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Wednesday 20 March 2019

A fresh challenge face Millstreet on breaking new ground, representing Cork in the Munster Club Junior A Football Championship in a quarter final meeting against Naomh Eoin of Clare in Mallow on Sunday at 2.30pm.

A fresh challenge face Millstreet on breaking new ground, representing Cork in the Munster Club Junior A Football Championship in a quarter final meeting against Naomh Eoin of Clare in Mallow on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Fresh from a dramatic campaign todate, Millstreet have engineered stunning comebacks to land divisional and county titles for the first time since 1963 and adding to the first time win from 1941.

As the season progresses, the campaign and tests get stiffer, Millstreet enter a new ball game and a clash against the Loop Head based Naomh Eoin, a side holding previous experience from playing in the Munster campaign.

Over recent years, its been a difficult championship for Cork teams, not since 2007, have a Cork side contested a Munster JAFC final when Canovee overcame Clare opponents O'Callaghan Mills by a point.

In more recent years, Cork teams have endured tough opposition in Munster competition. From 2014,

its been an eventful championship campaign todate for Millstreet, made to work to get past Cullen, Dromtariffe, Lyre and Knocknagree in the divisional final before surviving tough tests from Glenbower Rovers, Kilmurry and St. Finbarrs enroute to collecting county accolades.

Post county final celebrations, Millstreet had to contend with illness and injuries to key players though a two week break will hopefully allow the side field near full strength. Again, Millstreet will be required to muster up a supreme effort if they are to surmount experienced Clare opposition.

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