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Harry Gleeson and Adare GAA set their focus on Munster SFC Quarter Final after County Final success

After capturing back to back Limerick senior titles on Sunday last, Adare GAA are now switching their focus to their upcoming Munster SFC Quarter final clash in just over a week and a half’s time.

After seeing off stiff opposition in Ballylanders, Harry Gleeson’s side will now come up against Waterford champions either Kilrossanty or The Nire on November 4 with the game due to be played in Limerick.

The eyes of Adare will be on Fraher Field in Dungarvan this weekend, and speaking to Adare GAA Manager, Harry Gleeson, on Tuesday afternoon, he said: “We’ve been primarily focused on last Sunday up till now but we are going back to training tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 24) and we will start back focusing on what we can do well, and keep working away at that until we know who our opponents will be.”

Adare will now be hoping to become the first Limerick side to claim a Munster Senior Football Championship win since 2008, when they come up against the Waterford Champions on Sunday week.

When asked about last Sunday’s achievements, Gleeson was quick to heap praise on his players and his management team.

“The lads have worked so hard over the last few years. The last three years in total. I’m delighted for them and they certainly deserve the success they are experiencing.

“Last year was the first time they had won a senior county title in the club’s history and so this is our second senior title and it’s a great achievement to have done it back to back. We won the intermediate in 2016 also,” he explained.

“We’ve a great management team and we are happy that the lads are playing well and doing the right things at the moment,” he added.

Gleeson also had high praise for their opponents on the day, Ballylanders GAA, and he  admitted that they didn’t have it all their own way on the day.

“It was 0-09-0-05 at half time in their favour. In fairness they had their homework done and they were playing with a strong breeze. They are probably the best team in the county too at kicking frees and scoring from distance so I think with the wind at their back they certainly took advantage of that.

“In the second half we hit seven unanswered points and we went from 0-09-0-04 down to 0-12-0-09 up. They came again and brought it back to a point but we got a goal in injury time to secure it thankfully,” he added.

After bringing home silverware in his first three seasons with the club, Gleeson will now be hoping to go one step further this year and guide his Adare side to their first ever Munster Senior Football Semi Final.

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