This year’s Limerick SFC final will be an all-West affair after Newcastle West and Dromcollogher-Broadford came through the semi-finals in Kilmallock on Sunday.
Newcastle West dethroned champions Ballylanders in the first game on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-4. They were 2-4 to 1-2 ahead at the break, their goals coming from James Kelly and an Iain Corbett penalty. Ballylanders goal was scored by Tom Lee.
Ballylanders rallied briefly early in the second half and a Kieran O’Callaghan goal from the penalty spot had them right back in contention. But Newcastle West weathered that storm and inspired by Stephen Kelly, Cian Sheehan and Corbett, they pushed on and Mick McMahon’s goal sent them clear.
In the second game, Dromcollogher-Broadford came from behind at half time against Monaleen to reach yet another final. Goals from Brian O’Donovan and Ger Collins (penalty) in the opening ten minutes gave the city side a dream start and they were 2-4 to 0-7 up at the break.
A Michael Reidy goal got Drom back on level terms early in the second half and they found their range to run out 1-13 to 2-6 winners.
The final is scheduled for Sunday, October 18.