incidentally, Duhallow were coached by Ned English – the man with the coaches whistle when Drom-Broadford ruled Munster in ’08, so surely there will be some advise at hand ahead of the trip to Clonakilty on Sunday.

Time constraints mean little preparation but Drom-Broadford will travel intent on reliving former glories, even if the bookies make them 11/4 outsiders.

“What will be, will be,” said Dromcollogher-Broadford captain Pat Donnelly.

“We will have a go off it – its very close but they will be in the same situation - we won’t be without having a lash,” said Donnelly.

But the champions could be without Seanie Buckley.

He lined out last Friday night in the replayed final but was clearly carrying a leg injury and was withdrawn before half time.

“Seanie is the best player in the county at the moment and has been savage for us. His leadership, even on the sideline, is great,” said Donnelly.