Six left in chase for Limerick SFC honours

Iain Corbett is in the form of his life with Newcastle West. Photo: Matt Browne.

FOLLOWING the completion of the group stages, six teams – Adare, Fr Casey’s, Kildimo/Pallaskenry (KP), Monaleen, Na Piarsaigh and Newcastle West (NCW) – remain in the chase to capture the 2023 Limerick Senior Football Championship.

Already assured of a semi-final berth, holders NCW served-up another polished display with a runaway (1-17 to 0-6) win over Oola at Kilmallock’s Fitzgerald Park.

Ahead 0-9 to 0-4 at the interval, the three-in-a-row seeking outfit pulled away in the closing half with the goal arriving from the outstanding Iain Corbett.

In Newcastle West, Fr Casey’s of Abbeyfeale secured the runners-up spot in Group One with a 1-10 to 0-10 defeat of KP, who advance in third position. The game’s only goal arrived inside the opening minute from an ultra-alert Rory O’Brien.

Elsewhere, St Kieran’s of Ardagh/Carrigkerry preserved their senior status with a precious 1-10 to 0-9 victory against Claughaun in Clarina.

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In Group Two, Adare kept up their 100 per cent record with a 4-13 to 3-8 victory over plucky Ballysteen in Clarina.

The foundation of the win came through Adare’s opening half return of three goals, courtesy of Shane O’Connor (2) and long-serving Davy Lyons.

Monaleen, who led 2-6 to 1-4 at the break, sealed second spot after a snug 4-11 to 1-7 win at the expense of Galtee Gaels in Kilmallock. Ger Clancy caught the eye for the winners.

Third place was secured by Na Piarsaigh, with a lovely goal from Dylan Cronin crucial in their 1-9 to 0-6 defeat of Ballylanders in Fedamore.


Senior Football quarter-finals (October 6/7)
Fr Casey’s v Na Piarsaigh
Monaleen v Kildimo/Pallaskenry

Semi-finals (October 21/22)
Adare and Newcastle West

Final (November 4/5)
Relegation final: Claughaun v Ballylanders

Intermediate Football quarter-finals (October 6/7)
Galbally v Rathkeale
St Patrick’s v Dromcollogher/Broadford

Semi-finalists (October 21/22)
St Senan’s and Mungret/St Paul’s

Final (November 4/5)
Fr Casey’s relegated

Premier Junior A quarter-finals
Cappagh v Mountcollins
Kilteely/Dromkeen v Feenagh/Kilmeedy

Croom and Newcastle West
Relegation final: Athea v Bruff.

Junior A quarter-finals
Ballybricken/Bohermore v Monaleen
Camogue Rovers v Castletown/Ballaygran

Hospital/Herbertsown v Mungret/St. Paul’s

Ladies Senior Football semi-finals
Monagea v Oola
St Ailbe’s v Ballylanders