Limerick hurling champions ready for Munster

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Na Piarsaigh's captain James O'Brien
LIMERICK senior hurling champions Na Piarsaigh begin their quest for more Munster club glory this Sunday.

LIMERICK senior hurling champions Na Piarsaigh begin their quest for more Munster club glory this Sunday.

Two years after their historic provincial championship win, the Caherdavin club represent Limerick once more in the prestigious competition

First up for the Light Blues is a trip to Thurles, where they face Tipperary champions Loughmore-Castleiney.

The game has a 2.00 start in Semple Stadium with the winner to advance to the Munster semi-final against Waterford champions, Passage.

The Tipperary winners will be powered by inter-county star Noel McGrath, who was key to their dramatic county final win over Nenagh, Eire Og.

Indeed these are hectic times for Loughmore-Castleiney, who last weekend booked a place in the Tipperary SFC final.

Na Piarsaigh have slight injury concerns over Cathal King and Adrian Breen, but are hopeful that the duo will be available to start.

Limerick intermediate hurling champions Dromin-Athlacca are also in Munster club action next Sunday.

The south Limerick side play Tipperary’s Ballina in their provincial clash. The game takes place in Bruff at 2.00.

Also next Sunday, is the Limerick Junior A Hurling Championship Final.

The clash of Feohanagh-Castlemahon and Feenagh-Kilmeedy is a repeat of the west final, which Feohanagh won.

The game has a 2.30 start in Newcastle West.

The Feohanagh-Castlemahon club are chasing a rare county treble.

They are already in the county JAFC final, where they will play either Glin or Galtee Gaels.

And, they are also still involved in the county JBHC.