DROMCOLLOGHER-Broadford booked their first Limerick SFC final appearance since 2009 when they beat Fr Casey’s 1-10 to 0-9 in Mick Neville Park on Saturday night.
Drom led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break but they pushed further clear early in the second-half when Ray Lynch landed the crucial goal.
With Derry McCarthy in top form, scoring four points from play, Drom were always in control and not even the best efforts of Derry O’Connor, who also landed four from play, could haul Fr Casey’s back into contention.
Drom now play Newcastle West in the final on Sunday, October 21.
SCORERS - Dromcollogher-Broadford: Derry McCarthy 0-4, Micheál Reidy 0-3 (two frees), Ray Lynch 1-0, Pat Donnelly 0-2 (one free), Micheál Brosnan 0-1; Fr Casey’s: Derry O’Connor 0-4, Pádraig McEnery 0-3 (one free, one ‘45), Seanie Connell, Robert Browne (free) 0-1 each
DROMCOLLOGHER-BROADFORD - Keith Noonan; Dee O’Leary, Tom McLoughlin, Mike Boyce; Garrett Noonan, Eoin Barry, Brian Noonan; Seanie Buckley, Jason Stokes; Micheál Brosnan, Pat Donnelly, Derry McCarthy; Ray Lynch, Gary Egan, Micheál Reidy. Subs: Kevin Noonan for Brian Noonan (51 mins), Cillian Fahy for Ray Lynch (65 mins), Michael O’Sullivan for Pat Donnelly (65 mins)
FR CASEY’S - Seán Scannell; Séamus Lenihan, Pádraig Browne, Seanie Connell; Joe Kelliher, Éamonn Flaherty, Timmy Gleeson; John Riordan, Kevin O’Connor; Robert Browne, Derry O’Connor, Eoin McEnery; Pádraig McEnery, James Riordan, John Lane. Subs: Tom Cahill for Éamonn Flaherty (35 mins), Donagh Kelly for John Lane (40 mins), Shane O’Connor for Seanie Connell (42 mins), Daniel Daly for Derry O’Connor (inj 54 mins)
REFEREE - Donie Enright (Dromin-Athlacca)
- For more on this game see the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader