Where to now for Kilmurry Ibrickane?
back-to-back county titles, Kilmurry were faced with a three-match
campaign to win Munster. Now after a break of a few weeks, they’ll have
to turn their attention quickly to another three-match campaign if
they’re to bring a first ever All-Ireland club football title to Clare.
Tir Chonaill Gaels of London, Portlaoise and either St Gall’s of Antrim
or Galway’s Corofin stand in the way of their goal of adding the Andy
Merrigan Cup to the O’Gorman, Jack Daly and Munster cups already on the
sideboard. It will be a huge task, starting with the three-in-a-row
London champions. Recession in Ireland generally means boomtime for the
GAA Diaspora, so the trip to Ruislip on January 24 is a potential
banana skin for the Clare and Munster champions. They beat Neasdon
Gaels in a replayed London final by 1-9 to 0-7. One of these days a
London side is going to land an All-Ireland quarter final scalp. Not in
2010 at Kilmurry’s expense.