ADARE and Kilmallock meet in this weekend’s Live 95FM-sponsored Limerick SHC final and the Limerick Leader will produce a 12-page supplement looking forward to the game.
And it’s packed with team news, interviews, analysis, features and nostalgia ahead of the biggest game on the local GAA calendar.
Jerome O’Connell looks ahead to the match itself while Leo O’Connor, Sean Stack, Donie Ryan and Liam Aherne all give their views in our Q&A. Our GAA columnist Martin Kiely says that a county final is an occasion to savour for fans and players alike.
Elsewhere we talk to the two team captains - Adare’s Paul Keane and Kilmallock’s Paudie O’Brien. It’s not just about Sunday’s participants though. We look back on Kilmallock’s three-in-a-row success in the 1970s and to the day Adare finally won their first championship in 2001. Both features are complete with some wonderful photos from our archives.
And for a bit of fun, we pick out the Tweeters you should be following for the county final and how the Adare hurlers got very excited when they met Daniel O’Donnell. In addition, we look outside Limerick and see what lies in wait for Sunday’s winners in the Munster championship.
We also preview Sunday’s curtain raiser - the minor final between Doon and Patrickswell - and report on last weekend’s intermediate hurling semi-finals where Dromin-Athlacca and Ballybrown booked their final place.
The 12-page supplement is free inside your regular Limerick Leader sports section where we preview Munster’s massive RabDirect PRO12 showdown with Leinster, report on the start of the local All Ireland league season and look forward to Limerick FC’s game against Longford Town - a game where Limerick can secure the league title.
We will also have a report and pictures on the Harty Cup game between Limerick rivals Ardscoil Ris and Castletroy College.
And that’s not forgetting our team of brilliant columnists - Peter Francis on Health and Fitness, Ivan Morris on Golf and the return of John Hogan’s hilarious ‘Hooker’s Diary’.
The Limerick Leader - in your local shop this Thursday.