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St Marys go in search of the Intermediate Club Title 2016-02-04 08:49:00

St Marys go in search of the Intermediate Club Title
The St Marys love affair with the Intermedaite Championship comes to a climax on Saturday when they face Hollymount/Carramore in the final at Croke Park, a game that has a 4:45 throw-in. The Cahersiveen side will hardly lack match practice given that they have been in almost constant action since the final week of September last. The fact that many of their players have had a dual involvement with their commitment to the South Kerry senior championship winning side has been well documented but the emphasis on playing rather than heavy winter training has so far reaped a rich dividend.

St Marys played four games on their way to the Kerry title including an extra time thriller with Desmonds, and a final against Spa where they looked the better side for long periods but failed to put that dominance on the scoreboard. In the Munster campaign, they struggled against Upperchurch-Drombane of Tipperary before demolishing the Clare representatives and winning well in the end against Carrigaline of Cork in the Munster Final. The Leinster standard bearers, Ratoath of Meath, were expected to provide a stern test of the Kerry side’s mettle but they were brushed aside by a powerful Mary’s display.

Sunday’s opposition, Hollymount/Carramore of Mayo will hardly capitulate in such a fashion however. Suffice to say that they in beating Loughinisland in the semi final they accounted for the best that Ulster could throw at them and the northern province is generally regarded as the toughest test at club level. Many, if not all of Sean Cournane’s side have previous experience of Croke Park either at Club or County level and this is sure to stand to them in Sunday’s encounter.
They carry the good will of all Kerry Gaels in their quest to add the Intermediate title to the Junior title they won in 2011.
The game is live on Irish TV:  Click here for details