All the news from around the Limerick GAA clubs. The notes appear first in the weekend edition of the Limerick Leader.
ADARE LADIES FOOTBALL
UNDERAGE: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 has started soon and Adare is actively looking for players of all ages from U-8 to U-16 to join its ranks. Players are welcome from Adare and its surrounding areas. There is no requirement for players to live in the parish of Adare. If you are interested in further information please email us on email@example.com or check out our website www.adarelgfc.ie or call the relevant team manager (numbers on the web-site).
Training for U-12/U-14/U-16 has already started. Please check our website for details or contact the team manager. Training for U-8 and U-10 will commence on Monday April 82 in the Manor Fields (time TBC).
U-12: On Friday March 29, Adare U-12â€™s played their first match of the 2013 season away to Monagea. Monagea played with the advantage of a stiff breeze in the first half and took advantage clocking up an early score of 1-2 without reply. The Adare defence and midfield tightened up to prevent any further scores for the remainder of the half.
The second half saw a change in fortunes with Adare on the attack, scoring 2-3 to take the lead. A late goal by Monagea provided a nail-biting finish with Adareâ€™s defence holding out for the narrowest of victories.
Adareâ€™s squad on the day was Anna Neilan, Muireann McCarthy, Sive O Halloran, Kate Oâ€™Farrelly, Aoife Hickey, Jean Morrissey, Annie Giltenane, Ciara Moroney, Grace Feighan, Faye Morgan, Martha Stack, Amy Looney, Siobhan Lowry, Jenna Mulcaire, Aileen Thomas, Chloe Moore, Ainne Finn and Maria Toomey
Fundamentals Coaching Course.
A Fundamentals Coaching Course will be run by Limerick Ladies Football on Saturday April 13 in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick from 10am-4pm (Fee â‚¬20). Please contact Barry Oâ€™Halloran (087 966 2000) if you are interested in attending.
Adare U-12 girls played their second match of the 2013 league at home against Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Friday. The sunny evening with little wind and dry pitch made for perfect conditions and both teams took full advantage to serve up a free flowing and entertaining game.
Feohanagh/Castlemahon started brightly scoring an early point but although they continued to have their fair share of possession during the remainder of the first half, the Adare defence proved superior and conceded no further scores. The Adare attack, for their part, were far more clinical and took full advantage of their opportunities clocking up a score of 5-2 by half time.
In the second half Feohanagh/Castlemahon enjoyed an inevitable purple patch during which they scored a well deserved two goals but Adareâ€™s victory was never in doubt and they kept the scoreboard ticking over with a further 1-1 of their own.
Adareâ€™s squad on the day was Eve Murphy, Muireann McCarthy, Gillian Oâ€™Donnell, Kate Oâ€™Farrelly, Aoife Hickey, Jean Morrissey, Annie Giltenane, Ciara Moroney, Grace Feighan, Faye Morgan, Amy Looney, Siobhan Lowry, Jenna Mulcaire, Aileen Thomas, Chloe Moore, Ainne Finn, Maria Toomey and Louise Butler
DRAW: Congratulations to Jim Sheedy who won â‚¬250 in the Limerick Development Draw held in Shanagolden on Friday evening last.
PHOTOGRAPHS: The Club are still looking for any old photographs or match programs from anyone that has them in the parish.
REGISTRATION: For any player who has not registered with the club, you can still do so by contacting John Hunt or Jacqueline. Registration costs â‚¬15 for any U6 player, for U-8â€™s up to U-16â€™s it will be â‚¬25 for one child and â‚¬40 for a family of 2 or more children. Any child registering for the first time please bring a copy of their birth cert. The Club will offer a â‚¬10 refund to any parent that helps out the club with fundraising during the year.
U12 LADIES: Athea U-12 Girls played their first match of the League and put on a very impressive performance as they beat Monagea in PÃ¡irc na nGael on Friday evening last. In an evenly contested first half it was Monagea who scored first with a point. Athea responded well with Rachel Greaney scoring a great goal. The visitors hit back with two goals and a point but our forwards were on form and a goal from Michelle Curtin and points from Rachel Greaney and AibhilÃn Murphy left the score level at the break.
In the second half, Athea came out all guns blazing and our back line of Ciara Oâ€™ Shea Sarah Oâ€™ Connor and Amy Ryan were outstanding as they kept Monagea scoreless for the entire half. Our Midfield pairing were dominant and our forwards kept the opposition busy as they scored 3-4 in this half. Final Score Athea 5-7 Monagea 2-3.
Team: Nicola Scanlon, Sarah Oâ€™Connor, Ciara Oâ€™Shea, Grace Ryan, Michelle Curtin, Noelle Curtin, Amy Ryan, Rachel Greaney, AibhilÃn Murphy, Maura Broderick, Laura Dalton, Tara Histon & Meadhbh Donovan.
RESULTS: Ballybrown got a walk over on Sat 6th against Clanmaurice in round 7 of the Intermediate camogie league.
Ballybrown Camogie Club beat Croagh/Kilfinny in the U-16 B league group 2 on Sun 7th. Ballybrown 5-7. Croagh-Kilfinny 5-1. The cold wind played a major part in the game.
The Ballybrown U-16 panel Fiona Hannon, Aine OConnor, Amy Neville Day, Caileigh OReilly, Eleanor OBrien, Emily Hannon, Laura Duff, Rachel Kerins, Melissa Kearns, Mairead Hannon, Orla Curtin, Kate Mulqueen, Neamh Curtin, Mikeala Keyes.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 12 & 20. â‚¬50 â€” Mary Enright â‚¬20 each- Eileen Daly, Breda Condon, Rachel Murphy, Katie & Jamie Ryan, Theresa McEniery, Colm Whelan, David Mulqueen, Craig Finn, Dick Finn. Next weekâ€™s Lotto: â‚¬12,600!! Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.
RESULTS: The Intermediate Hurlers had to battle hard on Sunday evening last before salvaging a draw with Glenroe in the South Championship. (This game also doubled as a County league game). Down 7 points to 2 at the break, having faced the elements in the first half, it took some dexterous forward play, allied to courageous defending, and 4 points from play by Tony Burke before ref John Scully blew the final whistle. It was great to see Dean Madden back on the sideline although the Arctic conditions must have been a shock to a system more used to the balmy Aussie weather!! Final score Bruff 0-10 Glenroe 0-10.
The Intermediate Footballers defending their south intermediate championship crown, had an excellent win in the quarter final, defeating Galtee Gaels by 2-10 to 0-5 and the Under-21 hurlers qualified for the south Final by virtue of a big win over Knockainey. They will play the Croom â€“Crecora combination in the final.
GAMES: The intermediate footballers are due to play Castlemahon this Saturday at home in the county league. The junior A hurlers are down to play Staker Wallace at home in the South league this Tuesday. Please check the main fixtures list in this paper for confirmation of these and any other club fixtures. Please support our teams if you can make any of the games.
UNDERAGE: Our U-16 footballers play Claughaun on Monday April 15. Throw in 6:45pm in Claughaun. The U-12 football season starts with an away game on Thursday April 18 to Galbally, Throw in 6:45pm.
Hard luck to our U-14 hurlers who lost out to Mungret in the Feile Na Gael last Sunday.
The boys battled tirelessly throughout the game but the concession of some late goals sealed the game for Mungret. All focus will now turn to preparation for the All Ireland Feile and County Championship.
Well done to the U-8 hurlers and managers who took part in the first blitz of the season at a sun drenched Bruff last Saturday. We fielded 2 teams and had some great battles against Kilmallock, Bruree and Knockainey. Thanks to John O Riordan for the excellent organization of the blitz and referees Cian Mulqueen and James Meaney.
Well done to all the boys who took part in the recent Easter Camp held in the GAA field. Almost 60 players turned out on both mornings, thanks to everyone involved and who helped out with the coaching and supervision.
FASHION SHOW: This Thursday night April 11 Bruff GAA will leave aside the sliothars and the footballs and instead take to the catwalk when the club holds its fundraising fashion show at 8pm in Bulgaden Castle. With a host of top range boutiques displaying their range of clothing, a monster raffle and a prize for the best dressed lady this promises to be a great nights entertainment. The funds raised from this event will also be supporting, Feile Under 14 hurling, Bruff Camogie Club and the Community Playground Development. Ticket prices are â‚¬10 adults, â‚¬5 for Students and Children. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
CONGRATS: Congrats to Willie Oâ€™Riordan who won â‚¬500in the Limerick Development Draw.
LOTTO: No Jackpot Winner last week. This Weeks Jackpot is â‚¬1200 and the Draw will take place on Friday April 12 in Flannerys Bar Caherconlish. Tickets Just â‚¬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.
INTERMEDIATE: Caherline travelled to Cappamore on Wednesday April 3 to take on Cappamore in the east intermediate championship semi final.
Lively match this evening which had 8 goals in total from both sides.
Evenly matched first half saw Caherline go in ahead 3-4 to 2-4. Two Goals from Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin and one from Brendan hourigan in the first half. Again both sides were well matched in the second half with the lead switching sides on many occasions. Cappamore did pull ahead by three points with 15 mins to go but credit to the lads they worked hard and pulled it back and a fourth caherline goal by Michael Nelligan helped the lads to push on for the win on a fulltime score of Caherline 4-12 Cappamore 4-8
Caherline are now into the East Intermediate Championship Final, Well Done to all Involved.
Team: Dean Oâ€™Connell, Dean Power, Shane Kennedy, David Balfy, Padraig Oâ€™Keeffe, Gary Murphy, David Corbett, Andrew Brennan, James Enright, Brendan Hourigan, Seanie Kiely, Eoin Nelligan, Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin, Michael Nelligan, Jason Warren. Subs Aaron Power, Mike Moloney.
Scores: Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin 2-9 (7Frees), Brendan Hourigan 1-1, Michael Nelligan 1-0, Andrew Brennan 0-2(1free).
Opening round of the Intermediate ACHL took place this evening were Caherline took on Monaleen. Another cold evening for hurling and a strong wind blowing it was going to be tough for both sides. The Wind was a big factor as monaleen hit long range frees and a goal 18 minutes into the half for them pushed them ahead at the break 1-10 to 5pts. First half scores by James Kennedy and Brendan hourigan from play and frees from Andrew Brennan.
In the Second half Caherline wind assisted put it up to Monaleen and had them under pressure but could not convert the possession into the scores. Second goal for Monaleen 12 minutes to go pushed them on to victory.The lads never gave up though and kept on trying to the final whistle. Second half scores by Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin, Brendan Hourigan and Andrew Brennan.Good workout for the team for the build to the first round intermediate Championship match in May. Final Score Monaleen 2-14 Caherline 0-11
Team: Mike Moloney, David Casey, Shane Kennedy, David Balfry, Padraig Oâ€™Keeffe, Gary Murphy, James Enright, Andrew Brennan, Seanie Kiely, Eoin Nelligan, Brendan Hourigan, James Kennedy, Aaron Power, Peter Tiernan, Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin. Sub Jason Warren.
Scores: Andrew Brennan 0-4(4frees), Donnacha Oâ€™Loughlin 0-3 (3 Frees), Brendan Hourigan 0-2, James Kennedy 0-2.
U21: East Championship Caherline took on Kilteely on Easter Monday. Once again very cold day for hurling with a strong wind all during the match.
Caherline playing against the wind in the first half had all the possession and for some good saves and cleared off the line couple of times we could have been 3 goals up at the break, Halftime Score Caherline 5pts Kilteely 3pts.
In the second half couple of early pionts had us up by 8pts to 4 then Kilteely struck for a goal taken from a free and the rebound was knocked in.
The Lads then stepped up again and took command of the game and five unanswered points resulted in victory for the U21s,Full Time Score Caherline 0-13 Kilteely 1-4
Final Group match is against Ballybricken/Bohermore Date for the game is TBA
Team: Dean Oâ€™Connell, Padraig Oâ€™Keffee, Shane Kennedy, Jason Warren, Damien Ryan, Dylan Mulqueen, David Corbett, Dean Power, Aaron Power, Eoin Nelligan, Dale Ryan, Bernard Kennedy. Subs Cathal Finuance, Conor Nelligan
Scores Dean Power 0-5(1,65), David Corbett 0-3(Frees), Dale Ryan 0-2, Eoin Nelligan 0-1, Dylan Mulqueen 0-1, Bernard Kennedy 0-1.
U-21 HURLING: Our U-21 hurlers Lough Na Garra Gaels are through to the South U-21 A hurling final. This game was played in bitter cold conditions and it made control and touch of the sliotar very difficult, however both teams served up an entertaining game and as the game entered the last quarter there was only two points in it. In the final ten minutes some well taken points by Eoin Oâ€™Farrell, Fergal Carey, Conor Burke and Cormac Flanagan killed off the game. Hopefully we will have more clement conditions for the South final.
We lined out as follows: Liam Quirke, Paudi Sheehan, Aaron Cregan, Colm Carey, John Quirke, Sean Vaughan, Dom Oâ€™Connor, Ryan Oâ€™Shea, Fergal Carey, Andy Oâ€™Donoghue, Eoin Oâ€™Farrell, Conor Burke, Cathal Quirke, Aaron Burke, Liam Carey, Cormac Flanagan.
JUNIOR HURLING: Our Junior hurlers continued preparations for their league campaign with a win over Ballybricken. This performance was improved from the previous week and we got some good scores and our overall commitment was very good.
Our team was: Steven Keating, Joe Burke, Niall Moloney, Mike Gammell, Pa Walsh, Shane Moloney, Paudi Sheehan, Mike McCormack, Willie Donovan, Robert Hourigan, Enda Oâ€™Shea, Colm Keyes, Damien Walsh, Stephen Quinn, Sean Keyes, Fergal Carey, Andy Donoghue.
INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Claughaun were in City Intermediate Campionship action on Tuesaday April 2 v St. Patricks. A hotly contested affair throughout which saw St. Patrickâ€™s edge it on a score of 1-9 to 1-7.
The team also played the first round of the Intermediade Hurling League on Sunday April 6 v Cappamore. In blustery conditions, Claughaun showed good effort however Cappamore handled the windy conditions better and won out 2-8 to 0-5.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Claughaun lost 1-13 to 1-09 in minor football vs Kilpeacon in crecora on Friday night
MINOR HURLING: St. Michaelâ€™s (Claughaun/Old Christians are playing the first round of the City East Minor Hurling Championship on Friday April 12 v Kildimo-Pallaskenry. Throw-in in Childers Rd is at 6.30pm
U-15 FOOTBALL: Claughaun were in action on Wednesday April 3 at home to Newcastle West. The result not going the way of the home team, with a final score of Claughaun 0-03, Newcastle West 1-06.
U-16 FOOTBALL: Claughaun are in BNG U-16 football championship division 2B Action against Bruff on Monday April 15 with a 6.45pm throw-in
U-8 HURLING: There will be a Blitz held in Rathbane on Friday April 12 at 6.30pm
GREAT LIMERICK RUN: Claughaun GAA are looking for volunteers to provide stewardship for the Great Limerick Run on the morning May 5. Anybody who may be interested, please contact Billy Oâ€™Sullivan 086-8867508. This is a fantastic opportunity, with great benefits for both Claughaun and volunteer
LOTTO: This weeks jackpot of â‚¬6,200 wasnâ€™t won. Numbers drawn are 3, 4, 9, 11. Next weeks jackpot is â‚¬6,300. You can play your numbers online at www.locallotto.ie sign up for 52 draws, get 4 free. Or 26 draws and get 2 draws free.
EASTER PARTY: Claughaun would like to express their gratitude to Jennifer, Marie, Theresa, Sinead and Martina of the Ladies Committee for all the work that went into organising and running the Easter Party. The day was a great success and hugely enjoyed by all. A special thanks also to the Easter Bunny who took time from his busy schedule Easter Sunday to spend time in Claughaun.
CLUB RAFFLE: The draw for the Manchester United Chelsea tickets was held on Easter Monday, the winner was Jennifer Murphy.
SENIOR CLUB: We had a lot of activity on the playing front over the last week .The Intermediate footballers played Ballylanders in the South semi-final on Wednesday and came away with a close 1-7 to 0-8 victory. On Saturday the Minor Hurlers beat Bruree on a 4-12-to 3-7 scoreline in the South Championship. Then on Sunday evening the Senior Hurlers were beaten by Adare on a 4-12 to 0-9 scoreline in the All County League, the main difference between the sides being Declan Hannon who scored three first-half goals.
Fixtures The minor and u 21 hurlers are out next weekend but there are no details available yet -check Facebook
BORD NA NOG: The U-15 footballers had a good 5-4 to o-2 win over Castletown/Ballyagran.
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 1, 7, 20, 29. No jackpot winner Lucky dips â‚¬50 Stiofan Moloney Anhid, â‚¬30 Margret and Catherine c/o Lynches, â‚¬20 each to Marcus Cregan c/o Jed, Gerry Sheehan High Street, Steve Cregan Ploughlands John Daly, Anthony Fitzgerald Caherass Mossie Lynch 18 St Senans Tce. Next weeks jackpot is â‚¬11000 and the draw is on in Tangneys.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to Mark O Riordan Stephen Lucey and John Galvin who are part of the Limerick Football team who won promotion and qualified for the League final to take place in Croke Park.
Also commiserations to Conor Allis and the Limerick Hurlers who suffered heartbreak for the second year running when they went down to Dublin by the narrowest margin in the League Final/promotion playoff on Saturday evening in Thurles.
RESULTS: U-21 Championship Doon 4-12 Mungret 0-8; County Senior Hurling League Round 1 Doon 3-18 Ahane 0-13
FIXTURES: Minor Hurling Championship Doon v Na Piarsaigh in Doon on Friday April 12 at 7pm; East Junior B Hurling League Doon v Murroe Boher in Doon on Tuesday April 16 at 6.45pm
DRAW: Congratulations to Tony Curtin and Gerry Barry who were winners in last Friday nightâ€™s Limerick GAA Club Draw. Next monthâ€™s draw will be held in Mooreâ€™s Bar Doon on Friday April 10.
LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday April 1. Jackpot â‚¬8,200. Numbers drawn 10 - 14 â€“ 17 â€“ 23. No winner. 1 match 3 got â‚¬200 â€“ John Cummins, Carrigmore. 10 lucky dips got â‚¬20 each â€“ Ger Shanahan, c/o C McGrath; Pat Butler, Carrigbeg; Pat Beary, Hillview Grove; Tommy, Jack, Luke, Marty, Izzy Oâ€™Connor Maher; Aoibheann Ryan, Carrigbeg; Jim Ryan (B), Oola; G Oâ€™Meara, Toomaline; Norrie Clancy, Hillview Grove; F Cummins, c/o Ed; Noel Browne, Oola.
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.
MEMBERSHIP: 2013 membership is now due. Please contact registrar Patricia Collins. Fees are the same as last year - â‚¬20 for adults and â‚¬5 for under 18s.
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 Oâ€™Connell at (086) 6664252.
TEXT: If you would like to receive match alerts for Doon GAA Club this year, please text your name and mobile number to (087) 9387755 and we will keep you informed on upcoming games and their dates, times & venues. And donâ€™t forget for full details of all the clubâ€™s fixtures and match reports visit our website www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie and Facebook page â€“ Doon GAA
CONGRATS: Well done and congratulations to Mary Mackey of Gurtavalla on her winnings, appearing on Winning Streak last Saturday night.
LOTTO: Effin GAA Lotto In association with Effin BÃ³rd na nÃ“g and Effin Camogie Club Results for April 2. Jackpot â‚¬1,500 - No winner. Numbers drawn: 4, 7, 14, 15. Lucky dip winners of â‚¬25 each: Tadhg McCarthy. Seller: Ger Power. Danielle Heffernan. Seller: Larry Bluett. Kathleen Harrigen, Doon. Seller: Mary Barry.
HEART: Heart screening will take place at the clubhouse on Sunday April 28. Anybody over the age of 12 who might be interested should contact Ger Power on 087-6276900 for further details, or any member of the committee.
TOMMY QUAID: The 2013 Tommy Quaid Cup will be played in Effin GAA grounds on April 27. Provisional fixture at the moment is Limerick U-21 Hurlers versus Dublin. Further details later.
GAMES: Kilpeacon minor hurling match Friday evening April 12 in Cappamore @7pm, meet at Community Cente at 6pm
Junior football Thursday April 18, Fedamore v South Liberties in Fedamore GAA Pitch.
RESULTS: A great start to the football season for our junior team when they defeated Knockane on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-08 in Pallasgreen. Followed Friday evening by Kilpeacon minors who also had a win when they triumphed over Claughan beating them 1-13 to 1-09, however our luck was short lived when our junior hurlers were defeated by Stalker Wallace in Kilbreedy on Sunday on a dissapointing score of 4-7 to 0-3.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Fr Caseys 1-7 Galbally 1-2. Fr Caseys Minor Footballers made the long trip to Galbally last Thursday evening to take on the home side in the opening round of the County Minor Championship. Bidding to retain the minor title for the third year in a row, Fr. Caseys knew that an early championship victory was crucial in order to stake a claim for one of the four knockout places. Galbally who have reinvented themselves at senior level in recent years would be hoping to do the same at minor level and cause an upset against the Abbeyfeale men.
Fr. Caseys fielded a young but very competitive side on the night. A lot of the players had been involved in last yearâ€™s county winning team but we also had many talented newcomers that wanted to make a name for themselves. Playing against a strong breeze, Fr. Caseys took control in the midfield area and our forwards began passing the ball around with confidence. Jack Breen opened the scoring with a point before Cormac Roches perfectly struck 45 sailed over the crossbar. Cormac followed this up with a fine point from play after great work by TJ Lane and Jonathon Lyons. Jack Breen who was been closely marked all evening managed to win himself a free and he converted this just before half time whistle to put Fr. Caseys into a four point lead. Our backs were on top throughout the first half with our county representative John Murphy outstanding a fullback and Liam Oâ€™Connor commanding at centre back. Daniel Lyons was also a revelation in goals with his kick outs proving to be a major assist. James Leahy, Darragh Walsh, Louie Ryan and Fiachra Cotter also excelled in their defensive roles. Our midfield pairing of Darragh Quirke and Peter Browne were dominating their area and this was the perfect springboard for our lively forward line who were causing Galbally plenty of headaches. Jonathon Lyons, TJ Lane and Cormac Roche were doing everything right in the half forward line while our full forward line of Jack Breen, Kieran Foley and Paddy Foley were also showing their class. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-04, Galbally 0-00.
Aided by the breeze, Fr. Caseys were hoping to make a positive start to the second half but poor defending gifted Galbally two points from frees. Leading by only two points Fr. Caseys squandered a host of opportunities to extend their lead and with ten minutes remaining Galbally made us pay for our mistakes. A long ball into the heart of the Fr. Caseys defence, broke to an in-rushing Galbally forward and he rattled the net to give the men from East Limerick a one point advantage. Under pressure and with time running out many teams would have crumbled. Up stepped our big game players and with good patient play we got an equaliser and then went in front when Petie Fitzgerald got fouled and Jack Breen converted the free. Peter Browne then feed Jack Breen with a great ball before Jack took on the defence and scored a great goal to end the contest. Jack added another point before the full time whistle to give Fr. Caseys a five point winning margin. The full time score was Fr. Caseys 1-7, Galbally 1-2. While Galbally nearly made was pay for our wayward shooting in the early stages of the second half, the team responded very well when pressure was applied and they deserved to claim victory with their overall performance. The next game for our minors is in a fortnight against Rathkeale/Ardagh in Abbeyfeale.
INTER-COUNTY: Congratulations to the Limerick Senior footballers who defeated Clare by 1-13 to 0-10 last Sunday evening in Ennis and with that victory claimed promotion to Division 3 of the National Football League for next season. That victory also qualifies Limerick for the Division 4 League Final where they will play Offaly on Saturday April 27 in Croke Park. Well done to all involved, especially the Abbeyfeale contingent of Paudie Browne, John Riordan, Derry Oâ€™Connor and Mike Sheehan.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership Fees for the coming season are now due and can be paid to our club chairperson, secretary or team managers. The cost of membership for the 2013 season for all members is â‚¬25. Club membership is free for anyone who has paid the â‚¬100 subscription to 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.
PITCH: Last weekend our football pitches in the Inch underwent development work in a bid to improve the playing surface and drainage. As a result of this work, our main football field will be closed for the month of April. Any teams wishing to organise games in the coming weeks should contact our field officer Timmy Joe Fitzgerald to discuss pitch available.
CARDS: The weekly 41 Card Game continues every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale. A great nightâ€™s entertainment is promised and new members are always welcome. On Friday April 19 the card game will be held in aid of Fr. Caseys GAA Club. We would appreciate a large attendance on this night from all club supporters as we bid to raise funds for our adult football teams. The following are the results from last Fridayâ€™s card game: Joint Winners (14 games): Seamus Lane, Timmy Joe Fitzgerald, Toddo Scannell, Joint Winners (14 games): Marion Roche, Betty Daly, Nora Riordan; Table Prize: Mike Flavin, Hannah May Foley, Margaret McCarthy; Door Prize: Toddo Scannell; Raffle Prize: Nuala Oâ€™Connell, John Garvey, Dan Reidy, Pascal Oâ€™Rourke, Betty Daly, Patrick Murphy, Eddie Oâ€™Connor.
HURLING: In the South Senior Hurling Championship, we were defeated by Bruree on a score of 3-12 to 0-9. After a poor first half showing, we rallied somewhat in the second half to put some scores on the board. Things didnâ€™t get any easier when we met Murroe/Boher in the ACHL, a much improved performance saw us match our opponents for long parts of the game but in the end we lost out on a score of 2-16 to 2-10. Attention turns to the big ball this week with Bruff in the South Championship on Wed. 10th while in the ACHL, we take on Oola this Saturday at home at 7.
CLOTHES: The clothes truck is coming Sat next at 5.30pm if any one has outstanding clothes or book (not school books) or phones, please support.
BORD NA NOG: Congrats to U-12 hurling team who travelled to Croke Park last Tuesday to play 3 matchs. They left at 9 o clock with a bus full of supporters and dined in Treacyâ€™s of Portlaoise on the way up and also on way home. They played Tralee Parnellswhich ended in a draw, had a win against Sean Treacy of Tipperary and lost to Ballyduff of Waterford. Giving some great displays and repesenting the club brillantly both on and off the field at GAA headquarters. All returned in great spirits after their long day at 10 o clock that night. A huge well done to all who played on the famous Croke Park pitch and hopefully weâ€™ll see them playing there again one day maybe for club or county.
Team: S. Connaughton, J Gleeson, S Whelan, M Howard, J Leddin, J Leonard, T Ryan, J Baggott, S Oâ€™Brien, K Oâ€™Shea, M Durcan, K Real, S Ryan, E Oâ€™Callaghan, D Harnett, L Ryan, L Kelly, A Boyle, M. Leddin, S Sheehan, W Power, C Reale, D Oâ€™Connor. Coaches G. Ryan G. Oâ€™Callaghan, D. Reale, I Ryan and maoire uisce were E. Whelan and S. Oâ€™Dea.
Some photos of the day on club facebook page U-6, U-8 and U-10 training in GAA field on Thursday 6 to 7 all welcome especially new players, U-12 training on Sat 11.30 to 12.30, U-14 training Tue 6.30 to 7.30 and U-16s on Fri 5 to 6. Club has helmets, hurleys and gum shields for sale for all ages at reduced prices. Bord na nog cake sale is on April 28 in clubhouse after 11oâ€™clock mass in aid of feile and running of club for year. If all U-14 parents could help out if possible and also any parents of other teams in the club, we would be very grateful.
U-21 HURLING: Naomh BrÃ¬d and Pallasgreen contested the East B U21 Hurling final on Friday evening in Murroe. The starting line-up of both teams had changed quite a bit from their meeting the previous week due to injuries and suspensions in both camps. Pallasgreen played with the breeze in the first half but their defenders did face into a difficult sun under the high ball.
Naomh BrÃ¬d were first on the score sheet when Darren Murphy scored a free from 50 yards out following a foul on Danny Holton. The early exchanges were scrappy and the main scoring opportunities were coming from frees. Liam Oâ€™Dea scored four points from placed balls in the opening quarter to give his side a four points to one lead. Danny Holton responded for Naomh BrÃ¬d with the pick of the first half scores, he shot over from the sideling 45 yards out. Liam Oâ€™Dea was back on the scoresheet for Pallasgreen soon after, this time from play after picking up a loose ball in the middle third. Christian Dwyer then added another for Pallasgreen to open up a four point lead. At the other end, a fine run and handpass by Sean Oâ€™Dea led to a Denis Oâ€™Dea point. Liam Oâ€™Rourke then got on the scoresheet to reduce the margin to two points. A late free from Liam Oâ€™Dea left three in it at the break, 0-07 to 0-04.
After the break, Pallsgreen were quick off the mark, a point from Liam Oâ€™Dea and then an excellent individual score by Paudie Oâ€™Dwyer opened up a comfortable five point lead. Darren Murphy replied with a free for Naomh BrÃ¬d but this was as close as they got to Pallasgreen before the end of the game. 15 minutes in, a long clearance by Liam Oâ€™Dea led to confusion in the Naomh BrÃ¬d full back line and Christian Oâ€™Dwyer poked home from close range for the first goal of the game. A Darren Roche point from play and two more frees from Liam Oâ€™Dea gave Pallasgreen an unassailable lead. At the other end Darren Murphy and Denis Oâ€™Dea picked off scores to leave a final scoreline of 1-12 to 0-07. Pallasgreen were deserved winners on the night and progress to meet the south champions on the weekend of April 14. For them, Darren Cosgrave and Pa Roche were dominant in defence with Liam Oâ€™Dea their star man scoring nine points. For Naomh BrÃ¬d, Danny Holton had an excellent first half while John Ahern and Denis Oâ€™Dea were their most consistent performers throughout.
Pallasgreen: Shane Murphy, Brian McCarthy, Darren Cosgrave, John Ryan, Ciaran Ryan, Pa Roche, Dwyane Carroll, Liam Oâ€™Dea (0-09, 8f), Owen Roche, Paudie Oâ€™Dwyer (0-01), Anthony Daly, Darren Roche (0-01), Christian Oâ€™Dwyer, Patrick Franklin, Phil Roche. Subs: Adrian McMahon for Phil Rocher (50 minutes).
Naomh BrÃ¬d: Andrew McLaughlin, Kevin Blackwell, Kieran Murphy, Diarmuid Murphy, Phillip Gleeson, John Ahern, Sean Oâ€™Dea, Matt Mitchell, Darren Murphy (0-03, 2f), Liam Oâ€™Rourke (0-01), Danny Holton (0-01), Conor Greene, Liam Carroll, John Casey.
U-15 FOOTBALL: The U-15 footballers played Ballylanders last Wednesday evening in Kilteely in the second round of the football championship. The lads started very well with Jamie McCarthy scoring an excellent goal inside two minutes. He followed up with two points to as did Sean McCarthy, Eamon Murphy, and Fionn Murphy. The quick start took the visitors by surprise and they never really recovered. Jamie McCarthy scored another excellent goal before the break and we led 2-06 to 0-01 at half time.
In the second half, Matthew Oâ€™Dea took over where Jamie McCarthy left off in the first, he scored a goal and a point in quick succession. Sean McCarthy added two more points and Brian Oâ€™Grady and Jamie MCarthy got one each to seal a comprehensive victory. The U-15 footballers now qualify for the county final which will take place on weekend of May 11. They await their opponents who will be the winners of the other group.
Team: Dylan Holmes, Daniel Gleeson, Shane Oâ€™Grady, Rian Oâ€™Dea, Fionn Murphy (0-01), Matthew Oâ€™Dea (1-01), Stephen Oâ€™Dea (0-01), Declan Kenny, Sean McCarthy (0-02), Brian Oâ€™Grady (0-01), Eoghan Oâ€™Dea, Eamon Murphy (0-01), Jack Hayes, Jamie McCarthy (2-03).
JUVENILE TRAINING: U-14 to U-16 football training Wednesday evening 6.30pm. U-12 to U-16 hurling training Saturday morning 11.00am.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for the 2013 season. Adults â‚¬30. Students / Unemployed / OAPâ€™s â‚¬20. Juveniles â‚¬10. Payment can be made to any of the club officers or online at www.kdgaa.ie.
LOTTO: Club lotto results for Monday April 1 - No winner 4, 12, 15, 27. Lucky dips: Joe Dillon, Laura & Brian Oâ€™Connell, Niall Boland, Mike Bourke. Sellers prize David Oâ€™Meara. Next weekâ€™s draw is worth â‚¬6200 in on Monday April 15, you can play online at www.kdgaa.ie or by purchasing from a local reseller.
U-16 FOOTBALL: We played St Maryâ€™s/Sean Finnâ€™s in the second round of the U-16 Football Championship. This was a hard-fought game which St Maryâ€™s/Sean Finnâ€™s won by a point. We started very slowly allowing them to build up a five point lead. However, a point from Conor Staff got us started and a well taken goal from Darren Whelan got us back into the game. Conor Staff and Darren Oâ€™Connell then scored points to leave us one point down at half time 1-3 to 0-7.
In the second half, St Maryâ€™s/Sean Finnâ€™s started well and again opened a gap. However, we got back into the game with points from Gavin Whelan, Darren Whelan, Darren Oâ€™Connell, Sam Ross and a brace from Dylan Corrigan to leave the game all square with five minutes to go. We missed a few subsequent chances and St Maryâ€™s/Sean Finnâ€™s came down field to score a point just before the final whistle to secure a one point victory.
U-14 HURLING: Garryspillane 2-7 Kildimo-Pallaskenry 0-3. We travelled to a cold Knocklong on Saturday evening, April 6, to face Garryspillane in the County FÃ©ile quarter final. We knew the opposition would be stiff and we were correct in that assumption. We started well with a pointed free from Shaun Barry, who was carrying an injury from a mid-week soccer match. Garryspillane equalised shortly after and then added goal to take the lead. Our lads counter-attacked and Cathal Downes put the ball over the bar from another free.
We went into the break 0-2 to 1-1 down, a creditable performance from the young Kildimo-Pallaskenry team â€“ we possibly could have scored another two or three points in the half. Early in the second half, we traded points with ours coming from the hurl of Cathal Downes, from play. From there on in it was all Garryspillane â€“ they added three more points, two from frees, to stretch their lead to five points. We defended frantically, dramatically clearing the ball off the line at one stage, but we eventually conceded a goal from a 13-metre free. Garryspillane added two more points to put the result beyond doubt. We seemed to get a second wind at this point and went into attack mode but, as happens in games like this, we needed goals and optimistically dropped a number of pointable frees and 65s into the square in search of those elusive goals. This was a good learning experience for the team against good opposition and the lads shouldnâ€™t be too downhearted as they kept at it right up to the final whistle.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw with was held in Quinlans Bar Cullen.Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 15, 27. Lucky Dips were Joe Dillon, Brian & Laura Oâ€™Connoll, Niall Boland, Mike Burke. Sellers Prize went to David Oâ€™Meara. Next weeks Jackpot stands at 6,100. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: Friends of Limerick 73 held a table quiz in the Woodlands Hotel Adare on Thursday April 4 a Large crowd was in attendance. Winners on the were Na Piarsaigh. Second Place South Liberties; Third Place Pllaasgreen. Thanks to Conor Fitzgerald and his staff for trere Hospitality and to all the teams that came on the night.We will be holding a Table quiz in Aherns Bar Kilteely on Saturday April 13 at 9.30pm all are welcome. We will be holding a number of other Fundraisers over the coming mounths and would apprecitate any Sponsorship/Spot Prizes you could provide. Your Support would be greatly appreciated. All monies raised will be divided equaily between the following Charities Milford Care Center MS Limerick Lisnagry Association Limerick.
U-8 HURLING: Our U-8 hurlers travelled to Bruff last sat morning to play their first game of the year this was the first of many hurling and football blitzs organised by the County board for U8s & U10s. On Sat we played two games against Bruff and one against Knockainey with great displays from all involved.
Team: Bill Leahy, Darie Enright, Ciaran Cronin, Cathal O Donoghue, Pierce Connery, Clement McCauliffe, James Houlihan, Danny Moore, William Casey, Cian eahy & Gearoid Enright.
CROKE PARK: Kilmalllock U-12 Hurling Panel and mentors made the trip to Croke Park for an activity day on Tuesday April 2. When the panel arrived in Croke Park they were shown a film of what happens on a big match day, after that they got a tour of the museum and the stadium. Kilmallock played three matches against Parteen (Clare), Barryroe (Cork) and Ferrybank (Waterford). The team gave a great performance in each of the matches showing great skill, teamwork and courage. This was a great day for all the players and mentors a big thanks to Kevin Roche and Donal Barry for their help on organising this trip.
Panel: Tadgh Hanley, Killean Keane, Conor Hanley, Kevin Sheedy, Colm Hayes, Billy O Donnell, Eoin Enright, Osin Enright, Muiris Bulaeir, Sean Ham, TJ Hanley, Brian Daly, Tyreek Casey, Shane O Brien, Enda Sheedy, Jamie Todd, Kevin Casey, Sean Cleary, Killian Noonan, Stephen Daly.
Mentors: Dave Clarke, Dave Hayes, Adrian O Brien, Ian Maguire, Christy Daly.
FEILE: Na Piarsaigh 2-6, Kilmallock 0-3. Our U-14s bowed out of the Feile na Gael last Sunday morning in Caherdavin. The boys did well early on with the scores level at half time at 3 points apiece. Aided by a strong wind the city boys slowly pulled away in the second half to record a deserved victory. We had some promising displays throughout the team with David Woulfe and Aidan Enright particularly catching the eye. It was great to see the strong turnout from KIlmallock who travelled on a bitterly cold morning to support the lads.
LIMERICK GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB
DANCE: On Friday April 12 the Limerick GAA Supporters Club in Dublin will hold its Annual Dinner Dance in the Moranâ€™s Red Cow Hotel. Tickets are still available by contacting any Member of the Committee or by calling Chairman Paul Stapleton on 087-2058572 or Secretary Ollie Mann on 086-2492772. Please come along to what promises to be a very entertaining Night.
SENIORS: Senior team played Hospital Herbertstown in the All County Hurling League and won on a score line of 2-15 to 2-7. We play Patrickswell on April 20 in Boher in the next round of the All County League at 19.00.
JUNIORS: Junior Team played Old Christians and lost on a score line of 3-4 to 3-7, we are out again versus Doon on April 16 th in the East Junior League at 18.45, away.
The Team: Tom Lynch, Kevin Hayes, Ollie Foley, Stephen Casey, Joe Keyes, Willie Clossey, Dan Ryan, Derek Duggan, David Leahy, David Duggan, Willie Reale, Martin Fenton, Paddy Hurley, Dave Holmes, Dean Boddy, David Clossey & M Dee. Stand out player on the day was Dave Holmes who scored 3-1.
The Club is being represented on the East - South Divisional squad U-16 by Conor Byrnes, Kevin Clossey, Shane Mulcahy, Jack Barry & Eoin Hourigan.
On the Sarsfield squad by Eoin Fitzpatrick.
On Friday April 8 the club held an U-8 blitz versus South Liberties, Ahane & St Patricks. All players and mentors had a great nights hurling and fun.
Players involved for Murroe Boher were Declan O Sullivan, Ruairadh Casey, Luke Jordan, Brian Foley ,Conor Foley, Sophie Quaid, Cathal Sheridan, Joe Shanhan, OisÃn Holmes, Emmet Crowe, Paul Burke, Sean McInerney, Matthew Walshe, Jake Penn, Jamie Kirby, Molloy O Sullivan, Sean O Connor, Harry Fitzgerald, Evan Duffy, Cathal Foley.
CROKE PARK: On Saturday April our Club was invited to represent Limerick in Croke Park in an U-12 Camogie Blitz day. The Girls played teams from Antrim, Down & Cork and did the club Proud - a great day was finished off where the girls attended the Limerick versus Dublin game in Semple Stadium Thurles.
Players that represented Murroe Boher in Croke Park were Charlotte Walsh, Roisin Crowe, Roisin Dunlea, Sarah Fitzgerald, Hazel Hourigan, Megan Kiely, Lisa Meehan, Kayla McCann, Snead McElligott, Laurie Quaid, Aoife Ryan, Jayne Ryan, Leanne Ryan, Alison Treacy. Lorraine Kennedy
Mentors: Joe Quaid, Ciara Quigley, Lisa Ryan.
The girls took part on Saturday, they played 3 â€œgo gamesâ€ matches that lasted for 12 minutes. We played teams from Cork, Down and Antrim. The girls also got the chance to get a tour of Croke Park and the museum. 48 teams took part in total and Murroe Boher was one of two teams from Limerick that was selected. It was a fantastic day and the girls were a credit to the familyâ€™s, club and mentors. There was some great displays on the day and we looking forward to seeing our girls on the field in Croke Park in the years to come.
CONGRATS: The Club would like to extend best wishes to Marguerite Egan and William Tobin on the celebration of their Marriage on Friday.
Eoghan Tuoghy who won An All Ireland Freshers Hurling medal with UL Freshers.
Lisa Ryan playing wing back & Aoife Barry goalie, who represented the Club on the Limerick Minor Camogie team versus Clare in the Minor Camogie Championship, Limerick won on a score line of 4-14 to 1-5,well done to both girls.
Mike Dee and Darragh Kennedy who represented Limerick Minors in a recent Challenge game versus Wexford, M Dee scored the winning goal.
SENIOR CLUB: Good recent wins for both our hurlers and footballers in the All County leagues. ACFL Rd 2 Result Monaleen 1-11 St Senans 2-3.
ACHL Rd 1. Monaleen 2-14 Caherline 0-11. Team: Fergal Kenzie, Darragh Madden, Paddy O Halloran, Finbarr Nash. Damien Cosgrave, John Bartley, Eamonn O Connell, Brian Geary, Peter Russell, Mike Doyle, Dan Foley, Donal Oâ€™Keefe, Luke Murphy, Liam Brett, Padraig Pond. Subs: Niall Macken for Damien Cosgrave, Pa McCarthy for Podge Pond, David Pond for Oâ€™Keefe, Steven Ryan for Dan Foley. Unused: Cian O Dwyer, Barry Oâ€™Dell, Alan Kitson, Chris Patterson, Diarmaid Lehane.
SENIOR SCOR : The club quiz team retained their Munster title in Templemore when they overcame opposition from Millstreet, Cratloe and Moyne. They will represent Limerick in the All-Ireland Scor final in Derry on April 27. Supporters wishing to travel should contact the club secretary.
TRAD NIGHT: In the Clubhouse on Saturday, April 13 from 10pm in aid of the The Irish Heart Foundation. Spot prizes and Some Craic.
The club wish to sympathise with the family of Sean Leonard who died recently. Sean served as Club chairman from 1983 to 1986. An accomplished hurler with Limerick and Ahane he concluded his hurling career with Monaleen. Ar dheis DÃ© go raibh a anam.
JUVENILE CLUB: Training has now returned to club pitches. County U-8 & U-10 GO Games Blitzes have now commenced. Blitz dates will be notified to you by the relevant coaches.
CAMOGIE U-14 LEAGUE: Monaleen 4-6 Ahane 3-2. Monaleen proved too strong in the end against a determined Ahane side on Thurs, 4th April. Our girls played good open camogie and are showing great signs of progress in preparation for Feile 2013. Our defense held strong conceding only one score in the first with Shalini Kujur, Annie Russell and Katie Golden providing a very solid half back line. At the other end Taine Amodeo (3-2) was in great scoring form along with Ruth Heavey (1-0) and Claire Kelly (0-4) with her accurate free taking. We also had some fine performances by our younger members of the squad, with Sarah Quilligan, Tara Hogan Caitlin Bonfil, Maeve Rea, Ellen Magnier, Laura Hogan and Emma Donohoe featuring. Next match is away to Patrickswell. Team: Aisling Kennedy, Aine Nelligan, Fiona Fitzpatrick, Susan Fullen, Anna Burke, Tara Hogan, Sarah Quilligan, Shalini Kujur, Katie Golden, Annie Russell, Ellen Magnier, Laura Hogan, Maeve Rea, Emma Donohoe, Claire Kelly (0-4), Taine Amodeo (3-2), Aine Doyle, Ruth Heavey (1-0), Robyn McDonnell, Aoife O Driscoll, Kerri O Donoghue.
CAMOGIE U-16 LEAGUE: Killeedy 7-10 Monaleen 2-4. The U16s travelled to Killeedy on Sunday for their first match of the 2013 League. It was a wet and windy evening in Killeedy and playing into the wind Monaleen were under pressure from the start. Despite some -brave defending the girls were well in arrears at half time. Playing with the wind in the second half the forwards came more into the game taking some great scores. While the â€˜Aâ€™ competition is a tough place to be a closer game is expected against Ahane next Sunday. Team: Aishling Kennedy (0-1) Emer Nelson; Laura Griffin; Fiona Fitzpatrick; Annie Russell; Megan O Meara; Aishling Doyle; Aine Doyle (1-0); Caoimhe Lyons (1-1); Nicole Sheehan; Sinead Quinn; Les Ivors & Shalini Kutur.
The Juvenile club also wish to sympathise with the family of Mary Nicholas who died in the past week.
LOTTO: April 4 Jackpot of â‚¬6,900 was not won. Numbers drawn were 18, 19, 26, 27. Quick Pick winners were C Oâ€™Reilly, Mulcair Drive; T Oâ€™hIfearnain, Carrigeen; J McCarthy, Miltown Manor; N Oâ€™Sullivan, Mount Green.
U-14 LADIES: Mungret St. Pauls U-14 Ladies Gealic Footballers are the 2013 Feile County Champions. After qualifying on Easter Saturday in the West division our Ladies Footballers went on to play against East Champions Monaleen at Ballybrown last Wednesday in front of a large crowd. Both teams were playing for the â€œEileen Carmody Memorial Cupâ€™â€™ which glistened in the evening sun, while awaiting the winners. Mungret showed they meant business by attacking Monaleen from the throw in and went for a goal within the first 20 seconds of the game. However Monaleen opened the scoring with a point in the 7th minute but in the 9th minute Captain Niamh Oâ€™Keeffe caught the ball at midfield, soloed all the way to the Monaleen goal and put a â€˜rocketâ€™ in the back of the Monaleen net. A minute later Leah Oâ€™ Carroll calmed everyoneâ€™s nerves with another cracker of a goal. Before the break Moaleen got another point and left the score at half time Monaleen 2 points, Mungret 2 goals. Mungret continued to dominate the 2nd half, with great displays in defence from full back Rachel Mulcahy, Centre back Jane Kirby and Rachell Fennell the forwards all combined well and they were rewarded with another 2 goals from the boot of Orla Curtin, and a second from Niamh Oâ€™Keeffe, final score Mungret 4-0 Monaleen 0-2. Afterwards county chairperson Shane Flourish presented Mungret with the cup. We would like to say a special thanks to all the coaches and mentors who have worked very hard over the last few months with this team, namely Kieran Oâ€™Keeffe, Matt Fennell, Aine Oâ€™Brien, John Mangan, Olivia Giltinane and Mick Timmons. We would like to say a special thanks to Secretary Mary Murphy, without Mary the club would not be able to function. All roads will lead to Derry on the last weekend of June.
Mungret team: Grace Maher, Karin Mason, Rachel Mulcahy, Clare Oâ€™Meara, Ashling Montano King, Jane Kirby, Rachel Fennell, Niamh Oâ€™Keeffe, Joanne Foley, Julie Mangan, Aimee Rickard, Emma Conway, Leah Oâ€™Carroll, Ciara Oâ€™Brien, Orla Curtin, Avril Clarke, Sarah Oâ€™Brien, Shannon Barron, Roisin Moran, Niamh Dillon, Emer Oâ€™Keeffe, Niamh Montano King, Eve Neylon, Emma Burke and Michelle Joy.
SENIOR LADIES: Our senior footballers travelled to Caherelly last Sunday night to play St. Ailbes in the senior championship. St. Ailbes opened the scoring with 2 quick points in succession, Mungret then got 4 on the trot themselves from Tina Giltenane, Lisa Garvey, Triona Bannon and Yvette Moynihan. Before the break St Ailbes got a goal and two points leaving the score St. Ailbes 1-6 to Mungret 4points, Despite a strong breeze in the second half there were outstanding displays from Keeper Janet O Carroll, Moynihan and Olivia Giltenane. Ailbes were still the stronger side. Scores in the 2nd half came from T. Giltenane 1pt and Moynihan 1-1, St. Ailbes finished the match 1-10 to Mungret 1-6.
Mungret Team: J O Carroll, N Foley, A Dee, J O Malley, O Giltenane, K Gibbs, S Fitzgearld, Y Moynihan(1.02), M Clancy, A Keogh, T Giltenane(2pt), T Bannon(1pt), L Garvey(1pt), K Mulqueen, M O Brien, A Dineen, F Mangan.
U-14 HURLING: Well done to our U14 Feile hurling team who had a convincing win Sunday against Bruff.
CAMP: What a great week to have our camp. With 120 children aged from 4 to 12 years attending for the 3 days both children and coaches had fun. The weather was very good to us. The highlight of the camp was the icecream van that arrived on the last day. Thank you to all involved- All the coaches , Kevin Oâ€™Hagan, Sinead Hickey and Wanda Dwane. We look forward to seeing you all again for the Camogie Camp and CÃºl Camp. Photographs will appear on the club website in the next few weeks.
CENTRA FOBS: Please give your support to the club and our local Centra by signing up to the Centra Key fob and donating your points to Mungret St. Pauls. Forms and fobs are available in the club shop open Saturday morning 11.30am to 12.30pm. Centra will double the points for the club. Donâ€™t forget to use your fob when you shop.
U-11/U-12 HURLING: Our U-11 and U-12 hurlers welcomed Sixmilebridge last Saturday in perfect match weather. Sixmilebridge have always provided tough opposition in the past, and so it proved on this occasion. The U-12s went 2 points ahead in the first half by half time there was only a point in it. Ben Oâ€™Sullivan was swift and sure on the ball and with Darragh Oâ€™Shea as a half back was on the ball and not afraid to clear the ball. However we tired somewhat in the second half and the visitors ran out convincing winners. The Mungret team were ; Adam Oâ€™Leary, Shane Deignan, Darragh Oâ€™Shea, Ben Oâ€™Sullivan, Aodhan Herbert, Cian Oâ€™Connor, Eoin Ryan, Jack Moroney, Jake Connolly, Stephen Cotter Gleason, Peter Fahy, Seamus Hurley, Mark Shanahan, Darragh Ryan, Patrick Dwane,
Meanwhile our U-11s got off to a dream start with a Barry Duff goal in the first thirty seconds. However that was as good as it got for us in the first half as the Bridge took over, demonstrating power and precision which saw them lead by 1-6 to 1-0 at the break, though it must be noted that we were loaning them three of our players in the interest of everyone getting a game. We shuffled the deck at half time, and with the wind and the slope in our favour for the second half we began to edge back into the game. A Dylan Scanlan point and a Liam Lynch goal dragged us back into the match, though our opponents kept the scoreboard ticking with the odd point here and there. the introduction of Eamon Flahive made a marked difference, however, and when Brian Oâ€™Meara buried the ball in the net with a few minutes to go it was game on. However the â€˜Bridge had that little bit extra and ran out 1-12 to 3-3 winners of a fine game. Team: Daragh Oâ€™Hagan, Oran Oâ€™Dwyer, Conor Galvin, Ciaran Kenny, Dermot Moloney, Conor Oâ€™Malley, Liam Lynch, Harry Page, Barry Duff, Tom Morisson, Dylan Scanlan, Cathal Joy, Keith McKeogh, David Hassett, Conor Oâ€™Halloran, Eamon Flahive, Brian Oâ€™Meara.
Training for this age group will be moved to the village pitch this Friday night, time to be confirmed.
SENIOR HURLERS: The senior hurlers opened their ACHL/City Hurling Championship semi final when they travellled to Patrickswell to take on the locals.
On a blustery evening we welcomed back our six Limerick senior hurling panelist who unfortunately were just pipped by Dublin the the Div1B final.
We got off to a tonic start when Shane Dowling converted a penalty after a foul on David Sheppard.
As the first half wore on it was Shaneâ€™s accuracy from frees that kept us in touch against a very strong breeze.
The second half brought more of the same and the quality on show was pretty average with both teams showing early season rustiness.
Some notable points from full back Niall Buckley, Kevin Downes and David Sheppard along with the unerring accuracy from Shane Dowling saw us over the line on a scoreline of Na Piarsaigh 1-13 to Patrickswell 0-13.
Team: Padraic Kennedy, Brian Shannon, Niall Buckley, Alan Dempsey, Aidan Hennessy, James O Brien(capt), Kieran Breen, Eoin Hogan, Cathal King, Kevin Downes, David Breen, Kieran Kennedy, David Sheppard, Shane Dowling, Adrian Breen
U-14 HURLERS: The U-14 hurlers opened their Feile na nGael local championship with a visit of Kilmallock.
This was a hard fought contest which was nip and tuck all the way.
The half time score was 0-3 to 0-3.
On the change of ends it was Ross McGoey who slammed home a goal to send us on our way to victory.
A second goal was added by full forward Padraic Heaney along with points from Rueben McCarthy, Jamie Mitchell and Paul Considine to leave the final score at 2-6 to 0-3 in our favour.
Overall a good overall team performance but with plenty to work on.
Up next is a semi final versus Mungret in two weeks.
Team: Barry Dunworth, James Daly, Lucas O Sullivan, Sean Long, Liam Barry, Jerome Boylan, Michael O Callaghan, Ryan Aherne, Cameron Di Bennitto, John Costelloe, Paul Considine, Jamie Mitchell, Reuben McCarthy, Padraic Heaney, Ross McGoey. Subs: Ger Kennedy, Chris O Hagan, Adam McNamara, John Moloney, Eoin Sherlock, David O Byrne, John Leahy, Colin Moynihan.
LOTTO: The lotto draw was held on Monday evening but no winner emerged. Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 26 and 31. The lucky dip winners were Lavinia Duggan, Helen O Flanagan, John Doyle and Brian Kelly. Sellers prize went to Mike Broderick and Liam Maxwell got the house prize.
Next weeks jackpot is â‚¬12,200.
GENERAL NEWS: We congratulate Maurice Horan and the Limerick senior footballers on gaining promotion to Div3.
Congratulations also to Donal Hartnett, Dan Hickey, Seoirse Laffan and Ray Mitchell on winning the Limerick GAA brain quiz in the Woodlands on Thursday
Well done also to the Na Piarsaigh ladies that were part of the Limerick senior camogie team over the weekend.
Finally we would like to sincerely thank everyone who voted for Na Piarsaigh GAA club int the Etihad GAA competition. We really do appreciate everyones support
LOTTO: Numbers drawn 2, 7, 11, 19 no winner. Next week jackpot â‚¬7,800. Match 3s(9) Nelly Ryan Oola, Michael O Brien Oola, Teresa Downey Oola, Elaine Thomas Doon, Philomena Sheehan c/o Donal Bourke, Nora Stapleton Oola, Agnes Ryan Caherconlish, Nelly Fitzgerald Oola. Next weeks draw in Hogans.
DRAW: Congratulations to Ellen Ryan on winning â‚¬500 in the Limerick Development Draw last Friday night
LADIES: The U-12 girls had a good win against Murroe Boher on Friday night in Boher final score was 3-13 to 0-0 well done to all the team. The Intermediate ladies also had a comfortable over Sarsfield in the championship.
MINORS: The Oola Minors suffered a heavy defeat against a very strong St Davids team played in Newcastle West last Friday night. St Davids dominated from start to finish & won on a score line of St Davids 6-14 to Oola 0-6.
Team: Josh Ryan, David Landers, Jack Hayes, Thomas Hayes, Jack Cummins, Stephen Ryan, Fiachra O Grady, Patrick Cummins, Eoghan McNamarra, Ciaran Ryan, Darragh O Donovan, Shane O Connell, Barry Murphy, Richie English, Cian McNamarra, Brian McPartland, John Shanahan, Stephen Ryan
U-16 FOOTBALL: The U-16s beat Claughaun 4-15 to 1-2 in the championship. Team Gared Halligan, Willie Oâ€™Mahoney, Jamie Heuston, Dubhan Oâ€™Grady, Mark Coleman, Tadhg Whelan, Brain McPartland, Tommy Hayes, Eoghan McNamara, Paddy Quinlan, Josh Ryan, Liam Cummins, Micky Oâ€™Brian, Barry Murphy, Jack Downey
QUIZ: Saturday April 13 Oola GAA will hold a table quiz in Hogans Bar starting at 9. Team of 4 for â‚¬20. Also on the night there will be a presentation Minor, Junior and Intermedaite medals, All players are requested to attend and all support would be greatly appreciated for the table quiz. There will also be lots of spot prizes on the night.
SENIOR HURLERS: The Senior hurlers lost their opening County League Hurling League fixture by 1-13 to 0-13 to a strong Na Piarsaigh side. Despite missing one or two players due to injury, the team put in a very spirited performance with the game in balance up to the final minute. There were fine performances from Nigel Foley, James Mann, Diarmuid Byrnes, Pat Howard, Lar Considine, Mark Carmody and Seanie Oâ€™Brien. Unfortunately, the result also eliminates Patrickswell from the City Hurling Championship at the semi-final stage. The â€˜Well are next in action against Murroe Boher on Saturday April 20 away.
FEILE: The U-14 hurlers have made a winning start to their County Feile defence. Ahane were the visitors to a chilly Pairc Antoin Oâ€™Briain for the Feile quarter final. The visitors started confidently with the breeze at their backs and notched the first point. Eventually the â€˜Well established their rhythm and hit back with a point of their own. The first half was keenly contested, but a Patrickswell goal cemented a half-time advantage of 1-2 to 0-3.
The second half was a clinical display of hurling from the home team as Ahane were held scoreless. The â€˜Well benefited from the strong wind and produced a devastating burst of three goals and two points to seal the victory. At the final whistle, the boys emerged with a 4-4 to 0-3 triumph and booked their passage to the Feile semi-final.
U-12 HURLING: he U-12 hurlers Blue and Gold teams are both playing on Thursday April 11 at 6.45pm. The Blue Team are playing Adare at home, while the Gold Team travel to Monaleen.
RECYCLING: Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the Clubâ€™s Recycling Drive. Your effort and generosity is much appreciated. Thanks in particular to Mary Higgins, Breda Daly and the other club members who organised and ran the campaign.
SCOR: Patrickswellâ€™s set dancers produced a fine display in the Munster Scor Final in Templemore last weekend. Unfortunately, the Tipperary champions shaded the competition and the â€˜Well were gallant runners-up. Congratulations to the dancers and their mentors for advancing to a Munster final.
INTER-COUNTY: There were bittersweet emotions for Limerick Gaels this weekend as Limerickâ€™s hurlers were deprived of promotion to Division 1A. The Shannonsiders lost narrowly by 1-16 to 1-15 against Dublin at Semple Stadium. Hard luck to the county hurlers, including Mark Carmody, and best wishes for the upcoming Munster Championship.
CAMOGIE: The Junior ladies were beaten 2-10 to 2-3 by Kilmallock in the County League. The game was a very competitive encounter, but Kilmallock were clinical with their points scoring. The U-14 girls were in superb form as they beat parish neighbours Ballybrown by 6-0 to 0-0. This result was their second victory from two matches and yet another clean sheet.
DONATIONS: Supporters are invited to make a â‚¬50 donation to the cost of the hurling wall by the end of April. Donations can be made to Treasurer Nelius Hayes.
CARETAKER: Just a brief mention of appreciation of the excellent work being carried out by club caretaker Dick Nash. Pairc Antoin Oâ€™Briain is looking in great shape and Dickâ€™s commitment like his predecessor Willie Fention is deeply appreciated.
BINGO: Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.
DRAW: Congratulations to Teresa Oâ€™Connell who won â‚¬250 in the Limerick Club draw last night. Next draw is fixed for Friday 10th May in Moores Bar Doon. If you wish to join the draw, please contact David McGuinness, tickets cost â‚¬10 per month with â‚¬5 of this going directly to our club.
LOTTO: Club Lotto March 18, - No winner. Numbers drawn 1-13-15-20. Next weeks jackpot â‚¬4,850. Tickets cost â‚¬2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner â‚¬25 each: Padraig Oâ€™Connor, Tina Kirsh, Jenna Gammell, Marie Gammell, Marie Redfern, Matt Oâ€™Connell
FIXTURES: On 4 April last, Pallasgreen faced Naomh BrÃd in the East U-21 â€œBâ€ hurling final.
In a game where Pallasgreen were in the lead for most of he match, Liam Oâ€™Dea was dominant with his accuracy from the free balls. Building up a solid three point lead at half time, going in 0-7 to 0-4 ahead, Pallasgreen extended that lead in the second, finishing out the game at 1-12 to 0-7. The well taken goal by Christian Oâ€™Dwyer coming in the dying minutes of the game served to ensure the win would go to Pallas.
After the match a proud Padraig Franklin was presented with the trophy by Sean Murnane of the East board.
Scorers were Liam Oâ€™Dea nine points, Christian Oâ€™Dwyer 1-1, Paudie Oâ€™Dwyer and Darren Roche one point each.
Pallasgreen were due to play Ballybricken in two game this week, first in the East Junior Football League on Thursday, and then in a combined East Intermediate Hurling C