After Stradbally’s win last weekend in the Championship, both of these sides will not want to fall behind the champions and a win for both sides here is of the utmost importance.
A win for The Nire would secure their place in the last eight of the championship ahead of their mouth watering encounter against Stradbally in a few weeks time.
While a win for Kilrossanty would mean that they are still in with a shout, with Rathgormack to play in their last game.
Last time out both had contrasting results. The Nire had a three-point win over Rathgormack while Kilrossanty lost out to Stradbally by seven points.
Since the first round of games, Kilrossanty have lost the services of Tommy Prendergast due to injury.
He played no part in Waterford’s win over London in the All-Ireland qualifiers or the defeat to Limerick and it is reported that he will play no part in this game either. If this is the case it will be a massive blow to Kilrossanty.
The Nire have been there or thereabouts when it comes to the Championship in recent years and I would expect them to be there again this year.
In the last few years, the lack of a specialised goal keeper has possibly cost them to an extent as they have tended to put a player coming to the end of his playing days in the senior ranks between the posts.
This year with Tom Wall guarding the net they have solved one of their problems.
And with Shane Walsh at the other end of the field kicking vital scores and helping others to do the same I would expect The Nire to have too much for Kilrossanty in this on.