Cappamore hurlers are Limerick's last hope for 2018 Munster club silverware

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

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Cappamore hurlers are Limerick's last hope for 2018 Munster club silverware

Cappamore captain Kevin Ryan with Conor Fitzgerald of Limerick JBHC sponsors; Woodlands House Hotel

CAPPAMORE carry Limerick’s final hopes of Munster club success this season.

This Saturday (2pm) the east Limerick men play in the Munster Junior B Hurling semi final in Killeedy GAA grounds.

Cappamore play Cork’s Whites Cross in a bid to reach a final against either Inagh-Kilnamona (Clare), Ballyheigue (Kerry) or Boherlahan-Dualla (Tipperary).

Victory for Cappamore would also book an All-Ireland semi final spot with both Munster and Leinster finalists progressing to the national series in the New Year.

Killeedy GAA club also run the Leinster JBHC and that is also progressing well – Galway’s Ballinderreen await Kilkenny’s Graigue Ballycallan or Oylegate-Glenbrien of Wexford in the provincial final.

Cappamore, managed by PJ Ryan with Seamus Ryan and Joe McCarthy, beat Doon in the Limerick JBHC final on October 13. They play a Whites Cross side that won the Cork title all the way back on July 27 – their first ever title at this grade in their third final appearance.

Whites Cross lost the 2017 Cork JBHC final to Killavullen, who went on to win the Munster title in Killeedy.

Captained by Kevin Ryan, key players for Cappamore during their Limerick title run were Anthony Foley, Liam Creamer, Jack Sheehan and Darragh O’Dwyer.

Doon were the last Limerick side to win the All-Ireland Junior B crown – in 2015.

Templeglantine were Munster JBHC winners in 2013/14.