Drom/Broadford (@1.36) vs St Senans (@3.5)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Drom/Broadford will win

Drom/Broadford – St Senans Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 10:00

At least seven players were involved in the build-up. It took 12 minutes before Garrett Noonan got Drom-Broadfords first point of the second half, by which stage Mike Quilligan had three points for Newcastle West. Drom-Broadford had a brace from Derry McCarthy to edge a point in front until Kelly had his second goal five minutes from the end. There was never much between the sides and they were level three times in the first half, at the end of which favourites Drom-Broadford led by a point, 0-8 to 1-4. Kellys goal came after 16 minutes to put his side 1-4 to 0-4 in front.

I fancy Ballysteen to win this one. In the final group 1 game of the weekend St Senan's and Ballysteen meet in a big West derby. This was without doubt the finest game of football we saw last year and i just hope we get the same again this weekend but i very much doubt it. I know Drom Broadford will have been hurting by the defeat last year and will be out to prove a major point this weekend. The other standout game in Round 1 is a repeat of last years Semi Final as Newcastle West and Drom Broadford meet. I fancy them to get one over on Newcastle West.

Saturday's game throws in at 3pm in the Bog Garden, Rathkeale. The Kieran's team will be backboned by a number of members of our senior football panel as well as many of the players whom tasted county championship success in 2016 and 2017 at minor level. Senan's will no doubt be brimming with confidence at present having won the county intermediate football championship and are currently in preparation for the Munster Intermediate club football championship final against Kerry champions An Gaeltacht while Drom/Broadford possess a number of players that won the West Junior 'B' football championship this year and narrowly lost out the county semi-final. St. Saturday's game will no doubt once again be a close encounter as Granagh/Ballingarry are not only the reigning west champions, but they also won the west minor 'B' football championship with this group of players in 2014. Senan's meet Drom/Broadford. The u21 footballers face off against Granagh/Ballingarry this Saturday afternoon in a repeat of the 2016 west u21 'B' championship final. In the second semi-final St. Hopefully the lads can make amends from last season's encounter and book a place in the west final for 2017.

Football championship to could be best yet

While Eoin McSweeney in the half back line raided up the field to help set up some wonderful scores. As the first half wore on we dominated the game with a slight cross field breeze favouring us, a long ball into Richard Hayes resulted in him showing his strength to hold onto the ball and fend off his man to sneak a shot which went goal bound and into the net. Seamus McSweeny began to influence the game also and won many breaking ball with the direct running of Brandon Murphy also causing much trouble to the Drom rear guard. With over six of our starting team involved with our intermediate side this 21s side bring a vast amount of experience to the game while we also have many minors who are also stepping up this grade. In defence we proved teak tough with James Bridgeman Daniel Conroy and Noeillie Griffin all ensuring scores were kept to a minimum. We started brightly with points from Richard Hayes with good work from James Naughton and Steven O Connell in the middle of the field. Half time score read 1-7 to 3 in favour of the saints. Our under 21s faced in round 2 of the championship last Saturday evening when the faced Drom Broadford in Knockaderry with both adults teams suffering defeat at both county final stages in senior and intermediate respectively this was a chance for the youth of both sides to stake a claim for silverware and banish any bad vibes.

If Newcastle West manager Mikey Quilligan is anything like the Scot, then one would love to have been a fly on the wall in their dressing-room yesterday. But, away from the game as a sports contest for a second and what will surely dictate most talk this morning were the unsavoury scenes in the aftermath. Limerick GAA chiefs will meet in the next 48 hours to discuss what sanctions will arise from such a shocking incident. The post-match hair-dryer treatment is a phrase usually used in reference to the aspect of Alex Fergusons role as manager of Manchester United after his side puts in what he considers a less-than-acceptable performance.

Youre always disappointed when you draw but ultimately we didnt play well enough to win that game I thought we were absolutely atrocious. A minute later James Kelly picked up a second yellow card for a needless foul and before he had even left the field Drom took a quick free, ball ended in the hands of the deadly Michel Reidy game-tying point from distance. And what of Quilligans assessment of his sides performance? We played for about 20 minutes, for 40 minutes we were atrocious and theres no point trying to hide that.

Well have to come back here four or five steps higher the next day. And Drom-Broadford manager Mikey Fahys reaction? They were doing piles of damage but for some reason we stopped kicking them the ball it beggars belief but these things happen. He continued: We started well but our forward line is like any other forward line, if they get good ball they will hurt you.

Group 1

Kieran's GAA club we would like to congratulate all those who made the night such a success, the level of community spirit exhibited on both nights was truly a sight to behold. There was an array of talent on show and it was very evident that each of the participants went to great lengths in their preparation to ensure that both nights were a success and the crowd went home happy. Ardagh District Recreational & Sporting company held their Lip Sync battle fundraiser in aid of the new Astroturf facility on Friday and Saturday evening last in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine and it goes without saying that two excellent nights of entertainment were had. The new Astroturf facility will hopefully be a huge asset to the community with all sporting organisations benefiting from it in the not so distant future and we would encourage you all to continue your support for the project. Huge credit must go not only to the organising committee for putting together such an outstanding event but equally to all those who participated in the event. From all within St. Onwards and upwards into the future. Were it not for the level of hard work and dedication from both the organising committee and the willing participants both nights could not have been as successful, furthermore the level of support from those in attendance was extremely encouraging. Both nights were extremely well supported not only from those within the parish, but it was also great to see so many people from places further afield in attendance on both evenings.

With a full squad they are a match for anyone with their quick and direct style of play. Oola exceeded expectations last summer after reaching the quarter final stage against all odds. Open their campaign against Fr Caseys in what they will look at as a must win. Another side hampered by players attempting to juggle intercounty hurling with club football.