Fossa and Rathmore off on big adventures

Family matters: Paudie Clifford (left) with the Tom Keane Cup and brother David with the man-of-the-match award after the Kerry Junior Premier final victory at Fitzgerald Stadium with Mike Pierce of Kerry Petroleum (sponsors) and Tom Keane, Kerry County Board

While Kerins O’Rahillys are due to play their Munster senior club championship tie against Éire Óg of Ennis in Austin Stack Park on Sunday (1.00pm), the previous day supporters in East Kerry will be preparing to hit the road for key intermediate and junior fixtures at provincial level.

Newly promoted to the domestic senior ranks, Rathmore will clash with near neighbours Kanturk in the intermediate club semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1.00pm on Sunday.

Denis Moynihan’s side will be hoping to have enough firepower to shoot down Kanturk in a game that must produce a result on the day.

Rathmore clubman Paul Murphy will be hoping to add a Munster intermediate medal to his Bishop Moynihan Cup success

Derek O’Mahony of Tipperary will be in charge of the whistle and, despite their disappointing performance in the O’Donoghue Cup last weekend, Rathmore are more than capable of bouncing back with a vengeance and securing a result.

Also on Saturday at 1.00pm all eyes will be on Quaid Park in Coolyroe in Limerick where the Clifford brothers will lead Fossa into action against Castlemahon in the junior semi-final.

Having savoured the sweet taste of victory with a dramatic Kerry final victory over the adjoining parish of Listry in Fitzgerald Stadium, Adrian Sheehan’s charges are hell bent on advancing as far as possible in this competition but they will know only too well that gritty Castlemahon will have other plans.

James Bermingham of Cork will take charge of the encounter and Fossa expect to be at full strength having rested the majority of their key players for last weekend’s heavy O’Donoghue Cup loss to Dr Crokes.

Tickets for all games are now available to purchase in advance via and participating Centra and SuperValu outlets and supporters are advised that there will be no cash sales at the venues.

For those unable to travel, all the games this weekend will be live streamed on Munster GAA TV.

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