FORM comes up against tradition in this one. St Brendans have arguably been one of the most impressive teams in the competition so far, defeating both Kenmare and Austin Stacks to get here and they have three players who have featured very prominently in the Kerry Minor team this year - Churchill's Cillian Fitzgerald as well as Na Gaeil duo Jack Barry and Darragh Carmody.
They also have some dual players to call on in the form of Daniel Collins and Paudie Carroll, although preparations have been hit by a variety of different commitments for the panel involved.
South Kerry have taken a very adventurous route in getting here, their opening round loss to Kerins O'Rahillys seeing them have to negotiate both Kilcummin/Rathmore and Shannon Rangers to make it to the quarter-finals which saw them cause a bit of a stir in defeating the reigning champions West Kerry.
Denis Daly, Odhran O'Mahony, Eoghan O'Shea along with Darren and Darragh O'Sullivan lead the Iveragh boys charge, a charge that is probably now showing the effects of emigration and de-population with South Kerry now only picking from four Minor teams as opposed to eight in their last triumph back in 2005.
Cillian Fitzgerald's presence at full-forward will be a big factor for the South Kerry defence to deal with and while this is not as fancied a South Kerry team as some of the other teams in the recent past, they remain a prominent force. St Brendan's better intercounty class could be the difference however.
Verdict: St Brendans