Gaelic Grounds to host all-west Limerick SFC final

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

THE Gaelic Grounds will host the 2012 Irish Wire sponsored Limerick senior football championship final.

THE Gaelic Grounds will host the 2012 Irish Wire sponsored Limerick senior football championship final.

The fixture was confirmed at a Limerick GAA CCC meeting this Monday night.

Limerick GAA secretary Mike O’Riordan confirmed that neither Dromcollogher-Broadford or Newcastle West had requested a change away from the Gaelic Grounds for the final, which is a repeat of the 2004. That decider was won by Dromcollogher-Broadford after a replay.

In the aftermath of the semi-finals there had been much talk, especially among supporters, that the final would be best suited to a west Limerick venue.

The Feenagh-Kilmeedy club did make an official request for the final to be staged in their ground but with neither finalist making representation, the game goes ahead in the Gaelic Grounds.

Newcastle West held the 2010 final between Monaleen and Adare due to the International Rules in the Gaelic Grounds, but aside from the Demesne venue there is no other venue seen as suitable. When fully developed Mick Neville Park in Rathkale will be in the running to host all-west deciders in the Limerick SFC final.

The curtain-raiser to the senior final won’t be confirmed until after this weekend.

Newcastle West play Fr Caseys in the premier semi-final on Sunday. If Newcastle West advance to the minor final, it won’t be the curtain-raiser due to the involvement of players in both panels.