Weekend Preview | Munster Junior Cup Final And Munster Juniors In Action
27th April 2023 By Leonard Allen
Over a relatively quiet May Bank Holiday weekend, the Junior Interprovincial Series gets underway, together with the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup final and the All Ireland League Division 2C Play-off decider.
There are also a handful of finals down for decision in both North and South Munster.
Munster begin the defence of their Junior Interprovincial title, as they travel to North Galway to take on Connacht at Tuam.
Midleton lock horns with Munster Junior League champions Richmond at Towns Park, to decide which club will be playing in Division 2C of the All Ireland League next season or in the Munster Junior League.
The East Cork side will be looking to make the most of home advantage count as they aim to preserve their status as a Senior Club after 25 unbroken years. Richmond will be bidding to return to the All Ireland League for the third time in their history.
The Munster Junior Cup decider takes place at Takumi Park as Kilfeacle, whose only triumph was in 2002, go head to head with Garryowen, who last won the trophy for the eighth time in 2013.
In North Munster, a new name will be inscribed on the Webb Cup as Ardscoil Old Boys lock horns with Thurles in the final at Tom Clifford Park.
Richmond and Fethard go head to head in the Carroll Plate Final at Kilballyowen Park, with both sides having won the trophy once each. Richmond won the trophy in 2014, while the South Tipperary side won it in 2019.
In South Munster, Dolphin and Dunmanway contest the Dave Dineen Cup final at bandon on Friday evening. The West Cork side are seeking their first triumph, while Dolphin won the trophy in 2012.
On Friday evening at Musgrave Park Kinsale and Fermoy contest the Junior 3 Cup decider, with the Seasiders, having won the trophy in 2019.
The McCarthy Cup final is also down for decision on Saturday at Musgrave Park between Charleville and Old Christians.