"This will be another tough one for our lads"

November 24, 2022

Clonmel Commercials' Jason Lonergan shoots for goal against Nemo Rangers. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Clonmel Commercials stalwart John McNamara says his club are in for “another tough one” when they face Limerick’s Newcastle West this weekend.

The Tipperary champions produced an excellent display to see off a fancied Nemo Rangers side last time out and are now just a win away from a return to the Munster club SFC final.

The Limerick winners stand in their way on Sunday at Semple Stadium (1pm), where McNamara hopes Commercials can repeat the result from seven years ago when the clubs last crossed swords in the provincial championship.

"They won’t have forgotten that," the Tipperary minor football boss told RTE Sport.

"They are a fine side who have fought hard to win in Limerick again this season. They are producing results on the back of huge work that has gone in at underage and they have had successful minor teams in the past number of years too – meaning that they have serious youth, like we do.

"So, this will be another tough one for our lads. Remember also that we had four weeks between the Tipp final and the Nemo game. We have only had two weeks since then and we went at Nemo hammer and tongs so it will have been tough on the bodies."

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