Cappamore's Jack Walsh
CAPPAMORE go in search of an All-Ireland final spot this weekend.
The east Limerick men play Galway’s Ballinderreen in the All-Ireland junior B hurling semi final in Killeedy GAA grounds at 2pm on Saturday.
In the 14th year of the Killeedy run competition in their ground in Raheenagh, Cappamore are bidding to become just the fifth local side to reach the national final.
Fellow east Limerick side, Doon are the only Limerick side to win the All-Ireland junior B title – winners in 2015.
Prior to the Doon break through; Bruree, Rathkeale and Templeglantine all lost finals.
Standing between Cappamore and a final spot against Inagh-Kilnamona (Clare) or Oylegate Glenbrien (Wexford) are Galway champions Ballinderreen.
The south Galway outfit were winners of this JBHC back in 2011.
The men in blue will include Kevin Coen in their panel – he won back-to-back All-Ireland MHC titles with Galway, beating Limerick in the 2005 decider.
While they haven’t scored a goal, Cappamore beat Whites Cross of Cork and Inagh-Kilnamona to become just the fourth winner of the Michael Fitzmaurice Memorial Cup as Munster champions.
If they are to move a step close to the Killeedy GAA Perpetual Cup title, the men in green and gold will look to free-taker Liam Creamer, Jack Sheehan, Seamus Lane, Kevin Ryan, Jack Walsh and Donal O’Mahoney, among others.
The second All-Ireland JBHC semi final takes place in Killeedy this Sunday (2pm) between the county champions of Clare and Wexford.