Limerick’s Ballylanders in Munster final

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

The Ballylanders ladies footballers who play in the Munster final this Saturday
LIMERICK intermediate champions Ballylanders play in the Munster Ladies Football junior final this Saturday.

LIMERICK intermediate champions Ballylanders play in the Munster Ladies Football junior final this Saturday.

The provincial decider takes place in Kilmallock at 1.45.

Kerry’s Na Gaeil privide the opposition.

Ballylanders, managed by Daithi McCarthy, Pat Cronin and Chris Gallahue won the Limerick crown this season at the third time of asking.

Only established in 2000, Ballylanders ladies football teams have already made their mark on the Limerick scene.

In 2007, the club represented Limerick in the national Feile Peil competition in Leitrim and many of that team are now the backbone of Saturday’s Munster final panel.

In 2009 Ballylanders reached their first county junior final, but lost our to Oola.

They returned 12-months later to beat Old Mill in the final and win promotion to the intermediate ranks.

At the first attempt they reached the IFC final, but lost to Mungret.

Undeterred they regrouped to reach the final again in 2012, but alas defeat was again their lot - this time to Monagea.

But this summer they collected the Limerick intermediate crown.

They then progressed to beat Cork’s Glanworth in the Munster championship.

On Saturday they will face a Kerry side that have inter-county star Louise Ní Muircheartaigh in their side.

Only last month she was announced among the Ladies Football All Star nominees.

Also in Kilmallock on Saturday will be the Munster senior club final between Banner from Clare and St Vals of Cork.

The senior throw-in is 4.00 in Fitzgerald Park.

BALLYLANDERS PANEL - Mairead Ryan, Meadbh O’Neill, Rosemary Rea,Suzane Moloney, Sarah Frewen, Edwina O’Donnell, Triona O‘Donnell, Jackie Lynch, Grainne Cronin, Louise Casey, Grace Kelly, Suzanne Vaughan, Linda Martin, Niamh Kelly, Emma J Kelly, Maria Murphy, Emma D Kelly, Clodagh McGrath, Aine McGrath (captain), Lorna McCarthy, Aoife Gallahue, Orla Moriarty, Siobhan O’Donnell, Emma Cleary, Mairead Kelly, Caoimhe Clancy.