Kilbride face daunting task this Sunday





Connacht LGFA Club Championship Senior Final

Kilbride v Kilkerrin-Clonberne on Sunday in Enfield at 2 pm


Roscommon champions Kilbride face a daunting task on Sunday when they take on the Galway champions Kilkerrin/Clonberne in this year’s Connacht final. Kilbride will be wanting to banish memories of the last time the sides met in last year’s championship when the Galway girls were the easy winners.

  Kilkerrin-Clonberne already defeated Mayo side Carnacon in the semi-final two weeks ago, winning by 4-9 to 2-4 and are a very accomplished side. Nicola and Louise Ward are club and county players of distinction and when you add in Olivia Divilly, Lynsey Noone and Siobhan Fahy, it is a star-studded line-up that will be very hard to defeat.

  Kilbride are now a very experienced side and they will be underdogs on Sunday, which will suit them fine. Tara Taylor, Rochelle Mullaney, Fiona Tully, Siobhan Tully, Alice Kelly and Sinead Clabby are vastly experienced and the prolific young star Aisling Hanly has added a further sharpness to their attack.

  However, the cold reality is that this Kilkerrin-Clonberne team will be eyeing up an All-Ireland senior title this year and that’s the level we are talking about this Sunday. Hopefully the gap between the teams will not be as wide as it was last year but anything other than a comfortable Kilkerrin-Clonberne win would be a shock.

Prediction: Kilkerrin-Clonberne