Limerick MFC final preview - Newcastle West v Fr Caseys

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

Fr Caseys, captain Tommy O'Keefe lifts the cup after their 2012 win
NEWCASTLE West enjoy the unique advantage of home venue for this premier minor football championship final.

NEWCASTLE West enjoy the unique advantage of home venue for this premier minor football championship final.

Indeed they play the final just five days after beating double-chasing Oola in the semi-final.

But standing in the way of a famous home win is a Fr Caseys side, chasing a hat-trick of titles in Newcastle West this Sunday at 1.45.

Newcastle West only have three titles in their roll of honour - the last in 2009.

Managed by Seamus O’Connor, the magpies will look to Eoin Hurley, Cian Sheehan, Eoin Normoyle and Eoin Murphy.

Doubts remain over Gavin Reidy, who missed the semi-final through injury.

They are assisted by three from Monagea, inclduing Kieran Herlihy.

The Abbeyfeale men are seeking a 10th minor crown in total.

A win for the teenagers in blue on Sunday will see them crowned champions for the sixth time in 10 years.

They will look to Jamie O’Connor, TJ Lane, Jack Breen and Cormac Roche among others to retain their title.

They won all games enroute to the final and when the finalists met in the round robin stages just four points separated teams in Abbeyfeale and another tight game is expected in Sunday’s minor final.