By Damian Dolan.
Four weeks after they were originally scheduled to lock horns, Brothers Pearse and Sean Treacy’s will finally slug it out next weekend to determine who’ll face defending champions St Gabriel’s in the county final on November 3.
On the evidence of what we’ve seen so far this year from Tommy Duane’s star-studded Gabriel’s that might appear to be a rather dubious honour, but neither Pearse’s nor Treacy’s will be thinking in those terms, and whichever side emerges from next weekend’s semi-final will certainly have nothing to lose.
However, it remains to be seen which of the two will have coped better with the four week delay due to the objections and appeals surrounding the transfer of Treacy’s centre back Cian Smith to the club from Sarsfields, Cork – an issue resolved last week when Croke Park ruled in favour of Provincial Council’s decision to uphold the south London club’s appeal against having fielded an unregistered player.
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