Limerick GAA Club Notes - February 9

All the Limerick GAA club notes that appeared in the Limerick Leader edition of February 9.

All the Limerick GAA club notes that appeared in the Limerick Leader edition of February 9.


CALENDAR: Our new 12 page calendar to help raise funds for the club, is 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.


LOTTO: Ahane GAA Club have launched their Lotto for 2013. A guaranteed €10,000 (tax free) every month with ten members prizes each month made up of first prize €200 second prize €150 and eight prizes of €120 each giving a guaranteed payout of €1,310 a month Tickets on sale from all committee members €10 a month. Tickets also available from Lee’s Castleconnell. First draw will take place on the March 3 in the clubhouse at 10pm. Lotto promoters will be calling to all houses in the parish over the next few weeks. Please support this worthly cause as this is the club’s main source of income to finance the running of the club for 2013. Promoters for the Lotto will be calling to all houses in the parish in the next few weeks please support this Lotto.

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 commence’s for 2013.

CARDS: The club is holding a progressive 45 on Friday February 22 commencing at 8pm sharp. €400 in prize money tickets €6 available from any committee member or from the clubhouse.

CLUBHOUSE: Clubhouse available for all functions. Function Room- Catering for Birthday parties, Wedding’s, Christening,s Funeral’s contact Padraig Power at 086 3720188

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 January 1. 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.


CAMOGIE: Ballybrown Camogie Registration Night Friday February 8 at 8pm–9.30pm at Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse

Come & enjoy the training, keep fit & make friends in a supervised environment with our qualified coaches.

All levels catered for.

New members especially welcome.

Fees which include membership and insurance: €20 per child, €30 max for Underage family, €30 per adult, €5 for non-playing membership

New members please bring a copy of birth certificate to Registration Night.


AWARDS: Bord na Nog awards social evening took place on Sunday evening- last at the UL Pavilion. Thanks to everyone that came and supported what was a very enjoyable and successful event. Thanks also to Shane Dowling for presenting the medals to the different age groups. First up were the U-14’s to receive their county leagues medals and participation medals were presented to the U-6’s through to the U-12’s. Thanks to Chairman Kevin Ryan and secretary Maria Owens for organising the event.

LOTTO: There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week, numbers drawn were 3, 6, 23 & 25. Lucky dip winners were Conor Murnane, Liam O’Mahoney, Brendan Cross & James Condon. The Jackpot is now €7000 and the next draw will take place in Molly’s on Sunday February 10 at 8.00pm.

Adult Training continues on Friday nights at 7.45pm in Caherelly.


LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. This weeks jackpot is €11700. Lucky dip prizes winners were: €50 Tom Raleigh, €20 each to Marie Quane, Patrick Finn, Michael Walsh, David Glynn, Bridie O Connell, Roisin O Meara, John O Sullivan, Shane Gunning and Fr Homes. Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.

DANCE: The club victory celebration dinner dance was held last Friday February 1, in the Woodlands House Hotel. A very large attendance enjoyed a really great night of entertainment. Invited guests included local clergy Fr James Costello and Fr Joe Foley, County Board Secretary Michael O Riordan, County Football Chairman Sean McAuliffe, South Board Chairman Declan Murphy and Bruff Garda Station Superintendent Alan Cunningham. Clubman and international rugby referee George Clancy was the special guest on the night. Medal presentations were made to the south intermediate championship winning footballers by Declan Murphy of the South Board. Sean McAuliffe presented the U-21 footballers with their county medals,

Michael O’Riordan presented the intermediate hurlers with their county cup medals and George Clancy presented the junior hurlers with their county medals. It was very fitting that Michael O’Riordan and George Clancy were present for the presentation of the junior medals. Michael enjoyed many a hard battle against the majority of the junior team at underage level when he donned the green of Kilmallock, while George was an ever present member of those underage Bruff teams. A special presentation was made to the junior hurling team manager Tom Raleigh who has given tremendous service over almost 15 years to the management of this team. As special guest on the night George Clancy, in a question and answers type session, with club chairman Tom Bulfin, gave a very insightful indication of the commitment and dedication required to referee at the highest level in world rugby. Of course George still harbours a huge interest in all things GAA and recounted some of the highs and lows of his playing career with the club. Interestingly one of the most difficult decisions George had to make at the outset of his rugby career was giving up playing hurling, but he still maintains very strong links with the club and attends club games whenever the opportunity arises. On another day George could have been accepting a medal with the junior hurlers but it was more then fitting that he presented his peers with their county medals. With all the formalities complete it was over to the excellent band Nighfall to provide the musical entertainment and the large crowd partied long into the night. Special thanks must go to the Woodlands House Hotel who provided an excellent meal. Particular thanks must go to the organising committee who put in trojan work over the last number of weeks to make the night a great success. Many thanks also to the people of the parish who attended and supported the event.

BEST WISHES: All in Bruff GAA wish Paddy Wallace a speedy recovery after his recent time in hospital.

JUNIORS: The Munster Quarter Final V Austin Stacks maybe re-fixed for this weekend. Please check the club website, facebook or with any committee member for confirmation. Please support the team if you can make the game.

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 31.


LOTTO: Numbers drawn 9, 20, 22, 23. No jackpot winner. Lucky dips €50 Mark Storan Lisduff. €30 Annmarie Lawlor Glenma. €20 each to Michael Collins Ballygriffin, John Dunworth St Senans Tce, Tom Quirke Garranroe, Nicole sheerin, Ann Lawlor Kylefa, Jim O’Connell, Caherduff. Next weeks jackpot is €10,100 and the draw is on in Hickeys.


LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1500 and the draw will take place on Friday February 8 in the Towe Bar, Ballybrood. 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.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for the year is as follows: Juvenile membership is €10, adult membership is €25. We would ask all members and players to pay this as soon as possible.

TRAINING: Intermediate players returned to training last Saturday afternoon. U-12s training resumes Wednesday February 13, 6pm to 7pm. U-10s training continues every Monday from 6pm to 7pm. U-8s hurling training continues every Friday 6pm to 7pm. Pre-Season Fitness Circuit Training at 8pm every Wednesday this will continue until March 6 for club players aged 13 to 18 years old. David Balfry will be taking the sessions.

All training takes place in the millennium centre - €2 per training session only while training takes place in the millennium centre.

All players from U-18s down are required to fill out a registration form.

DRAW: Limerick GAA Club Draw 2013 - 10 great monthly draws takes place from March to December. First draw Friday March 1. Top Prize of €15,000. For anyone who wants to join it is €100 for the year or you can pay €10 a month.

Mike Kennedy is the club organiser of the draw and Mike can be contact on 0879581606 for all the details on joining or you can contact any committee member for information.


EGM: The club will hold an EGM on February 4 at 7.30pm. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect a chairman for the coming year.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is due for renewal for 2013, please contact club secretary if you have not already done so. €30 for full membership, €10 for u18’s and €50 for families.

Tickets for the draw for two tickets to Manchester United vs Chelsea on weekend May 4/5, plus €300 are still on sale in the club. Tickets are €2 each and are available in clubhouse, draw will take place on April 1.

LOTTO: Club lotto runs as ever, with the next draw taking place February 4, Jackpot stands at €5,400. Tickets available in clubhouse or online at

DRAW: Claughaun GAA are now taking subscriptions for the Limerick GAA Club Draw for 2013. There are 10 monthly draws, with the first taking place on Friday, March 1 with a top prize each month of €15,000. There are also aditional prizes for 5 of the 10 months, consisting of: 2 tickets for Munster Hurling Final with €100 spending money. 2 tickets for Munster Football Final with €100 spending money. 2 tickets for All-Ireland Hurling Final with overnight stay in The Croke Park Hotel plus evening meal. 2 tickets for All-Ireland Football Final with overnight stay in The Croke Park Hotel plus evening meal.

Annual Membership is €100, payable in 10 monthly installments. For more details, enquire at Club Bar.


TEXT: If you would like to receive match alerts for Doon GAA Club this year, please text your name and mobile number to (087) 7628415 and we will keep you informed on upcoming games and their dates, times & venues.

MEDALS: Our victorious county minor hurling team will be presented with their medals this Saturday night February 9 in Doon Community Centre at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday January 28. Jackpot €6,400. Numbers drawn 6, 17, 23, 24. No winner. 1 match 3 – Mary Noonan, c/o The Local.

10 luck dips got €20 each – John Power, Cooga; Siobhan Ryan, c/o Kellys; Margaret Stokes, Oola; Tim Whelan, Cooga; Sarah Kennedy, Cooga; Ann Hogan Ryan, Doon South; B Mair, Toomaline; James Quirke, Dundrum; Pauline Reale, c/o Trish McLoughlin, Baz & Netty, c/o Whelans.

If you are unable to meet our regular ticket sellers, why not subscribe online to our Lotto for 6 or 12 months. Visit for further details.

DRAW: To subscribe to this year’s Limerick GAA Club Draw, please contact Draw Co-ordinator Adrian O’Donovan (087) 2207674 or any committee member. The first of 10 monthly draws will take place on Friday 1st March, with a top monthly prize of €15,000. This is an important source of income for the club and your support is very much appreciated.

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.

125 YEAR: We have a limited number of our 125th year commemorative 2013 calendars still available for a reduced cost of €5. You’ll find them in the shops in Doon, from our Treasurer Trisha Murphy (086-8338898) or from any committee member. The calendar features photos from every generation of Doon teams down through the years and details all of our County Championship winning teams and inter county medal winners.


AGM: Fr Caseys GAA Club held its annual general meeting last Thursday night, January 31 in the GAA Clubhouse. We were very pleased with the sizeable crowd that attend and the interest shown by all present. The vast majority of outgoing officers were re-elected to their original positions for the coming year. Our chairperson, secretary and treasurer have all remained for a second term which means that Fr. Caseys once more has the unique honour of having an all-female top table. The following are the elected officers for the 2013 season. Club Presidents: Canon James Neville, Hannah Mai Scannell, Chairperson: Joan O’Connell, Vice Chairperson: Pat Scannell, Secretary: Bridget Daughton, Assistant Secretary: Jimmy Lenihan, Treasurer: Margaret Murphy, Assistant Treasurer: Liam O’Connor, Public Relations Officer: Maurice O’Connor, County Board Delegate: Jimmy Lenihan, Irish Officer: Donal Murphy, Child Protection Officers: Joan O’Connell & Tom Fitzgerald.

CONGRATS: Fr. Caseys GAA Club would like to congratulate both Joe Kelliher and Tommy O’Keefe on their recent player of the year awards. Joe was selected as the West Senior Footballer of the Year for his fantastic displays in this year’s West Championship where Fr. Caseys bridged a 13 year gap to capture the West Senior Title. Tommy was selected as the County Minor Footballer of the Year for his amazing performances captaining Fr. Caseys to their ninth County Minor title. Our club are extremely proud of both individuals. The awards ceremony for both players is due to take place in March.

INTER-COUNTY: Congratulations to the Limerick Senior Footballers who made a winning start to their Division 4 National League campaign last Sunday when they defeated Leitrim in the Gaelic Grounds by 0-11 to 0-09. Fr. Caseys had four representatives on the team namely Padraig Browne, John Riordan, Derry O’Connor and Michael Sheehan. We wish the team the very best of luck in the rest of the campaign. Limericks next game is away to Offaly next Sunday in Tullamore.

BOXING: On Saturday March 23, Fr. Caseys GAA Club will take on Mountcollins GAA Club in a white collar boxing fundraising competition in the sports complex, Abbeyfeale. More details about this event will follow in the coming weeks but for now mark this date in your calendar as it promises to be a great night’s entertainment.

BEST OF LUCK: Fr. Caseys GAA Club would like to wish John Colbert and his Finuge team the very best of luck next Saturday when they take on Cookstown in the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Final. John played a major part in both our 2000 and 2006 county senior title successes.

BORD NA NOG: Fr. Caseys Bord na Nog Club held its annual general meeting last Wednesday night in the GAA Clubhouse. Pat Doody was elected as chairman and Tom Daughton was elected as secretary for the coming year. We would like to congratulate all the elected officers on their new posts and wish all our underage teams the very best of luck in the coming season.

CARDS: The weekly 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale. This is a great social gathering and we are always looking for new players. If you are interested in a good night’s entertainment, you are more than welcome to attend. The card games start at 9.00pm sharp.

The following are the results from last week’s card game: Joint Winners (13 games): Maura Scannell, Geobnath Scannell, Kate Lenihan; Joint Winners (13 games): Dick Fitzgerald, Billy Broderick, Mossie Gleeson; Joint Winners (13 games): Nuala O’Connell, Mary Browne, James Keane; Table Prize: Michael Scannell, Andy Keane, Patrick Murphy; Door Prize: Billy Broderick; Raffle Prize: Mike Sullivan, Liam O’Connor, Dan Brosnan, James Keane, Michael Scannell.


CALENDAR: The club calendar is still on sale and can be bought from any committee member and form the local shops for €10. The calendar has loads of photos from the last 60 years and is a great collectors ite.

We are also releasing a DVD in connection with the clubs 60th anniversary. All the clubs memories are captured on this 2 disk collection. To have sneak pre-view of what’s on the DVD, you can youtube “Garryspillane @60”. The DVD can be got for €12 from our secretary, Liam Russell and from local shops.

LOTTO: There was no winner in this weeks lotto. The numbers were 6, 7, 10, 13. The lucky dip winners are: Batty Hanley, Marion Doyle, Donie Ryan, Iarlaith Glasheen and Robin Russell. Next week’s lotto will take place in The Welcome Inn, Garryspillane where the jackpot will be €6,150.

MEMBERSHIP: Don’t forget that club membership is now due for the 2013 season and can be given to any club member. Club membership is €20 per person and €50 per family.

Also, the Macky Draw will start in March. Anyone interested in buying a ticket for the draw can contact any club member. There is a special price of €160 if you want to join both the Macky Draw and the GAA weekly lotto for the year. This in effect only costs €2.50 per week.


TRAINING: As we head into spring, our senior hurlers and footballers hope to begin their preparations for the 2013 season in the next week in the very capable hands of new management team Ollie Coffey, John O’Shea, Johnny McAuliffe and Liam Reale who is currently coaching the UL Fitzgeibbon hurlers. We wish them the best of luck.

MEMBERSHIP: 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.

DRAW: The Limerick Development(Mackey Stand) draw which is a major source of revenue for the club commences in the next few weeks, we are hoping that people can help us by subscribing to the draw as the club has to reach a certain quota of members before it can avail of the funding.


MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for the 2013 season. Adults €30. Student/Unemployed/OAP’s €20. Underage €10. Payment can be made to any of the club officers. We will also set up the option to pay online for any potential members, visit for more information.

LOTTO: Club lotto results for Monday January 28. Numbers drawn: 7, 9, 18, 26. No Winner, Lucky dips: Mike Lyons Senior, Kathleen Coughlan, Annette Corbertt, Breda McCarthy. Sellers prize: Breda McCarthy. Next week’s jackpot is €5,300, you can purchase a ticket online or from any of our local resellers.

10K: Following our great success in the Milford 10k, we are calling on players, supporters, club members and local to come out and join us in the Castleconnell 10K Run/Walk on Sunday February 17, again for Charity. Entry cost is €10 for walkers and €15 for runners. Let us know if you are interested on our facebook page or by contacting any club officer.

LADIES FOOTBALL: The Sarsfield ladies football club AGM will took place last Thursday evening in Cill Bhrìde. The officers appointed were: Chairperson: Jennifer Greene, Vice Chairperson: Eamon O’Dea, Secretary: Lisa Cosgrave, Assistant Secretary: Marie Grace, Treasurer: Deirdre McCarthy, Assistant Treasurer: Lizzy Meehan, PRO: Laura O’Connell, Registrar: Caroline O’Connell, Children’s Officer: Caroline McCarthy, Development Officer: Maire Halvey. The club welcome any new members who want to become involved in playing, coaching, or admin.

UNDERAGE LADIES FOOTBALL: The juvenile club is now in place and will run from the age 6 up. Both groups are starting back February 20 indoors in Caherconlish for the first month. Juvenile training will then take place on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. If you are interested in getting your child involved with the local club, contact Jennifer or any of the club officers.

VIDEO: We are currently gathering all old video footage for matches and events that took place in the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s. We will be able to copy the video footage and create DVD’s aswell as putting the matches up online. If you have an old video of a game or event, email or contact any of the club officers. We will return the video to you along with a DVD copy once we have completed the project.


LOTTO: The Kildimo GAA Lotto jackpot was won again this week for the second week in a row – this week it was the turn of Mossie Griffin of Faha, who won the jackpot of €2,000. The check was presented to Mossie and his wife Mary by Kildimo GAA Club chairman, Éamonn Enright, in The Bucket pub, Ferrybridge, last Saturday night, February 2. Also present was Marty O’Dea, proprietor of The Bucket. The Pallaskenry Lotto jackpot hasn’t been won in a while and

now stands at a sizeable €13,000.


LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in Aherns Bar Kilteely Numbers drawn were 7, 9, 18, 26. Lucky Dips were Michael Lyons(snr), Kathleen Coughlan, Annette Corbett, Brida McCarthy. Sellers Prize went to Brida McCarthy. Next Jackpot stands at €5,200. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is due for the coming year. This years costs are as follows Adult Membership €20 Juvenile €5 Family Membership €50

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK ‘73: Friends of Limerick is a recently formed committee with the aim of raising Funds for Charity. The Charaties we have Chosen are Milford Care Center, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick with all monies raised divided equally between the 3 charities. With this idea in mind and this Year 2013 being the 40th anniversary of Limerick’s last All Ireland Senior hurling title win it is hoped with co-operation of the Players of that famous panel to get replica Limekick jerseys and hurleys autographed. The jerseys and hurleys will be auctioned and raffeled. Friends of Limerick’73 will be launched in Moores Bar Doon on Saturday February 23 at 8.30pm followed by Table quiz at 9.30pm All are welcome. We will be holding a number of other fundraisers over the coming mounths and would appreciate any Sponsorship/Spot prizes you could provide. More details will follow over the coming weeks.

BEARNA NS: Bearna NS will hold a table quiz in the Idler Bar Knockane on Friday Feburary 22 all support greatly appreciated all are welcome


AGM: Limerick GAA Supporters Club (Dublin Branch) will hold its 18th Annual General Meeting next Monday February, 11 at 8:30 pm in the Goat Inn, Goatstown.

Once again, this promises to be a very interesting evening and this Year’s Guest Speaker is yet again a very suitable and entertaining choice.

New Members are very very welcome.


REGISTRATION: Registration for 2013 took place in the clubhouse last weekend. For anyone who couldn’t make it, it is very important that you register as soon as possible. Registration forms will be available in the club shop, in the clubhouse and from lead coaches. Please note that a motion was passed at this year’s AGM that anyone not registered by March 31 will not be permitted to play or train with the club.

CAMOGIE: U-8 and U-10 camogie resumed last Sunda in the clubhouse, and it was great to welcome 40 young ladies back to the club, including some who were attending for the first time. These players had the added pleasure of enjoying the climate-controlled comfort of our lavish indoor arena, while watching through the window as the U-6 and U-8 boys were getting the full Angela’s Ashes treatment from the elements. U-8 training will continue for the next few weeks at 12.15pm on Sundays, while the U-10s will train at 1:30pm. The Friday night sessions in the comp continue on Friday nights at 7pm for U-12, U-14 and U-16.

TRAINING: More and more teams are now resuming full training. Next to go back are the U-11 footballers, who resume at the juvenile pitch next Saturday by 11am. Remember, gumshields are now mandatory for all ages in Gaelic Football, you cannot train without them. These players should also note that the will be competing in the U-12 county league, which is provisionally scheduled to commence on Thursday April 18, with matches taking place every second Thursday from then on. More details will be communicated as they become available.

BOOTCAMP: The Mungret Bootcampers have their annual Croagh Patrick climb on Saturday March 2. Anyone interested in participating should contact Neil Dignam or Ger Dee.


LOTTO: The Lotto numbers drawn were 10, 21, 28, 31 for a jackpot of €4,200, No winner. Quick Pick winners were E. Stack, Kilbane : G. Cummins, c/o Leo Morrison, J. Murphy, Killonan, J. Connolly, Milltown Manor.

SENIOR TRAINING: Training has resumed in UL on Wednesday evenings at 7pm with Alan Ward, all adult grades of hurlers and footballers are expected to attend. Membership/Insurance is now due from players please contact your team manager or Liaison Officer Alan Kitson. The Registrar this year is Shane Mullane.

CASINO: All roads lead to the clubhouse on Friday night (February 8). The Ladies Football board in conjunction with the Juvenile board are running a casino night at 8pm. The monies raised will go towards the Feile fund as Limerick are hosting the event this summer. Please come along and support.

UNDERAGE: Training has now resumed for all age groups. Please refer to appropriate team page on the club website for exact details. All new players are most welcome to join.

Reminder that gumshields are now mandatory in all underage grades (up to and including minor) for Gaelic Football matches and practice sessions. You will not be allowed to participate in Gaelic Football training or matches unless you are wearing a gumshield. Please contact the relevant team coaches for more information.

FEILE: Feile na nGael, the well-established and popular U-14 hurling national competition between clubs is being hosted by Limerick in 2013 and takes place on the weekend of July 5-7. Each Limerick club will host a team for the weekend with host families.

Juvenile 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 lotto jackpot for Mondays draw is now €11,300. Last weeks draw produced no jackpot winner with the numbers drawn 3, 13, 17, 25.

The lucky dip winners were Rachel O Neill, Megan Sheehy, Karan Kavanagh and Geraldine Condon. Sellers prize went to Frank Kavanagh and house prize to Bill Kiely.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Maurice Horan and Cian Coady on their opening day win in the NFL v Leitrim and also to all 6 senior hurling team members who made the cut on the Limerick senior hurling under new captain Donal O Grady. We wish them all well for the season.

Once again it was great to see so many Na Piarsaigh players on starting line up for Ardscoil Ris in the Harty Cup Semi Final versus Templemore.

After a ding dong battle the teams couldnt be separated so its back to Nenagh next Saturday at 2.30pm.

Club membership now due and also the Limerick Development draw in full swing so get your tickets from any committee member.


TRAINING: Indoor training has commenced for most of our underage teams for 2013. The hall has been booked for the following teams,

U-14 hurling and football panels Tuesday night 7-8 pm. U-8 hurling Wednesday nights 6.30-7.30pm, U-10 and U-12 hurling Thursday nights 6.15-8pm

New members are most welcome at any time of the year. Registrations will be carried out in the next fortnight, details will be issued closer to the date.

GRANT: Old Christians would like to sincerely thank Limerick City Sports Partnership for thier generous grant in supporting our club/ school link, this grant will be spent on sports equipment for the coaches who visit the local schools.


LOTTO: 5, 11, 17, 20 no winner . Nine match 3s: Brian Oliver oola, Antoinette Coffey, Ballysteen, Charlie Cunningham Tipp, Philly Price Tipp, Tommy Flynn c/o Larry Ryan, Pakie Hueston Oola, Josh Ryan Oola x2, Mark Downey Oola. Promotors - Peter Gardiner, James Donovan. Next week jackpot €6000

MEDALS: Thanks to everyone who came to the ladies presentation last sunday great evening was had by all. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the evening. Thanks very much to Ned Landers for his commitment and dedication to the girls for the last 11 years.

CONGRATS: Well done to Gemma Dwyer who has been picked on the limerick ladies minor and intermediate team this year

BAG PACKING: Anyone willing to giving a hand on bag packing in Dunnes in Tipp for 2hours on the February 15-16 contact who Ann Marie O’Brien on 087-9448104.


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.

DRAW: Limerick Club Draw 2013 will commence in March. Tickets cost €100. Club receives 50% commission on every ticket sold. Tickets can be paid on a monthly basis - €10 per monthContact David McGuinness 087 2677674 if interested in joining the draw.

LOTTO: Club Lotto January 28 - No winner. Numbers drawn 6, 13, 18, 26. Next weeks jackpot €3,650 and the draw will take place in Idler Bar Knockane. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Darren McMahon, Betty Ryan Barna, Ellie Diggins, Barry Dillon, Trevor Cosgrave.

DANCE: On Friday March 8, Pallasgreen GAA club will be hosting a dinner dance in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare. After dinner music and entertainment will be provided by Froggie and Michelle. Tickets for the event will cost €30 and are available from David McGuinness on 087 2677674. Early purchasers will be entered into a draw for B&B in the Woodlands Hotel on the night of the dance. There are also a limited number of rooms available in the hotel for €29.50 per person. Contact the Woodlands Hotel on 061605100 to book rooms.

TRAINING: Training will commence for all players on Saturday week, February 16, at 4:00p.m. in the All-Weather pitches, North Campus, University of Limerick. If you cannot attend, please contact one of your team selectors or David McGuinness.


HARTY: Ardscoil Ris played out an exciting 1-11 to 0-14 draw with Our Lady’s Templemore in the semi-final of the Harty Cup. The Patrickswell contingent of Cian Lynch, Andrew Carroll, Aaron Gillane and Keith Cawley ably contributed to the Limerick school’s display. Best wishes for the replay on Saturday February 9 at 2.30pm in Nenagh.

DRAW: Subscribers who wish to enter the 2013 Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw are invited to get in touch with promoter in the very near future. The first draw occurs in March and runs for ten draws until Christmas. Subscriptions are €10 per month or €100 for the entire year. There are some excellent prizes each month for the lucky winners.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership fees are now payable. The rates for 2013 are €20 for juveniles and college students, €35 for adults and family membership for €80. Please note that every player is required to become paid-up members. Committee members are also required to pay their subscription to ensure voting rights.

VETTING: Garda Vetting Forms have been circulated to relevant club members and coaches for child protection purposes. Completed forms should be returned to The Secretary for onward delivery to the Garda Vetting Unit.


AGM: There was a large attendance at Shamrock Gaels AGM last week. With some new attendances who are always very welcome.

Our Chairman Colum Breen opened the meeting by welcoming everyone to the meeting, and gave a detailed report of each teams performance throughout the year.

He thanked players, parents and coached for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. Our treasurer Mike Meade gave the financial report for the year and thanked the fundraising committee for organising fundraisers during the year and everyone who kindly supported them.

Election of officers for the coming year then took place as follows: Chairman Colum Breen, Secretary Jean Brennan, Treasurer Mike meade, Pro Edel Scully, Child welfare officer/Irish officer Muirne Liston

TEAMS: Team Mentors for the following year; U-6’s Liam Hayes, Kevin Dore, Fergal McAulliffe, U-8’s John Fitzgibbon, Morgan Walsh; U-10’s Donal Scully, Willie Gubbins, Pat Rabbitt; U-12’s Eddie Gubbins, Mark Moynihan, Gearoid O Leary; U-14’s Colum Breen, Mike Quaid; U-16’s Mike Meade, Jim Dore, Cyril Costello, Darren Moynihan.

A long discussion took place on how to maintain and improve the high standard of the club.

Best wishes were extended to all teams for the following year, may the have great enjoyment and further success on the field this year.

LADIES FOOTBALL: A brief discussion took place about the girls football. It was decided to hold a separate meeting on Sunday February 10 in Athlacca Hall at 8pm to discuss the future of ladies football. All parents are asked to attend this very important meeting.


AGM: The Clubs Annual General Meeting took place at our Clubhouse. Mass for the deceased members and friends who we lost during the year took place before the Annual General Meeting and the Club extend our sincere sympathy to the families of John McDonogh, Martin Mulcahy, Sean Sheehan, Marion Cross, Ann Cross, Philomena Kelly, Tom Pigott, Michael Rainsford, Sean Lynch, Paddy Cross, Margret O’Neill, Tom O’Neill, Linda Moloney and Kathleen Phelan and to all other Club members who also suffered bereavements during the past year many thanks to by Fr. Eamonn Purcell of St. Patrick’s Church for celebrating our Mass. Lord Mayor of Limerick and former player of the club Gerry O’Loughlan attended the Club Mass.

The following officers and committee members who were elected for 2013 on the night were President: J.J.Kenneally, Vice Presidents: Brendan Tobin, Tim O Connor Snr, Vivian Cobbe and Philip Doyle, Chairman: Peter Sheehan, Vice Chairman: Eoin O’Shaughnessy, Secretary: Colm O’Brien, Asst. Secretary: Niall Phelan, Treasurer: Jack Sheehan, Asst. Treasurer Tom Downes, PRO Sean Maher, Asst PRO & School Liaison Officer: Christopher Mortell, Registrar, Children Officer & Irish Officer: Diarmuid Murphy and Committee Members: Larry Cross, Laurence Cross, Mark Phelan, Paddy Quilligan, Ger Ryan, Barry O Doherty, Kieran Dore, Kenneth Dawson and Eamonn Phelan.

AWARDS: Following the successful AGM St Patrick’s GAA Club president JJ Kenneally presented a token from the club to Paddy Quilligan who has stepped down as Club Chairman of St. Patrick’s after seventeen years as Chairman and also to Eamonn Phelan who has also stepped down as Club Secretary and Club PRO of St Patrick’s GAA Club after fifteen years as officer of both positions.

TRAINING: The training session in Grove Island sports hall takes place every Friday evening starting between 6pm and 7pm any new players are welcome to attend these sessions with St Patricks GAA Club. This is followed up with our at the regular CBS sports hall training sessions for the U-6, U-8 and U-10 players. It is very encouraging to see such big numbers now attending both underage training sessions. Training will continue every Friday evening indoors for the next few weeks and the sessions are as follows, Grove Island U-6, U-7 hurling training for boys and girls between 6pm to 7pm. CBS Sexton Street: U-6, U-7, U-8 hurling training for boys and girls between 7.30pm to 8.15pm. CBS Sexton Street: U-9, U-10 hurling training for boys and girls between 8.15pm to 9.00pm.

The U-12 hurling squad returned training on Saturday last outdoors in Rhebogue. They will continue training every Saturday at 4 pm outdoors on the all weather pitch in Rhebogue. Last Thursday we saw a return to training for the U-13, U-14 and U-15 hurlers as they return outdoors at 7pm in Rhebogue and continue their preparation in advance of the Feile coming to Limerick in July 2013. New players and coaches are welcome at any of the training sessions.

SCHOOLS: Finally the club continue to coach in the schools in the parish. As part of the schools coaching program supported by games development, St Patricks GAA are actively coaching in the schools in the parish at the U-6 and U-8 age groups. With the new season just started it is already a very busy time for the underage coaches. Our senior footballers have started their training programme for this year’s senior football championship and our management and players are really looking forward to a good year.

Our junior hurlers are also back training on every Friday evening at UL all club players are asked to attend these training nights. As I am stepping down after over fifteen years as PRO of the St Patrick’s GAA Club I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my Club notes readers.