Nenagh Ormond prepare to take on Garryowen in historic Charity Cup final

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Nenagh Ormond prepare to take on Garryowen in historic Charity Cup final

John and Kevin O'Flaherty pictured in action for Nenagh Ormond. Photo: Bridget Delaney

Nenagh Ormond will take on Garryowen FC in the Limerick Charity Cup final at the Market's Field in Limerick on Friday, November 17th (7.30pm) - on the night Nenagh Ormond will be making history: the North Tipperary club are appearing in their first-ever Charity Cup final.

A bumper crowd will be expected on this historic night as top class rugby returns to the Market's Field for the first time in many years while the proceeds from the final will benefit local charities including St Vincent’s (Lisnagry), the Parkinson’s Association, the Redemptorist Fathers Christmas Poor Campaign, Limerick Marine Search & Rescue and Milford Hospice.

Garryowen, who feature in division 1A of the Ulster Bank League will enter the Charity Cup final as red hot favourites to lift the title - Garryowen have already beaten Young Munster (45-10) and Old Crescent (33-19) in the competition. Meanwhile Nenagh Ormond saw off the challenges of Shannon (14-7) and UL Bohemian (20-17).

Nenagh Ormond are captained by the 22-year-old Jonathan Healy whose father Fergal also captained the club. The side is managed by John Long and the head coach is Ivan Muldoon. Nenagh Ormond feature New Zealander Clayton Stewart at out-half while the side also features some outstanding players in Derek Corcoran, Willie O'Connor, Conor Muldoon and Kevin O'Flaherty.