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Under 20 Cup needs weather to pick up


FINGERS are crossed that the weather will be kinder to the Credit Union U20 Football Invitation Cup to allow the three outstanding first round games go ahead this weekend.

Holders Muskerry are first into the fray on coming up against East Kerry in Ballydesmond on this Friday night. The Mid Cork side paraded a strong outfit last season and look to the guidance of Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), John Corkery (Aghabullogue), David Horgan (Macroom) and James Moynihan (Canovee).

East Kerry are traditionally strong, backboned by Padraig Doyle (Gneeveguiilla), Gary O'Sullivan (Listry), Geoff O'Donoughue (Glenflesk) and Matthew Moynihan (Spa) ensures a terrific battle for supremacy will unfold.

The clash of Duhallow and neighbours Rathmore / Kilcummin whets the appetite for another appealing clash in Rathmore on Saturday evening. Divisional champions Pobal Uí Chaoimh are well represented on Duhallow alongside Anthony Casey (Kiskeam), Kevin Crowley (Millstreet), Kevin Cremin (Boherbue) and T J Brosnan (Newmarket).

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Rathmore / Kilcummin are pretty formidable and with Brian Moynihan, Kieran Murphy, Tadhg Moynihan, Kevin McCarthy and Pat Cronin on board ensure the visitors are no pushovers.

Sunday offers the clash of St. Kierans and Douglas in Rathmore. There is plenty for St. Kierans to mull over from a line up involving Cian O'Connor, Thomas Hickey (Desmonds), Adam Barry (Brosna), Michael Walsh (Knocknagoshel) and John O'Connor (Cordial).

Douglas have focused largely on developing underage talent culminating on a recent Cork Premier minor title. Players in the calibre of Shane Kingston, Kevin Flahive, Daniel O'Sullivan, Michael Lynch and Dylan Long are sure to front a Douglas charge to a club laying the foundation for the future.


U20 Football Invitation Cup

Kenmare District 2-11, Clonakilty 1-10



Credit Union U20 Football Invitation Cup

East Kerry v Muskerry, Ballydesmond 8pm


Credit Union U20 Football Invitation Cup

Duhallow v Rathmore / Kilcummin, Rathmore 4pm


Credit Union U20 Football Invitation Cup

St. Kierans v Douglas, Rathmore 11am

JBHL Final Replay

Kilbrin v Meelin, Banteer 1pm