PREVIEW: Will Ballyduff Or Causeway Advance To Semi-Finals?

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It’s getting down to the business end of the Garveys Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship and Mike O’Halloran looks at Sunday’s Round 3 tie between Causeway and near neighbours Ballyduff (2pm) at Austin Stack Park…

Action from last year’s championship tie between Causeway and Ballyduff.

Causeway overcame a gallant under strength Crotta O’Neill’s in the last round. They made hard work of that win and it wasn’t until ¬†late in the second half that they put some daylight between themselves and Crotta.

Ballyduff went down to Lixnaw who are short odds to win the Neilus Flynn. Ballyduff folk say that were it not for the “soft goals” they gave away they would have won that game, I’m not so sure.

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Ballyduff will always give a good account of themselves “inside in town” and fear nobody in the heat of championship battle. In Michael and Padraig Boyle they have match winners. Goals win matches they say and Padraigh Boyle can provide goals. Also bear in mind that Ballyduff beat Lixnaw last Friday night in Causeway.

Causeway have had two very hard¬†games against St Brendan’s and this stood to them against Crotta last weekend, but next weekend they come up against a different animal in Ballyduff.

One very positive development from a Causeway point of view is the return to form of Muiris Delaney along with a buzzing Keith Carmody.

Causeway will need no reminder that this game last year was over as a contest after ten minutes. Causeway will have to start well, prevent goals and play for seventy minutes to overcome Ballyduff.

VERDICT: The Ballyduff anthem says “The Boys From Ballyduff Are Always There” and I think they will still be there on Sunday evening next.

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