St. Paul's Bid for All Ireland Silverware
- Nov 22,2019
St. Paul's v Naomh Ciaran
Intermediate Club Final
Breffni Park - Saturday 2-30pm
Ulster Intermediate club champions St. Paul's will bid for All Ireland silverware tomorrow (Saturday) when they meet Offaly's Naomh Ciaran in Breffni Park. Both Finalists are gracing this stage for the first time, and it’s also the very first time that clubs from each county have reached this stage of the competition. Naomh Ciarán will hope to keep the cup in Leinster for the third year in a row, following wins for Clontarf (Dublin) in 2018, and Dunboyne (Meath) a year previously.
The last team from Ulster to lift the All-Ireland Junior crown was Lisnaskea from Fermanagh back in 2011, and a win for St Paul’s would bridge an eight-year gap for the province.
In their respective semi-finals, Naomh Ciarán produced a stunning display to oust former All-Ireland Senior champions Inch Rovers after extra-time, while St Paul’s edged out St Nathy’s by just a single point. The West Belfast side is littered with Antrim county stars and a win would be a fitting prize for long serving manager Brian Coyle who has been at the helm since the ladies team began.