SPORT — 30 November 2013

By Damian Dolan.

Kingdom Kerry Gaels should know their All Ireland Club quarter-final opponents by Sunday afternoon, as Derry’s Ballinderry and Donegal’s Glenswilly go head-to-head in the Ulster Club SFC final.

Kingdom manager Noel Dunning will be at Healy Park, Omagh, to check out his side’s December 15 opponents at Ruislip, as the Gaels attempt to become the first London county champions to bridge the All Ireland chasm.

Ballinderry reached the final in 2008 and 2006, only to lose out to Crossmaglen on both occasions. They did lift the trophy, however, in 2001 when they defeated Mayobridge. It was the second time the club had been crowned Ulster champions – the first coming in 1981.

Ballinderry benefited from Kilcoo’s marathon quarter-final with Crossmaglen – knocking out the Down champions in their semi-final meeting. Ballinderry coming out on top 1-10 to 0-9 in a game which saw both sides finish with 13-men.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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