Its been a while! Its 2012 Glenealy GAA and Carnew Emmets GAA Club were lining up in a Dacia senior hurling championship final.
Six years since their last final meeting and Carnew have been waiting since 2009 to take the Donal O’Donoghue Cup back to where the title has spent more winters than anywhere else. They would love to put things right tomorrow.
The holders Glenealy were only a few moments away from a Leinster title last December and they will want to try tick that box again.
Standing in their way will be a formidable Carnew outfit today who have grown as the championship progressed but Glenealy look like a polished outfit from early on and will be in no mood to be second best.
In fourteen previous final meetings Glenealy have won eight and Carnew six. From 2000 to 2012 they met in an amazing total of ten finals!
Facts and figures are one thing and they wont worry either set of players today but pride in the jersey is never lacking when they are faced with red or blue and yellow.
It will be intriguing, captivating and competitive and a brilliant occasion. Don’t miss it!
The Dacia Intermediate hurling Final is first up in Joule IE Park today with a 1pm throw in.
While they may have been in the trenches together on Saturday but Avondale Gaa and arklow rock parnells gaa club will put their allegiance aside tomorrow with a place in senior ranks for 2019 and the Sean O’Farrell Cup at stake.
Avondale have been the form team in this championship to date but the Rocks have built their form up nicely and finals can take on a life of their own so take nothing for granted, Avondale certainly won’t.
Two great hurling strongholds fighting for one prize.