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All Kenmare District clash in the Intermediate Final 2016-10-19 23:13:00


Exciting Double Bill in store in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday
There is an exciting double bill in store for Kerry GAA Supporters at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday next when the County Minor and Intermediate Championships are down for decision.

All Kenmare District clash in the Intermediate Final
The loss to Dr Crokes in the Senior Championship final by the Kenmare District side on Sunday last is hardly going to dampen the enthusiasm of the followers of Templenoe and Kenmare as they see their sides go head to head in the Castleisland Mart Intermediate Championship Final in the second game of the double bill in Fitzgerald Stadium (3:30) just seven days after that galling defeat at the hands of the Killarney side. Neither side have had time to dwell on the happenings at the same venue last weekend.
It’s been a meteoric rise up along the ranks for reigning All Ireland Junior Champions Templenoe who have matched year on year success in the County League by winning county Novice and Junior titles in the past two years and now they are just 60 minutes away from gaining senior status. While maybe not claiming the same headlines as their near neighbours, it has also been a successful era for Kenmare Shamrocks. They won the Junior Championship in 2012 and went on to reach the All Ireland Junior Final where they had to give best to Ballinasloe and they were promoted to Division 1 last year only to lose that status once again in the season just ended.
Kenmare, captained by Stephen O’Brien, had a comprehensive victory over a fancied Desmonds side in the semi finals while Templenoe, captained by Tadhg Morley, were no less impressive when accounting for An Ghaeltacht, albeit by just a two points margin in their semi final. It is rightly set up for what promises to be a cracking game between two local rivals on Sunday next with the ultimate prize of senior county championship status at stake for the winners who will go on to represent Kerry on the following weekend against the Tipperary champions, Golden-Kilfeacle or Fethard at a Tipperary venue.