GLIN move on to the Munster championship this weekend, where they take on Inane Rovers of Tipperary.
It has already been a long road for the west Limerick men, who will play their 12th match of the championship on Sunday at 2pm.
“Hopefully the road will be a small bit longer,” said Mark Culhane in the aftermath of their county JFC triumph, where he scored six points in the final.
Culhane added that his side used their past experience of finals in preparation for the big day last Saturday.
“We started slow in finals before so we didn’t want it to happen again as it was always our downfall,” he admitted.
“Last year (against Castlemahon) we were down 0-6 to 0-1 at half time and, you know, we were only playing for pride in the second half, although we nearly came back in the end,” Culhane recalled.
After defeating Kilteely-Dromkeen, attention now focuses on their opposition from the Premier county this weekend in Newcastle West.
In recent times, Limerick sides had given good accounts of themselves in the provincial championship with Limerick representation in four of the last five Munster JFC finals.
After losing to Castlemahon in the 2013 county final, Glin watched as they reached the provincial final following in the footsteps of Mountcollins, Bruree and Cappamore.
“It has happened with other Limerick teams that have beaten us and have won county finals and have gone on to Munster finals,” said Culhane, who scored six points in the county final win over Kilteely-Dromkeen.
“We don’t want to buck that trend,” he added, as his side prepare for their quarter-final match.
Inane Rovers won the Tipperary JFC title last weekend beating Sean Treacy’s 2-6 to 0-5 in Holycross. They scored two goals in the last eight minutes to get past Treacy’s and gain promotion.
Rovers have former Tipperary senior players David Buckley and Liam England at centre back and centre forward respectively.
Youngster Alan Tynan is their man in form scoring 1-5 in the final after kicking 3-3 in the semi-final and will be the main threat facing the west Limerick side on Sunday.
If Glin can stop Tynan, they have a great chance of progressing to a semi-final against Waterford opposition on November 23.