Listen: Limerick SFC Round 3 Preview with Matt O’Callaghan

Limerick SFC Round 3 Preview with Matt O’Callaghan.

So after a break of almost two months, the Limerick Senior Football Championship returns this evening and over the next four days we should have a better idea of who is in with a shout of the knock out stages and who will be looking over their shoulders at the dreaded drop.

Listen to Matt’s predictions here.

 

 

Group one is a very tight affair with only one point separating the top three sides while 5th placed Fr Casey’s are only 3 points off the top spot.

Adare v Drom / Broadford sees a classic clash of youth versus experience and with both sides on 3 points each.

Drom-Broadford eased past Na Piarsaigh in round 1 but were less than convincing against Rathkeale managing only a draw.

For their part, Adare have been a breath of fresh air to the Senior ranks and will certainly have a crack at their more illustrious opponents.

Matt’s prediction: Adare in a close encounter

Fr Caseys v Rathkeale is a tale of two sides desperately seeking a win to bolster their knock out aspirations while on the flip side, a defeat could see them looking over their shoulders at the dreaded sixth spot.

Rathkeale will feel like the let Drom / Bradford off the hook in the last round and will be looking to make up for that missed opportunity.

For their part, Fr Casey’s have had an indifferent start only managing a draw against Adare in the opener while being outclassed by Monaleen in the last round.

Matt’s prediction: Rathkeale to shade it but only just. 

Monaleen v Na Piarsaigh will be the second meeting of the two clubs at senior level in the space of a week with Na Piarsaigh coming out on top last week in the hurling.

Don’t however expect the Caherdavin side to do the double over their cross city rivals as Monaleen have two wins from two games and have been superb so far this season. They look to determined to defend their county title and should have enough to make it three wins on the bounce and secure a spot in the knockout stages.

Matt’s prediction: Monaleen to make it 3 from 3.  

 

St Patrick’s v St Kierans is one of the harder games to call across the weekend with both sides on two points from two games going into their clash on Friday night.

St Kierans beat Oola by three points in round two of the SFC and a victory over their city opponents will put them in with a strong chance of reaching the knockout stages. They could and should have been on 4 points but for a late goal from Ballylanders in their opening game to deny them the victory.

St Patrick’s will have similar intentions but have injury concerns around the pivotal Gearoid Hegarty who is still recovering from an ankle injury.

Matt’s prediction: St Kierans just to edge it.  

Oola v Ballylanders both have one victory from their two championship games so far in what is a very congested group

Ballylanders edged St Kierans by a point in round one but were overrun by Newcastlewest in their last outing.

Oola, similarly, had a narrow victory in round one but fell to St Kierans in their second round game.

Matt’s prediction: Ballylanders.  

Newcastlewest v Ballysteen. Like Monaleen in Group 1 Newcastlewest have been the stand out performers in Group 2 with two runaway victories scoring a whopping 9-26.

Ballysteen had opportunities to win both of their games so far but couldn’t get the job done. Despite this, their recent success in the West Senior Championship will certainly boos their confidence.

Matt’s prediction: Newcastlewest to make it 3 wins on the bounce.  

Social Sharing

Posted in

Friday Fixtures | Senior, Intermediate and Premier Junior Football Championships continues as champions look to maintain unbeaten start

Friday night will see one game in both groups of the Limerick SFC. The Senior Football Championship will ...
Read More

On This Day | Limerick end 45-year famine to claim All-Ireland Senior Hurling Honours

Limerick ended an All-Ireland famine by dethroning defending champions Galway. On this day four years ago, Limerick eventually ...
Read More

Report | Fr Caseys put SFC on notice with big win over Monaleen

The margin of victory did little to flatter the Abbeyfeale men who were imperious throughout. Fr Caseys sent ...
Read More

Preview | Fr Caseys and Monaleen kick off intriguing SFC third round

The teams meet tonight in front of the Limerick GAA TV cameras. Monaleen and Fr Caseys do battle ...
Read More

Ardscoil Rís learn Harty Cup opponents for coming season as group stage draw is made

Ardscoil Rís will enter the competition as Ireland champions after their maiden success on St Patricks Day. Defending ...
Read More

Treaty Talk EP196 | Football Championships return, Camogie Kick-Off, Hurling, Ladies Football & More

Jack and Matt are back for another episode ahead of a busy weekend of GAA in Limerick. Another ...
Read More

All-Ireland champions Ardscoil Rís set to learn 2022/23 Harty Cup opponents today

The North Circular Road school are Limerick's only representatives in this year's competition. Ardscoil Rís will learn their ...
Read More

“We need to get a good result out of our group and then look towards finals” | NCW’s Grace Lee on hopes to retain Senior Camogie Championship

Newcastle West were crowned champions in 2021 as they beat Killeedy last November. As the return of the ...
Read More