Monaleen and Drom-Broadford to renew rivalry in Limerick SFC final

Monaleen and Drom-Broadford to renew rivalry in Limerick SFC final

ITS a repeat of 2013 in the 2016 Limerick SFC final with Monaleen playing Dromcollogher-Broadford.

This Sunday evening under the floodlights of the Gaelic Grounds Monaleen were 2-13 to 1-10 winners over St Patricks, while in the other semi final Drom-Broadford beat Na Piarsaigh 1-9 to 0-9 on Friday evening in Mick Neville Park.

The final will take place on the weekend of October 15/16.

The duo have dominated Limerick senior club football since the turn of the millennium with just two finals – 2007 and 2014 – not involving one of the duo.

Drom-Broadford will be appearing in their 11th final since their first in 2000 – they have seven titles to their credit.

Monaleen will be appearing in their sixth final since 2000 – losing in 2013 to Drom-Broadford. The city have have won five titles – a first back in 1978.

This Sunday evening, Monaleen found second half goals from Jason O’Brien and Paul Kinnerk to overcome their city rivals St Patricks.

The Saints were 1-6 to 0-7 up at half time with Gearoid Hegarty getting their goal on 12-minutes.

But Monaleen dominated the second half with an eighth minute O’Brien goal moving them 1-8 to 1-6 ahead. The second goal came from Kinnerk in the 50th minute.

The St Patricks cause wasn’t helped with the 50th minute red card for Brian Bennett.

Drom-Broadford also found a big second half in their semi final win.

They were 0-3 to 0-2 ahead of Na Piarsaigh at half time.

The sides were level at 0-5 each when points from Kieran Daly and David Dempsey had Na Piarsaigh 0-7 to 0-5 clear entering the final quarter.

But Micheal Brosnan had the all-important goal for Drom-Broadford from the penalty spot in the 49th minute.

Ray Lynch and Killian Phair had late points to seal the Drom-Broadfod win in their 17th successive semi final appearance.