2023 Limerick Senior Football Championship Preview

Ahead of the championship throw in, we take a close in look at each team vying for the Fr Casey cup.

The Limerick Senior Football Championship kicks off this Thursday evening with a pair of games down for decision. The champions, Newcastle West are the first to get going as they take on Fr Caseys while newly promoted Na Piarsaigh take on Ballysteen in group two.

It promises to be an interesting championship with NCW the favourites to retain their crown, just ahead of Adare in the bookies minds with the pair of clubs splitting the last six championships. Newcastle West have beaten Adare in each of the last two finals.

Monaleen were the most recent winners outside of that monopoly and have lost successive semi-finals to the Magpies in recent years. They were beaten by St Kierans in the League final with the West side hoping for a first title since 1990.

In Group One, Newcastle West, St Kierans and Fr Caseys look the pick of the teams but an interesting trio of Kildimo Pallaskenry, Claughaun and Oola will all have their say. KP (2022) and Claughaun (2021) both reached the knockout stages in their first year back at the top grade while Oola were finalists in 2019.

In Group Two, Monaleen and Adare look the standouts. Adare have reached five finals since promotion to the tier in 2016, falling at the semi-final stage in the other year. Monaleen’s pedigree is well known with Galtee Gaels, Ballysteen, Ballylanders and Na Piarsaigh also vying for that prestigious top three spot.

Ahead of the championship throw in, we look at each team vying for the Fr Casey cup.

Group One

Newcastle West

Last Year: Champions

Key Players: Iain Corbett, Cian Sheehan, Eoin Hurley

Total Titles: 6

Last Title: 2022

Odds: 7/4(f)

First Round Fixture: v Fr Caseys

Kildimo Pallaskenry 

Last Year: Quarter-Finalists

Key Players: Cathal Downes, Peter Nash, Tony McCarthy

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: N/A

Odds:  20/1

First Round Fixture: v Claughaun


Last Year: Group Stage 

Key Players: Fiachra O’Grady, Chris Thomas, Mikey O’Brien

Total Titles: 6

Last Title: 1979

Odds:  20/1

First Round Fixture: v Oola


Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Sam Mullins, Jamie McGarry, Craig Carew

Total Titles: 14

Last Title: 1996

Odds: 40/1

First Round Fixture: v Kildimo Pallaskenry 

Fr Caseys

Last Year: Semi-Finals 

Key Players: Adrian Enright, Eliah Riordan, Dylan Quirke

Total Titles: 8

Last Title: 2006

Odds:  5/1

First Round Fixture: v Newcastle West

St Kierans 

Last Year: Quarter-Finals

Key Players: Darragh Treacy, John Hayes, Alan Daly

Total Titles: 3

Last Title: 1990

Odds:  12/1

First Round Fixture: v Oola

Group Two


Last Year: Beaten Finalists

Key Players: Hugh Bourke, Robbie Bourke, Paul Maher

Total Titles: 3

Last Title: 2020

Odds:  11/4

First Round Fixture: v Monaleen


Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Darragh Ranahan, Cillian Ferris, David O’Shaughnessy.

Total Titles: 1

Last Title: 1965

Odds: 20/1

First Round Fixture: v Na Piarsaigh


Last Year: Relegation Final 

Key Players: Eoin O’Mahony, Danny Frewen, Jimmy Barry Murphy

Total Titles: 4

Last Title: 2014

Odds: 20/1

First Round Fixture: v Galtee Gaels

Galtee Gaels

Last Year: Group Stages.

Key Players: Tommie Childs, Robbie Childs, Padraig McGrath

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: N/A

Odds: 33/1

First Round Fixture: v Ballylanders 


Last Year: Semi-Final

Key Players: Brian Donovan, Donal O’Sullivan, Mark O’Dwyer

Total Titles: 6

Last Title: 2016

Odds:  4/1

First Round Fixture: v Adare

Na Piarsaigh

Last Year: Intermediate Champions

Key Players: Dylan Cronin, Gordon Browne, Eoghan Sherlock 

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: N/A

Odds:  33/1

First Round Fixture: v Ballysteen

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