Village prepares for clash of the ash

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

LIMERICK hurling supporters will get the chance to suss out their opponents in the opening round of the 2013 championship, when, on Sunday, January 6, Tipperary take on UCC in a fundraising match for Emly National School.

LIMERICK hurling supporters will get the chance to suss out their opponents in the opening round of the 2013 championship, when, on Sunday, January 6, Tipperary take on UCC in a fundraising match for Emly National School.

The game, which takes place in Emly GAA pitch with a throw-in time of 2pm, has been organised to raise funds for an extension at the local national school.

“We, the parents of the school, have to raise €17,000 to meet the shortfall from the Department of Education, for our school extension, which commenced in October,” explained Catherine O’ Heney who is the parent representative on the school’s board of management.

The extension will include one extra big classroom, a storage area, a new corridor and toilets.

Through Emly GAA Club, the board of management applied to Tipperary County Board requesting the Tipperary senior hurlers to play a match in Emly. “We are delighted to have been offered the first match under the new management of Eamon O’Shea here in Emly against UCC - winners of last year’s Fitzgibbon Cup, who have many Cork senior hurlers,” said Catherine.

“Tipperary will be meeting Limerick in the first round of the championship so this match will be of great interest to Limerick supporters to see what new players Eamon O’ Shea is bringing to the Tipp squad.”

On the day of the match the school band will entertain the crowd on arrival.

At half-time, the local boys and girls will take part in a game against neighbouring parish, Lattin.