SFC Final Preview | Newcastle West set their sights on three-in-a-row

It is the third year in a row that the pair will contest the Senior decider, with Newcastle West winning the previous meetings.

The Limerick Senior Football Championship is down for decision this weekend, with Newcastle West and Adare meeting in a third successive final this Sunday at 2pm in the TUS Gaelic Grounds.

The game, which promises to be an exciting affair, is being streamed live on Limerick GAA TV and is available for purchase here.

Both clubs have dominated the Limerick football scene in recent years, with 2023 set to be the seventh year in a row that either side has won the competition with the last six titles evenly split between them.

Paul Hanon wins possession for Newcastle West in the 2017 Limerick Senior Football Championship final between Adare and Newcastle West. Credit: Sport Action Photography

The sides have only taken control of Limerick’s premier football scene in recent years, with Newcastle West claiming their first title in 23 years back in 2015, while 2017 was Adare’s first in their history, a year after they were promoted from the IFC.

Last Ten Winners

  • 2022 – Newcastle West
  • 2021 – Newcastle West
  • 2020 – Adare
  • 2019 – Newcastle West
  • 2018 – Adare
  • 2017 – Adare
  • 2016 – Monaleen
  • 2015 – Newcastle West
  • 2014 – Ballylanders
  • 2013 – Drom Broadford

The pair have continued to impress this year, going unbeaten in the group-stage to top their groups and qualify straight to the semi-finals.

Newcastle West were too strong for Monaleen in their final-four meeting, while Adare needed extra-time to get past Fr Casey’s.

Paths to the Final

Newcastle West

  • R1 : 3-7 : 1-11 v Fr. Casey’s (W)
  • R2 : 0-12 : 1-6 v St Kieran’s (W)
  • R3 : 1-12 : 0-5 v Claughaun (W)
  • R4 : 2-10 : 0-11 v Kildimo Pallaskenry (W)
  • R5 : 1-17 : 0-6 v Oola (W)
  • SF : 1-09 : 0-06 v Monaleen (W)


  • R1 : 0-10 : 1-6 v Monaleen (W)
  • R2 : 1-10 : 0-04 v Na Piarsaigh (W)
  • R3 : 0-16 : 0-10 v Galtee Gaels (W)
  • R4 : 0-14 : 2-05 v Ballylanders (W)
  • R5 : 4-13 : 3-08 v Ballysteen (W)
  • SF : 2-15 : 2-12 v Fr Casey’s (W)
Newcastle West and Adare management and players at the launch of the 2022 Irish Wire Products Limerick Senior Football Championship Final.

According to the bookmakers, Newcastle West are the favourites to retain their title, priced at 8/13, while Adare can be got slightly further out at 7/4.

If Adare are to pick up their first title since 2020, they will need Hugh Bourke to produce a strong display on final day, among others. Bourke was magnificent in his side’s semi-final victory, dragging them over the line in a tense tie that went to extra-time.

Newcastle West have an array of talent in their ranks, but captain Iain Corbett is the one to watch out for, having turned in impressive performances all year.

Newcastle West face Adare in the TUS Gaelic Grounds this Sunday at 2pm in the Limerick Senior Football Championship Final.

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