ROUNDERS: Limekiln and Kevin’s gear up for All-Ireland finals

by Gazette Reporter
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Excitement is building on the rounders scene in Dublin, as two Dublin clubs are gearing up for two All-Ireland finals this weekend on September 9-10.

Kinnegad, Westmeath is the venue next weekend as Kevin’s and Limekiln take part in the Intermediate Ladies and Senior mixed All-Ireland finals.

Both clubs have been in imperious form this season, and both will be heading into their finals full of confidence.

The first Dublin club in action is Kevin’s who took a step up to intermediate level this year after final heartache against St Clares of Cavan last season.

The ladies have taken the step up in grades in their stride and haven’t looked out of place throughout the season.

They finished third in the league stages which set up a semi-final berth against St Clare’s in a rematch of last year’s junior final.

Kevin’s avenged their loss but were made work for the final place. They got over the line by the minimum on a score of 27-26 setting up a final clash with Roscommon’s Michael Glaveys.

These two met earlier in the season with the Dublin side running out convincing winners. However, expect a closer final and don’t be surprised if this goes down to the wire.

Attentions then turn to Sunday, September 10 where Limekiln do battle against old foes The Heath of Laois in the senior mixed final.

Limekiln have a rich tradition in this competition with numerous titles to their name with the last one coming in 2016.

Like Kevins, Limekiln have been in great form throughout the season with their only losses coming to their opponents on Sunday, The Heath and Erne Eagles of Cavan.

With the competitive nature of the competition this year its quite the achievement making the final of the competition.

Limekiln will be hoping to use their experience from past finals and past successes against The Heath to their advantage and bring the title back to Dublin.

This has all the ingredients to be the highlight game of the weekend, with Limekiln hoping to add another title to their role of honour.

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