Limerick hurling heroes return to club action

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

Na Piarsaigh and Doon lead the way in the Limerick SHC
CHAMPIONS Na Piarsaigh and Doon can put one foot in the knockout stages of the Limerick SHC this weekend.

CHAMPIONS Na Piarsaigh and Doon can put one foot in the knockout stages of the Limerick SHC this weekend.

The Caherdavin side and the men from east Limerick carry the only 100% records into round three of the Q3 Security Systems sponsored championship.

A third successive victory for both would see them within touching distance of securing one of the six knockout places in the new-look county championship.

Champions Na Piarsaigh are in action this Saturday (7,30) in Bruff when they play Effin.

Fresh from their inter-county heroics Shane Dowling and Kevin Downes will look to inspire the Light Blues to another victory.

The schedule of games starts on Friday with a double-header in the Gaelic Grounds.

Ahane and Murroe-Boher will both look to get back to winning ways when they meet at 6.45. Both were victorious in round one but on the first weekend of May, Ahane lost to Doon and Murroe-Boher were beaten by Adare.

The second part of the double-header is between Doon and Patrickswell at 8.00.

When these sides met last season Doon emerged victorious enroute to their county semi-final appearance.

Also on Friday (7.30) in Bruff, South Liberties will play Granagh-Ballingarry.

Liberties won many plaudits in the previous round, albeit they eventually lost to Na Piarsaigh. This Friday they face a Granagh-Ballingarry side that are looking for a first win.

As well as the Na Piarsiagh game, Adare and Knockainey will also clash on Saturday - Mungret is the venue at 7.30.

Adare will bid to turn the tables on Knockainey, who shocked them last season.

While Adare have a 50% record so far, Knockainey are still without a win.

The weekend’s action draws to a close on Sunday (7.30) in Newcastle West when Kilmallock meet Ballybrown.

Kilmallock kick-started their campaign last time out with a win over Granagh-Ballingarry.

Ballybrown, meanwhile, suffered a defeat at the hands of Effin.

After the weekend the next round of Limerick SHC won’t be until August 14-17.