All the news from around the Limerick GAA clubs. The notes appear first in the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader.
EAST SENIOR HURLING: On Sunday last Ahane took on Murroe-Boher in the East Senior Hurling Championship in Murroe. Ahane started brightly and scored four points withut reply. Ahane’s hurling was fast and accurate and were first to the ball. Murroe scored their first point after 12 minutes and then Ahane tagged on another six points. Murroe scored 3 more points to leave the score 10points to 5 points at half time. Ahane scored the first point of the second half and then Murroe scored a goal to leave the score 11 points to 1-5. Ahane tagged on 5 more points and at the end Murroe scored a late goal to leave the final score 16 points to 2-06. Ahane lined out as follows J Hayes, C Ryan, C O Reilly, M Hayes, P Treacy, M Carr, S Hartnett, P Meskell, G Aherne, D Morrissey, J Meskell, R Ryan, J Fox, S O Connor, K Enright, Subs used P O Hallohran, P Ryan, J Enright, D Laing, M Foley,
LOTTO: The first Draw of the 2013 Lotto will now take place on Thursday 28th March at 10pm in the Clubhouse. The Lotto draw will include Jan, Feb ,March, and results will be posted in local papers, Lee’s shop Castleconnell and the website.
GUMSHIELDS: Please note the compulsory wearing of gumshields for all ages up to and including minor for playing Gaelic football came in to force on the 1st Jan 2013. This includes training and competition games. Players will not be allowed to take part in any Gaelic football training or matches unless you are wearing a gunshields.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership now due and can be paid to any committee member. Adult €30 Juvenile €25 Players Insurance €25. Players are urged to pay both membership and insurance before training commences for 2013.
FIXTURES: U-21 Hurling Ahane V Patrickswell Tuesday March 19th Venue TBA; U-14 Feile Football Ahane V Bruff Saturday 16th March in Bruff @ 11-00am; U-14 Feile Hurling Ahane V Ballybrown Sunday 24th March Newgarden @ 11-00am
CONGRATS: Congrats to Matt Whelan who on Saturday 9th March in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish will recieved a presentation from East Limerick Division in Association with St Aible’s Credit Union for his lifelong services to the Gaelic Athletic Association.
CLUBHOUSE: Clubhouse available for all functions. Function Room - Catering for Birthday parties, Weddings, Christenings, Funerals. Contact Padraig Power at 086 3720188
LADIES FOOTBALL: The Ahane girls got the opportunity to play in the Gaelic Grounds at half time in the Limerick Men’s Senior League Match v Carlow last Sunday. It was a great honour for our girls who played Oola in the mini game. The girls enjoyed the occasion and displayed an array of great skill and teamwork in testing conditions. Team on the day: Anna Nagle, Lara Griffin, Sinead O’Curry, Daena Ryan, Aisling Herbert, Aoife O’Halloran, Ailish Reynolds, Caoilionn Keane, Ciara Macken, Ciara Greaney and Orla Twomey.
LIMERICK U-14 LADIES FOOTBALL: Congratulations to Katie Molloy, Aine Reynolds and Sine Hartigan, who were on the Limerick Panel that beat Waterford and drew with Tipperary in the Munster Championship.
UNDERAGE CAMOGIE: The Ahane U12s train on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7pm in St Vincent’s, Lisnagry. U-14s on Monday nights in Newport hall from 7pm to 8pm and the U16s are training on Tuesdays from 7 to 8pm in St Vincent’s, Lisnagry.
LIMERICK DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Our draw promoters are out and about selling tickets for this year’s Limerick Development Draw. By supporting this draw it is a great means of fundraising for both club and the County. Half of the sales of the tickets will be given back to the Club and the other half go to the County board which is used primarily for the coaching of the underage teams in the County. Tickets cost €100 for the year or €10 per draw. Please contact any member of the committee if you would like to buy a ticket. These are the results of the first draw held last Friday night: 1st €15,000, Ann Collins (Tournafulla); 2nd €5,000, Roger McMahon (Na Piarsaigh); 3rd €2,000, Denis Keating (Granagh/Ballingarry); 4th €1,000, Eric Walsh (Castletown/Ballyagran); 5th €500, Ned Moloney (Crecora); 6th €500, Donie McElligott (Ballysteen); 7th €500,Ann & Mark O Shea (Staker Wallace); 8th €500, Tom Casey’s ( Galbally); 9th €250, Niall McNamara (Old Christians); 10th €250, Denis Tierney (Kilmallock); 11th €250, David Fitzgibbon (Mungret); 12th €250, Pat O Byrne (Na Piarsaigh); 13th €250, Fr. Seamus Madigan (Croagh/Kilfinny); 14th €250, Jack O Brien (South Liberties); 15th €250, Dan Hartigan (Granagh/Ballingarry) Special Prizes: June Draw: 2 Munster Football Final tickets plus €100 and 2 Munster Hurling Final tickets plus €100; April & June Draws: 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel; May & July Draws: 2 All Ireland Football Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.
FUNDRAISING CALENDER: Our last few remaining new 12 page calendar to help raise funds for the club are still on sale at a cost of €5 each. It is jam packed with a wide variety of photos which were taking throughout the year. The calendar would make a lovely present for anyone living at home or abroad. The calendars are available to buy from any of the coaches and at Rose’s shop.
FOOTBALL TRAINING: Monday 18th of March:
U16: Training for U16’s will continue next Monday evening the 18th of March in Páirc na nGael from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night. U14: Training for U14’s will continue next Tuesday evening the 19th of March in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.Training for U10’s will continue on Sunday afternoon the 24th of March in Páirc na nGael from 12:15pm to 1:15pm.
HURLING TRAINING: Templeglantine GAA Club will be continuing hurling training in the Con Colbert Sports Hall on this Friday March 15th for 4th, 5th and 6th class for 6pm-7pm and 1st, 2nd and 3rd class from 7pm -8pm. Indoor hurley’s and helmets will be provided or you can bring your own helmet if you have one. There is a cost of €2 per lesson.
U-14 HURLING: U14 Hurlers got their year started with a good win in the Feile B competition against Kilpeacon (Crecora/Fedamore). The game was played on Sunday morning in bitterly cold weather and great credit is due to both teams for an entertaining game despite the conditions. We started with lot of early pressure but only registered 2 points in the 1st half, the scores coming from James Garvey and Adam Shier. At the start of the 2nd half Sean Teefy scored a goal to put us in control and further scores were added by Jason Cross a point and a goal from Colm O Riordan. Crecora pressed hard to get on the score sheet but our backs held out and our keeper Cillian O Brien made a fine save and clearance from a late penalty. This gave us the win on a scoreline of 2-3 to 0-0. Panel Cillian O Brien, Michael Martin, Jamie Doran, Conor Kennedy, Daniel Owens, Sean Teefy, Patrick Byrnes, James Garvey, Niall Mitchell, Craig Cosgrave, Jason Cross, Adam Shier, Colm O Riordan, Cillian McCarthy, Ciara Ryan.
U-21 HURLING: U21 Hurlers (Naomh Brid) played Cappamore in what was their first outing of the year on Saturaday last March 9th in Caherelly. Cappamore were the stronger side and came away victors on the day.
DEFIBRILLATOR: Defibrillator and heated storage unit now installed in our clubhouse and a number of club members fully trained in its use. The club would like to thank Limerick County Council local sports partnership for a very generous grant received towards the cost of unit.
CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 21, 23, 27 with a bonus number 19. Tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €11,600. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!
FEILE EVENTS: Ballybrown NS will hold a Green & White day on Friday 15thMarch in support of Feile na nGael 2013. Many thanks to Principal Joe Lyons for his assistance with this event. Juvenile Disco: On Friday Night the 15th of March, there will be a “Fundraising” disco taking place in Ballybrown GAA Club. It will be a U.V. Disco so stock up on “Glow Paint, Glow Sticks, White Clothes, Glow Hair Spray etc. We have one of the best DJs in Munster coming to the event and the very best in lighting effects will make this one of the top nights out this year. Tickets are €10 euro and the usual disco rules will apply. This event is for 1st, 2nd and 3rd years only. Tickets will be available through our U.V. Reps in Secondary Schools who will be announced shortly. Tickets are limited and are on a first come first served basis.
PARISH CLEAN UP: A Féile fundraising Clean Up will take place on Saturday 23rdof March in conjunction with the Parish Tidy Town’s Committee. Our Hurling & Camogie Féile Teams will help clean up the parish from 10am to 12:30pm. In addition, the Féile Committee will be holding a church gate collection on 23rd/ 24thMarch to raise much needed funds for the Féile weekend. Your support is very much appreciated.
TEA PARTY: Boston Tea Party/Social Night has been scheduled for Friday 19thApril 2013 in the GAA Hall – further details to follow from Camogie Committee.
LA LE PADRAIG: Club bar open at 2pm for GAA Club Finals, let the kids enjoy the complimentary Bouncy Castles in Hall whilst you relax in the lounge and soak up the atmosphere! All Welcome.
EASTER DRAW: There will be an Easter Hampers Draw in Lounge on the night for Members of The Limerick Club Development Draw. Music by: Last Orders. To be included just ensure you have partially or fully paid your membership of this draw on or before Easter Saturday.
WEIGHT LOSS: “Weight Loss challenge”- starting Wednesday 20th of March ! 6.30pm. Ballybrown GAA Hall Places are filling up quick so book your place now! Its only €35 for 6 weeks with a cash prize for the BIGGEST LOSER not to mention loads of tips every week and a free wellness evaluation/check & dietary check when you start! We monitor your progress closely ensuring you get the most from the challenge. So sign up today and take the first step to a healthier, happier, lighter and energetic you! Call or text WLC to 087 684099” - Herbalife
MEMBERSHIP: Members are reminded that annual membership is now due and must be paid if you wish to continue to enjoy all that Ballybrown GAA Club has to offer. You can now follow Ballybrown GAA Club, and keep up to date with results and fixtures on www.ballybrown.limerick.gaa.ie .
BEST WISHES: Best of Luck to our last year’s winning intermediate captain Des Kenny as he ties the knot on Saturday with the lovely Valerie Hickey from the other half of our parish Patrickswell.
LOTTO: NO WINNER for the Draw on March 6th. Numbers Drawn: 4, 13, 21, 25. Congratulations to the Lucky Dip Winners: 1: €40 Andy Wallace, c\o Post Offices, Kilfinane – promoter Heffos 2: €20 Carmel & Tom Murphy, Ardpatrick – promoter Carmel Murphy; 3: €20 Stephanie Ryan, Mill Bar, Kilfinane – promoter Mill Bar; 4: €20 Dave & Liam Sheehy, c\o Centra, Kilfinane – prompter Centra; 5: €20 Dave Meskill, Mount Russell, Ardpatrick – prompter Centra
U-21 HURLING: Following a narrow defeat to Castletown/Ballyagran last time out, the U21 Hurlers will be back in action this weekend against Bruff at home on Sunday.
UPCOMING GAMES: The new season is just around the corner for the Intermediate Hurling team, and they will begin competitive fare against Garryspilliane on March 23rd in the South Senior Hurling Championship. They will begin All County League duty on April 6th against Dromin Athlacca in Kilfinane. They will then play Kilmallock in the South Intermediate Championship on April 10th. The Junior football team will begin their South league campaign on April 11th away to Camogue Rovers
PATRON BOARD: One last appeal to anyone who hasn’t subscribed to the Patron Board - it is a fantastic club venture and will help the club build a much needed stand this summer. Membership of the Patron Board costs 100 euros for 1 person or 150 euros for a couple or family name or business name.
TEAM MENTORS: The club is still actively looking for mentors for the Junior football and Junior B hurling teams so please contact Carmel Murphy, Maura Flynn or any committee member if you would like to get involved.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto €50- Martina Condon €20 each—Pauline Treacy, Jane Keating, Denis Mc.Namara, Aideen O’Sullivan, John Corbett, Kitt Finn, Maureen Olive Patsy, Cian Saragh Kevin Katie Ciarán, and Doreen Farrell. Next week’s Jackpot will be €12,200. Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.
U-21 HURLING: The U-21 hurlers got their south championship campaign back on track last Sunday when they overwhelmed Castletown Ballygran on a 5-07 to 1-06 scoreline. On a day when the overhead sky could not make up its mind whether to shower the Kilmallock venue with sleet, snow or rain, Bruff set about their task in determined fashion and led all the way in trying conditions for both players and supporters alike. They are due to play Blackrock this St Patricks weekend. Please check the main fixture list in this paper and please support the panel if you can make the game. Panel last Sunday: A Nealon; M Doran, T O Sullivan, P MCCarthy; C Bulfin, S Irwin, T O Donnell; K Bulfin, B Finn; A Punch, G Whelan, S Finn; C Browne, E Finn, M Cronin; J O Riordan, N O Riordan, R Glynn, L Buckley. Scorers were Graham Whelan 1-5, Eric Finn 2-0, Anthony Punch 1-0, Brian Finn 1-1.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: This time of year sees renewal of club membership. Membership of the club remains the same as last year at €30 with student and OAPs at €10. New members are always very welcome to join the club. Closing date is March 31st. Please contact club membership secretary Mike Weekes or any committee member. Thank you for your support.
ST PATRICK’S DAY: Many Club members will be taking part in the local St. Patrick’s Day Parade next weekend, as well as ensuring the Duck Race, which is being held directly after the parade, in aid of the forthcoming Playground, runs (or floats!) smoothly. Here’s hoping the organisers are rewarded with large crowds and fine weather. Lá sona St Pádraig libh go léir, particularly to people from the parish who are overseas.
CAMOGIE: Bruff Camogie Club are holding a clothes collection on Saturday 13th of April in aid of the Bruff Camogie Feile team. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
LOTTO: This Week’s Jackpot is €1000 and the Draw will take place on Friday 15th March in the Tower Bar Ballybrood 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.
U-21: U-21s are competing in the East U-21 Championship 12 a side. Our first game takes place this Saturday 16th March at 4.30pm against Murroe in Murroe. All support greatly appreciated.
CONGRATS: Club Congratulations to player Mike Kennedy who was on the Successful Limerick Prison Officers team that won the All Ireland Inter firm final beating Medtronics from Galway by 0-13 to 1-8
MEDAL PRESENTATION: U-16s Medal Presentation took place last on the 28th of Feb in the millennium centre to celebrate the club winning the county Shield last September against Shamrock Gaels.This is back to back U16s Titles for the club. Declan Hannon Limerick Senior Hurler presented the players with their medals on the evening.The club thanks Declan for his time and attendance on the evening it was very much appreciated. Juvenile Chairman Brendan Heelan and Juvenile Secretary Steve Enright both gave speeches on the evening thanking all involved with the team and thanks to the players and parents. Club presented each player with a polo shirt in the club colours.Thanks to John Hickey and Sean McKenna for organising and collecting the polo shirts.
U-16s Management team - Coach Val Murnane, Selectors Bernard Kennedy, Sean Mckenna, Liam Nelligan, First Aid Declan Long and Hurley’s John Hickey.
TABLE QUIZ: Caherline GAA Annual Table Quiz Takes place on Friday 29th of March in the Millennium Centre at 9pm table of 4 €20.This is a fun night and all support is greatly appreciated.
SCHOOL LINK: Club School Link is taking place this year in both Caherline and Caherconlish National Schools. Started at the end of January for school classes 2nd to 6th class. Every Monday Coach Val Murnane assisted by John Hickey work on and improve the hurling skills of the underage players and coaching the future stars of Caherline GAA.
This coaching will continue until April. Thanks to both Caherline and Caherconlish National Schools for their co-operation and support.
CHILD PROTECTION: Child Protection Awareness Workshops for March. Anyone involved with U-18s is encouraged to take part in the Workshops. The Dates are as follows: 20th March 7pm to 10pm Newcastlewest GAA Club. 22nd March 7pm to 10pm Mungret GAA Club. 26th March 7pm to 10pm Bruff GAA Club. The Workshops are recognised by the Irish Sports Club and are given by GAA Tuturs.To Book a place contact Gerry McNamara Childrens Officer Limerick GAA on 085 1901900 gerry.mc@live. Underage Hurling Training Will Finish up in the Millennium Centre week ending the 15th of March for all Grades.All Players will be notifted when Training will return to the GAA Field.
CIRCUIT TRAINING: Preseason Circuit Training finished up last Wednesday the 6th Of March.This started on the 11th Jan and great attendance on every night players aged 13 to 18 yrs old.David Balfry was the coach for all the sessions and certainly put the players thru their paces for the hour.
Club would like to thank the following. David for his time and taking the players through the circuit training every week it was very much appreciated.Mags and Jason Wright for organising and their support, John Hickey, Sean McKenna, Brendan Heelan, Steve Enright for their support over the past 8 weeks. And to the players who turned up every week and for the parents who brought them to the training. This is something the club will try and build on every year.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 3, 9, 10, 23. No jackpot winner. Lucky dips - 50 euro Mairead Moloney 13 Coismea; 30 euro John O’Dwyer 4 High Street; 20 euro each to Two Marys c/o Marys Hair Salon; Ann3 c/o Ann Sexton, Attracta Allen 33 Glenma, Bridget Moloney Castlerobrts, Dave Griffin c/o Hogans, Christy O Reilly c/o Ann Sexton. Next week’s draw is on in Storans on Monday night and the jackpot is 10600 eu
U-21 HURLING: Our U-21 partnership with Crecora -Loch Na Garra Gaels had their second outing in the South U-21 Hurling Championship on Sunday afternoon in Kilbreedy against Knockainey/Hosp/Herb. Played in atrocious winter like conditions on a heavy sod this was not a game for the purists, but was a credit to the players involved who served up some passages of fine hurling.
The scoring was opened with a point from play from Eoin O’Farrell followed by free from Conor Laffan against a free from Knockainey .Three more from frees and one from play by Conor Laffan. Then Fergal Carey chipped in with a point ,which was followed by a smashing goal from Liam Carey after a clever pass from Eoin O Farrell..Another point from the opposition made it 1-7 to 0-2 in favour of the Gaels at the short whistle .
It was all one way traffic on the scoreboard in the second half with points from Darach Skelly, one more free from Conor Laffan and two frees from Eoin O’Farrell .Then a great goal from sub Andy Donoghue after being placed by O’Farrell again .The scoring was closed with a fine point from defender John Quirke who was absolutely all over the field.
Like the first match this was again a fantastic team performance. The final score of 2-12 to 0-2 gives scant justice to Knockainey /Hosp/Herb team hurled right to the end. The Gaels defence was again magnificent and played like their lives depended on it ,while the mid-field and forwards tormented the opposition almost into submission with their constant pressure and for the second week the substitutes made a telling contribution.Team Liam Quirke, Paudie Sheehan, Aaron Cregan, Mark Reidy, John Quirke 0-1, Sean Vaughan, Dominic O Connor, Kieran Larkin, Conor Laffan 0-6 0-5f, James Malone, Eoin O Farrell 0-3 0-2f, Feargal Carey 0-1, Darach Skelly 0-1, Cathal Quirke, Liam Carey 1-0. Subs: Cian Kirby for C Laffan, Colm Carey for A Cregan, Andy Donoghue 1-0 for L Carey.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to Peter Lawlor who won the South Player of the year award
FIXTURES: Junior Challenge v Crecora on Saturday. Senior challenge v Wolfe Tones on Monday check face book for details.Congratulations also to Eoin O Farrell who was on the UCC team who won the Freshers League and Cup recently.
U-21 HURLING: Our U-21 team’s first competitive game of the year unfortunately resulted in a loss to Patrickswell last Tuesday night in the Gaelic Grounds – final score 0-20 to 1-5. But with upcoming games this month against Ahane (12th), Kilmallock (19th) and Mungret (26th), it’s still all to play for.
LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday 4th March 2013. Jackpot €7,400. Numbers drawn 2 - 11 – 23 – 24. No winner. 5 match 3’s – Richie Cummins, c/o O Walsh; Catherine Crowe, Cooga; Siobhan O’Dwyer; Ann Hogan Ryan, c/o O Walsh; Patrick Anderson, c/o Ed.
10 lucky dips got €20 each – Mella McCarthy, Coonagh Court; Helen Stokes, Oola; Elaine Ryan, Cliggin; Larry O’Brien, c/o Kellys; Turlough O’Brien, Gurtavalla; Bernie Power, Clonteen; Ann Slattery, Doon; The Beary grandchildren; Mike Coleman; Alice Fox. If you are unable to meet our regular ticket sellers, why not subscribe online to our Lotto for 6 or 12 months. Visit www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie for further details.
JO MAHER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: The Jo Maher U14 hurling tournament took place on Saturday 9th last. Doon opened the competition with a fine victory over near neighbours Cappawhite in the first semi final and Bruff were victorious over St. Patricks in the second. This meant that St. Patricks and Cappawhite would contest the shield final from which Cappawhite emerged victorious. The tournament final between Doon and Bruff was a great game with some fine hurling on display and after Doon got a couple of early goals to build up a lead they would never surrender, Rodgie Maher presented the trophy to winning captain Jerry O’Brien. Many thanks to the Maher family for running this tournament which gives clubs an opportunity to dust off the winter cobwebs in preparation for the championship.
MEMBERSHIP: 2013 membership is now due. Please contact registrar Patricia Collins. Fees are the same as last year - €20 for adults and €5 for under 18s.
CASH FOR CLOBBER: As part of our Feile fundraising campaign we are collecting any unwanted clothes, bags, shoes etc. For collection bags or more information, please contact Rob O’Connell at (086) 6664252.
TEXT SERVICE: 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.
WEST CHAMPIONSHIP: The draws for the West Limerick Senior & Intermediate championships were made last week. In the West Senior Quarter-Final, Fr. Caseys will face local rivals Newcastle West. In the West Intermediate Quarter-Final, Fr. Caseys will face Cappagh/Kilcornan. Dates have yet to be decided for these ties. The master fixture list for 2013 will be made available in the coming week and will then be published on our club website.
WHITE COLLAR BOXING: On Saturday March 23rd, Fr. Caseys GAA Club will take on Mountcollins GAA Club in a white collar boxing fundraising competition in the sports complex, Abbeyfeale. Tickets for this event are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased from committee members or bought at the door on the night. Tickets prices are €20 for a ring side seat and €15 for general admission. This promises to be a great night of sport and entertainment, one that should definitely not be missed.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Membership Fees for the 2013 season are now due. The cost of membership for the 2013 season for all members is €25. Club membership is free for anyone who has paid the €100 annual entrance fee into the Limerick Development Draw. It is vital that all club players pay this membership as it provides you with insurance cover while playing and training with the club.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The first Limerick Development Draw of 2013 took place last Friday night. Congratulations to Ned Flaherty who won €250. We wish all our draw members the best of luck in the upcoming months. A full list of winners can be seen on the Limerick GAA website, www.limerickgaa.ie. There is still plenty of time to join the Development Draw with nine further draws remaining, one each month until December. The top prize each month is €15,000 and the cost of entry is just €10. The Limerick Development draw is a vital source of revenue for our local club so we strongly encourage all club members and supporters to join the draw. If you would like to join the draw please contact any committee member or our draw co-ordinator Liam O’Connor on 087-9267039.
ABBEYFEALE DRAMA GROUP: Fr. Caseys GAA Club would like to congratulate the Abbeyfeale Drama Group on their fantastic staging of “Widows Paradise” in the GAA Clubhouse over the past fortnight. The play got brilliant reviews and we were very pleased with the high attendance on all nights. Many thanks to the drama group for donating proceeds from their final show to Fr. Caseys GAA Club. We wish all involved the very best of luck with their future ventures.
41 CARD GAME: The weekly 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale. We are very pleased with the high attendance in recent weeks and we are always more than delighted to welcome new players. The card games start at 9.00pm sharp. The following are the results from last week’s card game: Joint Winners (13 games): Nora Mary O’Sullivan, Mary Collins, James O’Connell; Joint Winners (13 games): Michael Scannell, Patrick Murphy, Andy Keane; Table Prize: Eileen Murphy, Noel Murphy, Ned Murphy; Door Prize: Karen Murphy; Raffle Prize: Dan Scanlon, Nuala O’Connell, Maura Scannell, Patsy Kelly, Kate Lenihan
PRESENTATION NIGHT: Saturday March 2 saw the Garryspillane GAA under 14 Hurlers and the Galbally under 13 footballers receive their County Medals. The presentation night was held in Knocklong and the medals were presented by Limerick Goalie Nicky Quaid. There were some very eloquent speeches on the night with great praise given to the players and mentors. The parents were thanked for bringing the children to the training sessions as well as helping take the players to all the matches. Both teams fought hard to get to the finals and the victories were well deserved. These are the young men that will be representing us at the Feile 2013 celebrations in July. A special word of thanks must go to the team coaches and mentors that put great effort into both teams over the long 2012 season. Here’s wishing both teams and mentors continued success into 2013.
U-21 HURLING: The U-21s played against Granagh in Ballingarry last Saturday. The team were Jack Mullane, Sam Kelly, Danny Kelly, Gary McCarthy, Kevin Meade, Jason Dineen, Sean Kearney, Robert Casey , Shane Heffernan, Declan Barry, Colin Ryan, David Cussan and Conor Barry. The Garryspillane Under 21s won 2-11 to 0-14. Chief scorer on the day was Coln Ryan with 1-5. Their next match is against Monagea on Monday March 18th in Monagea at 3pm. Your support would be much appreciated.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot, next week the Jackpot is €6350. The draw was held in the Glen and the €20 lucky dip winners are Paddy Hayes, Liam Power, Donie Moloney, Marian Doyle and James Ryan. Tickets are available locally or from Club members, annual tickets now available. The club’s JP McManus dog is called “Scolari Express” and he is running in Race 4 next Saturday night – keep an eye out for him!
CLUB GEAR: Get ready for the new season with some Garryspillane GAA O’Neill’s Club Gear. We have club jackets, hoody’s, t-shirts, rain coats, tracksuits and hats. The full range is available to view on our club facebook page or on the club website. Alternatively call Caroline on 0878200463 to place your order.
BORD NA NOG: U-6 and U-8 indoor hurling training continues in the gym on Thursdays at 6. The U/12s return to training on Saturday the 16th from 11-12 under the guidance this year of Gerry Ryan, Doll Real and Garry O’Callaghan . The U-14s had their first match of the year v Caherline and after a very competitive outing, they went down narrowly as they build for the Feile championship coming up in July. The club held a very successful coach last weekend ran by Ollie Coffey and James Ryan who as always were very professional and obliging. Thanks to all the coaches that attended and i’m sure they will find it very useful and practical. The Bord na nOg will be taking part in this years St. Patrick’s Day parade in Herbertstown. This is the first year of the parade and it’s sure to be a great occasion and hopefully all our members will be out in force.
OTHER BUSINESS: Applicants for scholarships to Corca Dhuibhne in the summer should give their names to Geraldine also asap. Applicants must be members of the club or play with the club. Membership for the coming year is also due, €30 for adults, €20 for students and €10 for children. Also, just a reminder that the 10 year membership cards have now expired.
JUVENILE REGISTRATION: We had a great turnout for our registration night in the Teach recently, those yet to register should do so immediately, contact any of the club officers, membership is €10 for over 6s and €5 for U6.
MOUTH GUARD: Mouth Guards are now compulsory for anyone under 18 playing football and are available from Noel O’Dea at €2 each.
CUL CAMP: This year the club Cùl Camp will take place from July 15th to 19th.
FEILE: Feile na nGael-comes to Limerick this year and we will be hosting a team from another county, this will take place on the weekend of July 5/6/7th. See all details on the club website.
JUVENILE TRAINING: The U8’s and U10’s will start training on Wednesday, March 20th in the GAA field from 6.30-7.30pm. U16s to U12s will do indoor hurling training in Cappamore on Wednesdays from 7-8pm for the next couple of weeks. The league for U14’s commences in late march. With the U8’s to U12’s starting in mid April.
U-21 HURLING: This year the U-21 hurlers didn’t get the start to the 15 a side championship they would have hoped for as they lost to Cappamore last Saturday evening in Caherelly. The final score was Cappamore 3-10 to Naomh Brìd 0-03. The 12 a side competition commences this Saturday evening when Kilteely Dromkeen face Fedamore at 4.30pm in Kilteely. All support welcome.
JUNIOR TRAINING: Pre-Season commences for the junior hurling and football panels on Monday afternoon with time to be confirmed. Adrian O’Brien is overseeing the pre-season preparations. All players expected to attend.
MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for the 2013 season. Adults €30. Students / Unemployed / OAP’s €20. Underage €10. Payment can be made to any of the club officers.
LOTTO: Lotto results on for Monday 4th March: Numbers drawn 6 11 20 24. No Winner. Lucky dips: Larry O’Grady, John Gavin, O’Sullivan family, James Cranley. Sellers prize: Larry O’Grady. This week’s jackpot is €5,800, you can purchase a ticket online or from any of our local resellers.”
LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in the Idler Bar Knockane.Numbers drawn were 6,11,20,24,Lucky Dips were Larry O’Grady,John Gavin,The O’Sullivan Family,& James Cranley.Sellers Prize went to Larry O’Grady.Next weeks Jackpot stands at €5,700.Tickets can be bought from any committee member.
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: Friends of Limerick 73 will hold a cake sale in the Library Doon on Sunday March 31st at 8.30am All monies raised will be divided equally between the following Charities Milford Care Center,MS Limerick,Lisnagry Association Limerick.We be holding a number of other Fundraisers over the coming months and would apprecitate any Sponsorship/spot prizes you could provide.your support would be greatly appreciated.More details will follow over the coming weeks.
SENIOR CLUB: A reminder to all senior club players that your membership is now due for the 2013 season. Please contact your liasion officers Shane Mullane and Alan Kitson.
UNDERAGE CLUB TRAINING: The 2006’s are now training in St Vincent’s gym, Lisnagry until end of March (Football 6pm Tuesdays & Hurling 6pm Thursdays). Please refer to appropriate team page on the club website www.monaleen.gaa.ie for exact details by age group. All new players from senior infants class upwards are most welcome to join at any time.
U-9/10 HURLING: Preparations are on-going ahead of our eagerly awaited Dublin trip this weekend to play Kilmacud Crokes & take in the Limerick match in Croke Park. We have 37 players and a similar number of supporters travelling by coach on what should be a fun day for everyone.
U-11 AND U-12 HURLING: Mungret St. Pauls visited us at UL on Friday 8th March for games against our U-11s and U-12s. These games proved to be excellent competitive matches, and gave the lads a platform to display their improving skills, and test themselves against some good quality opposition. The Under 12 match was close all the way with Monaleen edging the game on a score of 1-7 to 2-2. Monaleen settled earlier and had three points on the board without reply including a well taken long range effort from Caolan Madden, but Mungret struck back with a goal. Conor Deegan was very lively in midfield for Monaleen and set up Caolan Dignam to land a beautiful point, but Mungret had some powerful players and nudged back in from before half time to lead by 1-2 to 0-4. As the second half progressed with nothing to pick between the two teams, neither side were to be left short on bravery and commitment. Monaleen built up a 5 point lead, but Mungret struck back with a goal to leave a close ending as Mungret pushed for a winning goal. James Flannery caught a goal bound effort on his goal-line, bustled his way out of defence and cleared, while Jack Ronan broke down the next attack. In the end, Monaleen were very happy with their performance as every player gave their all. Team: Conor Coombs, Morgan Connolly, Jack Ronan, Caolan Madden, Jason Aylward, Evan Costelloe, Niall McGrath, Conor Deegan, Caolan Dignam, Donal Hannon, James Flannery, John Toland. The Under 11 match was played at the same time and both teams put in excellent performances, with Monaleen unlucky to lose out on the scoreboard by a single point.
REGISTRATION: Please ensure that you have all paid up your registrations for 2013; all players are required to be registered to ensure that they are insured when playing/training; contact your coach to pay registration.
LOTTO: The club lotto jackpot of €5,700 was not won, the numbers drawn were 5,7,25,31. Quick Pick Winners were Tony Hackett, c/o Golf club; Tom Gavin, Castlemara; Barry McGuire, Glantan; Nick O’Mara, Rivers Annacotty;
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Monaleen Cancer support group run is on Sunday March 24. All players and supporters are encouraged to come out and participate. The intermediate hurling management have generously agreed to allow all their hurlers to run in the event. Times and performances will be noted with interest by the management team.
U-11 AND U-12 HURLING: Our Under 11 and Under 12 hurlers travelled out to UL last Friday evening to take on their peers from Monaleen. In the Under 12 match Monaleen got the first points on the board but great footwork and smart thinking from Jake Connolly drew us level with a goal. Tom Bolger’s first touch in defence was top class and Oisin Dillion was also rock solid at the back. The team on a whole worked hard together before going under narrowly by two points.The team on the night were.Sean O’Riordan, Eoin Shanahan, Cian O’Connor, Patrick Dwane, Aodhan Herbert, Eoin Ryan,Tom Bolger, Jack Moroney, Jake Connolly, Stephen Cotter Gleason, Shane Deignan, Adam O’Leary, Peter Fahy, Loughlann O’Keefe, Ben O’Sullivan, Seamus Hurley, Oisin Dillon, Mark Shanahan, Darragh O’Shea.
The Under 11s approached their task with a measure of trepidation, containing as they did a couple of players and coaches who had only recently been released from psychiatric care after being butchered by this opposition at U10 level the previous week. There was no fear of a repeat on this occasion, fortunately, with both teams very evenly matched throughout. In a low scoring affair our forwards worked extremely hard to keep the pressure on the Monaleen backs, and a series of blocks and hooks led to Dermot Moloney swinging over the first score of the game. It was nip and tuck all the way after that, with Monaleen leading 0-3 to 0-1 in the closing stages, before a fine Jonathan Doocey goal secured a narrow win for us. Our team was Conor Murtagh, Ciaran Kenny, Daragh O’Hagan, Conor Galvin, Eamon Flahive, Liam Lynch, Barry Duff, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Malley, Conor O’Halloran, Dermot Moloney, Tom Morrisson, Keith McKeogh, Harry Page, Cathal Joy, David Hassett, Dylan Scanlan, Jonathan Doocey. Thanks to Monaleen for hosting us on the night.
ST PATRICK’S DAY: Next Sunday is St. Patricks day and we are once more participating in the parade. We assemble at Sarsfield Barracks, and will communicate our assembly time via text as soon as we receive it from the parade organisers. All people walking for the club must were the club colours. Dress warm, if you only have a club jersey wear it over a hoodie or coat. The collection point after the parade will be the potato market. After the parade is over everyone is invited to the club house for food and drink. There will be a charge for the food which will go towards this years feile teams. The GAA club finals will be on the television and a fancy dress competition will take place at around 5 pm for primary school children. If you are not able to make the party or parade we hope you have a happy Patricks day.
TEXT MESSAGE SYSTEM: The text messages about matches and change of time of practice is working very well. If you are not receiving any text messages or have changed your number please let your coach know. If you get a text asking you to reply, please reply, the coaches are doing their best organising matches and sometimes need to know if they have enough players to field a team. If you do not reply this may mean your child will be a sub as they may have their team picked before attending the match. If you are unsure if your child will be able to attend, let the coach know and confirm at the latest the morning of the match if your child will or will not be attending.
FEILE: The camogie and hurling feile teams are currently selling lines for a draw that will take place on St. Patricks day. If you know any players that are on the feile panel (under 14) please buy a line for only €2. Thanks for your support.
INFORMATION EVENING: Some club members may be interested in an Information Evening for Adult Learners and Mature Students on Wednesday 13th March 2013. The title of the talk is ‘Mature Student direct application process – for UL and Mary I.’ Time is from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. The location is the Downtown Centre, LIT George’s Quay (between the Locke Bar and Barringtons Hospital in Limerick City Centre. See www.downtowncentre.ie for directions.
CONDOLENCES: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family of the late Vera Brodrick of Abbeyfeale. Vera was the sister of the Ladies Gaelic Football Club President Gemma O’Grady and aunt of Colette O’Grady. Ar dheis de go raibh a hainm.
CAMOGIE: Our U12 team travelled to the Gaelic Grounds on Mothers Day at the invite of the County Board to play Treaty Gaels during the interval of the senior hurling match between Limerick and Carlow. This was a great opportunity for our girls to experience playing at the home of Limerick Hurling. Despite the cold our girls gave a great account of themselves getting the better of Treaty Gaels on the day. The Camogie Club would like to thank Noel Hartigan for giving so generous of his time and looking after us so well on the day as well as Treaty Gaels girls for making the experience throughly enjoyable for our players, mentors and parents alike. A special mention to Lauren Hynes who was unable to play on day as she was under the weather. Players: Casey O’Brien, Molly Mac Mahon, Eve Nealon, Ailbhle Larkin, Lauren Esson, Niamh Browne, Niamh Herbert, Nicole Esson, Kathlyn Costello, Ciara Reidy, Fiona O’Brien, Ciara Flahive, Sarah Fitzgibbon, Eimear O’ Dea(captain), Jenny Lynch, Alanah Mc Donagh, Rachael Wyse, Jordan Mc Sweeney.
SENIOR: Our Senior team played Ahane in the East Championship on Sunday last at 1 pm. On a very cold and damp day our young team put in a very brave and spirited performance ,but came up short on the score board losing on a result of Ahane 0-16 to Murroe Boher 2-6.
It was a hard game played on a heavy pitch with a biting cold wind coming from the town side ,playing with the elements we went in 0-10 to 0-5 down at half time, on resumption P Tobin rattled off 1-1,playing in mid field, the game got very tight with a lot of hard tackles and a couple of skirmishes before 4 yellow cards were handed out, 2 to each team in a 15 minute spell there was the minimum of scores with all of our back line and midfield holding firm ,but as the game came into the closing stages Ahane won a number of frees which they pointed ,our forwards were pulled out field in search of possession but Ahane tacked on 4 unanswered points, before Murroe Boher finished in style with a very well worked goal from a D Dunlea quick free to Pat Tobin on the D, who evaded a number of defenders before firing a low pile driver to the back of the net, this brought us back to within four points but time ran out.
The team lined out as follows: W Tobin, J Keyes, J Dervan, S Egan, P Walsh, J O Connor, D Byrnes, D Dunlea, P Tobin, D Quigley, M Ryan, M Fenton, M Dee, D Kett, E Toughy.
MINORS: The minors played a challenge game versus Patrickswell (county finalists in 2012) on Sunday it was a 13-a-side game, conditions were poor and the result did not reflect the effort on the day,well done to all players who attended and represented their club.
CAMOGIES: Murroe-Boher Camogie will be collecting good quality items of clothing (mens, women and children), paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains as part of our Feile na ngeal fundraiser. The following are collection dates: Sat 23rd March, Sat 6th April & Sat 20th April in The GAA Club House Murroe from 7pm-7.45pm and in The Community Centre Boher, from 8pm-8.45pm. All support much appreciated, spread the word please. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055.
UNDERAGE: Underage training again this week in the MurroeBoher ,Training on Saturday mornings for U-6s in Glenstal at 10.15am and U-8s at 11.20am in Glenstal. Training for the U-10s in Harty Park at 11.30am.
Congratulations to our Club members, Darragh Kennedy (centre field) and Conor Bartley (full forward) who won the Limerick Colleges senior A county final Keane Cup beating Charleville on a score of 0-12 pts to 0-10.
Conor Byrnes ,Killian Byrnes ,John Ryan (Clare glens), Karl Cusack,playing for Newport beat Mayfield on a score line of 2-6 to 1-10 in a Munster u18 1/2 Colleges final.
CONGRATS: Well done to Matthew Hanly who won an U-15 North Munster Rugby League final. Murroe Boher GAA would like to congratulate the following girls who were part of the St Josephs , Doon, team that won the Munster D Football final. Well done to Aoife Barry, Saoirse Barry, Lisa Leonard, Mary O’Reilly, Grainne Regan and also to team captain Siobhan O’Connor.
MACKEY CLUB DRAW: Mackey Club Draw collectors have now visited all homes in Murroe Boher, anyone not included in the draw and interested in suporting the club please contact any member of the club and they will include you in the draw. Thank you all in anticipation.
U-21 HURLERS: Our U-21 hurlers were back in action on Tuesday evening in the Gaelic Grounds when they took on Ballybrown. Both teams in this U21 Premier Hurling Championship had big win in their first matches. Na Piarsaigh started well and over the course of the half built up a significant lead of 0-10 to 0-1 though if Ballybrown had taken their chances things would have been much closer.
The second half was much closer and Ballybrown pushed the defending champions all the way but never looked like overhauling them.
Na Piarsaigh had scores from: Ronan Lynch (0-4f), Shane Dowling (0-3f), Adrian Breen (0-2, 1f), and points from Josh O’Halloran, David Sheppard, David Dempsey, William O’Donoghue and Eoin Keogh. They had fine displays from Michael Casey, Alan Dempsey, Mark Ryan and Michael Foley. Final score Na Piarsaigh 0-14 to Ballybrown 0-09
Na Piarsaigh: E. Condon, M. Casey, A Dempsey, M. Buckley, P Hodnett, R. Lynch, M Foley, M Ryan, W O’Donoghue, E Keogh, Adrian Breen,
D Dempsey, S Dowling, D Sheppard, J O’Halloran. Subs: G Browne, E Egan
CONGRATS: Congrats to Alan Dempsey and Cathal King who made their NHL bows in the unconvincing win versus Carlow on Sunday. The Breen brothers David and Adrian along with Shane Dowling and Kevin Downes also saw action. The footballers also had a narrow victory over Carlow where Cian Coady played in the corner back position.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Congrats also to our two winners of the Limerick GAA Development draw Roger McMahon and Pat O Byrne.
LOTTO: The lotto jackpot is now at €11800. Last week’s numbers were 3, 7, 14 and 28. The lucky dip winners were Stella Brougham, Denis Duggan, Rita Goodwin and Bridget Stanley. Sellers prize went to Paul Condon and house prize to Ann Kiely. Club membership is now due.You can pay yours at the clubhouse or pay Mike Broderick or Bill Kiely directly
REGISTRATIONS: Can alll underage players please return to the registration forms as soon as possible please.
FEILE PEIL: Our U-14 footballers are the first team to play a competitive game in 2013, we play Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the u 14 football Feile na Peil. Best wishes to all involved.
TRAINING NIGHTS: U-8 hurling Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. U-10 Hurling Thursday nights at 6:15pm. U-12 Hurling Monday nights at 6:15. U-14 Tuesday nights at 7pm and U 16 hurling on Tuesday nights at 8pm.
FAMILY RUN: The annual St. Patricks Day Family Fun Run and Walk starts at 12noon on Sunday from the GAA Field to be followed by a Bar-B-Que. All are welcome and don’t forget your sponsorship cards.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: The intermediates had a good run-out against St Patricks under lights in Limerick LIT on Friday night. The game was played in three 20 minute periods. St Pats had the better of early exchanges and led 2-3 to 0-4 after the first 20 minutes. Thereafter Oola upped their game and, helped by goals from Denis Moloney and Shane Whelan, emerged victorious on a 2-10 to 2-7 scoreline. Team: Don Holmes, Don Anderson, Padraig Ryan, Raymond Ryan, Fiachra O’Grady, Eoin Fitzgibbon, James Power, Eddie Kiely, Conor Ryan, Denis Moloney, Daniel Quirke, Darragh Stapleton, Brain Fenton, John Heuston, Shane Whelan, John O’Grady
LOTTO: Last week’s numbers were 6-11-13-14. There was no winner and next week jackpot is €7,000. 2 match 3s - Delia Ryan Oola and Julie Walsh Tipperary. Lucky dips-Mrs O’Connell Oola, Joe Redmond Cashel, Margaret Oliver Oola, James Kirby Oola, Michelle Hayes c/o Sheila and Masie Hickey Tipperary. Promoters Ann Marie O’Brien and Pauline Strappe.
LADIES: The Under 12 girls played Ahane at halftime during the Limerick-Carlow National Football League game on Sunday. Training continues for the Under 12s and 14s in Doon every Wednesday 6.00-7.00.
FIXTURES: The Intermediate Ladies play their first league game against Ballylanders in Ballylanders next Saturday 6th of March. Time to be confirmed and all support welcome.
BORD NA NOG: Registration for the 2013 season is currently underway. This year all players must wear Gum Shields while training and playing matches. Players can purchase a gum shield in conjunction with membership for the year, the cost is €10. If players don’t request a gum shield, cost is €5. Membership forms are available on request.. The Oola U14 boy’s football team are away to Cappamore on Saturday 16th March with a throw in at 11.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is now due, €20 for Adults €10 for Minors (age 17/18).
BINGO: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.
DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Unfortunaetly we had no winner in the first Limerick Club Draw last Friday night but there are 9 draws remaining. If anyone is still interested in joining, contact David McGuinness on 087 2677674. Costs €10 per month.
LOTTO: Club Lotto 4th March 2013 - No winner. Numbers drawn 5-6-16-26. Next weeks jackpot €4,400 and the draw will take place in the Idler Bar, Knockane. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: 1. Martin Franklin; 2. Mike O’Brien, Kilduff; 3. Helen Gleeson; 4. Margaret O’Dea; 5. Mary O’Connor, Moymore
CELEBRATION DANCE: Thanks to all that attend the clubs successful Dinner Dance in Woodlands House Hotel last Friday night to celebrate our Intermediate Football C/Ship title and the clubs 125 years celebrations. Intermediate Football & East U21 Football medals were present to the players by PP O’Sullivan Mayor of Pallasgreen and then Froggie & Michelle provided the music into the early hours.
GUMSHIELDS: All players are reminded that it is mandatory for all players to wear gumshields for football matches and practise for all grades up to Minor from this year, and that from 1st January 2014 the practise will be mandatory at U-21 and Adult grades also.
JUVENILE NEWS: No club training this Sunday for U6’s to U12 teams. Training will continue on Sunday 24th March. The U-14 team are involved in the football Féile Peil na nÓg on March 16th at 11a.m. away to Ballybrown. Please come along to show your support.
TABLE QUIZ: The Clubs Minor Team is organising a table quiz for the club on Friday 22nd March in O’Dwyers Bar. Table of 4 costs €20. East Minor Football medals will be prsented to the team on the night.
OLD TIME GAELS: Congratulations to Tony Greene Snr for receiving the 2013 Old Time Gaels of East Limerick Award for Pallasgreen and to Tom Ryan (W) on winning the ‘Tom O’Brien’ Personality Award
CONGRATS: Congratulations to Patrickswell’s Jack Kelleher, who was part of the UCC team that was crowned Fresher A Hurling Champions last Wednesday. UCC defeated NUIG by 0-18 to 2-10 in the final at the Gaelic Grounds and completed a four-in a-row.
U-21 HURLERS: The U-21 hurlers notched another impressive Premier Hurling Championship victory when they beat Doon by 0-20 to 1-5. The lads are top of the table with a 100% record and playing with great confidence. Good luck to the team and management.
CAMOGIE: The camogie juniors made a good start in their League campaign with a draw against Kilmallock. The match was played in very bad conditions and well done to every girl for the effort that was put in. The result was 0-5 to 0-5, with Kilmallock levelling in the last minute. The Patrickswell scorers were Ciara Ryan, Jannette Carroll, Niamh Geoghegan, Mairead Buston and Aedin Foley. Our next match is Saturday 16th March against Glenroe at home, with a time to be confirmed.
BBQ: There is a BBQ in the Dark Horse on St. Patrick’s Day at 5pm in aid of boys and girls’ Feile. Everyone is welcome.
HURLING WALL: The Hurling Wall was successfully completed last week. It is a great addition to the club’s infrastructure. Many thanks to Michael Joyce, Richard Bennis, Finbar O’Brien and their team for their hard work. The Fundraising Committee of Paul Foley, Ray Fitzgerald, Breda Leahy, Breda Earls, Mary Higgins, Maurice Fitzgerald, Jim O’Herlihy and Nelius Hayes is busy arranging a Sports Prediction Quiz, commencing next week. Club members are kindly requested to consider a €50 once-off contribution to defray the cost of building the wall.
U-16 HURLING: On Saturday the U16s started their season with a challenge match against Kilpeacon (amalgamation of Crecora and Fedamore). It was a very worthwhile exercise for the lads and they proved to be the stronger team on the day.
U-14 HURLING: The U14 hurlers welcomed Tulla to South Liberties on Saturday in a bid to prepare for Feile. However the Clare boys were too strong on the day beating our lads by a slim margin.
U-21 HURLING: St Kevins had a disapointing outing in their second game in the premier under 21 hurling championship losing to Singland Gaels (Claughaun/St Patricks) by 1-10 to 1-7. We held a slight lead at the interval 0-5 to 0-4, but Singland Gaels pulled clear in the second half. A late goal from Thomas Ryan gave us hope but time ran out as we failed to bridge the gap. Team/Scorers - Jamie Butler, Barry Walsh, Michael O Brien, Eoin Quilty, Kevin Shire, Eoin Walsh, Pat Carroll, Paraic Ryan, Thomas Ryan (1-5 frees), Barry Nash (0-1 free), William Hickey (0-1), Brendan McSweeney, James Moynihan, Brian Murphy, David Walsh. Subs Used : Ronan Butler, Brian McDonagh
INDOOR HURLING: This Friday will be our last session in Delta Soccer Dome. From Tuesday 19th March training will re commence in South Liberties from 6.30 to 7.30 pm
EASTER CAMP: Once again this year we will be running our Easter Camp. It will be held on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday, 3rd and Thursday 4th April from 10am to 2pm each day. It will cost €30 per player and all players of Primary School are welcome. Contact Brid at 087 6265331for information.
COACHING COURSE: The Foundation Coaching Course will be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of March. Any coaches, parents or Senior/Junior interested in attending can give their name to Declan Brosnahan 086 0684460
MEMBERSHIP: Membership is now due for 2013. It is €35 for juvenile players, €55 for adult players and €100 for family membership. Please note that membership must be paid so that players will be covered by insurance.
CONGRATULATIONS: To Mark and Karen Keane on the birth of their daughter, Molly. And to Jack O’Brien who won €250 in the March Limerick Development Draw
ST PATRICK’S DAY: This campaign is in its second year and is a joint fundraising initiative between the Carers Association of Ireland and the Ladies Gaelic Football Clubs. St Ailbes club is currently selling ribbons outside local shops and through local schools and we ask that each family helps the club support this very worthwhile cause. The club does realise that everyone is going through some very hard times now but the Carers Association do not have the resources to fundraise for themselves as they are too busy looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our society. The club ethos has always between one of involvement in the local community and we feel that our greatest strengths as a club such as honour, integrity and team spirit are exactly the assets needed to help these amazing group of unsung heroes. So come on everyone lets get behind this very worthwhile cause!
TABLE QUIZ: Join us for a fundraising Table Quiz in Matt Rea’s The Stroller on Friday 22nd March at 9pm. Its guaranteed to be an enjoyable night, so brush up on your general knowledge and have a great night out with friends and family. How good are your smarticles. If your unable to make it on the night we would be very grateful for any donations or spot prizes. Table of four is only €20 euro.