Home comforts for Limerick junior champions Drom-Broadford

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Busy coach John Brudair
Seven years after they were crowned Munster club senior football champions, Dromcollogher-Broadford bid for a Munster club junior hurling final spot.

Seven years after they were crowned Munster club senior football champions, Dromcollogher-Broadford bid for a Munster club junior hurling final spot.

But Cork champions Dungourney stand between Drom-Broadford and a December 6 final against Fenor (Waterford) or Ennistymon (Clare).

The semi final meeting of Dromcollogher-Broadford and Dungourney has a 2.30 start in Dromcollogher this Saturday.

The Cork champions have won seven of the 12 runnings of this championship.

Blackrock in 2009 are the only Limerick winners, but Feenagh-Kilmeedy, St Kierans and Cappamore have all contested finals in the last five years.

Limerick senior football manager John Brudair was manager when Drom-Broadford won the Munster club SFC title in 2008 and is now their junior hurling coach, under player-manager Ray Lynch.

Lynch is one of five likely to start on Saturday that was part of the line-up when they football honours seven years ago - Tom McLoughlin, Dee O’Leary, Derry McCarthy and Garrett Noonan.

Saturday promises to be a busy day for Brudair. He will be in Kilmallock for a 1.00 start when Milford play Newmarket on Fergus in the Munster senior club camogie final. He is in his first season as manager/coach to four-in-a-row chasing Milford.

Indeed Brudair has already won a Munster club junior title - as coach to Charleville in 2011.

On Saturday Brudair and Drom-Broadford will need captain Paul Madigan, Damien Lacey and others in top form if they are to handle their 4/7 favourites tag.