Glin chase Limerick’s first Munster junior title

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Some members of the Glin team who are preparing for the Munster final; Darren Sheehan, Michael Stack, Brian Donovan, Timmy O'Connor, Stephen Shine and Bill Culhane
LIMERICK’S Glin go in search of a first Munster club JAFC title for the county this Sunday.

LIMERICK’S Glin go in search of a first Munster club JAFC title for the county this Sunday.

The Estuary men play Kerry’s Brosna in Mallow this Sunday (3.15) in a final that a Limerick side have lost in five of the last six years.

While the Limerick GAA season is drawing to a close the Munster final is just one of three big games in GAA circles this Sunday.

In the Gaelic Grounds at 2.00, Na Piarsaigh play Ahane in the Limerick Premier MHC final, while at the same time in Knockaderry Kildimo-Pallaskenry play Tipperary’s Gortnahoe-Glengoole in the Munster club JBFC semi-final.

Glin have beaten Waterford and Tipperary opposition enroute to Sunday’s Munster final. They will be without the suspended Paul Sheehan but do have Philip Moloney and Thomas Culhane back in contention after missing the semi-final. Their options are also bolstered by the return to fitness of Kevin Moore, who missed all of the Limerick championship through injury.

Sunday’s minor hurling final is a repeat of the 1992 decider between Na Piarsaigh and Ahane.

The Caherdavin men won that ‘92 final and were champions in 2011 and beaten finalists 12-months ago.

Ahane, meanwhile have not tasted success at the top grade of the minor championship since 1991 with a team that contained Ollie and James Moran, Mike Fitzgerald and Adrian Smith.

At the same time as the minor final, is the Munster club JBFC semi-final for Kildimo-Pallaskenry. They beat Cork’s Castlelyons in the quarter-final. Goalkeeper James Fitzgerald and wing back Barry Walsh missed that win but both are back in contention for Sunday’s semi-final.