Jason Stokes up Limerick clash
Published 06/12/2008 | 14:36
Drom-Broadford have won four Limerick senior football championship titles in the last ten years - but Jason Stokes believes that the fact that they have not been able to add the AIB All Ireland crown to their honours list has not given them the status they deserve.
Stokes is the versatile utility player who has defied injury to bring his side to the brink of provincial glory.
They will go in against Clare champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane tomorrow at Pairc na nGael, Limerick (2.00pm) knowing that victory will thrust them even more firmly into the national limelight.
Their stunning one-point win over the strongly-fancied Nemo Rangers in the Munster semi-final ensures that Drom-Broadfield will be treated with the utmost respect by tomorrow’s opponents.
“We know that maybe we made a few people sit up and take notice after that win over Nemo but it will count for nothing if we don’t do the business tomorrow,” raps Stokes.
They beat perennial rivals Ballylanders to win the Limerick crown and now feel that they can halt Kilmurry-Ibrickane’s progress.
The Clare side looked impressive in landing their county crown but may lack the overall resources that Drom-Broadfield have in their locker.
The winners of tomorrow’s Munster showdown will confront the Ulster champions in the All Ireland semi-final - but none of the players who will be bidding for honours tomorrow will be looking too far ahead.