The credit union sponsored senior county league gets underway on Sunday next when Kilcummin are the visitors to Strand Road with throw in @ 2.30
Its a new era in Strand Road with William Harmon being the first non club man to don the bainisteoirs bib since Jack O’Connor back in 2008 and no doubt William will be hoping for a winning start to his Strand Road tenure.
The severe weather experienced in February has disrupted preparations somewhat, with only two games played in the Coiste Tra Lí town league to date ( wins over John Mitchels and Ballymac) when normally this competition would have been finalised – however, Kilcummin would have been similarly inconvenienced having had only one outing in the EK Super league, a loss to Rathmore in Rathbeg.
The most recent meeting was the final round of last year’s county league when Strand Road’s season was long finished whilst Kilcummin were match sharp having preserved their senior status in their previous outing with a win over Rathmore – not surprisingly Kilcummin were full value for their 3-16 to 1-12 win – click here for match report
The composition of the teams for Sunday is largely unknown due to injuries, Kerry senior commitments etc but the loss of Con Barrett for the season with a cruciate injury is a major blow to William & Co as Con has been one of the stand out performers for the past number of years; however if Strand Road can field anything like a near strength side it should see them off to a winning start in advance of next week’s trip to Rathmore.
Our division 5 season gets underway earlier on the day when the lads will make the short trip to Connolly Park for a tilt with the Stacks where throw in is @ 1.00