What approach will St Finbarr’s take to Lewis Road?
AIB Munster JHC quarter-final. Tournafulla (Limerick) v Kilgarvan (Kerry), Tournafulla, 1.30pm (K.jordan, Tipperary).
A competition where it’s always difficult to gauge standards at the outset. Tournafulla should benefit from not having to wait as long for this game as their Kerry brethren.
AIB Munster Club quarter-finals. Ballylooby-castlegrace (Tipperary) v Beaufort (Kerry), Cahir 1.30pm (P. O’driscoll, Cork). There are plenty of ships rising with the tide around Killarney and Beaufort should steer theirs towards a semi-final here.
Dromtarriffe (Cork) v KildimoPallaskenry (Limerick), Mallow 1pm (E. Moran, Kerry).
Kyle Hayes might be called on here because it would appear the Cork JFC men have been through stronger battles to become county champions.
AIB Munster Club SFC semi-finals. Dr Crokes (Kerry) v St Finbarr’s (Cork), Dr Crokes GAA, 1.30pm (D. O’mahoney, Tipperary). Live TG4.
It will be interesting to see what approach St Finbarr’s will take to Lewis Road. In the past, teams like Loughmore-castleiney have tried to outmuscle Dr Crokes on their home patch only to come up well short. Dr Crokes’ starting team is on the younger side so it might be a tactic worth considering for the Barr’s but if there is an example to follow it’s that of Nemo Rangers last year. They set the agenda from the outset and for the visitors to stand a chance of a surprise they have to show some audacity in that early period. It is a third game in as many weekends for Crokes; they haven’t had time to relax or even dwell on another county success but it wasn’t as if last weekend took much out of them.
Verdict: Dr Crokes.
The Nire (Waterford) v MiltownMalbay (Clare), Fraher Field (P.o’sullivan, Kerry) 1.30pm.
A helter-skelter period for the Waterford champions as the men from West Clare had the chance to look at them in Limerick last weekend.
What they would have seen, though, will leave them with no doubt they are up against it. The Nire were so professional in disposing of Adare and Conor Gleeson and Shane Walsh upfront look to be in the type of mood to cause any team difficulties. It’s a real day for the dual player as the aforementioned duo, Jamie Barron and Conor Cleary are all expected to feature strongly. Eoin Cleary should lead the forward line with conviction for Miltown-malbay but the Waterford men to prosper. Verdict: The Nire. AIB Munster Club IFC semi-finals.
Kilcummin (Kerry) v Kilmacthomas (Waterford), Kilcummin 1.30pm (S. Lonergan, Tipperary). A dogged performance pulled Kilcummin past Kilrush in west Clare last weekend but home comforts and the experience of that battle can serve them well here.
Fermoy (Cork) v Moyne-templetuohy (Tipperary), Templetuohy 1pm (A. Kissane, Waterford).
The Tipperary men can’t be dismissed when they were free-flowing with scores in taking their county crown but Fermoy will fancy a