The last of the nine adult championship titles were decided in Limerick last weekend as Limerick GAA’s season nears an end.
Jerome O’Connell reviews the action.
1. Murroe-Boher All-Ireland
What a year for Murroe-Boher Ladies Football Club. This weekend they continued on their remarkable run with a 1-13 to 0-1 win over Dee Rangers of Meath to book an All Ireland junior club final spot. On Saturday November 29 they will play St Ciarans of Roscommon in the final decider. And, all this success comes in their first season for the east Limerick club, who draw players from the general hinterland of the Murroe-Boher parish.
2. Pallas crowned
Pallasgreen won Limerick’s final adult championship of the season with a 0-11 to 0-8 IHC final win over Monaleen. In the third tier of the championship the newly crowned winners don’t get to progress to a Munster championship. Both finalists will be promoted to the Premier IHC for 2015.
3. Feohanagh finished
West Limerick side Feohanagh-Castlemahon were defeated in the semi-final of the Munster club JAHC on Sunday. The club were bidding to reach back-to-back provincial deciders after playing in the football equivalent this time last year. They beat Skeheenarinky of Tipperary in round one of this year’s hurling but on Sunday they fell to Modeligo of Waterford, 2-17 to 2-12 in Coolyroe.
4. Valiant Na Piarsaigh
In the 12 year history of the Munster club IFC the Cork or Kerry teams have never been beaten by a side representing the other four counties of the province.
On Sunday Na Piarsaigh went close to upsetting the odds in the provincial semi-final. Eventually they lost out to Cork’s Valley Rovers 1-11 to 1-8 in the Gaelic Grounds but not until after a brave display.
5. Minor matters
Limerick’s Premier minor hurling championship is to be further delayed. Ahane have qualified for the final since October 8 but an appeal held up the other side of the draw. Na Piarsaigh and Kilmallock were finally scheduled to play the semi-final this Tuesday night but the south Limerick men looked for and were granted a postponement to allow unhindered preparations for Sunday’s Munster club SHC final.