All-Ireland champions pitted against county kingpins in Limerick senior hurling draw
The Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell players before the 2015 county senior hurling final
Source: Keith Wiseman/INPHO
THE REIGNING ALL-Ireland senior club hurling champions have been pitted in the same group as the current county kingpins in next year’s Limerick senior hurling championship.
The draws were made for the 2017 group stages last night with Na Piarsaigh – All-Ireland winners on St Patrick’s Day last year – in the same group as Patrickswell – winners of the 2016 Limerick title in October.
The two sides faced each other in the 2015 Limerick decider with Na Piarsaigh winning narrowly by 1-22 to 4-12.
Na Piarsaigh won the All-Ireland club title last March
Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
Patrickswell lifted the Limerick senior hurling crown in October
Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO
The pair of heavyweights are in Group 2 that also features Adare – three-in-a-row winners between 2007 and 2009 – and this year’s intermediate victors Monaleen.
2015 All-Ireland club finalists Kilmallock head up Group 1 along with Ballybrown, this year’s defeated finalists.
- South Liberties
- Na Piarsaigh
Monaleen’s Ger Collins and Drom-Broadford’s Bryan Hannigan in the Limerick senior football final
Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO
In the Limerick senior football championship, this year’s finalists Monaleen and Drom-Broadford are both drawn in Group 1. Monaleen triumphed by 2-14 to 1-11 in October’s final clash at the Gaelic Grounds.
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In Group 2, 2014 champions Ballylanders and 2015 victors Newcastlewest are both included.
- Na Piarsaigh
- Fr Caseys
- St Patrick’s
- St Kieran’s
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