Seamus Carty Auctioneers AFL Division One (O’Rourke Cup) Final
St. Faithleach’s v Clann na nGael in Ballyleague on Sunday at 2.30 pm
Having been so impressive earlier in the season the bottom has fallen out of St. Faithleach’s’ year following their relegation to the Intermediate Football Championship and the injuries to Brian and Ciaráin Murtagh in recent months.
They have a chance to rescue their season when they have a home game in this league final against Clann na nGael on Sunday. Without the two older Murtagh brothers it will be a tall order and a lot of their chances will rest on the broad shoulders of Diarmuid Murtagh. Faithleach’s will have to step, however, if they want to win this prestigious title.
By contrast, it looked like Clann’s season was in shreds after they were hammered by Boyle in the championship during the summer. But since then they have gone on to beat the eventual champions Pearses in the championship, survived a relegation battle without much fuss, and they actually beat the new county champions in the semi-final last weekend.
Ciaran Lennon and Donie Shine are their scorers-in-chief and if they can come to Ballyleague with a full side it could be another disappointing day for the Faithleach’s men.
Prediction: Clann na nGael