Three mouth -wa­ter­ing games ahead

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

THIS week­end sees three ab­so­lutely fas­ci­nat­ing games in the North Kerry Se­nior Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship.

FIrst up is the de­layed quar­ter-fi­nal be­tween Duagh and Fin­uge in Bally­bunion on Satur­day af­ter­noon. Lix­naw’s suc­cess in the Mun­ster In­ter­me­di­ate Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship pushed the game back a week. It’s hard to gauge how that will af­fect their foot­ballers this week­end, but you’d have to think that the mo­men­tum and fit­ness and sharp­ness built up (al­beit in an­other code) will stand to them against Duagh who have a very de­cent cham­pi­onship pedi­gree them­selves.

First up on Sun­day, in Fin­uge, is the clash of Castleis­land Desmonds and St Se­nans. On pa­per Desmonds would seem to be favourites for the game, but the smart money on the ground in north Kerry sug­gests that St Se­nans might just be able to over­come the odds and tri­umph.

The fi­nal game of the week­end – and the last of this year’s quar­ter-fi­nals – is per­haps the game of the week­end the clash of last year’s semi-fi­nal pair­ing Bal­ly­donoghue and Brosna. It took a re­play to sep­a­rate them last year and the in­di­ci­a­tions are that it will again be a close run thing.

The win­ner of this game will prob­a­bly be in­stalled as favourites to win the Bernard O’Cal­laghan cham­pi­onship out­right in a cou­ple of weeks time, so there’s a lot on the line.

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