Limerick SFC previews

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

Champions Dromcollogher-Broadford bid to get back to winning ways
THE landscape in the Limerick senior football championship will become a lot clearer this weekend with round four of the group stages down for decision.

THE landscape in the Limerick senior football championship will become a lot clearer this weekend with round four of the group stages down for decision.

Three teams Ballylanders, Fr Caseys and St Kierans bring 100% records into the weekend.

Another win for Ballylanders could book a semi-final spot while the other two will have to wait until the final round to determine their final destination.


Saturday, August 23, at 6.30

in the Bog Garden Rathkeale

Both these west Limerick rivals have put themselves in position to reach advance.

St Kierans lead the way with three wins to-date but this could be their biggest challenge and Fr Caseys are to come in the final round.

In all truth, the men in green and gold are probably assured a quarter-final spot already but they will want to continue their winning run.

Newcastle West just got past Adare and are crying out for consistency.


Saturday August 23 at 6.30

in Kilmallock

The Abbeyfeale men have three wins from three and will want another to ensure a final day shoot-out with St Kierans for a semi-final berth.

They face a Galbally side that have had management changes in a season where they have leaked big scores.

Indeed Fr Caseys are yet to conceded a goal.

The Dave Keating and Liam Kearns led side will strive to get a settled unit in the coming weeks as the knockout stages advance.


Saturday August 23 at 6.30

in Mick Neville Park

It’s last chance saloon for both in this encounter.

Only the winner can harbour any chance of making the quarter-finals.

Adare are without a win but in all three games have shown promise.

Especially last time out they will feel they should have beaten Newcastle West.

Ballysteen also suffered a loss when failing to show second half form against Fr Caseys after some glimpses of form in the first half.


Saturday August 23 at 6.30

in Feenagh

The test for the champions is to respond to defeat.

Their two year winning run in Limerick came to an end in the last round against Ballylanders.

While they weren’t that far away from victory they will know that winning here is a must to avoid the top of the table getting very congested.

The Rathkeale men are short a number of regulars that have hindered their first season in the top flight.

The experience of the champions should just be too much.

PREDICTION: Dromcollogher-Broadford


Sunday August 24 at 6.30

in Bruff

Ephie Fitzgerald has Ballylanders flying and the win over the champions last time out should have confidence high.

They will face a Pallasgreen side that lost to Monaleen just days earlier.

A fourth win for Bally could see them into the semi-finals with a game to spare - albeit they play St Patricks in the last round.

Pallasgreen are battling at the opposite end of the table.


Saturday August 23 at 6.30

in Claughaun

This city derby always attracts a big crowd.

Monaleen will be back in action just days after getting their first win of the season with a 0-15 to 2-4 win over Pallasgreen on Wednesday.

Monaleen have made late charges in recent years but Moss McCarthy’s men will bid to halt their season and advance themselves into the knockout places.