Three mouth -watering games ahead
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.