Limerick IHC semi finals previews as quartet chase promotion

Jerome O'Connell

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Limerick IHC semi finals previews as quartet chase promotion

PROMOTION and County final spots are up for grabs this Saturday when Kilmallock hosts a Limerick IHC semi final double-header.

The winner of the two semi finals will be promoted to the 2017 Premier IHC, replacing the already relegated Croom and Granagh-Ballingarry.

Kildimo-Pallaskenry v Pallasgreen

Saturday October 1 in Kilmallock at 2.00

Pallasgreen are bidding to repeat their 2014 promotion in this semi final.

Limerick IHC winners in 2014, Pallasgreen were then relegated back down to this third tier in their only season up in the Premier IHC.

Relegated from the senior football ranks the east Limerick club will be looking for a 2016 highlight. Colin Ryan, Liam O’Shea, Lorcan O’Dwyer, Darragh Fanning and Tony McMahon all key men.

Kildimo-Pallaskenry are also still in the hunt for county JAFC honours. Barry O’Connell, Kyle Hayes, Peter Nash, Simon Guerin and Richie McKeogh all key for the men in blue and white.

Mungret v Glenroe

Saturday October 1 in Kilmallock at 3.45

One of these sides will end their semi final losing streak and secure promotion.

Glenroe lost to Feohanagh (2015) and Monaleen (2014), while Mungret were beaten by Cappamore (2015) and Pallasgreen (2014) in the latest promotion bids by both clubs.

The south Limerick men will look to Mark O’Connell, Stephen Walsh, Mike O’Brien and captain Eoin Walsh. Mungret, who are also chasing junior b hurling silverware, have already tasted defeat at the semi final stage of the Limerick IFC. For Diarmuid Mullins’ side Begley’s Brian and Patrick, Eoin O’Doherty and Ronan Kirby are key.