Limerick in search of Oscar Traynor glory

All the weekend Desmond League fixtures
Limerick DL make the long trek to the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to take on the locals in the final of the Oscar Traynor Trophy on Sunday.

Limerick DL make the long trek to the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to take on the locals in the final of the Oscar Traynor Trophy on Sunday.

The game takes place in Buncranna and kicks off at 12noon.

Following their semi final win over Wexford Limerick have been preparing for their 11th appearance in the final of the coveted trophy.

They boast seven wins and three losses in these finals but encouragingly three of their successes were against Donegal opposition.

ather disappointingly Limerick have suffered three successive defeats since their last success in 1995/96.

Declan Considine and Derek Braddish must be complimented for the way they have gone about their business, as the clubs seem to be working with the side. The Inishowen League have impressed over the last couple of seasons in the competition, going down to AUL in the 2013 final and then were beaten by the same opposition in the semi-finals last season after a penalty shoot out.

The Donegal side made amends this year beating the Dubliners 3-0 in the quarter finals in Dublin. Limerick go into the tie knowing little about the opposition preferring instead to concentrate on their own strengths.

With Donegal referees officiating, it is vital the Limerick boys do not get sucked into arguing decisions with the officials.

There is no doubt Limerick have the players capable so hopefully luck will be on their side and they can bring the Trophy for a long overdue stay in the city.

Paths to the Final

Limerick DL

Limerick 1 Kerry 1

Limerick 2 Desmond League 1

Limerick 4 Cork DL 1

Limerick 2 Kilkenny DL 0

Limerick 2 Wexford DL 0

Inishowen League

Inishowen 4 Donegal 1

Inishowen 0 Cavan 0

Inishowen 2 Sligo 1

Inishowen 3 AUL 0

Inishowen 3 Clare 0