All the Limerick GAA notes that appeared in the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader on Thursday, November 29.
HURLING: Our senior hurlers had a six-point win over Ballingarry in the West Championship in Feenagh, on Sunday last. Let’s hope they have as good an outing this Tuesday evening in Adare, when they play Croom in their first County League game. Our junior hurlers are out too this week playing Rathleale, in Rathkeale at 6.45 pm on Thursday night April 7 while our minor hurlers go head to head with Deel Rangers in Adare this Friday night April 8, at 6.45 pm. Our U-21 hurlers continue their League series on Sunday next, April 10 at 7 pm in Ballyagran, Kilmallock providing the opposition. Thank you to The Village Fayre for generously sponsoring refreshments for the visiting hurling team from Toomevara, who played a challenge round with our minors last week.
FOOTBALL: Our senior footballers have their second outing in the County League at 7 pm on Tuesday April 12 away to Newcastle West.
UNDERAGE: Our underage players have plenty to look forward to, too. Our U-14 hurlers take on Newcastle West in Newcastle West on Wednesday April 13 at 7 pm while the U-16 hurlers meet Killulta Gaels in Adare at 6.45pm on Monday April 11.
HARD LUCK: Hard luck to Ard Scoil Ris on their heartbreaking defeat on Saturday but thanks for the superb game of hurling with its nail-biting finish and for the fine display of heart and commitment throughout the series
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy to the Barrett family of Desmond Drive, from all associated with Adare GAA, on the recent death of Joe Barrett RIP.
FIXTURES: East Senior Hurling Championship v Doon Thursday, April 7 at 6.45 p.m. in Mackey Park; Minor Premier Hurling County Championship v Na Piarsaigh Friday, April 8, at 6.45 p.m. in Na Piarsaigh.
RESULTS: In the Minor Premier Football Championship Ahane beat Fr. Caseys 1-7 to 0-5. Full match report and team list available at www.ahane.mygaaclub.com. In the U-21 Hurling Championship Ahane were beaten by Ballybrown on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-12 with Ballybrown getting a last minute injury time goal. Report available at www.ahane.mygaaclub.com. Match report for the Ahane U-21 hurling v Na Piarsaigh is also available online.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due. Adult membership 30 euro. Juvenile 25 euro. Please pay as soon as possible to any Committee member.
U-6, U-8s and U-10: Training resumed last Friday evening for all the boys and girls in the U-6s, U-8s and U-10’s. There was a great turn out and hopefully we will have another great year of football. Training continues this Friday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Páirc na nGael.
U-12S: Training for the U-12s continues Wednesday evening 13th of April from 7pm to 8pm. All players are asked to be at the field for 6:50pm.
FIXTURES: Athea U-13S are at home to Cappagh on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:45pm. All players are asked to be at Páirc na nGael for 6:15pm.
CLUB JACKETS: Orders are now being taken for Athea Coiste na nÓg club jackets for both adults and children. The jackets are maroon and navy with the newly designed club crest on them. They adult jacket cost €27 each. If you would like to order one please contact Jacqueline O’ Connor on 086-0670091 for more details.
FEALE RANGERS: Well done to Feale Rangers minor football team, who are an amalgamation of Athea and Mountcollins footballers. They put on a great display of football in defeating Dromcollogher/Broadford last Friday evening in Páirc na nGael.
INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: Our intermediate hurlers travelled to Newport for a challenge on Friday last. This proved to be an excellent match with a great team performance. Playing with the wind in the first half we led by 2-8 to 0-8 at half time. In the second half we upped our performance and won 4-14 to 0-17. After the match we all adjourned to “The Stroller” where we held our table quiz organized by the players which was a great success.
JUNIOR B HURLERS: Our Junior Bs took to the field on Sunday against Doon in the semi final of the Brian Butler cup. While we gave it our best effort, Doon proved too strong
UNDERAGE: On Thursday last our Minors (Naomh Brid) travelled to Rhebogue to play St Patricks in the 2nd round of the Minor Football Championship which we won 1-14 to 2-8. On Saturday last our U-21s (Naomh Brid) took on Pallasgreen who proved too strong on the day and won comfortably in the end.
FIXTURES: Minor hurling V Cusacks on either Thursday April 7 or Friday April 8, time and venue to be confirmed. On Sunday 10 we travel to Gardenhill to play Ahane in the East senior championship at 6:30pm. All support appreciated. Our U-16s hurlers (Naomh Brid) have their first outing the year against and in Croom next Monday April 11th at 6.45 PM and U-16 training will continue on Monday nights at 7.00pm in Kilteely and on Saturday evenings at 5.30 PM in Caherelly.
DEMO: There will be a demo next Friday night April 8th for all interested coaches and parents at the Handball alley in Bohermore at 8.00pm promoting hand ball 7 moppers (which is hand ball rules using hurleys).
MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is now due and can be paid to any of the Club officers, Adults to Kathleen Wilkinson & underage to Kevin Ryan or Maria Owens. Family €60 Adult Player €50, Adult non player € 30 Student €20 & all under 18’s €10.
LOTTO: There was no winner this week. Numbers drawn were 3,7,21 & 24. Lucky Dip winners were Annie Kennedy, Anne Laffan, Paul Hennessy and Nora Frawley. Jackpot is now 4,300 Euro, and the next draw will take place at The Stroller at 9.00 PM on Sunday April 10.
LOTTO: There was no winner to last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 13, 18, 24 and 26 with a bonus number of 25. Tickets are available for €2. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €7,200.
INTERMEDIATES: The intermediate team took on neighbours Kildimo in the CSHC recently and came away winners on a score line of Ballybrown 3-18 Kildimo 0-4.
U-21s: We took on Ahane last Tuesday and came away winners by a solitary point having scored a goal in the final minute in a fabulous game of hurling. Final score Ballybrown 2-13 Ahane 2-12. We also took on Bruff on Sunday in Ballyagran. Goals from Bryan Griffinand Peter Kiely helped us to a 2-7 to 0-4 lead a third goal from Adrian Roberts ensured a 3-11 to 1-8 win.
Team: K Power, S Foster, S O’Reilly, B Griffin, D O’Connell, D Hartnett, N Mann, L Doolan, S Kenny, D Byrnes, E Kiely, D Hall, P Kiely, B Griffin, A Roberts. Subs used: A O’Grady, C Kenny, C Ryan, C Cliffe.
On Friday last we took on Kilmallock in the PFC and came away winners on a score line of Ballybrown 0-10 Kilmallock 0-8.
Team: A Cliffe, K Power, C Flanagan, D Griffin, D O’Connell, N Mann, L Doolan, A Roberts, B Griffin,M Downing, Dara Shanahan, D Hall, T Clancy, E Kennedy, C Cliffe. Subs D Crosse, L Hickey, Dean Shanahan, E Cliffe, B Curtin, R O’Grady, R Davoren, K Foster, R Griffin, C Hedderman, K Gavin.
U-16S: On Monday evening last our U-16 Football team took on near neighbours Kilulta Gaels in Kildimo at 6:45pm. We led 0-4 to 0-3 at the break. We edged 1-10 to 1-9 ahead late in the game but Kilulta finished strong to win by a goal.
Team: D O’Connor, B Tierney, R Davoren, L Doran, A O’Reilly, D Griffin, M O’Brien, D Shanahan, A Cliffe, R O’Grady, D Downes, E Waters, C Hedderman, R Griffin, M Cullinan, Subs T J O’Connor, C Quinn, M Davoren, T Fogarty, A McGann, C Gavin, J Fitzgerald, D O’Connor, N Quane,
U-14S: Our U-14 Football team took on Pallaskenry last Wednesday evening and were defeated by two points.
U-12S: On Friday evening last we took part in a blitz in Ballybricken. We lost to Doon 2-3 to 2-1 but responded well to beat Ballybricken 4-3 to 2-1. There is an U-12 Football blitz next Saturday April 9, the venue will be notified to all when available.
Panel: R Kenny, S Adams, O Curtin, A Griffin, A Gavin, S Healy, C Mulqueen, K O’Reilly, K Kelly, S Doran, L O’Neill, C Hall, B O’Connor, T O’Connor, M Kelly.
SPONSORED CLIMB: The club sponsored climb of Carrauntoohill goes ahead on Saturday, April 16 at 9:30 am. Contact the Club Secretary Michael Byrnes as soon as possible in order to receive your sponsorship card.
FIXTURES: Friday, April 8 - Minor PHC v Kilulta Gaels in Ballybrown at 6.45pm; Saturday, April 9 -U-12 Football Blitz Venue TBA; Monday, April 11 - U-16 ACHC v Crecora in Ballybrown at 6.45pm; Wednesday, April 13 - U-14 v Mungret in Ballybrown at 7pm.
SENIOR LEAGUE: Our Seniors began their league campaign with a 2-11 to 2-4 defeat to neighbours St Kierans on Tuesday last in Coolcappa. Several key players were missing for this fixture however all players involved on the night put in solid performances but our failure once again to take several scoring opportunities helped give Kierans a seven point cushion in the end. Team:F.Cassidy,C.Anglim,P.Moran,R.Cuddihy,D.Somers,B.Hayes,M.Ranahan,P.Vaughaun,M.Neville,S.O’Mahoney,C.McDaid,J.Collins,A.Ryan,D.Barron,P.Neville. Subs:A.Kehoe,I.Ranahan,M.Keannelly.
JUNIOR BS: On Saturday evening last in Askeaton, our Junior side also lost their first outing in the West Junior B league. A closely fought first half saw St. Senans lead by two points at the break and a good start to the second half saw the visitors open up a six-point lead. Ballysteen began to find their momentum mid way through the second half and reduced the deficit to three points in the closing stages and could have reduced it further only for several near misses. The visitors however were able to finish the stronger side and won out by eight points in the finish.
U-21 HURLING: Two games in the space of 48 hours sealed the fate of our U-21 hurling team in terms of progression in this years championship. On Friday night in Knocklong in blustery conditions we played Doon. We played the first half with a strong wind to our backs but were not far enough ahead at the break. Doon got an early second half goal and added a succession of quick points, which sealed our fate. Aidan O Sullivan did raise a green flag but we could not make significant inroads, given the strength of the breeze. It finished 1-9 to 1-4. Best on the night were Conor McEniry, Ryan Glynn and Chris Keane. Team: William Clifford, Niall O’Riordan, Aidan O’Sullivan, Greg Dempsey, Kevin Browne, Conor McEniry, Chris Keane, John Joe Ryan, Timmy O’Sullivan, Anthony Punch, Ian Gardiner, Shane Bulfin, Ryan Glynn, Mikey Doran, Chris Crotty subs: Edmond O’Sullivan, Cathal Bulfin, Nigel Roche.
On Sunday morning in Ballygran we played a very strong Ballybrown team, finishing on the wrong side of a 3-11 to 1-8 scoreline, our goal coming from Shane Bulfin. Although the result was not in our favour the attitude and team spirit shown by what is a very young team was excellent. William Clifford, Greg Dempsey, Conor McEniry and John Joe Ryan played very well through-out. Team: William Clifford, Timmy O’Sullivan, Aidan O’Sullivan, Greg Dempsey, Kevin Browne, Conor McEniry, Chris Keane, John Joe Ryan, Ian Gardiner, Ryan Glynn, Shane Bulfin, Niall O’Riordan, Cathal Bulfin, Edmond O’Sullivan, Chris Crotty.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto. Numbers drawn were 10, 14, 21 and 26. Thursday’s jackpot is €2300.
U-12S: U-12s had their first blitz of the season last Sunday and preformed very well. They played Knockainey and Hospital-Heberstown. Results Knockainey 2-1 Caherline 1-2. Hospital-H 2-1 Caherline 0-1. Team: Sophie Heelan, Conor and Jack Enright,Jack Heelan, Pauirc Wixtead, Aaron O’ Callaghan, Daniel Murnane, Eamon Balfry, John Madden, Luke o Dea, Llyold O’ Dea,Jake Carroll, Darragh Mcnamara, Sean Erasmus and Thomas Kennedy.
LOTTO: Club Lotto now stands at €4400. Next Draw Friday, April 8, in Mulcahys Bar.
MINORS: Minors play their first game of the season on Friday, April 8, away to Na Pairisgh at 7pm.
UNDERAGE: Underage training on Friday evening for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12s From 6pm to 7pm. U-14s training on Saturday 1pm to 2pm.
INTERMEDIATES: Intermediates continued their pre season warm up games with a win Over Castletown-Ballagran last Saturday evening.
U-21 HURLERS: Cappamore U-21 hurlers travelled to Knockea on Saturday evening to play St Kevins in their last group game. Cappamore started the game very poorly and were losing on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-5 at half time. From the start of the second half Cappamore showed a much improved level of intensity and determination and started to pull back the half time deficit. Cappamore held St Kevin’s to just points in the second half. With the last free of the game inside Cappamore’s 65 the ball was sent long into the square, the ball broke out to the 21 yard line where Darragh Shanahan picked collected the ball and struck it between the posts to earn Cappamore a draw. The forwards and midfielders deserve much credit for the hard work and scores they took in the second half. Conor sheehan was man of the match after a fine scoring display from play and placed balls. Cappamore team lined out as follows - Tadgh Butler, Declan O Donoghue Jack Campbell Seamus Humphries, Patrick Doyle Damian Shanahan Liam Walsh, Eamonn Sheehan John Ryan, Kevin Ryan Bill Creamer Peter O Brien, Eoin O Donoghue Conor Sheehan Darragh Shanahan. Subs Brian Fitzgerald for Peter O Brien, Ciaran Coffey for Declan O Donoghue & Darragh O’ Malley for Kevin Ryan. Cappamore have now qualified for the East U-21 B Final, date and opponents have yet to be finalised.
JUNIOR HURLERS: The Junior A hurlers had a comfortable win in the semi final of the Brian Butler Cup against Murroe Boher on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-10. The final of this tournament will be played against Doon in Boher on Saturday at 6:30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Cappamore intermediate footballers played Oola in Oola in the first game of the all county league on Tuesday, March 29. Cappamore fielded a mixed team including some new additions to the panel from the U-21 team. On the night Cappamore suffered a significant defeat but Cappamore will look to regroup after this defeat and play Kilteely/Dromkeen on April 12 in the next round of the All County League.
DEFIBRILLATOR: The GAA club will be running a training course for the use of a Defibrillator. Any persons interested should contact the PRO via the email address below or a committee member for further information.
HARD LUCK: There were many club members in the crowd last Saturday in Thurlese hoping to see Ard Scoil Ris and our clubman Fergal Carey win the All-Ireland Schools title but unfortunately they lost out by 2 points in a very dramatic finale. Congratulations to the school and Fergal on reaching that stage and retaining the Harty Cup.
CLUB NIGHT: Tickets are now on sale for the Club Night at the Dogs at the new Limerick Greyhound track on May 21. Anybody wishing to attend are reminded that to support the club they need to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets on sale from any committee member. Anyone wishing to sponsor a race or who wishes to place an ad in the programme should contact any member of the committee.
UNDERAGE: The underage section of the club will be hosting a Parents Information evening on Tuesday, April 12, at Crecora School from 7-8.30pm. The purpose of the evening is inform parents about what is happening in the club, improve communication between parents and the club and to get parents views on how we can improve the under age section of the club. Ger Downes, who is a Games Development Administrator with the County Board, will be in attendance. All are welcome to attend.
RESULTS: Well done to our minor footballers who had a fine win in their first championship game of the season on Saturday last. Played in Croom against Murroe Boher we dominated this high scoring game from start to finish and ran out winners on a scoreline of 6-11 to 5-10. We had two challenge games played over the w’end with our junior hurlers travelling to Hospital & our seniors at home to Kilanena the intermediate champions from Clare. Our U-14 footballers also had a fine win in the opening round of the championship against Shamrock Gaels on Wednesday night last. In their first game in the County Championship the U-12 ladies footballers were unlucky to lose out at home to Galtee Gaels after a great performance on a scoreline of 0-5 to 1-1. Our junior ladies footballers also lost out away to a much stronger Bruree in the All County League.
FIXTURES: The U-21 hurlers contest the South Final on Saturday next with a time and venue to be confirmed. On Wednesday, April 13, the U-14 hurlers are away to Bruree with the throw in at 7pm and on Monday, April 18, our U-16 hurlers are at home to Naomh Brid at 6.45pm.
LOTTO: Results of our weekly lotto, 1, 4, 6, 22, no winner. Lucky dip winners were, (1) €50, Tony O’Connor, Main St. (2) €30, Eimer Murray. (3) €20, Frank Curtin, Croom. (4) €20, Dan Hedderman, Fedamore. (5) €20, Denis McNeill c/o Hickey’s Bar. (6) €20, Tony O’Connor, Main St. (7) €20, Elizabeth Moloney c/o Con Lucey. (8) €20, Eddie O’Dwyer, High St. Next week’s jackpot is €5,500 and the draw is to be held in Tanganey’s Bar.
CUL CAMP: Finally, could you make a note in your diary’s that the GAA VHI Cúl camp will be held from 4th-8th of July and information will be available from Noreen Reidy on 087 6748465.
JUNIORS: We played Staker Wallace in the ACHL last night in Staker. We played well in the fist half and should have been well ahead, however we only had a three point lead as Staker kept in touch with frees and we couldn’t pull away. The game was level with a few minutes to go and although we managed to go one point up, Staker came back and scored to draw level and then scored the winner with the last puck of the game. The final score was 1-9 to 0-13. Junior Football match Fedamore v Knockane on April 7th in Knockane
MINORS: Fedamore Minor football championship started last weekend against Monagea,a good game was played by both sides after half time Fedamore came out stronger with the wind in their favor but couldn’t pull the big lead made by Monegea in the first half,but not for the want of trying the match finished with Fedamore losing to a score 5-7 to 1-6. Minor hurling match Fedamore v Monaleen this weekend
RADE NIGHT: Fedamore GAA will be holding a race night on Saturday, April 9, in Dorans Pride Bar,first race starts at 9pm,music by DJ Baz.all are welcome to have a flutter and enjoy the crack...
BORD NA NOG: Underage training continues in the field every Saturday at 10am
FIXTURES: West Intermediate Football Championship - Fr Caseys Vs Athea. Date, time and venue to be confirmed; Senior Football League Fr Caseys Vs St. Kierans – Tuesday April 12 in Abbeyfeale at 7pm
SENIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Fr Caseys had an impressive 1-14 to 0-8 win over Adare in the first round of the league last Tuesday. Three points each from Donogh Kelly and Pauric McEnery, two from Billy Quirke and one from Mauric Gleeson helped Fr Caseys to a 0-9 to 0-3 lead at the break. Billy Quirke’s goal in the second half stretched our lead and we pushed on for a nine-point win. Next up in the league is a home tie against St. Kierans on April 12
JUNIOR LEAGUE: Fr. Caseys Junior A Footballers took on Glin last Thursday evening in the opening round of the West Junior A league. Fr Caseys trailed 0-5 to 0-3 at half time and although we scored the opening point of the half, Glin pushed on to win 0-12 to 0-5. This was our Juniors first competitive outing of the year and while improvements need to be made, we should be comforted by the fact we have a strong panel of players at our disposal this year.
MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Our Minor Footballers travelled to Ahane last Friday evening to take on Ahane in round two of the county minor football championship. At half time there was little to separate the sides with Ahane holding a two point advantage, 0-5 to 0-3. A second half goal by Ahane however killed off any hopes of a Fr Caseys recovery. The full time score was Ahane 1-7, Fr Caseys 0-5. The Minors have one more championship game to play before the exam break, which is an away tie against St. Kierans on April 15.
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Fr Caseys Junior Footballers took on Athea last Saturday in the Quarter Final of the West Intermediate Championship in Abbeyfeale. Fr Caseys had a poor start but recovered well and a goal from Sean O’Donnell meant we only trailed by 2-3 to 1-3 at half time.
Fr Caseys improved again in the second half but extra time was needed but again neither side could pull clear and they finished level again and will have to meet again. At this point no date, time or venue has been set for this fixture.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The second Limerick Development Draw of 2011 took place last Friday night the in the Homestead Bar, Tournafulla. Unfortunately there were no winners from the Fr. Caseys GAA Club this month. This was the second of ten draws which will take place every month until December. There is still plenty of time to join the draw. The next draw will be held on Friday May 6th. The cost of entry is just €10 per draw or €100 in total with the top prize each month of €18,000. To join the draw, contact our draw co-ordinator Liam O’Connor on 087-9267039.
CARD RESULTS: The weekly 41 card game takes place every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale, starting at 9pm sharp. If you are looking for a good night’s entertainment, you are more than welcome to join in. The following are the results of last Friday night’s card game: Winners (13 games) - Billy Broderick, Mossie Gleeson, Dick Fitzgerald; Runners Up: Eamon Scannell, Sean O’Connor, Paddy Sheehan; Table Prize: Hannah O’Grady, Michael O’Grady, James Keane; Door Prize: Maura Scannell; Raffle Prize: Geobnath Scannell, Maureen Fitzgerald, Liam O’Connor, Mary Collins, Kate Lenihan
PATRONS: There are still plenty spaces available on the ‘Patrons of the Club’ plaque that is hanging in the meeting room in the GAA Centre. If anybody is interested in getting their name on there. Please contact Declan Hickey or any club officer.
FASHION SHOW: The womens committee would like to thank everyone that turned out for our fashion show in the Fir Grove the night was a great success.
RESULTS: Our U-16s got their season’s campaign off to a flying start when they took on Ballylanders Monday evening last. They won on a scoreline of 4-13 to 2-1. Well done to all involved. This was to be the first of three games we played Ballylanders in last week. Tuesday night, our Seniors went to Bally to play their first senior league game, sadly the result here wasn’t as good. We lost on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-7, but with only four points separating the sides. Our final game of the week was then played, Thursday evening, where a strong Ballylanders side beat our minor team.
U-21S: Hard luck to the U-21s who lost to a strong Hospital/Herbertstown team last Friday in the South semi-final. The lads fought hard but Hospital/Herbertstown took better advantage of the wind resulting in a final score of 1-12 to 13points.
MINORS: Congratulations to the minor team, who are joined with Hospital/Herbertstown, who had a comprehensive win over Castletown/Ballyagran last Sunday morning. This was their first game in the league and hopefully they will continue to be successful throughout the rest of their season. Their next game is against Sean Og Hanley’s on Sunday 17th April. Venue to be confirmed.
FOOTBALLERS: Best of luck to Galbally footballers who will be playing their second game in the league on April 12 at 7pm in Galbally. Training continues this Thursday 6th in Knocklong at 7pm.
LOTTO: The jackpot for the weekly lotto is now at €2800 as there was no winner from last week. Please continue to support!
Can you please include this underneath the attached photograph “John Hinchy presenting training gear, sponsored by Opel, to the Garryspillane Senior club represented by Michael O’Donnell, Caroline McGrath, Eilis Power and Colm Hickey. Photo taken by Liam Russell”
HURLING: Our U-21 hurlers continued their great start to the year by progressing to the South ‘A’ Final with victory over Garryspillane/Glenroe. The game was played in trying conditions last Friday evening and we trailed 1-6 to 0-3 after playing against a stiff breeze, but once again the team rose to the occasion with a strong second half performance, Mattie Quirke who made a big impact grabbing the crucial goal to give us a 1-11 to 1-9 victory. Once again it was a great team effort to get over the line but it was Mattie Quirke who grabbed the headlines with 1-3 from play in the second half with Kevin O’Donoghue a major driving force in the middle of the field. The team lined out as follows – A. Murphy, G. Moloney, D. O’Sullivan, M. English, M. O’Neill, M. Deegan, M.O’Leary, K.O’Donoghue, S. Prenderville, D.O’Mahoney, B. Ryan, K. O’Connor, G. McInerney, M. Quirke, D. O’Sullivan, S. O’Rourke, A. Breen, M. Cooke. The junior hurlers also got the ball rolling on their year when they took on Croom in a challenge game.
FOOTBALL: Our footballers suffered defeat in the South Senior football final, Ballylanders proved much too strong and ran out comfortable winners in the end against an experimental H/H team as they continue their build up for championship. The minor team who are joined with Garryspillane this year had a big win over Castletown/Ballyagran in their opener. UNDERAGE: Underage training swings back into action this Thursday from 6-7, everyone welcome. In relation to the GAA Development Draw, for logistical reasons it was not possible to make the draw for the €250 prizes in the first draw in March of this year.
CAMOGIE TRAINING: Every Saturday morning the U-6, U-8, U-10 girls training will take place from 10.15 to 11.15am. The U-12 girls will also train on Saturday next from 10 to 11am. Players are reminded to bring helmets and shin guards to training with them.
FIXTURES: Friday next April the U-16s play Kerry in the County League. The game will be played in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6.15pm. Players asked to be at the pitch at 5.45pm. On Sunday, the Junior Team will play Ahane in the second round of the County League away from home.
TABLE QUIZ: The club will host a table quiz on April 15 in The Old Stand Howard’s Bar at 08.30pm. Tickets are 5Euro each or 20Euro for a table of 4. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
BINGO: Bingo continues every Tuesday night in the GAA complex at 8.30pm.
NAOMH BRID: Naomh Brid had a great win in the second game of the championship over St Patricks which was played in Limerick recently. This was a fantastic game for football between two very committed teams and it could have gone either way. The future looks bright for our club with many talented young players coming up through the ranks.
U-21 HURLERS: Our U-21 Hurlers suffered their second defeat when they went under to Pallasgreen recently.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Club are still taking names for the Limerick Development Draw (Formerly Mackey Draw) Anybody intrested please contact any of the committee members. Players insurance and membership now due. Please continue to support our local lotto which provides much needed funds to run the club on a day to day basis.
V GALTEE GAELS: Galtee Gaels 2 -8 Kilteely Dromkeen 2-6. We travelled to the foot hills of the Galtees last Sunday to play the local team. The first half was evenly contrasted with the home side ahead by a point. We played much better in the second half and a goal by sub “Freddie” O’Connell put us one ahead with time almost up.
However Galtee Gaels had the last say with a goal in the dying moments of the game. This was a very good performance and with more committment & training we have a great chance of going one step forther this year and winning a couty championship. Team: G.Prendergast, E.English, P.Coffey, L.Smalle, M. Daly, F.Stokes, R.English, D.Ahern, M. Smalle, B.O’Connell, P.Keogh, P.Barron, C.O’Dea, D. Connery, M.McCarthy. Subs: “Freddie” O’Connell, P. Gleeson, D. Ahern, S. Smalle
LOTTO: Last week’s Lotto numbers were 3, 17 ,21,31, with no winner. The lotto bonus of 1000 euro won by B. Considine Riverbank. Lucky dip winners were Paudie Ryan aka Paudie, Shane Mullane Ballysimon, G.Wallace c/o Monaleen stores and Rose Moloney Ballysmon. Next week’s lotto will reach 10,600.
RESULTS: Last week our Minor footballers drew with Deale Rangers in the championship, our Intermediate hurlers drew with Ruane in a challenge match and they play the 1st game in league v Caherline in Monaleen on Tuesday at 6:45pm. Our junior hurlers beat Patrickswell in the league.
U-14 FOOTBALL FEILE: Our U-14 footballers continued their defence of their Feile Peil title with a one-point win over South Liberties at Kilteely. We got off to a great start and some good scores including a goal from Mark O’Dwyer saw us lead at half-time by 1-5 to 1-1. The second half was very tense and we battled hard to survive on a score of 1-6 to 2-2. We have a lot of work to do before the final where we will be going for three in a row at this grade. Those to impress were Niall O Shea, Daniel Power, Evan O Connor and Mark O Dwyer.
U-12 HURLING: Our U-12 hurlers had their first outing of the season when they went to Ahane on Sunday for a blitz where they won all their matches. Well done to them.
GIRLS FOOTBALL: Played in blustery conditions last Saturday evening in Monaleen our U-12 girls got their championship campaign off to a flying start with a well deserved victory over a well organised Knockainey side on a 4-7 to 2-3 scoreline. From the start, helped by a strong wind at their backs, Monaleen pressed forward and were rewarded with two early goals from Ellie Nolan and Chleo Tobin. Further points from, Ciara Neville, Clara O’Brien and Claire Kelly soon followed before Ellie Nolan grabbed her second goal of the match to leave the score 3 – 4 to 0 – 1 at half time. Knockainey started the second half brightly and soon reduced the deficit with two well taken goals, but points from Caitlin Bonfil, Claire Kelly and a second goal of the game from Chleo Tobin made the points safe. Knockainey to their credit battled to the end but great defensive work from Shalini Kujur, Annie Russell and Bronagh Kelly kept their scoring opportunities to a minimum. The U-16s lost by a point 4-7 to 5-3 in a cracking game of football at the weekend. Our U-14 girls beat St Patricks. We had a great night on Friday night when Niamh Richardson (one of our county footballers) gave out the medals to last year’s under 14 and under 12 teams. The picture shows the combined teams with Niamh Richardson, Donal Gerathy and Ficahra McGrath Team Mentors. Next Saturday the u14 girls play the County Feile Qualifiers in Rathkeale 12:00 to 6:00. All support will be welcome. The Adults play Oola this weekend and training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30pm.
U-9 HURLING/FOOTBALL: Last Friday night Monaleen U-9 hurlers played Mungret-St Pauls in a challenge match in Monaleen. After a titanic battle Mungret came out winning by one point. It was a superb performance by Monaleen who dominated the second half and where very unluckly not to win. Training continues this Friday night at 6.30pm Main Pitch. Our U-9 and U-10 footballers take on Mungret in round of challenge matches on Tuesday night on the main pitch.
U-10 HURLING: Mungret travelled to Monaleen on Friday night last 1st April with both their U-9 and U-10 squads. The game finished a draw. Mark Harty, Conor Coombs and Eoin Twomey were among those to show big improvements and the whole team can be proud of a 100% committed performance. Team : Caolan Dignam, Caolan Madden, Charles Kujur, Claudio Lopes, Conor Coombs, Conor Deegan, Daire Ryan, David McMahon, Eoin Twomey, Jack Considine, James Flannery, Mark Harty, Micheal O Hanrahan, Muiris Bowler, Niall McGrath, Paul Ross.
JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS:Our junior footballers were due to play Ballybricken in the all-county league on Tuesday but received a walkover so it will be Tuesday week when the lads get their first taste of football in 2011. Upcoming fixtures: ACFL away to Castlemahon, 12thApril; City JBFL away to Pallaskenry 21stApril
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for 2011 is now due, please contact the club secretary or treasurer for details.
THANK YOU: We would also like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support during the year especially: Sean Murphy of the Day Break Castletroy supermarket; Barnalick House B&B and self catering accommodation; and the Groody Bar, Castletroy.
U-21 HURLING: Mungret qualified for City U-21 hurling final with a comprehensive victory over St Patrick s at Mun gret last Sunday evening. In the final they will play Killulta Gaels whom they drew with in the first round check venue etc with club phone 086 7207575
MINOR FOOTBALL: In the 1st round of the premier minor football championship Mungret went down to Na Piarsaigh on a score line of 2-12 to 1-10.
U-8 HURLING: There is a change in U-8 Hurling training, From Monday, April 11, U-8 Hurling will train at 6.30pmon the sand based training pitch.
U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U-16 footballers opened the competitive season for the juvenile club with a hard-fought win away to Na Piarsaigh on Monday evening on a scoreline of 2 4 to 2 2. Despite having lots of possession we failed to take our chances and were six points behind midway throught the second half. Our forwards settled to the task and two points from David O’Brien followed by goals from Adam Coleman and Dean Jordan topped off by the score of the game from Declan Brown put us ahead. Na Piarsaigh rallied late but the defence held firm to see our first win of the season. We play Kilmallock next Monday at home in Mungret for our second game in the group. Our squad was Adam O’Brien, Val McDermott, Eoin McDonnell, Eoin McCormack, Ryan Minihan, Killian Ryan, Aidan Reidy, Niall Goggin, Adam Coleman(1-0), James Cusack, Dylan Frawley, David O’Brien(0-2), Gary O’Sullivan, Dean Jordan(1-0), Conor Linehan(0-1), Declan Brown (0-1), Glen Hughes, Chris Dunford, Mark Rickard.
LADIES FOOTBALL: There were several ladies football match this week. In the U12 First Round of Championship we hosted Fr Caseys, and managed to win on a score of 2 - 8 to 4 points. In the U-14 First Round of Championship we were away to Adare, where we recorded a great 7 - 11 to 2 - 1 win. In the U 16s we got a walk over against Killuta Gaels. Finally in the first round of the intermediate league we hosted Oola, with whom we shared the spoils on a scoreline of Oola 2 - 4 to Mungret 1-7.
10K: Finally, we will be issuing regular countdown alerts for the Mungret 10k fun run on May 15 at 1:30 pm, anyone wishing to participate is asked to contact any committee member.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: The intermediate footballers opened their ACFL campaign with a home game v Pallasgreen. The game was played in very windy conditions, but a very competitive fare nonetheless with the younger players coming to the fore in assisting our man of the match Cathal Minihane. Pallas lead at half time 1-6 to 1-2. Our main scores coming from Shane Fahey 1-02, Aaron Costelloe 1-02 and a point each from the boots of Noel and Brian Shannon and a point for Dermot Mullane. A good all round performance with much to build on. Next up a trip to Galbally.
U-14 FEILE HURLERS: The U-14 hurlers played the round 2 of the Feile in Pairc Drumguil against Newcastlewest on Friday evening. Two goals from Peter Casey and one from Conor Houlihan helpes us to a 3-3 to 0-6 lead at half time. Aided by the stiff breeze for the second half our lads began to take control and went on to win 5-9 to 0-8. Next up is the semi final with Murroe/Boher which is a repeat of last year’s final.
CAMOGIE: Our U-14s made it two wins from two when they beat Monaleen 5-7 to 3-3. Congrats to Aoife Doyle, Aoife and Jane Wilson who reached the U-16B All Ireland in Limerick’s win over Armagh last weekend. U-8s and 10s back training in Na Piarsaigh on Friday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm MINOR FOOTBALLERS: Our minor footballers kicked off their season with a good 2-12 to 1-10 win over Mungret on Friday evening in LIT.We wish Gearoid Mackey a speedy recovery from an injury picked up during the game. Training resumes on Tuesday at 6pm
U-12 HURLERS: The U-12 A hurlers played in a very entertaining blitz in Mungret on Sunday morning where we had good wins over Patrickswell and Mungret.
SOCIAL: The club are running a fashion show in the Strand Hotel on April 28 at 7.30pm. Models by Celia Holman Lee. Tickets can be purchased from Risteard O Flaherty 087 6848569,Michelle Meaney 086 2162845 or from the Na Piarsaigh clubhouse @061 453650. Tickets are €15. We are also running an Easter 45 drive on Sunday 17 April 2011 in the clubhouse.First prize Full Lamb.
CONGRATS: Congrats to Eugene Hehir, Michael Foley, Timmy Mulcahy and Mark and Siobhan Fenton all winners in the Mackey stand draw.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for 2011 is now due. Please pay yours as soon as possible to your team manager or club registrar Liam O’Brien.
LOTTO: Our lotto jackpot was won last Monday night when the ticket of Lavinia Duggan was correct. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 5 and 18 for a jackpot of €5,100. Congratulations Lavinia. Sellers prize was Paddy Verdon and the door prize went to Con Horan. Next week’s jackpot €2,000
FIXTURES: Friday, April 8: MH A v Ahane @Pairc Drumguil at 6.45pm; MHB v Caherline @Pairc Drumguil. Sunday, April 10: U-21 A Hurling v Bruff @Caherconlish at 7pm
UNDERAGE TRAINING: U-8s Wednesday night 6.30pm; U-10s Monday night 6:30pm; U-12 Hurling Thursday 6:50pm; U-12 Football Tuesday 6.50pm; U-16 Hurling and Football training will take place at 4:45 Sunday. Our U-12s got their season under way last Saturday with a comfortable win over Mungret and management will be very hopeful that they can continue like this for the rest of the season. LEAGUE: The All County Hurling League opening round takes place Tuesday, April 5, and our Junior Hurlers are home to Castletown/Ballyagran at 7pm. All systems go for our U-14 and 16 Hurlers as they both start their league games in the next week. The Joint U-13 Football team with Ballinacurra also start their campaign with a game away from home on the 6th April v Kildimo. For information on dates and fixtures and all club matters for these games please visit club website on www.oldchristians.limerick.gaa.ie
COUNTY LEAGUE: Oola 2-13. Cappamore 0-4. Oola had a good 2-13 to 0-4 win over a Cappamore team reduced to 14 players just before half time in the County League. Oola led at the break 1-5 to 0-3 with John Clifford getting the Oola goal in the 23rd minute.Oola dominated the 2nd half out scoring Cappamore 1-8 to 0-1 with Pakie Bourke scoring the goal. Team: John O`Grady, Pat Ryan, Dan Riall, Don Anderson, Roger Ryan, Denis Moloney, Eoin Fitzgibbon, John Bourke 0-4, Conor Ryan, Davy Stapleton, John Clifford 1-1, Ian Bourke 0-4, Tommy Ryan, Derek Ryan, Pakie Bourke 1-2. Subs: Keith Bourke 0-1, Kevin Heuston 0-1, Joseph Landers, Daniel O`Sullivan.
INTERMEDIATE LADIES: Oola 2-4 Mungret/St Pauls 1-7. Oola ladies had to settle for a draw having held the lead into injury time. Scorers:Kathy Hayes 1-1, Marie Ryan 0-1, Karen O`Connor 0-1,Lise English 1-0,Shauna O`Brien 0-1.
U-14 BOYS: Oola 5-9. Murroe/Boher 0-5.It took the Oola lads a little time to settle into this match but had a good win in the end with goals from Barry Murphy, Josh Ryan(2), Eoghan McNamara and Cormac Doyle. Team: Brian McPartland, William O` Mahony, Jamie Heuston, Dubhan O Grady, Nigel Ryan, Thomas Hayes (capt.), Mark Coleman, Eoghan MacNamarra, Gavin Ryan, Michael O` Brien, Josh Ryan, Cormac Doyle, Brian Barron, Barry Murphy, Jack Downey, Gearld Halligan, Eoin Ryan , Jack Ryan.
GIRLS: U-14s - Oola 2-1 Knockainey 5-4; U-12 - St Ailbes 2-4, Oola 1-0.
FIXTURES: U-12 girls, Knockainey v Oola on Friday April 8; Intermediate Ladies, Oola v Monaleen on Saturday, April 9; U-16 girls Ahane v Oola on Monday, April 11; County League Oola v Bruff on Tuesday, April 12, at 7pm; U-14 girls St Pats v Oola on Wednesday, April 13. JFL Pallasgreen v Oola on Thursday, April 14, at 7pm.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to John Joe Dunne and John Heuston who won €2000 and €250 in the Limerick Development Draw recently.
U-21 HURLERS: The U-21 Hurlers maintained their great run of success when they had a fine win over Combination side Naomh Brid in Caherelly last Saturday evening, they ran out clear cut winners by 2-11 to 0-8. Team; R O’ Donnell, J Blackwell, T Franklin, Pat Roche, H O’Dwyer, D Hayes, A Moloney, L O’Dea, W O’Dwyer, C Ryan, K Barry, T O’Mahoney, A Daly, P Franklin, P O’Dwyer. Sub Philip Roche. But there was no luck for the JB Hurling side who had to settle for second best to South Liberties in Knockea by 1-14 to 0-6
FOOTBALL: The U-16 footballers had fine win over Bruff in Bruff winning by 2-7 to 1-6. In the first round of the All County football league Pallas made the journey to Caherdavin and shared the spoils with Na Piarsaigh 2-8 to 1-11. The U-14 football team travelled to Knockainey to take on the home side and came away victorious by 5-7 to 4-5.
FIXTURES: Thursday, April 7 - EJBFL V South Liberties Knockea 7pm; Friday, April 8 - MHC V Doon in Doon 6.45pm; Saturday, April 9 - All Ireland Scor Final Killarney 3pm; Sunday, April 10 - East SHC V Doon in Doon 6.30pm; Monday, April 11 - U-16 H V Murroe/Boher in Pallas 6.45pm; Tuesday, April 12 - ACFL V Monaleen in Pallas 7pm
LOTTO: No winner in last Monday night March 28 lotto jackpot draw of €7400; Numbers drawn were; 18.104.22.168. Lucky dip winners; Anna Jane Ryan, Bridget Coleman, Sean Lonergan, Sophie O’Donoghue, Siobhan Bourke. Tickets are only €2 each and can be obtained from any committee member, shop, John Harty Butcher, pub and post office in the area.
SCOR: Best wishes to the Ballad Group who contest the Al Ireland Scor final this Saturday in Killarney. Winners of this competition in 1985, 1993 and 1997 they hope to make it a fourth success. The final will take place in the Gleneagle Centre at 3pm. Interestingly the Ballad Group consist of an all family combination, the Ryan’s of Moymore, Michael, Teresa, Anna Jane, Una and Maria. Spare a thought for Maria who is doing an entrance exam for college in Cork also on Saturday and then make a dash to Killarney, lets hope everything goes well on Saturday for everyone.
U-21 HURLING: The Killulta Gaels Under-21 hurlers have qualified for the Club’s first final of the season – the City Under-21 Hurling Championship final. The final will take place on Saturday 9th April at 4.00pm, our opponents are Mungret and the venue is still to be decided. Keep an eye on the club website www.pallaskenrygaa.com for this announcement. Our Under-21 hurlers did just enough against Michael Cusack’s in Kildimo on Sunday to qualify for the City Under-21 Final next Saturday, April 9th. Killulta were ahead 1-6 to 1-4 at half time but a Michael Cusacks goal late on earned a draw. Team: James Carey, Brian Howard, Stephen Hodnett, David Keating, Ronan Liston, Cian Hayes (c), Shane O Brien, Ciaran Ryan (0-1), Barry O Connell (1-8), Aidan Lunn, Chris McMahon (0-2), Robert McKeogh (0-1), Martin Nunan, Darren Walsh, Daniel Maher. Subs: Ciaran O Brien, Tony McCarthy (0-1).
U-14 FOOTBALL: Pallaskenry got their U-14 Division 2 football off to a great start with a two point win over Ballybrown, 3-10 to 3-8. We were two points down before we started to play football. Alan Ryan made a fine run before he stuck the ball to the roof of the net as we started to find form getting scores from Dylan Corrigan two points from Darren O ‘Connell and a further goal and a point from Alan Ryan. At this stage the backs led by Martin Neville, Sean Holland and Jack Heavnor Cronin were really playing well, but Ballybrown came back with a goal and a point but it was Pallas that finished the strongest with our half backs Lorcan O’Leary, Jason Barry and Cameron Fu Lynch really giving the opposing forwards very little room. Christopher Callaghan scored a goal to leave us 3-4 to 1-3 in the lead at half time. As we expected, Ballybrown came back in the second half scoring 1-2 before we came back but we did enough to hold on. Team: Mickey Nash, Martin Neville, Sean Holland, Jack Heavnor Cronin, Lorcan O’Leary, Jason Barry, Cameron Fu Lynch, Darren O’Connell, Dylan Corrigan, Dylan Finan, Alan Ryan, Sam Ross, Odhran Cuddihy, Christopher Callaghan, Mickey Heavnor, Evin Kelly, Kieran Bourke, Eoin Holland, Darragh O Brien.
U-16 FOOTBALL: The Killulta U-16 footballers did likewise with a 2-10 to 1-10 win over Ballybrown on Monday March 28th in the County Division 2A Football Championship.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Meanwhile, on Friday April 1, there was no fooling around in Pallaskenry as the Killulta Gaels Minor footballers beat Claughaun by 7-9 to 4-5 in the first round of the City Minor Football Championship. Please note that club registration is due – most members have signed up for the coming season but, if you haven’t, please do so as soon as possible – the registration fee can be given to any coach.
FIXTIRES: Friday, April 8 - Killulta Gaels U12 Girls Football v Feoghanagh/Castlemahon at 7pm in Castlemahon; Sat urday, April 9 - Killulta Gaels U21 Hurling v Mungret at 4pm City Championship Final, venue to be announced.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 8, and 11. The jackpot was €14,200 and there was no overall winner. Lucky dips: John, Brian, Neil, & Liam, Francis Dowd c/o Agnes, Darragh O’Sullivan, DC Ruddle c/o Kiely’s, McNamara Family, and Trish O’Dowd. The seller’s prize was won by Denis Bourke and the In-House prize was won by Trish O’Dowd. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,400 – the draw takes place at 9pm in The Corner House.
BEST WISHES: Best wishes to Patrickswell’s Set Dancers, who are heading for the All-Ireland Senior Scor final at the Killarney INEC on Sunday 9th April. Confidence is high that the dancers will capture a national title. The team comprises John McDermott, Des Foley, David Enright, Michael Shinnors, Sarah Foley, Aedin Foley, Gloria O’Donnell and Paula Griffin. Muirne Bennis and Mary Shinnors are their mentors. Please get behind the dancers and show your support in Killarney.
TABLE QUIZ: The Senior hurlers have organised a Table Quiz at the Cu Chulainn Bar on Thursday 7th April at 8 pm. A table of four costs €60. This is an important fundraiser for the club and a great social outing. Please assemble a team and put on your thinking caps.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to club stalwart PJ O’Grady, who claimed the €18,000 Jackpot in April’s Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw. PJ had the last laugh on April Fool’s Day! Hopefully this will encourage new entrants into the draw. Remember that your club retains 50% of the ticket sales and the money helps with the operation of the Club. Well done also to Mary Gillane who was a €250 winner.
STRATEGIC PLAN: Patrickswell GAA Club has adopted a five-year Strategic Plan which sets out the strategies and objectives of the club for the next five years. The club website will publish the plan in the coming week.
WELL DONE: A special word of mention about Conor Murray, who has been making great strides with the Munster Rugby team. Conor’s family, and in particular his father Ger, have always been great supporters of “the Well”. We wish Conor every success in his rugby career with Munster.
U-14S: The U-14 footballers beat Kildimo by 5-5 to 1-3 in their opening Division 2 fixture. The U-14 camogie girls beat Cappamore 3-2 to 1-1.
U-14 FOOTBALL: The U-14 footballers got off to a great start in the League with a convincing win over Bruff on Wednesday evening. Final Score was South Liberties 5-12 Bruff 1-1. They were unlucky on Sunday evening when they travelled to Kilteely to meet Monaleen (current Feile Champions) in the Semi Final of the Feile Peil. Liberties were behind by 4 points at half time but a second half goal from Sean Keane brought them back into contention. It was point for point after that. However it was Monaleen who had the advantage of a one point lead at the final whistle. Panel – Ciaran Kennedy, Brendan Ahern, Sean Keane, Sean O Brien, Sean Hanley, Brian Ryan, Brian Nash, Conor Mc Sweeney, Conor Moynihan, Stephen Kilcoyne, Nessan Galvin, Pa Mc Donagh, Frank Lang, Michael Scallan, Mark Walsh, John Noonan, Ross Fitzgerald, Joe Gannon, Niall Gannon, Evan Cusack, Declan Cusack, Rory Hannon, Cillian Reynolds
U-16S: The U16s played their first match of the football league against Murroe/Boher on Monday evening. The opposition proved to be a much stronger team and beat Liberties by a serious margin.
U-21S: The U21s continued their campaign on Saturday last when they played Cappamore at home. Although this match ended in a draw – South Liberties 2-11 to Cappamore 0-17, Liberties have still earned themselves a place in the A Final against rivals Pallasgreen which will be played on Saturday, April 9.
JUNIOR BS: The Junior B Hurlers started their season this week with a match against Pallasgreen who they beat on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-6
U-12S: The U12 hurlers took part in their first blitz of the season when they played Kildimo, Adare and Crecora last Saturday morning. They had good wins against Kildimo and Crecora but lost to Adare. There will be an U12 football blitz this Saturday.
FIXTURES: Thursday, April 7 – East Junior A Football League at home to Pallasgreen, Friday, April 8 - City/East Minor Hurling at home to Murroe/Boher; Saturday, April 9 - U-21 Hurling A East Final, U-12 Football Blitz; Sunday, April 10 – East Senior Hurling Championship v Murroe/Boher; Monday, April 11 – u16 Hurling v Cappamore; Wednesday, April 13 – U14 hurling away to Ahane
FASHION SHOW: Friday, April 8, is the date of our Fashion Extravaganza in the Weigh Inn. Tickets are only €10 and are available from any committee member or at the door on the night. A great nights entertainment with Glamour Model Agency showing clothes from the following shops Gretta Gibbs, Bella Sola, A Wear, Pamela Scotts, Jack and Jones, Seduzca, Patsy’s, Ivory Closet, Virginijas, Tony Connollys, Stitch and Edinburgh Woollen Mills. The fashion show is followed by live music in the bar.
U-16 GIRLS: Last Monday evening our under 16 girls football team started their league campaign with a 4-7 to 5-3 victory over Monaleen in a repeat of last year’s county final. Our scorers on the evening were Sarah Downey with 4-05 and Aoife Hogan with 0-02. We lined out as follows Jodie Caulfield, Aine Hannon, Kate Sheehan, Grainne Ryan, Orla Costello, Meave Higgins, Kerri Sheedy, Sarah Downey(C), Ashling Duhig, Caoimhe Sheehan, Grace Hick, Meagan Hehir, Aiofe Hogan, Ali Hehir, Stephanie Noonan.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Our minor football team playing in the County premier championship opened their championship with a narrow defeat of 2-8 to 1-14. Those that shone were Shane Airy, James Madden, Gearoid Hegarty, Ryan Maher and Mark Long. Best wishes on a speedy recovery to minor hurler and footballer Andrew Hannigan who was in hospital this week we hope Andrew will be back on the field shortly. We lined out as follows: Ronan Power, James Madden, David Doyle, Shane McNamara, Robert Hyde, Shane Airy, AdamMacMaghnuis, Paddy Downes, Gearóid Hegarty, Mark Long, Colin Daly, Ryan Maher, Thomas Madden, Pierce O’Flynn and Pat Whelan sub used was Ryan Harris.
U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U-16 Boys football team travelled to Cappamore on Tuesday last to opened our championship football campaign and came home with a win on a scoreline of 7-6 to 2-2. Those to play well were Patrick O Shea, Stephen Collins, Ryan Meagher, Mark Long, Thomas Madden and Aaron Nunan. Scorers for saints Mark Long with 3-3 Aaron Nunan with 1-1 Thomas Madden with 1-1 Dylan Greeney and Conor Madigan with a point each We lined out as follows Jake Murphy, Patrick O Shea, Patrick Meyer, Antoine Mc Nally, Jamie Kennedy, Stephen Collins, Shane Mulcahy, Ryan Meagher (capt) Keelen Stephenson, Mark Long, Conor Madigan, Aaron Nunan, Thomas Madden and Antone Grant. Subs used were Bryan Bennett Adam Guerin, Anton Sheedy and Dylan Greeney.
U-12 HURLERS: Our under 12 hurlers were second best to Bruree in the quarter final of the feile championship going down by a big score our young guns played very well against a big side Craig Rochford was our only point scorer when he pointed from play in the second half and Alan Guerin hit our goal also in the second half. Those who played well were Gavin Mullins, Colin Kelly and our full forward Alan Guerin.We lined out as follows Kevin Madden, Liam Broderick, Kieran Togher, James McCarthy, Jack Greenwood, Gavin Mullins, Richard McMahon, Colin Kelly, Oisin Tier, Aaron Madigan, Craig Rochford, Aaron Rice, Bryan O Dwyer, Alan Guerin and Darragh Quilligan. Our under 21 hurlers played their final game in this year’s City championship at Mungret in this game our hurlers had nothing to play for and missing a good few players we lined out a young side and went down by 5-21 to 0-04 our scorers last Sunday evening were Gearoid Hegarty, Brendan Mullins, David Sheehan and Niall Power.
FIXTURES: Fixtures for this weekend will see our U-16 girl’s football team travelling to Ballylanders in the league on this Thursday evening while on this Friday evening at 6.45pm our minor hurlers will be home to Mungret in their opening game of the premier championship. On Tuesday evening next our senior footballers will entertain Ballylanders in the second round of the all county football league with a throw in time at 7pm.
THANKS: Once again the club took part in the community clean up in your area which is organising through Limerick City Council llast Sunday morning many thanks to the committee members who took part.
CLUB WALK: The club will be running a Club Walk on Good Friday in aid of our new development walk cards can be got from any club committee member the club is appealing to all club and playing members to get involved in this fundraiser.
UNDERAGE TRAINING: Underage training is now back on the field at our Rhebogue pitch and will continue on this Friday evening at 6.30pm for our under 10s down.