Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

McBarron eyes honours for Kilmacud Crokes

Liam McBarron already has a Dublin championship medal in his possession for this year — but he wants even more.

The strapping Kinawley man, who has given great service to Fermanagh for the best part of a decade, is in the Kilmacud Crokes squad for Sunday’s AIB Leinster Club football final at Parnell Park (2pm) and is nursing a burning ambition to participate in the All Ireland Club series.

“Obviously, we must take one match at a time and we are meeting a Rhode side in Sunday’s final that proved their worth when they beat a decent Eire Og outfit in the Leinster semi-final,” points out schoolteacher McBarron.

He has been deployed in different roles for the south Dublin outfit including midfield, centrethreequarters and full-forward — the position which he has filled of late for his native county.

McBarron, however, will willingly assume any role afforded him if it means active involvement.

Kilmacud have a battery of Dublin aces in their side including Johnny and Darren Magee, Paul Griffen, Kevin Nolan as well as Wexford’s Adrian Morrissey.

Offaly champions Rhode, who had a surprisingly straightforward win over Eire Og in the last four, will look to Niall McNamee and Anto Sullivan to spark their bid for glory.

Kilmacud will start favourites given the comprehensive manner in which they accounted for what was initially thought to be a strong Navan O’Mahonys at the semi-final stage.

But the tag of favourites has not rested too comfortably on the shoulders of a number of sides lately.

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