FERMOY are expected to be at full strength for next Sunday’s Munster Club IFC final with Kilcummin from Kerry at Mallow, 1.30pm.
Cork star Tomás Clancy, Ruairi O’Hagan and Brian O’Sullivan all missed the semi-final victory over Moyne-Templetuohy from Tipperary but they look set to line out in the club’s first ever provincial final.
The North Cork club will be hoping to become the first Cork club to win the title since 2013 when Clyda Rovers were victorious.
The competition has been dominated by clubs from over the county bounds since it began in 2004 and they have been victorious on 11 occasions since.
En-route to the final, Fermoy defeated Galbally from Limerick and the Tipp representatives and their management team will be hoping for more consistency over the hour.
They failed to score in the second half of their win over Moyne-Templetuohy and went 22 minutes without registering against the Limerick team.
It’s a huge day for the club that has a rich footballing tradition going back the years with seven Cork senior titles to their credit.
Meanwhile, the new Munster Club IHC winners Charleville will have the bulk of their team back in action again on Sunday at Kilworth in the U21 championship against Fr O’Neill’s.
Up to 11 of the team that has already brought so much honour and glory to the club will be in action against a strong O’Neill’s team that will be looking to Deccie Dalton, Billy Dunne and Ger Millerick to lead their challenge.
Cork senior star, Darragh Fitzgibbon will again be the key player for Charleville in a competition that is potentially building up to a fascinating finale over the next few weeks.
When the clubs met in the PIHC earlier in the season, Charleville prevailed.
With Sarsfields, Douglas, Blackrock, Shandrum and Midleton still in the chase, the run-up to the final should feature some cracking games.