Sunday next is a historic day for the Kilgobinet club as they make their debut in the Munster Junior Football Club Championship when they take on Limerick champions Mountcollins at Fraher Field.
The Limerick club have seen a lot of action in the past week and will come into the game well prepared. On Friday night last they beat Glin after extra time in the Limerick County Final and on Sunday defeated Knockavilla-Kickams from Tipperary in the Munster quarter-finals.
Meanwhile Kilgobinet have gone a number of weeks without a competitive game since beating Ferrybank to win the Waterford county final in early November. However in the intervening weeks they have been busily preparing for this game and will come into the game relatively fresh.
Martin Curtin who scored five points, three of which came from frees and Bernard McCarthy their goal scoring hero from the game against Knockavilla-Kickams may well prove to be the Limerick side’s main marksmen on Sunday next, but Kilgobinet are not without their attacking aces either.
Mark Radley was their scorer-in-chief in the county final win over Ferrybank, accounting for eight of their 13 points, but the men in green and white are by no means a one man team as the likes of Thomas O’Brien, Kevin Walsh and Tomás Walsh amongst others are all quality footballers and will be a constant threat to the Mount Collins defence.
The Limerick side are bound to travel to the Deise in a confident mood following their recent superb win. Kilgobinet will be expected to rival them and do everything in their power to ensure they contest the Munster Final on December 13.