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Limerick GAA Club Notes, May 12

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All the news from around the Limerick GAA clubs. The notes appear first in the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader.

ADARE CAMOGIE

U-10 BLITZ: Adare U-10 camogie team participated in their first U-10 Camogie Blitz of the season in Kilmallock GAA Field on Saturday. The field and weather conditions were ideal for Camogie, and the Adare girls showed great ground striking skills in all their games. In the first Match, Adare played a very skilful Team from Na Piarsaigh, and our forwards were looking very sharp in the earlier encounters with Adare winning by 4-0 to 2-0.

This was followed by a drawn match with a strong Kilmallock team, where every member of the Adare team had to work very hard, especially our midfield and defence and goal-keepers.

The final match was against Bruff and despite feeling tired from their earlier games all the Adare Girls continued to fight hard for every ball - winning by 4 goals.

All had a most enjoyable day.

A big thanks to all the mums and dads who travelled to support the team. A special thanks to Sophie O’Callaghan for refereeing all 3 games.

Finally we would like to express our appreciation to Kilmallock for looking after both the players and parents so well on the day.

Training will continue every Friday at 6.30pm in Manor Field, with the next Blitz scheduled for May 25.

PANEL: Marie Butler, Ciara Dunne, Aine Keavney, Ava Kiely, Bianca Marais, Caitlin McKinney, Anna Mockler, Alice Murphy, Francesca Neilan, Kate Neville, Erica O’Callaghan, Fiona Roche, Sally Smyth, Hannah Sweeney.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Caoimhe Costello who on Sunday was part of the limerick team who won the Div 2 All Ireland Final against Kildare. We are very proud of Caoimhe and always wish her well in her club and county Camogie career. For the month of April we have nominated her for the Fleming Medical “Performance of the Month” This is a very worthy nomination as Caoimhe has achieved so much in such a short space of time.

AHANE

SENIORS: Next Saturday evening at 7.00pm in Caherconlish Ahane senior hurlers start their 2013 championship campaign against eastern rivals South Liberties all support welcome and wear your club colours

JUNIORS: Ahane junior hurlers started their league campaign with a win over arch rivals Doon in Newgarden last Thursday evening.

MINOR HURLING: Ahane minor hurlers are in the premier championship for 2013 and two weeks ago were narrowly defeated by Patrickwell. On Friday evening last they took on the county minor champions of 2012 Doon and are a terrific battle came out on top. Ahane with the benefit of the strong breeze led at half time on a score line of 10 pts to 6 pts. Ahane contunied to lead through out the second half eventually winning on a score line of Ahane 0-15 Doon 0-13. The championship now takes a break till after the exams. Ahane lined out as follows A O Brien, M Fox E Enright C Carroll C O Mara J Enright S McCarthy P Morrissey P O Hallorhan(0-1) J Fox T Morrissey(0-3) P Minihan A Hackett S Power(0-11 8 frees) A Walsh Subs used S Hackett M O Hallorhan McCauley Murtagh J O Brien

THREE LEGGED RACE: Ahane club would like to thank everyone that took part in the three legged race last Saturday morning a big crowd attended and all fundraising monies will be going towards the U-14 hurling team for feile 2013

Bord Na Nog are running this fundraiser as part of the Feile 2013. They are collecting any unwanted clothes, bags shoes no duvets or pillows. Pleasae drop all items to clubhouse.

LOTTO: If you have not joined the 2013 Lotto you can still do tickets €10 a month can be obtained from any committee member

DIARY: On the May 19 Ahane G A A Club are unveiling a statue of Mick Mackey in Castleconnell Village more details to follow.

MEMBERSHIP: 2013 membership now due please contact registrar Brian O Mara

TEXT/EMAIL: If you would like to receive match alerts for Ahane GAA Club for 2013 please text your name email and phone number to Mike Flannery PRO @ 087 9338803 or pro.ahane.limerick@gaa.ie and we will keep everyone informed of upcoming games dates fixtures and venues. Full details of all fixtures and match reports are on ahanegaaclub.ie and www.ahane.limerick.gaa.ie mylocalnews.ie

GEAR: New club gear available now please contact Bernie Quirke at 087 4190260. Also available now are club vouchers @ €10, €20 can be redeemed against club gear. If you are stuck for a present for anyone this is a new idea. Vouchers available from Bernie Quirke

CAMOGIE: On Sunday evening last Ahane U-16 camoige team qualified for the league final after defeating near neighbours Monaleen. Ahane went into this game as underdogs. Ahane started brightly and scored first. Monaleen replied and both teams finding it hard to break down each other defences the first half ended Ahane 1-2 Monaleen 1-3. Ahane were first off the blocks in the second half and scored first to level the match. Then went into the lead after scoring a goal. Monaleen repied with a goal of there own to leave score all level again.Like the first half scores were hard to come by. Ahane then moved into another gear and tagged on 2 goals. Monaleen mounted attack after attack but could not break the Ahane rearguard and with the Ahane goalie making numerous saves. Monaleen scored a point with time almost up. Ahane came out on top on a scoreline Ahane 4-4 Monaleen 2-5 Ahane play the county league final next weekend and all support welcome.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Ahane contested the U-16 novice football final on Monday evening last in Boher and came away with a victory against Shamrock Gaels.

ATHEA

DRAW: Our Club Draw will be taking place shortly and this is a great opportunity for people to support our local club. Money collected from the draw will also benefit the Coiste na nÓg and Ladies football. Our promoters will be out and about shortly selling tickets and all support would be greatly appreciated. The first draw will be held on May 25.

INTERMEDIATE: Athea 1-5, St Marys-Sean Finns 1-6.

Athea Intermediates travelled to Tournafulla to take on St.Marys-Sean Finns in the first round of the Championship on a misty Saturday evening last. This turned out to be a hard, tough match with scoring chances limited due to the strong wind that was blowing right down the field. Athea had wind advantage in the first half, but our forwards found it hard to get going against a tight marking St.Marys-Sean Finns. Our defense were on top and it was great play from Raymond Brouder that we got our first score of the match, he broke down the middle of the field, where he was fouled on the oppositions forty five meter line and Gerard Ahern made no mistake slotting the resulting free over the bar. We suffered a major blow early in the first half when Paul Collins came off injured, Timmy Enright came on in goals with Gerard Collins moving to mid-field and Morgan O’ Connor reverting back to the half back line. Soon after St.Marys/Sean Finns equalized after attacking down the right wing, they continued to press but our defense stood firm, a super block down by Denis Greaney and tenacious tackling by Padraig Reidy denying the opposition certain scoring chances. Athea were now playing their best football of the match with Tom Collins and Gerard Collins getting the upper hand in mid-field, our forwards started causing trouble for their markers and at this stage a long range free from Gerard Ahern dropped around the edge of the box and was fisted to the back of the net by Conor Mullane. Kevin O’ Keeffe was next to score when he rose the white flag after great work from Michael Reidy in the half back line. Shortly afterwards St.Marys/Sean Finns scored their second point of the match and just before half time Pa Ahern set up Gerard Ahern for a wonderful point to leave Athea four points up at the break. We got off to the perfect start in the second half thanks to great defending by Morgan O’ Connor to find Gerard Ahern loose who laid it off for Pa Ahern to score a point. The match continued to be evenly contested but St.Marys/Sean Finns brought themselves back into the game scoring three points. Shortly after being reduced to fourteen men St.Marys/Sean Finns dealt Athea a killer blow when they scored a goal to go one point ahead. Athea rallied and a super point from the very impressive Padraig Reidy seemed to have earned Athea a draw, but a lapse in our defense late into injury time allowed the opposition to fire over the winning point.

The final score was Athea 1-5, St.Marys/Sean Finns 1-6.

Team: Gerard Collins, Shane Tierney, Padraig Reidy, Denis Greaney, Michael Reidy, Paul Collins, Raymond Brouder, Tom Collins, Morgan O’ Connor, Gerard Ahern, Patrick Ahern, Kevin O’ Keeffe, Sean McGrath, Jamie Collins, Conor Mullane. Subs: Tom Greaney(for Kevin O’ Keeffe), Timmy Enright(for Paul Collins), Liam O’ Brien, Eoin McCarthy, Dan McMahon, Brian Murphy, Darren Murphy, Michael Ahern, Martin Chawke, Brian McKenna, John Cotter, John Geoghegan, Mark O’ Connor, Shane Mulvihill, Ryan Carroll & Kevin O’ Mahony.

PHOTOGRAPHS: The Club are still looking for any old photographs or match programmes from anyone that has them in the parish. Contact John Hunt or Lal Browne.

SYMPATHY: The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Murphy family on the recent passing of Mary Murphy. May she rest in peace.

REGISTRATION: For any player who has not registered with the club, you can still do so by contacting John Hunt or Jacqueline. Registration costs €15 for any U-6 player, for U-8’s up to U-16’s it will be €25 for one child and €40 for a family of 2 or more children. Any child registering for the first time please bring a copy of their birth cert. The Club will offer a €10 refund to any parent that helps out the club with fundraising during the year.

CAMP: This years Cúl camp will take place in Páirc na nGael from Monday July 8-12 from 10.00am to 2.30pm. You can book on line at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie and save €5 with the code from promotional packs of kelloggs cornflakes and rice krispies. Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action packed week full of activities, fun and games.

The cost of the camp is €55 for the first child, €45 for the second and €40 for the third and subsequent child. Booking forms will be available at a later date. If you have any queries please contact Jacqueline.

BALLYBROWN

LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 19, 28, 29, 30 with a bonus number 24. Tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €13,200. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!

BAG PACKING: GAA club will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores ,Childers Road on Friday May 31. Volunteers needed, please forward names to Michael Byrnes 087-6196540.

FEILE: Senior UV Disco (1st-3rd years) scheduled for Friday May 10 at 9pm in GAA Clubhouse.

Junior UV Disco was a great success on Saturday last. Thanks to all who supported this event to raise funds for our Féile teams. Special thanks to all who helped out on the day.

CITY SENIOR: Ballybrown won the City Senior Hurling Championship in some style on Wednesday May 1 in the Gaelic Grounds.This is the second time winning this competition in the last three years and have contested the final on all three occasions. Well done to all concerned.

BALLYBRICKEN-BOHERMORE

INTERMEDIATE: Intermediate Hurlers play Mungret in the first round of the Championship on Sunday next May 12 in Claughan at 2.00pm.

Junior B Hurlers lost to Murroe Boher in the League on Thursday night last May 2 in Boher.

MINORS: Minor Hurlers (Naomh Brid) played their second match of the year against Pallas. We held our own against a strong Pallas team for the first for the first 10 to 15 minutes but then guilty of conceding a series of free’s allowed Pallas pull ahead and built up a healthy scoreline before half time. In the second half we competed well but Pallas continued to build on their lead and came away with a comprehensive win in the end. There is now a break for the leaving cert and matched will re-commence at the end of June.

U-16 FOOTBALL: U-16 Footballers played St Senans on Mon last April 29 in Caherelly. St Senans got off to a very strong start and had built up a comprehensive lead by half time. Despite a resurgence in the second half and outscoring St Senans by 2 points it was too little too late and St Senans came away with the win.

U-15 Hurlers had a comprehensive over Caherline on Wed even last in Caherconlish

U-12 FOOTBALL: U-12 footballers took on Blackrock in Caherelly last Thursday eveg and after an entertaining game of football with some excellent scores from both sides we ended up on the wrong side of a 4-8 to 2-6 scoreline. Bally were well in the game until the closing minutes when Blackrock scored a goal and a point to put the game beyond us. We had great performances from some of the younger members on the team in particular Kyle Tierney and Scott McEvoy who both showed some lovely touches and in defence Seamus Bourke and Aaron Hickey had very good outings . As usual the 4 senior members of the panel – Darragh Hogan, Patrick Byrnes, Michael Martin and Matthew Pender all worked tirelessly throughout, Michael was rewarded for his hard work with a well taken goal. Next up for the U-12s is a hurling match against Ballinacurra Gaels in Caherelly next Thursday evening.

Team: Darragh Hogan, Matthew Pender, Patrick Byrnes, Michael Martin, Colm O’Riordan, Jamie O’Riordan, Caillum Hedderman, Aidan Walker, Scott McEvoy, Seamus Bourke, Aaron Hickey, Kyle Tierney, James Martin.

LOTTO: There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week, numbers drawn were 3, 11, 21 & 27. Lucky Dip winners were Brian Gavin, Joe Teefy (jnr), David Mc Namara & Jamie Collins. The Jackpot is now €2,300 and the next draw will take place at clubhouse on Monday May 13 at 8.00pm.

BLACKROCK

WORK: Work has commenced in the Michael Fox Memorial Park. The walking track preparation work has started with the cutting back of the boundary trees to the far side of the field. As a safety precaution the field is closed while work is in progress. The walking track will take 4 to 6 weeks to construct.

We are currently finalising the names for the patron board and this will be constructed once all the names are paid up. This fabulous piece of furniture will be on display in the pavilion. We are currently organising to display photographs of all our county championship winning teams. These photos and our trophy display cabinet will shortly be available for viewing. We are still looking for names for our patron board and all support for our current projects would be appreciated.

Work is also beginning on the spectator stand. We expect the stand to be up in the next 3 weeks. In addition to the names being displayed on the Patron Board, we have also agreed that the names from the patron board who have funded these projects will also be on display in the stand, as a show of public thanks to those who have helped us out in these difficult financial times. Huge thanks to Ballyhoura Failte for the grant to help with funding the walking track.

The boundary wall between the field and school out to the road is currently partially knocked to allow the school a sight line for their new carpark. This will be tidied up in the next few weeks.

INTERMEDIATE: Best wishes to the Intermediate hurlers who start the championship campaign in Ballyagran next Saturday against Knockaderry at 7pm.

JUNIORS: The Junior B hurling team took on Camogue Rovers in Meanus on Tuesday April 30 in the 2nd round of the South League. Travelling with the bare 15 players, the team started brightly and first half goals from Pa Cleary and James McGrath helped the team to a comfortable half time lead. Camogue Rovers did score a number of points to keep them in touch in the second half but Blackrock always maintained a good lead, helped by good scores from James O Doherty and another goal from James McGrath. The full time score was Camogue Rovers 2-10 Blackrock 3-14. The team has now qualified for the South League semi finals where they will play Dromin Athlacca or Castletown Ballyagran.

MINORS: The minor hurlers under the name of Sean Og Hanleys in the South League final on Thursday against Kilacolla Gaels at 7.15, venue tbc.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Having had two walkovers so far, the footballers finally got to take to the field in the South Junior A football league on Thursday May 2 when they took on Galtee Gaels. Blackrock put up an excellent display and led by two points with a minute remaining when a very dubious penalty decision went against them and Galtee Gaels scored a winning goal from the penalty. The final score was Blackrock 1-8 Galtee Gaels 1-9. The team has one final match remaining in the South League versus Ballylanders and this is due to take place on Thursday night, May 9.

BRUFF

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto €50- Ann Potter €20 each— Garry Kirby, Rocco/Bonney/Tyler, Tommy Hourigan, O Donoghue Family, Tadgh Murphy, Declan Moloney, Mary O Meara, Michael O Riordan and Veronica McDonagh Next week’s Jackpot will be a cool €13,000! Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.

INTERMEDIATE: The intermediate footballers commenced their championship campaign against Cappamore in Hospital last Sunday evening. In a contest which saw the teams level on numerous occasions it was Cappamore who edged home on a 1-9 to 0-8 scoreline. Bruff had the better of the opening exchanges and raced into an early 3 point lead, our scores coming from a John O Sullivan free and a point each from Shane Irwin and Eric Finn from play. Indeed the first quarter of the contest had lapsed before Cappamore got off the scoreboard but when they did, they scored 3 points of their own on the bounce to leave the teams all square.

Bruff responded with a fine Brian Finn point, which Ryan Glynn followed up with a score from a placed ball, to leave us ahead at the short whistle 5 points to 3. John O Sullivan from play got our first score after the break but Cappamore were a rejuvenated side in the second period and shortly drew level. Points were swapped as the game hung in the balance and mid way through the second half the deadlock continued, at 7 each.

At this point Cappamore had a man sent off but as so often occurs this galvanised our opposition as they pushed on for victory. Soon after a fortuitous break of the ball in the Bruff danger area saw a Cappamore forward dispatch a brilliant finish to give Paul Moloney in goal, no chance. Cappamore added another minor while at the other end the goal that Bruff desperately needed never arrived. John O Sullivan did raise a further white flag from play to close out our scoring.

Panel last Sunday: P Moloney; N Hourigan, C McEniry, A Murphy; B Finn (1p), A O Sullivan, N O Riordan; A O Neill, C Madden; R Glynn (1f), D Madden, S Irwin (1p); E Finn (1p), J O Sullivan (2f, 2p), G Whelean; K Browne, A Moloney.

HURLING: The intermediate hurlers open their championship campaign this Friday night when they take on St Kiernans in Balingarry at 7pm. Best of luck to all involved and please support the team if you can make the game.

CAHERLINE

LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1400 and the draw will take place on Friday May 10 in Uncle Toms Bar, Lombardstown, Caherconlish. Tickets just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs and the post office or from any committee member. Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

INTERMEDIATES: Intermediates start their championship campaign against Dromin-Athlacca this Saturday May 11 at 7pm venue for this game Hospital. Please note start time of match could be subject to change this will be confirmed during the week.

MINORS: Minors started their 13-a-side championship when they travelled back to Croagh to take on Granagh-Ballingarry. This year’s group has Caherline competing with a lot of senior clubs in this grade.

On the evening a more physical and stronger Granagh-Ballingarry team picked up the win. Credit to all the lads on the panel though they gave everything on the evening and never gave up trying until the final whistle.

Final Score Granagh-Ballingarry 4-14 Caherline 0-8

The minors next match won’t be until after the Leaving Cert Exams. Minor captain for the year is Aaron Power.

Team: Dale Ryan, Shane Kenny, Jason Warren, John Rainsford, Aaron Power, Aaron Nelligan, Dylan Mulqueen, Timmy O’Keeffe, William O’Keeffe, Kevin Wixted, Evan Wright, Bernard Kennedy, David Prendergast. Subs, Andrew Corbett, Daniel Heffernan.

Scores: Kevin Wixted 0-4 (1 free), Aaron Power 0-2, Bernard Kennedy 0-1, Dylan Mulqueen 0-1.

JUNIORS: Junior B East league Round 3 Caherline made the short trip to play South Liberties on April 30 in Dooley Park. After two narrow defeats in the opening two rounds, on the evening they got a good win on a full-time score of Caherline 1-16 South Liberties 1-9. Well done to all involved.

Team: Val Murnane, Jason Lee, Michael Murnane, Patrick Coffey, David Casey, Mike Kennedy, Jason Warren, Eoin Nelligan, Philip Mulready, Peter Tiernan, Nick Madden, Theo Butler, Patrick Moloney, Mike McCarthy, Dylan Mulqueen. Subs all Used, Dean O’Connell, Andrew Corbett, Hughie Maguire.

UNDERAGE: U-8s played their first game of the season last Saturday morning when they took on Kilteely.

Team: Sean Mcgrath, Sean Partridge, Alan Whelan, Jamie Boland, Niall Connaughton, Thaigh Spencer, Tiernan Donovan, Zach Vaughan, Dylan O’ Kelly, Andy Burcar, Stephen Casey.

SUMMER CAMP: This Year’s Summer Camp will take place on July 8-12 in the GAA Field. Club Summer Camp Coordinator is John Hickey. Registration forms will be handed out to the schools in the coming weeks or you can Register online www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.

Cost €55 for 1st child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. More Information can be found on the Clubs Facebook page.

CAPPAMORE

HURLING: Cappamore Begin their Hurling Championship on Friday May 10 in Clarina at 7pm. They will be hoping for a fine performance to overcome a Newcastle west side.

FOOTBALL: Cappamore Began life back in intermediate grade with a much needed win, built on the back of great defensive effort they grounded out the result and pretty much were dominated in the last 10minutes of the game.

The opening half was very timid and easy with both sides finding their feet. Bruff found them first and were quick to go in to a 3pts to 1 lead before Diamurid Sheehy got the Cappamore Attack going with two simple efforts to bring the game level. Bruff responded with a further 2 points before the break, but the lead should have been far more as the Bruff side wasted numerous changes in front of goal.

Bruff started the second half by going a further point ahead before the Cappamore attack responded. Points from Andy Murphy kept the Cappamore side in the game and was unlucky to have an effort go narrowly wide. Bruff did attack and kept the score board ticking over but a second yellow card for Sean Sheehy meant cappamore had to play the last 15minutes with 14players, they reshuffled with Diamurid Sheehy retreating to midfield. This pushed the Cappamore outfit on to the next level and their fitness tolled, as points from John Ryan and a quick thinking Goal by Conor Sheehan had the Gap to 4points. Bruff pushed on but the Cappamore defence stood solid and held out for good win.

Overall they can be happy with the performance but know that harder matches are ahead, a winning start is what they need, so improvement will be needed and it is great to see a good panel of players available.

Team: B Leahy, S Humphreys, P Leahy (Capt), M Tracey, B Creamer, B Sheehy, C Sheehan(1.0), S Sheehy(0.1), D Deere, T O Donoghue, C Doherty, J Ryan(0.1) , D Sheehy(0.3), A Murphy(0.4) Subs Used J Campbell. Management: D Sheehy, L Cronin,

CAMOGIE: U-16 Camogie Semi Final Cappamore 4-10 Mungret 3-8 (After Extra Time). It a fantastic game of Hurling Cappamore progressed to the County league Final. A great Team performance with every player playing an important part. Best of luck to them in the Final.

Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Camogie team on their Division 2 Title. Well Done to Claire Keating and rest of the Panel

CROOM

U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U-16s were out on Monday night v Ballylanders. This was a home game for Croom and the pitch was in excellent condition .The home side elected to play with the strong breeze in the first half and quickly got into the game. With the aid of the breeze Croom kept the game in their opponents half and were ahead by 4-3 to no score at the break. On the turnover the expected fightback from Bally failed to materialize and instead the home side pulled away, piling on the scores. Despite the one-sided scoreboard Bally had some good patches but their play was broken down by a resolute Croom defence. Final score Croom 6-9 to Ballylanders 0-2 .

Croom team Kevin Laffan, Tomas Quigley, Eoghan Cregan, Dara O Farrell, Mark O Kelly, Aidan O Gorman, Brian Cregan, Edward Houlihan, Dean Shinners, Jordon Ryan, Niall Houlihan, Dylan Moloney, Edward Hogan, Mikey Cummins, Eric Cregan, Nathan Kirrane, James Culhane, Shay Dunworth

U-16 HURLING: It was the turn of the U-16 hurlers on Friday night, again a home match for Croom and this time their opponents were Caherline. From the off the home side took the game to the visitors but good possession and chances were wasted and this was a worry early on. However once the scores started to come the players got into their stride and the first half was very much a Croom affair which saw them lead at the break by 2-10 to 0-2.

On the resumption it was more of the same with the home side piling on the misery for the visitors.

The final score was 4-14 to 0-5.

Croom team and scorers: Dean Shinnors, Tomas Quigley, Eoghan Cregan, Brian Cregan 0-1, Kevin Laffan, Sean Iarla Cahill 2-5, Mark O Kelly 0-2, Dara O Farrell 1-5, Jordan Ryan 1-2, James Culhane, Nigel Cregan, Shay Dunworth

U-15 HURLING: Askeaton/Ballysteen were visitors to Croom to take on the locals in the championship on Wednesday evening. The home side led by 1-7 to 0-1 at the break and ended on a final scoreline of 3-8 to 0-5

MINOR HURLING: Our minors took on a much stronger Garryspillane side in the South Minor Hurling Championshipon Tuesday evening.Yet another home match for Croom this week, this proved to be beyond a young local side. The final score was 4-11 to 2-9

FUND-RAISER: As part of our fund raising for Field Developments we are holding our annual 5k run and 18k cycle on Sunday May 26 leaving the Community Centre at 1.00pm and returning after. This is also a fun day and anyone looking for sponsorship cards can contact a committee member for details, more about this next week.

CLAUGHAUN

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Claughaun played the first round of the County Intermediate Football Championship v St Senan’s in on Friday May 3. The result didn’t go Claughaun’s way with the final score St. Senan’s 2-17, Claughaun 0-4.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Claughaun are playing the first round of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship v Glenroe on Saturday May 11 in Caherelly. All support for the team on the night is greatly appreciated.

MINORS: St. Michael’s played the second round of the City East Minor Hurling Championship on Tuesday April 30 v Kilpeacon. A tightly contested game where the teams could not be separated at the final whistle . The game finishing St. Michael’s 0-13 Kilpeacon 2-7. The minor football team lost 2-9 to 0-11 against Mungret on Tuesday night. A fine effort from all involved.

U-16 FOOTBALL: Claughaun played Ahane on Monday April 29. A good performance from Claughaun resulted in a win with the final score reading Claughaun 4-6 Ahane 1-7.

U-15 HURLING: Claughaun played St. Patrick’s on Wednesday May 1. An excellent game with Claughaun winning 0-12 0-4.

U-8 Hurling: A fantastic outing in Crecora on Friday May 3. Great performances all round from the Claughaun players. LOTTO: This weeks jackpot of €6,600 wasn’t won. Numbers drawn are 8, 11, 16, 27. Next weeks jackpot is €6,700. You can play your numbers online at www.locallotto.ie sign up for 52 draws, get 4 free. Or 26 draws and get 2 draws free.

FEILE: Claughaun are hosting a team in this years Féile Na NGael Luimneach Competition on July 4-6. As a result, Claughaun are seeking volunteers who would be willing to accommodate players from the travelling club (Children aged 14 years). Any household who would be willing to help out, please contact the club secretary (087 996 4177). All support on this will be greatly appreciated.

GREAT LIMERICK RUN: A big thanks to all who volunteered on behalf of Claughaun for the Great Limerick Run on Sunday May 5 and to Billy O’Sullivan who organised the stewards from Claughaun.

CRECORA CAMOGIE

U-12: It was another exciting week for the girls. On Tuesday we attended an U-12 Blitz in Oola. Out first game was against Effin which Crecora won 4, 1. The second game was against Doon and Crecora also won this game 1-2, 0. Thanks to the Doon organisers for a wonderful evening of Camogie and for the treats at the end of the night. At Oola were Megan Ryan, Megan O’Byrne, Eimear Pepperrell, Isobelle Heffernan, Cara Quinlan, Jane O’Brien, Rachel Kilcoyne, Isabelle Lyons, Natalie Lyons, Eve O’Donnell, Lauren Hegarty, Aishling Walsh, Emily Condon, Teagan Nolan, Molly Ryan, Ella Maher, Roisin Quirke and Jo Burke.

On Saturday the girls travelled to Kilmallock pitch to play Kilmallock in an U-12 League game. Both teams were strong with Crecora the winners 4-2, 1. At Kilmallock were Erin McKillican, Rachel Kilcoyne, Emily Condon, Natalie Lyons, Isabelle Lyons, Cara Quinlan, Kate Bateman, Sophie Carroll, Teagan Nolan, Megan Ryan, Ella Maher and Lauren Hegarty. GAMES: Thursday June 9 two teams in Charleville versus Charleville, throw in 7pm. Saturday 11th two teams will travel to either Treaty Gaels or Monaleen for an U-12 Blitz, throw in at 11am. Teamer texts with further details to follow.

TRAINING: With a busy match schedule we will try to fit in midweek training. Watch out for Teamer texts and emails with dates and times. Please respond to these texts (Y or N), so that we can determine numbers in advance. Congratulations and best wishes also to our U-16 who have reached the final of the U-16 ‘A’ league with a great win over Kileedy, and to our Intermediates, who are through to the semi-final.

CRECORA MANISTER

U-16: Kilpeacon U-16 Hurling Championship V Ballybricken on May 6 in Crecora.

Kilpeacon line up: Ian DeCapitani, Paraic O’Neill, Cian Leahy, Mark Shanahan, Karl Moloney, Tomas Connolly, Jake Loughran, Barry Fitzgibbon, Edwin Wixted, Garry O’Connell, Damian Kearney, John Blake, Stephen O’Donovan, Evan Keogh and Shane O’Connell, Michael and Richard Bateman

Final Score Kilpeacon 2-6 Ballybricken 3-9.

This was a great game of Hurling where Kilpeacon just came up short. After a super start going 3 points ahead thanks to Damian Kearney and Edwin Wixted.

But 2 soft goals in the space of as many minutes brought Ballybricken back into the game. Kilpeacon stayed in touch with great points from Barry Fitzgibbon and John Blake.

3 points down at half time then right back into it thanks to a 65 from Edwin Wixted which went straight into their goal. Ballybricken then got another goal and Kilpeacon nearly got a goal from Shane O’Connell who then scored a point. Evan Keogh then pulled on a ball that flew into the back of the net. It was a tough hard game. The Kilpeacon work rate especially in the backs and quality of play in general was a joy to watch but needed a bit of luck. Each of the Kilpeacon team gave a man of the match performance including the Batemans who came on in the second half. Conor Kirby was somewhat of a loss after breaking a bone in his foot playing Hurling for his school.

Scores. E. Wixted 1goal and I pt, E.Keogh 1 goal,D Kearney 2pts, B.Fitzibbon,S.O’Connell and J.Blake 1pt each.

Next game V Bruff in Crecora on Friday May 10 at 7pm.

U-16 Football vs Na Piarsaigh away on Monday May 13 is off due to Na Piarsaigh withdrawing from the football.

U-14 FOOTBALL: The U-14 football championship will commence on May 22 with an away game vs Hospital-Herbertstown and in preparation U-14 football training for our newly amalgamated Kilpeacon team has already resumed on Sunday evenings at 6pm at Fedamore pitch. There has been a good turnout for the initial training sessions and we look forward to an even greater turnout this week and to a successful summer for our U-14 footballers this year.

U-12: This week we held our Hurling training session on Monday night in Fedamore and by all accounts we had a great turnout.

The session was led by Colm Coughlan who gave all the players a great workout which is important in keeping everyone focused and fit.

Last evening we had our second U12 Football League match. We travelled to Pallaskenry to play a combined Kildimo-Pallaskenry team. In an entertaining game during which some players played in positions they are not usually used to, it is fair to say that bar a 10 minute spell in the second half, we dominated the game throughout. I cannot mention all players individually but want to mention both Goalie, Colin and Sam. It’s great to have strength from the back and both played extremely in what would not be their natural positions

Final score was Crecora/Manister 4-6, Kildimo/Pallas 1-4

On Sunday evening May 12 we are getting a guest coach out from the Limerick Games development Association, Noel Hartigan, to take a football session with special emphasis on the tackle, movement off the ball etc. I would like for all on the football panel to attend this session and make special effort to do so.

I think that any of you that have been at some of the recent matches can see that this current U12 squad are strong and if we can keep these players together over the next couple of years , we could all see a return and there is a definite potential to be playing and competing at the highest level with this panel going forward, a lot of this depends on us the parents to continue to help and encourage the players and let them know that we are proud of them and their team work , training ethos etc. There are always pressures of playing other sports, playing matches at different age-groups etc but it is very important that players put most focus on their current age group team and attend those training sessions so that all others on the panel can see the full panel ethos is being practiced by all.

UNDERAGE: On Friday May 3 Crecora Manister hosted a very successful U8 hurling blitz.

Teams attended from Claughaun and Ballincurragh Gaels, with 3 teams from Crecora Manister.

All players got plenty of game time with 9 matches played in total across 3 pitches.

It was great to see the Crecora Manister players showing improvement from last year and all players wanting to contest the ball.

The Crecora Manister teams were made up of players ranging in age from 5 to 8 years and it was great to see them all putting their skills into practise and enjoying themselves.

The rain came towards the end of the second round of matches and rained throughout the final round of matches.

At the end the Players had just time to gather their refreshments, unfortunately we did not get time take a group photograph.

Thanks to all the coaches and parents for their assistance and for supporting the young players.

CAMP: Crecora/Manister GAA annual Summer Camp will take place from Monday Thursday July 1-6 this year at the GAA field, it follows on Friday with the opening round of Feile na Gael where we welcome the Tyrone hurling champions Dungannon. Enquiries on Summer Camp to Pat Quirke 0872347077.

OPEN NIGHT: There will be a GAA open night in UL on May 10 at 7pm. This is an ideal opportunity for your young hurlers & footballers to meet the Limerick Senior hurling & footballers in a night of family fun

DOON

DRAW: Limerick GAA’s monthly Draw takes place in Moore’s Bar Doon this Friday night - May 10.

FEILE: Congratulations to our U-14 team who were victorious over Garryspillane on Sunday April 28 in the Féile ‘B’ final in Bruff. The final score was Doon 3-6 Garryspillane 2-3.

Our Cash 4 Clobber campaign is almost at an end. This campaign raises vital funds for both our camogie and hurling teams for this year’s Féile competition. We are collecting any unwanted clothes, bags, shoes etc. Items can be placed in ordinary bin liners and bags can be returned to the GAA field this Saturday morning between 11am–12midday.

125 MASS: An open-air Mass was held in the club grounds on Friday night May 3 to commerate our 125 years in existance and also to remember all those deceased members who played their part in club affairs in those years. The Mass was celebrated by our Parish Priest Fr Tony Ryan before a fine attendance. After the Mass, a Famine memorial was unveiled in the grounds and an ash tree was planted by our club Presidents Br James Dormer, Con McGrath and Johnny Butler.

JUNIORS: Our Junior A team played their first competitive game of the year last Thursday night - May 2 - away to Ahane in the East league. With the score 0-9 0-6 at half time in Ahane’s favour, there seemed plenty of time for Doon to recover. The second half though was all Ahane as we conceded 3 goals and scored just one. We were held scoreless for much of that second half while Ahane further gained their lead. Final score Doon 3-17 Doon 1-9. Our next game sees us meet Kilteely Dromkeen later this month.

Team: Dean Coleman, Luke Treacy, Tom Murphy, Jack Cummins, Ger Crowe, Eamonn Stapleton (0-1), Patrick Cummins, Tony Joe Berekery (0-2), Jason Ryan, Shane O’Connell (1-1), Kevin Lenihan (0-1), Don Anderson, Shane McKenna (0-1), Paddy Coleman, Denis Barry (0-3). Subs – Diarmuid Cummins, Bobby Ryan

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday April 29. Jackpot €9,000. Numbers drawn 6, 9, 13, 19. No winner. 7 match 3’s got €30 each – Pauline Reale, Glengar; Nicholas Cregan, c/o ESB; Pat Sheridan, c/o ESB; Mary Orr, Glengar; Orla & Brendan, Doon P.O.; Patsy Coffey, Carrigmore; Marie Fitzgerald, Dairygold.

10 lucky dips got €20 each – Jimmy McKenna, Hillview Grove; John Ryan G, Glengar; Mary Noonan, Doon; Kathy Hayes, Toomaline; Adrian Flynn, c/o T Lonergan; Colette & Danny Slevin, c/o Tadhg Hayes; Paddy Fitzgerald, Cappawhite; Mike Barry, Ayle, Oola; Mrs M Butler, Bahagha; Mary Ryan, Hillview Grove

If you are unable to meet our regular ticket sellers, you can subscribe online to our Lotto for 6 or 12 months. Visit www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie for further details.

TEXT: If you would like to receive match alerts for Doon GAA Club this year, please text your name and mobile number to (087) 9387755 and we will keep you informed on upcoming games and their dates, times & venues. And don’t forget for full details of all the club’s fixtures and match reports visit our website www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie and Facebook page – Doon G.A.A.

EFFIN

LOTTO: Effin GAA Lotto in association with Effin Bórd na nÓg and Effin Camogie Club: Results for April 23. Jackpot €1,800. No winner. Joan Maloney, Jamestown. Seller: Jim Moloney. Don O Mahony. Seller: Jim Moloney. Eilish Power, Garrienderk. Seller: Ger Power.

Results for April 30. Jackpot €1,900. No winner. John Doherty, Effin. Seller: Breda Quaid. Joan O Donoghue. Seller: Ger Power. Mike Hayes,Ballyhigh Seller: The Harp Bar.

Next week’s Jackpot €2000. Draw takes place in ‘The Harp Bar on May 7 at 9.00pm.

CARDIAC: Cardiac Heart screening will take place at the clubhouseon a date to be arranged. When done through the club this will be available at a reduced rate to all parishioners over the age of 12. All those who might be interested should contact Ger Power on 087-6278900 for further details.

TOMMY QUAID CUP: The 2013 Tommy Quaid Cup took place in Effin G.A.A. grounds on Saturday April 27. Limerick U-21 hurlers took on their Dublin U-21 counterparts. As Limerick were fine tuning their preparations in advance of the Munster championship this was a good workout in adance of same. A good crowd was treated to a fine game of hurling over the hour with neither side staying out in front for very long. An early goal for Dublin was quickly cancelled out by one for Limerick who also gave an exhibition of point scoring.

Limerick maintained a 2 point advantage for most of the second half but 2 quick goals for Dublin gave them the lead into the final quarter. Limerick rallied however, and a succession of quick points saw them gain parity with their opponents by the final whistle. Final score Limerick 1-26 Dublin 3-20.

The referee for the game was Brendan Stack. (Newcastle West).

GYM: On Sunday April 28 the official opening and blessing of the new players gym took place at Effin G.A.A club grounds, and was dedicated to the memory of the late Jim Bluett, Ballyshonakin. A fine attendance of supporters, parishioners and players attended, along with members of Jim’s family. The proceedings were opened by Chairman Donal Kelly who welcomed all present and he also outlined the previous history of the building which had been the original dressing rooms. Following a suggestion from the players it was decided to convert the building into a gym for the club and with help from club members and the support of the committee plans were put in place and work took place over 2012. On conclusion it was decided that the gym would be named in memory of former club member and player Jim Bluett who sadly passed away in 2012 following a brave battle with illness.

Donal was followed by Nickie Quaid on behalf of the players and also by Noreen O Riordan on behalf of the Bluett family. Donal then invited Noreen and Jim’s wife Jeni to unveil the memorial plaque on the gym wall, which was then followed by Jeni and Tom Bluett cutting the ribbon to officially open the new facility. All then moved inside where Fr Tom Coughlan blessed the building.

Everyone then retired to the clubhouse for refreshments and to watch the the senior hurlers taking on Knockainey in a good lively game. Final score Effin 1-14 Knockainey 0-13.

FR CASEYS

SENIORS: Fr Caseys 2-11 Drom/Broadford 2-9. Fr Caseys Senior Footballers took on reigning county champions Drom/Broadford last Sunday evening in the opening round of the county championship in Tournafulla. In a very tough championship group it was vital that we started the campaign in positive fashion but noting would be easy against the men who have set the benchmark in Limerick football over the last decade.

Fr Caseys aided by the breeze had a perfect start with a pointed free from Billy Quirke and a point from Robert Browne giving them an early two point lead. A brace of points from Drom/Broadford levelled proceedings before good play from Timmy Gleeson and Maurice O’Connor set up John Riordan to guide the ball over the bar from 30 yards. A pointed free from Drom/Broadford levelled the scores once more. Neither side were giving an inch in a high tempo affair. A point from Derry O’Connor put Fr. Caseys back in front once more but then on 20 minutes Drom/Broadford were awarded a penalty which they converted to take the lead for the first time. After shading the possession stakes and looking the more dangerous in attack the Abbeyfeale men now found themselves in arrears but to their credit Fr. Caseys responded in style to kick three unanswered points before the break to regain the lead. The scorers for Fr. Caseys were Robert Browne, Donagh Kelly and Billy Quirke from a free. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-7, Drom/Broadford 1-3.

Fr. Caseys had put in a massive effort in the opening half and the question now was could they repeat that performance for the second period. Drom/Broadford could not have asked for a better start to the second half, kicking three consecutive points in the opening five minutes. Fr. Caseys eventually weathered the storm and on 10 minutes a point from Kevin O’Connor reduced the deficit to one point. Billy Quirke then stepped up to convert his third free of the night and the sides were level once more. Fr. Caseys were starting to dominate once more and when Derry O’Connor burst through the Drom/Broadford defence to rattle the net, there was a strong possibility that victory could be heading to the fealesiders. With 15 minutes still remaining there was a lot of football still to be played and Drom/Broadford rose to the challenge to kick a brace of points to leave the bare minimum between the teams. Trailing by one point with ten minutes remaining Drom/Broadford were then awarded their second penalty of the night, this time the kicker selected the opposite corner and once more he found the net to send the county champions into a two point lead. When lesser men would have thrown in the towel, John Riordan got the ball on the 30 yard line and marched through the Drom/Broadford defence to drive the ball into the top of the net and signal to all present that Fr. Caseys were not lying down without a fight. A point free from Drom/Broadford levelled the scores yet again. With five minutes on the watch nobody was going home early from this highly entertaining game. At this point both sidelines would have welcomed a draw, with both teams leaving their heat and soul on the pitch and nothing to separate either side. A point from Drom/Broadford put them in the ascendancy but there was still time for Fr. Caseys to reply. Deep into injury time Fr. Caseys had an opportunity to level the game but unfortunately the posted denied us the levelling score and Drom/Broadford worked the rebounded ball to the other end of the field to stretch their lead to two points. There was to be no more action and Drom/Broadford had snatched victory in a game in which Fr. Caseys at least deserved a share of the spoils. Last September we were steam rolled by a vastly superior Drom/Broadford team in the county semi-final in Rathkeale. Last Sunday night we stood toe to toe with the county champions in Tournafulla and had lady luck been on our side we could have been the team smiling at the end. The work rate and heart shown by every player was immense and whatever pride may have been lost last season has definitely been restored. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 2-9, Drom Broadford 2-11

JUNIORS: Fr. Caseys 1-9 Glin 0-7. Fr Caseys Junior A Footballers travelled to Glin last Tuesday evening to take on the home side in the first round of the West League. This was the first gathering of the team all year and we expected a tough encounter given that Glin had a lot more preparation done and our panel consisted of 8 minor players who had little or no exposure to Junior football until this point.

Aided by the breeze and with our backs to the strong sun, Fr. Caseys made an ideal start with a point from play from Cormac Roche followed by a point from a free from John Lenihan. Glin opened their account with a point but that score was soon cancelled out by a well struck 45 by Jamie O’Connor. Moments later Jamie picked up the ball at wing forward and used his incredible turn of pace to burst through the Glin defence and stroke the ball into the back of the net. A Glin point kept them in contention but this half belonged to Fr. Caseys and three unanswered points, one from Joesph Flaherty and a brace from Cormac Roche put the Abbeyfeale men seven points ahead at the break. Denis Fitzgerald and Cathal Broderick were dominating midfield and our forwards were reaping the rewards. Cormac Roche and Jamie O’Connor in particular were clinical when given sight of goal. The half time score was Fr.Caseys 1-6, Glin 0-2.

We knew Glin would never give up and they kicked the first point of the second half to reduce the deficit. Jamie O’Connor restored the seven point advantage but as the half progressed Glin began to reduce the margin. Glin outscored Fr. Caseys by five points to three in the second period but the Fr. Caseys defence which was well marshalled by Liam O’Connor, Tommy O’Keefe and Micheal Roche never gave Glin the opportunities to challenge for the lead. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 1-9, Glin 0-7. This was the perfect start to the campaign and it was a joy to watch the free flowing football on display. The minor players really stepped up to the mark and added an extra gear that Glin found very difficult to handle. The veterans such as John Lenihan, David Collins and Denis Fitzgerald also managed to roll back to years with very impressive displays.

HOSPITAL-HERBERTSTOWN

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: In round 1 of the Intermediate football championship we made a great start with a 1-12 to 1-10 victory over a spirited Gerald Griffins side in Ballingarry. Played in greasy underfoot conditions, it was a very enertaining hour with some fine point taking from both sides. Captain Keith O’Connor led from the front with 6 points. Sean Deegan and Mike Fitzgerald also added minors while goalie Mickey Bob Ryan ventured up the field to kick a massive point from 45 metres. With never more than a kick of the ball between the teams, a well taken penalty from John Fitzgerald opened up some daylight after Brendan O’Sullivan was fouled. It proved to be a hectic finish however as Griffins hit back with a goal and a point but the team responded with some last gasp defending from Joe Fogarty and Darragh O’Sullivan in particular and added on another point to clinch victory. Team: Mickey Bob Ryan, Mike Fitzgerald, Darragh O’Sullivan, Michael Larkin, Joe Fogarty, Damian Reale, Kevin O’Donoghue, Brendan O’Donoghue, Mark Deegan, Sean Deegan, Liam Reale, John Fitzgerald, Brendan O’Donoghue, Keith O’Connor, Ross O’Donovan. Subs used Eddie Dooley and Aaron Murphy: Subs - Manus Breathnach, Michael O’Neill, James Daly, Johnny McAuliffe, Richie Caufield

SENIORS: Our senior hurlers face county champions Kilmallock in the first round this Sunday in Bruff at 5.30. All support much appreciated.

BORD NA NOG: U-6, U-8 and U-10 training every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 and new players always welcome. Congratulations to St Farnans of Sligo who have won the Sligo feile championship will be playing in All Ireland feile now in Limerick in July and we look forward to their arrival in Hospital-Herberstown for feile. Our schools have been busy lately and have played some great hurling and camogie matchs under great work of Hospital principal Brendan Moloney and in Herberstown under Carmel Long wel done to all involved in the promotion of our games in both school.

The club would like to thank John O’Shea for all the work he has done over last few years as our school coach where he done great work with all the school children. The club now have a new school coach in Kevin O’Connor who started last week in both schools. U-6s and U-8s played hurling blitz in Glenroe last Friday where they both had some great wins. Well done to all who played where we had 24 players between U-6 and U-8. Great thanks to the host club Glenroe for refreshments provided to players and tea and refreshments to all adults there. Club are getting club crested togs, socks and club tops for underage players and tops for adults and will be for sale soon anyone inetrested please contact any bord na nog offical.

U-12 FOOTBALL: We started off our campaign with an away match to Ballylanders. With the advantage of a strong breeze the home team took the lead. In the second half our lads made a great come back but with time running we had to concede to a strong Ballylanders side. We followed this game up with a home game to Cois laoi Gaels. This game started off very competitive with both sides going full belt.With a lead at half time Cois laoi Gaels came at us again in the second half with all our players playing their hearts out. We eventually saw off a strong comeback by the visitors.

U-12 HURLING: Our first game was away to Ahane. This game was very close throughout. We were a point up with five minutes to go when Ahane pounced and scored two goals without answer. We then played host to Kilteely Dromkeen with some fine hurling played by both sides we eventually beat our close neighbours by the odd goal.

Team were Mikey Howard, Michael Durcan, Jack Baggott, Tyrigue McNamara, Killian Real, Evan O’Callaghan, James Gleeson, Killian O’Shea, Sean Connaughton, Thomas Ryan, Jack Leonard, Shane O’Brien, Dylan O’Connor, Seamie Ryan, Jake Leddin, Wayne Power, Michael Leddin, Scott Sheehan, Dylan Hartnett, Adam Boyle, Shane Whelan and Lorcan Ryan.

KNOCKANE

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw with was held in Dawsons Bar Cullen. Numbers drawn were 12, 13, 17, 25. Lucky Dips were Mike McCarthy, Darren.Murphy, Sean Buckley, Kevin and Marie C/O Nashs Bar. Sellers went to Denny McCarthy. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

KILMALLOCK

JUNIORS: The junior south league saw the pairing of Kilmallock v Bruff last tuesday evening in bruff. With a very close scoring game play was tight and hard fought trought with kilmallock just managing to snuff out a victory by the narrowest of margins Kilmallock 1-14 Bruff 2-10.

MINORS: Thursday night then saw minor action at home with Kilmallock and Adare doing battle for the second round game in the minor championship a great game of hurling unfolded at minor level to rival any top senior championship game with kilmallock winning 2.16 to 2.12.

This sunday will see the start of the senior hurling championship with the seniors starting there campagne in Bruff on Sunday at 5.30 against Hospital-Herbertstown. look forward to seeing ye all in Bruff to show your support.

U-15 HURLING: Kilmallock 3-10, Na Piarsaigh 3-3

Our U-15s went one step closer this year to landing the holy grail after beating Na Piarsaigh in a pulsating encounter last Wednesday evening. Those who turned out saw two fine sides go at it hammer and tong over the 50 minutes. We started well racing into a 2-5 to 3 points lead at half time. Na Piarsaigh were not going to take this sitting down though and rattled in 2 goals as we were caught napping within 3 minutes of the restart. This then was going to be a real test of the character of this team and they all pulled together to go on and win the game by 7 points but Na Piarsaigh never gave up and fought to the end. A great game with some outstanding individual performances but overall a fantastic team effort sealed a great win. We now look forward to the county final. No fixture as of yet.

Team: Jason Enright, Liam Fitzgerald, Josh Cahill, Andrew Finn, Aidan Enright, Ciaran O’Connor, David Carroll, Cal McCarthy(1-1), David Woulfe (0-5), Phelim O’Reilly, Ruairi Conaghan (0-1), Jack Barry, Danny Conway (0-1), Anthony Barrett (2-1), Dylan Walsh (0-1). Subs Liam English, Gearoid Barry, Luke Staunton, Tom savage, Paraic O’Connor

U-16 FOOTBALL: Mungret 1-8, Kilmallock 0-8. A lot of head scratching after this game as to how we ended up on the losing side. We had enough possession to win but it wasn’t to be and Mungret take the points but with quite alot of unpredictable results in this division we are still in it. The footballers now take a break until after the exams.

Scorers: Dylan Walsh (0-6), Paddy O’Loughlin (0-1), Micheal Houlihan (0-1).

U-12 HURLING: Our hurlers travelled to Kilfinane and played Blackrock on Monday April 29. A brilliant performance from the team saw the game finish Kilmallock 2-5; Blackrock 2-3. Scores for Kilmallock were Conor Hanley 1-4,TJ Hanley 1-0 and Colm Hayes 0-1.

Panel: Tadgh Hanley, Killean Keane, Conor Hanley, Kevin Sheedy, Colm Hayes, Eoin Enright, Osin Enright, Muiris Bulaeir, Sean Ham, TJ Hanley, Brian Daly, Tyreek Casey, Shane O Brien, Enda Sheedy, Jamie Todd, Kevin Casey, Killian Noonan, Stephen Daly.

U-8 HURLING: On Saturday May 4 Kilmallock hosted a County board organised U-8 hurling blitz between Kilmallock, Feenagh Kilmeedy and Dromcolliher Broadford - each game was well contested with some nice hurling from all teams involved .

The Kilmallock panel was as follows Bill Leahy, Cathal O Donoghue,Ciaran Cronin, Paudie Sheedy, Pierce Connery, Clement McAulliffe, Cian Leahy, Sean Murphy,William Casey,William Burke, Darie Enright,Gearoid Enright, John Paul Houlihan.

KILTEELY-DROMKEEN

JUNIOR HURLING: Our junior hurlers were scheduled to play Fedamore in the first round of the league on the bank holiday Monday, instead they received a walkover from the opposition. The next league game is down for decision on Sunday May 19 with some challenge games and training scheduled in between.

MINOR HURLING: Naomh Brìd played Pallasgreen in the City East minor hurling championship Tuesday evening April 30 in Caherelly. A strong Pallasgreen outfit had a comfortable win on the night on a scoreline of 2-19 to 0-3. The minors have a chance to regroup ahead of their next game which takes place after the leaving cert examinations on June 28 against Cappamore.

U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U-16 footballers made the long trip to Mountcollins on Monday evening April 29 for their second football game of the season. We had a great start to the the game when Jamie McCarthy scored a fantastic goal after 2 minutes. Jamie followed this up with a pointed free to give us a four point lead after ten minutes. Mountcollins responded with a goal and a point of their own to level proceedings. Jamie McCarthy put Kilteely Dromkeen back into the lead with a point from play before an excellent long range point extended our lead to two just before the half time whistle. At half time, we led 1-3 to 1-1.

Mountcollins played with the breeze in the second half and took full advantage. An early goal put us on the back foot and we never recovered. Mountcollins went onto score another two goals and three points without reply to run out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 4-04 to 1-03. We had plenty of possession in the second half but could not convert our chances. All of the squad are U16 again next year and are gaining good experience at this level. Thanks to all parents and coaches who drove to the game on the night.

Team: Sean McCarthy, Daniel Gleeson, Eamonn O’Regan, Rian O’Dea, Shane O’Grady, Matthew O’Dea, Fionn Murphy, Declan Kenny, Stephen O’Dea, Jamie McCarthy, Jack Hayes.

U-15 HURLING: The U-15 hurlers travelled to Tournafulla last Wednesday evening to play Tournafulla in round 3 of the hurling championship. The game was played in fantastic hurling conditions with sunshine throughout and an excellent playing surface.

Kilteely Dromkeen played with a slight breeze in the first half and made use of this early on with three points in a row by Jamie McCarthy, two of these coming from frees. Sean McCarthy added a great point from play after beating his man for pace. At the other end, our backs were in great form and Eoghan O’Dea was playing very well in goals. They denied Tournafulla any scores in the first half. Jamie McCarthy added a free before half time and we led 0-5 to 0-0 at the break.

In the second half an early Tournafulla goal led to some pressure on our defence. However the lads coped well with the outstanding Fionn Murphy leading by example and driving the team forward from the half backline. Tournafulla were leaving space at the other end as they attacked, Jamie McCarthy took full advantage of this scoring 1-4 from play in the second half. The goal was a great finish high to the roof of the net having ran through the centre of the Tournafulla defence. The workrate of the whole team throughout the game was top class and we had star performances from Calvin Murphy and Rian O’Dea at midfield, Fionn Murphy and Shane O’Grady in the half back line, Declan Kenny and Daniel Gleeson in the full back line, and Jamie McCarthy in the forwards. The final score was 1-9 to 1-0. All of the panel got plenty of game time on the night and the club would like to thank the parents and coaches who made the journey to the game and provided lifts for players.

Panel: Eoghan O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Declan Kenny, Fionn Murphy, Shane O’Grady, Eamonn Murphy, Rian O’Dea, Calvin Murphy, Dylan Holmes, Jamie McCarthy, Sean McCarthy, Brian O’Grady, Eamonn Murphy, Jack Hayes.

U-14 FOOTBALL: Our U-14 footballers rounded off a very busy week for the club playing Galbally in a challenge game on Saturday. We started very well with a great goal and a point from Sean McCarthy. Galbally goaled themselves before Sean McCarthy added two more pointed frees. Daniel Gleeson,Rian O’Dea and Shane O’Grady were defending well as Galbally went in at thebreak 2-3 to 1-3 ahead.

The second half was were open with the attacks on top as Brian O’Grady put in a exhibition of goal scoring, scoring his first early in the half. Galbally scored two quick goals in succession and a couple of points and seemed out of sight. Brian charged through the defence and grabbed two goals himself to give us hope. Galbally bagged another goal and a point to leave five in it. Declan Kenny moved to centre forward and his direct running was rewarded with two excellent points. That man Brian O’Grady again went through the heart of the Galbally defence and scored the equalising goal just before the death.

Panel: Josh Sheehan, Declan Kenny, Daniel Gleeson, Brendan Gleeson, Rian O’Dea, Shane O’Grady, Conor Egan, Sean McCarthy, Brian O’Grady, Eoghan O’Dea, Robbie Holmes, Andrew Lineham, Edward English, Jack Hayes, Dylan Holmes, Shane Dwane.

U-10 FOOTBALL: We had a great game against local team Caherline in Kilteely on Saturday morning last. It was even throughout as both sides really enjoyed their game in great sunshine, well done to all concerned.

Panel: R Hanley, Sean O’Dwyer, Kephas Purcell, Evan McCarthy, C Holmes, A Kindade, J Nolan, P Hennessy, R McNamara, Evan Horan, Leon Horan.

CLUB GROUNDS: The club would like to thank all the lads who helped out last Saturday as we commenced work to upgrade the club facilities. The first phase of the works involves laying a concrete walkway around the field, installing new fencing around the playing area, installing new boundary fencing, upgrading the car park and driveway surface, replacing the nets behind each goals and painting the dressing rooms. We have put in place a 6 week programme to achieve all works and will continue on Saturday morning from 9.30am. Everyone is welcome to help out, many hands make light work.

FIXTURES: The U-15 hurlers have received a walkover from Blackrock ahead of the scheduled game in Kilteely on Wednesday May 8, the juvenile club are hoping to arrange a challenge game to replace this. The U-12 hurlers play Ahane on Thursday May 9 in Ahane at 6.45pm. The U-10 footballers have blitz this weekend with details to be confirmed. On Wednesday May 15 have a trip to Ratheale to face St Marys / Sean Finns at 6.45pm.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for the 2013 season. Adults €30. Students / Unemployed / OAP’s €20. Juveniles €10. Payment can be made to any of the club officers or online at www.kdgaa.ie.

LOTTO: Lotto Results Monday April 29: Numbers 12 13 17 25, no winner. Lucky Dips: Mikey McCarthy, Darren Murphy, Sean Buckley, Kevin & Marie Nash. Sellers prize Dinny McCarthy. Next Draw is worth €6600, you can play online at www.kdgaa.ie or by purchasing from a local reseller.

MONALEEN

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Monaleen footballers got off to a good start in the championship by defeating Adare in the first round on a score-line of 2-17 to 1-3. Team: Donal O’Sullivan, Darren Bourke, Richie Murray, Finbarr Nash, Jack Hoare, Padraig Quinn, Colm Moran, Brian Geary, Paul Kinnerk, Darragh Bonfil, Graham O’Connell, Peter Russell, Ger Collins, Mike Crowley, Jason O Brien.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING : Best of luck to the our hurlers who start off their 2013 campaign against Pallasgreen on Sunday May 12 at 2pm in Caherconlish. We would encourage all to come out and support the team in this important game.

0STREET LEAGUE: The second round of the hurling/camogie “street” leagues goes ahead this Sunday, May 12 at the clubhouse pitch. Additional players are most welcome to join the league at any time, just send an email to pro.monaleen.limerick@gaa.ie to get a place on one of the teams. League caters for those in Senior infants, 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes.

U-10 GO Games blitz this Friday, May 10 in Monaleen.

U-16 CAMOGIE: Monaleen U-16 Camogie team played Ahane in an A plate semi-final on Sunday. Despite playing into the wind in the first half we turned leading by 1-3 to 1-2 at half time with a goal and a point by Caoimhe Lyons and points by Aisling Doyle and Megan O Meara.

The highlight of the half was the strong defensive play of Emer Nelson , Niamh Holmes, Sinead Quinn, Shalini Kujur and Nicole Sheehan with a superb reflex save from goalkeeper Aisling Kennedy. The second half saw Monaleen extend their lead with a second goal by Caoimhe Lyons following strong midfield play by Annie Russell . However approaching the last 5 minutes Ahane scored 2 quick goals to take the lead. Good play in attack by Laura Griffin , Fiona Fitzpatrick and Aine Doyle saw further points by Megan O Meara and Aisling Doyle but time ran out in our quest to catch up. Best of luck to Ahane in the final and we look forward to the championship. Well done to all who played tonight and during the season including Leslie Ivory, Ciara and Ailish Wiley , Robyn McDonnell and Taine Amadeo.

LOTTO: May 2 Jackpot of €8,100 was not won which means that we will play for €8,400 next week. Numbers drawn were 13, 23, 30, 32. Quick Pick winners were S. Conroy, Riverbank; G Greaney, Bloomfield; P/G Burke, Heatherdale; P. Coleman, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

MURROE-BOHER

JUNIOR: M/B kept their recent run of good form going with a good win over Ballybricken in the East League. In a hard fought first 15mins M/B led 0-3 to 0-2. D Holmes, T Lynch and D Kett scoring. 2 goals from goal machine D Holmes before halftime insured M/B had a big lead which they held for the rest of the game. Ballybricken chipped away with some nice points but always M/B responded with points of their own through E Tuohy, P Hurley, K Holmes & D Leahy with D Leahy also rattling the net. D Ryan, W Clohessy, D Holmes & D Quigley were outstanding in another solid performance from all 20 lads who played.

Final score M/B 3-11 Ballybricken 0-8

Team: Conor Moore, David Quigley, Steven Casey, Joe Keays, Dan Ryan, Ollie Foley, Willam Clohessy, Andrew Hickey, Derek McKenna, Tom Lynch, Declan Kett, David Leahy, Eoin Tuohy, David Holmes, Paddy Hurley, William Reale, Richard Laffan, Dean Body, Shane Meehan, Kevin Boyle, Gary Ryan, Kevin Holmes, Daithi Clohessy.

CAMOGIE: Murroe-Boher Camogie club would like to thank everyone who kindly gave us their unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, bags etc for our recent clothes collection for our Feile team. Monies raised will go along way in preparing our team for Feile. Due to its success, we have decided to continue to collect good quality unwanted clothes, paired shoes, bed linen, bags, toys etc. on the last Saturday of every month from 7pm-7.45pm in the GAA clubhouse, Murroe. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055

U14 Camogie: A huge congratulations to the members of the U-14 team who were on the Killinure N.S team that won the primary schools mini-sevens county final in UL last thursday. They had great wins over Galbally (South), Kilfinny (West) and Milford (City). The panel was Aoife Kinsella, Aoife O’Connor, Deirdre Crowe, Hazel Hourigan (Captain), Karen Cunningham, Anna Madigan, Jayne Ryan and Charlotte Walsh. On completion of this tournament, Karen Cunningham has been nominated to represent Limerick at half time in Croke Park on either All-Ireland Hurling semi-final or final day.

U16 Camogie: Hard luck to our U-16s who lost out to Galbally in the league semi-final, on May 3, on a scoreline of 1-1 to 0-2. It was heartbreaking for the girls who had lead most of the match only to conceded a goal and a point late on.

Minor training will be commencing Friday night, May 10 at 7pm.

Best of luck to our Intermediates who are in the League semi-final on Saturday May 11. Please check out our Facebook page for venue and time of the match.

Notice of an opportunity that will be available to our juvenile club members this coming summer. In LIT this summer they are running our first Strength and Conditioning workshops for 14 to 18 year olds. What this will involve is bringing the players into LIT for 1 week for 3 hours a day and teaching them how to improve their own general fitness for the year.

UNDERAGE: U-12 Hurlers played Ballinacurra Gaels away last Thursday night. A Panel of 19 players turned out for Murroe Boher on what turned out to be a one sided match.

Our boys controlled the match from the very start scoring 4-5 without reply in the first half.

Some excellent individual performances became secondary to seeing all 19 players working well as a team and ensuring we got our second win from two matches in the Limerick Games and Coaching League.

U-16 championship hurling Murroe Boher beat Deel Rangers 6-16 to 2-5.

Highlight Aidan Quigley on fire with 4 goals. Good performances from Shane Quigley Brian Timmons and Matthew Hanly.

Team. Gavan Ryan Shane Quigley Brian Timmons Liam Cunningham Aaron Kennedy Conor Byrnes Jack Barry Finn Hourigan Shane Mulcahy Stephen Coughlan Jack Casey Mattew Hanly Cillian Byrnes Eoin Hourigan Aidan Quigley. Subs used. Jaden Keen John Richardson Brendan Ryan Philip Hodgkinson and Tommy Coughlan.

Scorers Aidan Quigley 4-0 Jack Casey 1-10 Cillian Byrnes 1-2, Eoin Hourigan 1-0, Matthew Hanly 0-2, Shane Mulcahy 0-2.

U-12 FOOTBALL: Murroe Boher 3.6 Caherconlish 1.3

U-16 FOOTBALL: It was our first encounter with Kilpeacon in football and they had some very tall and strong players in the key positions, we elected to play with the wind and Killian Byrnes got us off the mark with a good point from play, Kilpeacon replied with the next 3 points before Shane Mullins scored a great point from play .the next phase of play saw Matthew Hanly fouled on the 40 near the touch line, jack Barry stepped up and with the aid of the breeze hit the ball with the outside of his foot to curl a beautiful point over the bar, Kilpeacon replied with a fortuitous goal from a high ball into the square that was punched to the net , with the score 1-4 to 3 points our boys got stuck in driven on by our captain on the night Matthew Hanly and were rewarded with points from jack Barry and Shane Mullins.

After 1/2 time Aaron kennedy was moved to mid field with Killian Byrnes to centre back Finn Hourigan who had a torrid battle with his opponent was moved to half back and both Finn hourigan and Brian Timmons working from the half back line were beating their opponent and driving the team forward with great surging runs, while holding Kilpeacon to one point in the second half we had points from jack Barry , Matthew Hanly with goals from Stephen coughlan and Jack Barry.

Final score Murroe Boher 2-7 Kilpeacon 1-5, well done to all players and training resumes this Friday in Murroe at 6.45 pm.

Team lined out Paddy Kelly, Finn Hourigan, Aidan Quigley, Shane Quigley, Stephen Coughlan, Shane Mullins, Matthew Hanly, Tyler O’Brien, Killian Byrnes, Jack Barry, Jake Shanhan, Liam Cunningham, Brendan Ryan, Subs used on the night Thomas Coughlan, Andrew Walsh, Jaden Keane.

U-15 HURLING: We lead at half time after playing with a strong wind 1-4 to 1-3 scored by Jack Casey 1 pt, Aaron Kennedy 1 pt, Stephen Coughlan 2 Pts, Killian Byrnes 1 goal.

Team lined out Andrew Walsh, Aidan Quigley, Brian Timmins, Jaden Keane, Liam Cunningham, Finn Hourigan, Jake shanahan, Matthew Hanly, Aaron Kennedy, Dylan O’Connor, Jack Casey, Stephen Coughlan, Cian Duffy , Killian Byrnes, Gavin Ryan.

Congratulations to Barry Cusack and Andrew Walsh on their selection for the limerick U-14 hurling squad

MUNGRET

RUN: Well done to everyone in the club who participated in the Great Limerick Run last weekend. Particular mention goes to Colin Kenny, who completed his first marathon in a great time of four hours and twenty minutes, and especially to the Mungret Mollies Relay Team of Miriam Gleeson, Regina Long, Niamh O’Grady and Noelle Brennan who ran the marathon relay in four hours twenty five minutes. They commenced another marathon immediately afterwards which went on for far longer. Well done also to Joan Rochford and Eamon and Angela Byrne, and also to Jean Costello who completed the marathon despite being injured. Above all, thanks to everyone who stewarded for the club during the race, and to all the club members who came out to provide encouragement and support to all the runners, and who gave the Mungret competitors a huge lift at a crucial time in the race.

HEALTHY CLUB: To date, we have had a total of 36 responses to the questionnaire. Ideally we would like to show our support for this initiative with a couple of hundred responses, so we would appeal again to people to go to facebook or to our website at www.mungretstpauls.com to access the questionnaire and submit it. The idea is to generate feedback that we can use to improve the overall awareness in the club and community of all the factors that go in to promoting and influencing healthy living.

CAMOGIE: Our U-16 travelled to Ahane on Friday evening to play Cappamore in the league semi-final.Mungret started the brighter with both Alannah Lyons and Sinead Madden scoring a brace of points. Mungret were far the dominant outfit in the first half which was reflected in the half time score 1-6 to 0-4. Cappamore started the second half with real intensity which seem to catch our girls out and before long Cappamore edged in front. The one thing about this group of girls is that you can never question their commitment and with our backs against the wall we began to fight back. Some great defending by Niamh O Byrne and Amy Fitzgerald helped to clear our lines time after time. With 5 minutes to go our forwards began to grow in confidence and some great attacking play between Hannah Lowe & Clare O Meara resulted in Shauna Costello scoring a great goal to level the match. In the last couple of minutes of the match both teams had opportunities to win the game but neither team could finish resulting in the full time whistle and the match going into extra time. Despite the deluidge we started the brighter and a super bit of individual brilliance resulted in Sinead Madden scoring a cracker of a goal. However after this our luck changed. Injuries to our Captain and full back Kate Aherne and goal-kepper Molly Mc Kenna coupled with the torrential rain cost us dearly with Cappamore scoring two goals in quick succession. Despite this credit Karen Mason, Sophie Collins, Rebecca Mac Mahon & Grace Morrissey who kept defending like there lives depended on it. The match ended after extra time with Cappamore victorious 4.10 to 3.07. this is our last match at this grade for a while to allow those members of our panel doing the Junior Certificate time to start the cramming process. On behalf of the coaches and the team we wish them the very best of good luck. The league also saw us blood a number of new players who stepped up from under 14. These girls have done themselves proud and have become an integral part of the panel. Finally a big thank you the the parents of this team who are always on hand at the sideline with the odd roar of encouragement which was especially welcome on Friday night despite the monsoon!

Our Juvenile, Camogie & Ladies Football Feile Teams are coming together on Sunday May 12 to host a Family Table Quiz which will commence at the clubhouse at 6pm. Each team needs to be made up of 2 adults & 2 children with tables costing €20. We would ask all players on these teams to do their best to bring a team along on the night and ask club members to support the event also.

U-11 FOOTBALL: Our U-11 team had their second game of the season at home to Monaleen last Thursday. It was a perfect evening for football, and two evenly matched teams who know eqach other well served up a fine match. A wind-assisted Mungret team went in 2-0 to 0-2 at half time, with Daragh O’Hagan scoring both our goals. Other players to catch the eye were James Killian, Conor O’Halloran and Ciaran Kenny, as well as Conor Galvin who was playing his first game of the season. The second half was mainly about defending, which Brian O’Meara, Tom Morrison and Keith McKeogh did to great effect, with some trademark runs from dara Bridgeman causing our opponents plenty of trouble. However we were unable to prevent Monaleen from playing extremely well, and we were a little fortunate that they missed a few chances in a second half where they could have scored considerably more than the 0-2 they managed. So despite not scoring in the second half, we managed to get the win in the end, which was a fine achievement for a team that consisted of; Conor Murtagh, Conor Galvin, Keith McKeogh, Ciaran Kenny, Tom Morrison, Liam Lynch, Jonathan Doocey, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Halloran, Dara Bridgeman, David Hassett, Jason Hassett, Harry Page, Darragh O’Hagan, Thomas McNamara, Cathal Joy, James Killian.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Last Monday night our U-16s travelled to Monagea in the league. The two sides started fairly even exchanging scores and displaying some lovely skill during the first half. By the end of the game Mungret ran out comfortable winners by a score line of Mungret 9-3 Monagea 3-5. Scorers for Mungret Emma Conway 2-0, Kate Mulqueen 2-1, Meave O’Sullivan 1-0, Niamh O’Keeffe 2-1, Jenni Clein 1-1 and Hannah Lowe 1-0. Some great work done down the centre of the pitch by Julia Walsh, Aoibhean Maher and Haylee Dignam to name but a few. The girls will now play in the U-16 A League County Final on Monday evening at 7:15 against St.Brigets in Murroe Boher, all support is welcome. Our Seniors were out on Tuesday night against Monaleen and ran out winners with a score line of 3-10 to 1-2.

On Wednesday night the U-14s travelled to Abbeyfeale to play Fr.Caseys in the championship. After a fairly tough encounter and against all the odds the girls showed great determination to hang in there and win by a late point. Final score Mungret 0-11 Fr.Caseys 2-4. Scores for Mungret, Niamh O’Keeffe 0-6, Michelle Joy 0-3, Orla Curtin 0-1 and Rachel Fennell 0-1. The U-12s travelled to Old Mill on Friday night under very wet, windy and miserable conditions. The girls worked very hard and were very unlucky not to come away with a win. Final score Mungret 0-1 Old Mill 0-2.

Next Saturday May 11 Limerick U1-4 Ladies Footballers will play Waterford in the Munster Final B division in Sean Tracey park Tipperary Town at 2:00. It’s been many years since Limerick U-14s have won anything in this competition so we wish the girls best of luck. Representing the club are captain Niamh O’Keeffe, Jane Kirby and Aimee Rickard.

U-12 FOOTBALL: The U-12 team were out for a second time this week, this time with a home advantage against Galbally on Thursday. First half we had the advantage of the slop and it was used going into the half time on a score of 1-4 to 0-1 The goal scored by the right foot of Mark Shanahan. The wings were used very well in this match and with Darragh Killian making use of the opportunity of a mis directed ball from Galbally. Galbally came out at the half time ready to make the score even and succeeded shortly after coming onto the pitch by scoring 2 goals. They went onto win by a 4 point difference. The Mungret panel played very well and put in a great team effort. The team on the night Joe Rickard, David Rickard, Darragh Killian, Thomas McNamara, Seamus Hurley, Darragh O’Shea, Ben O’Sullivan, Ben Martin, Colm Quinlivan, Cian O’Connor, Eoin Ryan, Jake Connolly, Ethan O’Sullivan, Patrick Dwane, Darragh Ryan, Adam O’Leary, Stephen Cotter Gleason, Jack Moroney, Sean O’Riordan, Mark Shanahan.

U-12 HURLING: Our U-12s went out in great style on Tuesday in the new jerseys sponsored by the South Court Hotel when they met Doon on their pitch. With a bare 13 on the pitch each player knew they had a lot of work to do. Every player played their best with Loughlan O’Keefes quick response to an opportunity and staying on the ball , Stephen O’Keefe did not let it show he was new to the game of hurling by getting stuck in. It was not our day an unfortunately the boys were overpowered by a fine team. Team on the night Jake Connolly, Ethan O’Sullivan, Patrick Dwane, Darragh Ryan, Adam O’Leary, Darragh Hernan, Stephen Kennedy, Tom Bolger, Loughlan O’Keefe, Stephen Cotter Gleason, Jack Moroney, Sean O’Riordan, Mark Shanahan.

NA PIARSAIGH

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: The Intermediate footballers opened the Championship account on Saturday evening when they travelled to Caherelly to take on Oola.

We got off to the best possible start with points from Robert Sheehan and Evan Egan inside the first five minutes.

Playing with a purpose we took the game to our opponents but wayward shooting and overelaboration proved costly.

Oola slowly came into the game and three pointed frees and a point from play had them in front by one 0-04 to 0-03 at the break.

The game was a physical one with the referee busy with his notebook and the yellow card. An exchange of points left the score 0-6 to 0-4 with ten minutes left and a point from a placed ball by Evan Egan left the minimum between the teams.

A fine team move which resulted in Ronan McKenna blasting over the equaliser with five minutes left with a goal at his mercy. A draw seems to be a fair result in what was not as free flowing as was hope.

Nevertheless a positive start with lots to work on for the new management team of Pat McHugh and Pat Lyons.

Incidentally the team looking resplendant in their new kit which was kindly sponsored by Leonards Motors

Team: Brendan Donnelly, Cian Coady, David Lynch, Alan Finnegan, Padraic Kennedy, Kevin Nolan(capt), Daragh Kennedy, Eoghan Kehilly, Robert Sheehan (0-1), David Dalton, Eoin Hogan, Ronan McKenna (0-1), Evan Egan (0-3,2f), Brian Shannon (0-1), Noel Shannon. Subs used: Mark Buckley, Kieran Daly

Final Score: Na Piarsaigh 0-6 to Oola 0-6

MINOR HURLING: Na Piarsaigh got their first win of the minor championship on Thursday evening over near city rivals Mungret.

Playing in Pairc Drumguil the home side had a fine first half , with two goals one from Ronan Lynch and some eye catching points from Thomas Grimes,David Dempsey and Peter Casey .

Dylan Cronin was having a stormer in the middle of the park and all our backs covered well and gave a good supply of ball into the forwards.

Half time score 2-10 to 0-4 to Na Piarsaigh

We started the second half slowly with Mungret showing their fighting spirit with three unanswered points. However a huge point from centre back Michael Casey reignited the challenge and further scores followed with some great interplay between the Na Piaraigh forwards.

Mungret did strike back with two late goals however the home side won out on a scoreline of 2-21 to 2-11.

SENIOR HURLERS: The senior hurlers were in City final action on Wednesday night in the Gaelic Grounds against Ballybrown.

An extremely disappointing performance by the team who were minus several county representitives.

Two soft first half goals proving the difference between the teams with our opponents showing greater hunger and accuracy.

Captain James O’Brien proving to be our only real shining light with a towering display at center back.

Much work to do prior to our Championship opener next Sunday evening against Granagh Ballingarry

Final score Na Piarsaigh 1-14 to Ballybrown 2-19

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Amy Mitchell who scooped our first 50/50 draw.

Also a big well done to all the Na Piarsaigh camogie girls that were part of the successful Limerick team who annexed the Division 2 National league title.

A big thank you to all who supported the Feile na nGael table quiz on Thursday night.

We wish our Feile hurlers the best of luck this Friday in the Limerick Feile Final versus Patrickswell;;

Also best wishes to the U-16 camogie team in the final versus Patrickswell and our Senior hurling team in Round 1 of the championship versus Granagh Ballingarry in Clarina on Sunday at 7pm

LOTTO: The jackpot has risen to €12,600 after last Mondays draw. Numbers drawn were 06, 11, 26 and 30. No jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Liz Carney, Ken Leonard, Liam Kiely and James Barry.

Sellers prize went to Mary Leonard and Dan Hckey won the door prize..

OLD CHRISTIANS

FEILE: On Friday night last our U-14 footballers travelled to Caherelly to take on Oola in the B final of the Feile Peil na nÓg.

With the aid of a very strong at our backs we took time to settle and it was Oola who registered the first score of the game. As the half went on though the physically bigger Old Christians registered 2-2 without reply to leave the half time score Old Christians 2-2 Oola 0-1.

We knew that we would have our work cut out for us in the seconnd half now playing into the wind and Oola once again registered the 1st score of the second half. Oola then rallied with 2 more points to leave just 3 points between the sides.

However this spurred Christians into life and our half back line and midfield now began to dominate and were winning every 50/50 ball, in turn this fed our forward line who scored the final 3 points of the game to deservedly win the match. The final score being Old Christians 2-5 Oola 0-4.

Credit to Oola for a very sporting game.

Well done to the full squad for putting in 100% and to selectors John Power, Pat Byrnes, Eric Brynes and Kit Man Mike Ryan.

SQUAD: Thomas Myles, Morgan Clancy, Gary Muldoon, Gareth Power, Liam Byrnes, Jordan Madden, CJ Joyce, Luke Fitzgerald, Evan Lynch, Thomas Byrnes, James Coates, Caoimhin Robinson, Ken Byrnes, Dion Franklin, Lee Downes, Craig Butler, Conor Clancy, Glen Hannon and Sean Wilmott.

OOLA

LOTTO: No winner. Next week jackpot is €8-800. Numbers drawn 4, 7, 15, 18

Match 3’s - Ann Marie and Sauna O Brien Oola, John Strappe Ayle, Mary Kirby Oola, Breda Guerin Oola. Lucky dips Davie Ryan Solohead, Michael Ryan Oola, Carmel Farrell Oola, JJ McGrath Oola

Promoters - Hogans Bar and Kieran Bourke.

INTERMEDIATE: The Intermediate’s 2013 championship off to a good start last Saturday evening with a low-scoring draw against Na Piarsaigh in Caherelly. Na Piarsaigh were quickest out of the blocks with two early points, with Johnny Clifford replying with a free. Na Piarsaigh reclaimed their two point lead after 10 minutes followed by a period of Oola ascendancy with points from John Clifford, Daniel Quirke and a David Donovan 45 giving Oola a one point half-time lead. Further points from David Donovan John Clifford and Keith Bourke had Oola two points ahead going into the last ten minutes before a late Na Piarsaigh surge levelled the scores in the closing minutes at six points apiece.

U-16 FOOTBALL: The boys U-16 footballers were in action against our near neighbours Pallasgreen in Oola last Monday night. In a very entertaining and hard fought game Oola came out on the right side of a 1 point victory. Oola started the game well and at half time had a 2 point lead, but Pallasgreen took control of the early stages of the second half & went into a four point lead. But it was Oola who finished stronger to win the game by the slightest of margins. While a win is a win there is still plenty of room for improvement and all players are asked to continue to make the effort to get to training. Next up is the final match of the championship before the break for the Junior cert against Murroe Boher in Murroe Monday May 13.

Team: Jearad Halligan, William O Mahony, Jamie Heuston, Christopher O’Grady, Brian McPartland, Tadgh Whelan, Cormac Doyle, Mark Coleman, Eoghan McNamarra, Dubhan O’Grady, Thomas Hayes, Liam Cummins, Jack Downey, Josh Ryan, Jack Ryan, Barry Murphy.

U-12: Oola (Red) 5-8, Kilmallock 6-4

The ‘Reds’ were in action away to Kilmallock last Thursday night. Despite being down with a few minutes remaining the boys kept plugging away to come out on the right side of a one point victory.

Panel on the night was Cian Martin, Ciarán Bourke, Brian O’Donovan. Eoin Doyle, Edward McConnell, Eddie Stokes, Cormac Ryan, Cian O’Donovan, Liam Downey, Bobby Purcell, Eoin Ryan, John Stokes

The ‘Whites’ were also away last Thursday night as they travelled to face Kilteely in their first match of the league. In an overall good game a draw was the fairest result. Oola (White) 1-11, Kilteely 1-11

LADIES FOOTBALL: The U-14 girls had a tough match last Wednesday against St Bridgets. They were up against a strong team on the night and Oola were unlucky to be down two of their starting team due to injury. Unfortunately Oola lost by 4points on the night and they now qualify for the B county semi final next week.

U-12 girls travelled down to Banouge to play Shamrock Gaels last Friday evening and Oola were up against a strong team as Shamrock Gaels were undefeated so far this year as were Oola. Shamrock Gaels played with the wind in the first half of the game and at half time it was all even 1-1 a piece. Oola then had the wind in the second half and were lucky on the night to get another victory over them score on the night 3-8 to 1-2.

THANKS: Many thanks to those who made themselves available to help with the stewarding for the Great Limerick Run last Sunday

ONLINE: As we continue to upgrade the website we are seeking any relevant material to put up on it. If you have anything please forward it onto oolaweb@gmail.com

TEXT: Anyone looking to recive updates on Oola GAA matches and events through our emails or text messages please pass on your details to any committee memeber

PATRICKSWELL

SENIORS: All roads lead to Bruff as the Senior hurlers begin their County Championship campaign against Doon. The match is fixed for Sunday May 12 at 7pm. We would ask every club member to attend and cheer their loudest for the ‘Well.

MINORS: The Minor hurlers defeated neighbours Ballybrown by 2-16 to 2-9 to maintain their 100% record in the Premier Champioship campaign. This was the players’ second victory and keeps them in great shape before the two-month examination break.

JUNIORS: The Junior A hurlers were held 2-8 to 0-14 by Ballybrown in the opening round of the City Junior A League. The ‘Well were short of some players due to unavailability, but they turned in a good performance to claim a point.

SNOOKER: The club has partnered with Ladbrokes and the Cu Chulainn to bring former World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty to Patrickswell on Friday May 17. It is guaranteed to be a night of fun and banter with the affable World Champion. Tickets cost €10 and can be secured from Louise Foley, John Murphy, Nelius Hayes or any member of the Senior Hurling Panel.

TEA: The Afternoon Tea Dance has been rescheduled for Sunday May 19 at 3-6pm. Please support this very worthy event.

CAMOGIE: The U-16 girls beat Granagh Ballingarry by 5-6 to 5-4 in an epic tussle. Patrickswell will face Na Piarsaigh in the final on Sunday May 12 at a time and venue to be decided. The U-14 girls continued their wining ways with a comprehensive 6-5 to 2-0 win against Ahane.

UNDERAGE: The U-16 hurlers play Na Piarsaigh in Patrickswell on Monday May 13 in the last game before the exam break.

The Feile County Final against Na Piarsaigh will be played this Friday May 10, with a venue and time to be fixed on Monday night. Best of luck to the panel and management in their pursuit of their second successive county Feile.

The U-12s Gold Team play Mungret on Thursday May 9 in Patrickswell.

The U-8s hosted a very successful blitz last Friday night with Na Piarsaigh, Kildimo and Ahane the visitors. Well done to Pat Earls for the excellent organisation.

The team was Paddy McGrath, Harry McNamara,Mark Fitzgerald, Matt Daly, Liam Fitzgerald, John Murray, Billy Early, Hughes Maher, Christy Carroll and Dale McDonagh.

PALLASGREEN

CONGRATS: Congratulations to all Pallasgreen Juvenile Club members who made their First Communion last weekend.

BINGO: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.

LOTTO: Club Lotto April 29, - No winner. Numbers drawn 7-15-17-24. Next weeks jackpot €5,600. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Adam Lynn, Joe Franklin Snr, Orla Leonard, Colin Samworth, Liam McMahon.

GAMES: On Tuesday night last, Pallasgreen had a good win against Naomh Brid winning by a score of 2-19 to three points. Scorers were: Colin Malachy 0-7 (6 frees), Christian O ‘Dwyer 1-1, Brian McCarthy 0-4, Brian Fanning 0-3 (1 free), Dion Wallace 1-0, Pierce O’Dwyer 0-2, Alan Cosgrave and Robert Laffan 0-1 each.

Saturday, May 5 saw Pallasgreen return to the Senior Football Championship, playing Newcastle West in Kilmallock. Unfortunately the lads didn’t do themselves justice on the night, losing by a score of 1-10 to 0-6. Tempers flared in the second half and both Jonathon Deere and Kevin Barry received their marching orders. Scorers were:

Kevin Barry 0-3 (all frees), Seamus Mulcahy (0-2), Aidan Shanahan 0-1 (free).

On Sunday Pallagreen Junior footballers faces Ahane in the East League. A slow start saw Pallasgreen trailing by 2-6 to two points at half time. The players picked up the pace in the second half and performed much the stronger team. However the lead was too large to gap and Ahane won out by a score of 3-7 to nine points. Scorers were:

Dwane O’Carrol 0-4, Joe O’Keefe 0-3 (1 free), Raymond Roche and Paul McMahon 0-1 each.

UNDERAGE: The new season’s training and matches are well under way. New members are always welcome. Hurling Training for U-6, U-8 and U-10 every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm. Football Training for U-6, U-8 and U-10 every Sunday morning at 11am. For information on training for U-12, U-14, U-16. Contact 087-2755690.

Our fourth annual club sponsored walk will take place on Sunday May 19 at 2pm from the field. This will be followed by refreshments and skills/games for all players. Sponsorship cards available at the various training sessions.

SHAMROCK GAELS

U-10: Our U-10 had their first hurling game of the year when they travelled to Effin last Friday evening to take on the locals. It was a windy evening with spots of rain but the kids made light of the conditions to play some great hurling. We played two matches and come out victorious in the first match by two goals. The second game was a much closer match with some fine hard hurling. Playing with the wind in the first half we were up by two goals. The second half was a different encounter and Cois Laoi Gaels played some impressive hurling putting our backs under a lot of pressure. We lost out by a goal in the end but this defeat will stand to the players for the year ahead.

Panel on the night; Ciaran Fox, Darragh Rabbitt, David Griffin, Jack O’ Connor, James Sheahan, Jamie Gubbins, Joe Collins, Keane Costello, Luke Maye, Pearse Gavan, Teresa Dore, Cian Scully, Enda Buckley, William Dore, Daniel Scully.

U-12 LADIES: Our girls lined out against a very strong Knockainey team last week. Playing against a very strong breeze in the first half our girls played an excellent defensive game with only a point separating the teams at half time.

With the breeze behind us in the second half Caroline and Chloe were on target.

The game ended in a draw. Final Score Shamrock Gaels 2-3, Knockainey 2-3.

Congrats to Megan, Niamh and Caroline members of the Holycross soccer team who won the county cup on Sunday and to Aisling who lined out for Charleville.

U-14 LADIES: Our U-14s travelled to Kilbeheny on Wednesday evening to play Galtee Gaels.

The conditions were good with a slight breeze. Our panel down to 12 players

due to injuries but our panel on the night put up a great performance. The midfield and forwards put Galtee Gaels backline under huge pressure and the scores quickly followed, great scores from Ciara Mullane and Sarah Scanlon must be mentioned. Well done to all.

Final Score; Galtee Gaels 1-2, Shamrock Gaels 11-10.

Panel: Shannon Murphy ,Anna Brennan, Kathleen Dore, Teresa Dore, Aoife Rabbitt , Caroline Brennan, Jodie O Gorman, Eimear Gavan, Ciara Mullane, Kelly Lynch, Sarah Scanlon.

U-15 HURLING: U-15’s played Glenroe away last week. A very tight match, Shamrock Gaels were a point up at half time. Glenroe levelled the game early in the second half, and went a point ahead minutes later. 2 goals put Shamrock Gaels 5 points up with 10 minutes to go. But Glenroe fought back, leaving Shamrock Gaels 1 point ahead at thee final whistle. Final score; Shamrock Gaels 2-7, Glenroe 2-6.

OPEN NIGHT: Limerick Gaa will host a ‘Meet your Heroes!’ open night this Friday in UL. There will be a meet & greet with players, fun activities, photographs and autograph opportunities in the University of Limerick, North Campus on Friday May 10 at 7pm.

SUMMER CAMP: Shamrock Gaels will host a Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp from July 15-19 in Athlacca. The camp is aimed towards children aged 6-13 years. To sign up log onto www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps or contact Helen Breen on 087-2276721.

ST SENANS

INTERMEDIARE: St.Senans 2-17, Claughaun 0-4. We travelled to Askeaton last Friday night to take on Claughaun in the first round of the County Championship. We went into the game with alot of injuries and had to make a late change with Mike Sillery coming in for the injuried Andrew Lane. Conditions for this game got worse as the game went on with heavy rain. We started well and took the lead after three minutes when good work by Darren Kavanagh who released James Naughton who in turn off loaded to Paul Ryan for the first score of the game. We were well on top in the middle of the field with Maurice Fitzgearld and Ger Hanlon and Darren Kavanagh was picking up alot of breaks. It took Claughaun twenty minutes to register there first score. We tagged on another few score in the remainder of the first half. We were well on top in every part of the field and our half-backs of Evan Fitzgearld and Ray O’Flaherty were making great runs and there was a good tempo which was there for the whole sixty minutes of this game. One of the best scores in the first half was scored by Ger Hanlon from a tight angle on the outside of his right boot, We lead at half time of a scoreline St.Senans 1-7 Claughaun 0-4.

We started the second half as we finished the first and we had good scored from Francis O’Riordan, Paul Ryan, Ger Hanlon and Dale Fitzgearld. We never took our foot off the pedal in this sixty minutes of football, we kept Claughaun to four points in this game, but this was a poor Claughaun team who were missing regulars threw soccer and rugby commitments and will improve as the championship goes on. We finished the game strongly and even our corner back Niall Guiney manage to chip with two fine points. A good performance and a good start to the Championship but there’s still loads of work to be done before the Athea game in five weeks. A intresting fact from this game was this was the first time that we had played a championship game without a inter county senior footballer in thirteen years. Scorers: Francis O’Riordan 1-7 (2frees), Paul Ryan 1-4, Ger Hanlon 0-3, Niall Guiney 0-2, Dale Fitzgearld 0-1.

Team: Eddie Cummins, David Finnerty, Conor Mullane (Captain), Niall Guiney, Evan Fitzgearld, Eoin Sheehy, Ray O’ Flaherty, Maurice Fitzgearld, Ger Hanlon, Mike Sillery, Darren Kavanagh, Paul Ryan, James Naughton, Francis O’Riordan, Dale Fitzgearld. Subs: Martin Fitzgearld, James Bridgeman, John Hanlon, Andrew Lane, Joseph Ryan, Eoghan Mc Sweeney.

U-12: St. Senan’s continued their excellent start to the season with another impressive team performance against a very talented Glin side in Glin on Thursday evening. On a perfect evening for football both sides contributed to what was a very spirited and entertaining game.

An extremely tight and organised St Senan’s defense kept a very determined Glin attack goalless. Particularly impressive in defense were Jack Lane, Conor Sheehan, Adrian O’ Connell, Ben Seawright, Cillian O’ Donnell and Tom Murphy who also contributed to a lot of St Senan’s attacking play.

Some tireless work in the engine room from Darren Currans and Pa Gallagher resulted in a total of 3 goals and 3 points been contributed from the midfield duo.

Scores were also forthcoming in attack with Oisin Finucane and David McDaid contributing a goal each and Cormac Wolfe scoring a point in the later stage of the game.

Overall an outstanding performance by all members of what is a very strong U-12 panel, however the players themselves highlighted a number of areas for improvement which will be worked on in training on Thursday.

Panel: Jack Lane, David Walsh, Conor Sheehan, Adrian O’ Connell, Cillian O’ Donnell, Tom Murphy, Ben Seawright, Pa Gallagher, Darren Currans, Dan Hayes, Oisin Finucane, David McDaid, Arron Rothwell, Chris Barrett, Danny Carney, Dean Cook, Jake Moroney, Brandon Kehoe, Cormac Wolfe, Cillian Rothwell, Jamie Mullane, Josh O Rourke, Evan o Shea.

SYMPATHY: The Club would like to sympathise with John Joe Enright and the Enright family on the death of Jim Enright, late of Barracks, Foynes, who died last week.

The Club would like to sympathise with Tom Madigan, West End, Shanagolden on the death of his sister’s recently. May they both rest in peace.

THANK YOU: The club would like to thank Patie Joe’s Bar, Shanagolden for the lovely sandwiches they provided last Friday night after Claughaun game.

CAMP: St Senans are holding a Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp from July 1-5. This camp will cater for boys and girls ages 6 to 13yrs. It will commence on a Monday and run to Friday starting 10am and finishing at 2.30pm. All the different age groups will be accommodated and their will be tournaments and blitzes held in the GAA field in Foynes. Places can be booked on line at www.Kelloggsculcamp.ie or contact your team manager for further information. Each child will receive a Free Kelloggs Gaa Cul camp kit and kit bag. After the success of last years camp this is one not to be missed.

SOUTH LIBERTIES

U-16 FOOTBALL: On a bitterly cold Monday evening our U-16 footballers travelled to Ahane to play the next round of the football league. Liberties got off to a great start with a goal in the first minutes of the game. However Ahane soon came back and were leading by 1-5 to 1-1 at the break. Ahane started off the second half strongly and were soon 1-8 to 1-1 ahead. However goals from Mark Walsh and Sean Keane brought liberties back into the game but it was just too late. Ahane won on a scoreline of 3-2 to 1-10

U-16 HURLING: On Saturday the U-16 hurlers played Kilpeacon in a challenge match. Liberties were the stronger team on the day beating the opposition in a convincing manner. This week they play Ballyhoura in their first hurling match of the league.

U-14 FOOTBALL: On Tuesday evening the U-14 footballers bailed out of the Feile Peil competition following a loss to Monaleen.

U-8 HURLING: On Friday evening the U-8 hurlers took part in their first blitz of the season. They played Murroe/Boher and Ahane. Well done to all players for a great performance.

EASTER CAMP: We ran a very successful Easter Camp. Over 30 players braved the cold conditions to have a most enjoyable week. Thanks to the Bord na nOg committee for organising and running the camp and also to our coaches Tom Ryan, Brendan Mc Sweeney, James Moynihan, Barry Walsh and Patrick Carroll.

GAA QUIZ: Well done to John Cooney, Noel Hartigan, Eddie Wade and John O’Connor who represented South Liberties in the Limerick GAA Brain table Quiz. The lads got to a play off and were unlucky to be beaten into second place by Na Piarsaigh.

MEMBERSHIP: Thanks to all who turned up at the club house on Sunday to pay membership. Anyone who has yet to pay can give it to any committee member or to their coach.

SYMPATHY: The club would like to extend its sympathy to the following families – To the Ryan family on the death of Catherine’s father, Paddy Tobin, to the Carberry family on the death of Marion Carberry, to the Nicholas family on the death of Mary Nicholas and to the Herbert family on the passing of Maureen Herbert.

 

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