The Clare District Soccer League (CDSL) will hold its first domestic finals this coming weekend with the Liam Cleary sponsored league cup finals.
First up on Friday evening, Ennis Dons will take on Hermitage in the Second Division Cup final at Frank Healy Park (kick off 7.30pm). Ennis Dons have started the season in impressive fashion, reaching the final of this competition while also currently sitting on top of the Brian Pyne Tiles Second Division.
They have played more games than anybody else in their league but they did record an impressive 4-0 win over Shannon Hibs B in their last league outing.
Meanwhile, Hermitage FC racked up nine goals in their three group games in this competition, gaining two wins and a draw from their three encounters.
They have won one, drawn one and lost two of their league games to date but in a one off game, they will be aiming to produce an early statement win.
On Saturday, the First Division final will be an all Shannon derby as Hibs face Town’s B side at Frank Healy Park (kick off 6.30pm). This promises to be an interesting showdown as although Hibs will be favoured to come through, a derby clash can often lead to unpredictable results.
Hibs have been kept busy with cup competitions so far this campaign as they have played just one league game so far, beating Newmarket Celtic 4-3. Aaron Leahy’s side produced a battling display before losing out in extra time to Dromore in the FAI Junior Cup last weekend.
Meanwhile, they have progressed to Round Three of the Munster Junior Cup while they will be keen to continue their fine run of form with victory in the final this Saturday.
Shannon Town B currently sit at the top of the Ann Romer Florist First Division table, winning both of their games so far this season. They overcame Newmarket Celtic B 4-2 last weekend while they also secured a win by the same scoreline against Moher Celtic.
With both sides not lacking in confidence in front of goal, this game has the potential to be a classic.