Limerick GAA Club Notes, March 30

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

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

ATHEA

INTERMEDIATE: We recorded a win in our opening game of 2013 where we defeated Claughaun in the County League on a score of 2-12 to 2-08.

The game was played in Claughaun and the pitch conditions were quite good given the bad weather we were experiencing. With it being our first competitive game, it was a good display overall by the players and with the amount of chances we created, our score could have been even higher. We trailed by a point at half time on a score 1-06 to 2-04. Our opening half scores came Pa Ahern with 1-02, two points from Tommy Greaney and a point each from Jamie Collins and Sean McGrath. Points were exchanged between teams in the second half with Michael Reidy adding a point and two points from Pa Ahern but we still trailed by a point heading into the last 10 minutes of the game. We finished the stronger scoring 1-3 with Claughaun just registering a point. A goal from Pa Ahern who finished well on the edge of the square. We followed with a point from Kevin O’Keeffe and two more from Pa Ahern to leave four points between us at the final whistle. It is good to get a win on your first day out. We did however concede 2-8 in this game so we will need to tighten up on our marking going into the next match.

Team: Timmy Enright, Shane Tierney, Matthew Tierney, Michael Reidy (0-1), Paul Collins, Martin Chawke, Denis Greaney, Conor Mullane, Tom Collins, Morgan O’Connor, Jamie Collins (0-1), Mark O’Connor, Sean McGrath, Pa Ahern (2-7), Tommy Greaney (0-2). Subs: Patrick Kiely for Paul Collins (injury), Kevin O’ Keeffe (0-1) for Mark O’Connor (injury), Raymond Brouder for Conor Mullane and Gerard Ahern for Sean McGrath.

DRAW: Our draw promoters are out and about selling tickets for this year’s Limerick Development Draw. By supporting this draw it is a great means of fundraising for both club and the County. Half of the sales of the tickets will be given back to the Club and the other half go to the County board which is used primarily for the coaching of the underage teams in the County. Tickets cost €100 for the year or €10 per draw. Please contact any member of the committee if you would like to buy a ticket.

GUM SHIELDS: Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouth guard in all Football Games and Football Training sessions from January 1st 2013 for all age grades up to and including Minor. The club by ordering in bulk can buy them for €5 each. If you wish to order one please contact Jacqueline.

TRAINING: Training for U-12’s will commence this Thursday evening March 28 in Páirc na nGael from 5pm to 6pm for this week only. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

Training for U-14’s will continue next Tuesday evening April 2 in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

Training for U-6’s will commence on Friday evening April 5 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Any player who has not registered can do so on the night. All players need to wear gum shields and can be purchased from the Club for €5. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

Training for U-8’s will commence on Friday evening April 5th from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Any player who has not registered can do so on the night. All players need to wear gum shields and can be purchased from the Club for €5. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

Training for U-10’s will continue Friday evening April 5th in Páirc na nGael from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

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

ADARE

SEASON TICKET: The County board has brought out a fantastic new incentive for clubs and supporters. Season tickets are on sale for €100 and will grant you entry to all club games in the county. For every 10 sold within a club, the club keeps €300. This is a bargain price and also allows you to support your own club directly. Please contact Linda McNamara (087 6811011) or James Kavanagh (087 9623120) for more details.

Please see the club website at www.adaregaa.ie for all the latest news within the club. You can also subscribe to the club newsletter on the left side of the club website. Simply input your email address to receive all the latest news via our club email newsletter.

CAMOGIE: Our U-14’s got off to a great start on Sunday with a comprehensive win in the GAA field over Na Parsaigh. Well done girls. This is a very encouraging start to the season and with the stretch in the evenings we will have training in the manor fields on Tuesday, April 2 at 6.00pm.

GREYHOUNDS: For those of you following the journey of our greyhound Royal Diva in the Con & Ann Kirby Memoral Stake, she again qualified, by coming in a strong 2nd place in her heat. The final takes place next Saturday in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium. At worst the club will receive €1000, but if the club was lucky enough that the dog won, €10,000 would be coming our way. So please next Saturday night put on your red and black and pick up you flags and head to the dogs to cheer ‘Royal Diva’ on.

NEW PLAYERS: As the new season begins we are always looking for new members across all the age groups U-8 to U-16 please contact Janet Ryan 087 2226771 PRO or Helen Alfred 087 779 5199 secretary for details.

ADARE LADIES FOOTBALL

SEASON: 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 adarelgfc@gmail.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 Apri 8 in the Manor Fields (time TBC).

INTER-COUNTY: Congratulations to Sophie O’Callaghan and Lauren Ryan who recently represented Limerick at U-14 level in the opening rounds of the Munster “B” Championship against Waterford, Tipperary and Clare.

Congratulations to Kate McSweeney and Rebecca Toomey who are representing Limerick at U-16 level this season. Their first match was against Waterford last weekend.

COACHING: A FUNdamentals Coaching Course will be run by Limerick Ladies Football on Saturday April 13 in a Limerick venue (yet to be confirmed). Please contact Barry O’Halloran (087 966 2000) if you are interested in attending.

COLLECTION: A Church Gate Collection took place last week end in Adare in aid of the Adare Ladies Gaelic Football Club. We would like to thank all who contributed so generously.

BALLYBROWN

LOTTO: Club Lotto There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 20, 23 with a bonus number 16. Tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €12,000. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!

CLEAN-UP: Many thanks to all who helped out for the Féile fundraising Clean Up on Saturday last. It was a great success and we hope to make this an annual event. Special thanks to the Tidy Town’s Committee & Mr Binman for sponsorship of hi-vi’s jackets etc. Thanks to all who supported our Church Gate Collection for this event - Your support is very much appreciated.

EASTER: There will be an Easter Hampers Draw in Lounge on the night for Members of The Limerick Club Development Draw. Music by: Last Orders. To be included just ensure you have partially or fully paid your membership of this draw on or before Easter Saturday. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a very happy Easter.

SYMPATHY: The club wishes to express our deepest sympathy to Tony O’Donoghue & his family on the recent passing of his sister Kathleen Nolan, Rathdowney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

BALLYBRICKEN-BOHERMORE

U-14 FOOTBALL: U-14 Footballers kicked of our season with a good win against Claughaun last Saturday in the 1st round of the Feile B competition. We started brightly in the game with a well taken goal from Cillian O Brien this was quickly followed by a goal and a point from Jason Cross. After this we lost our way and left Claughaun back into the game they scored a point and followed this with a goal on the stroke of half time to leave us with a lead of a goal. In the 2nd half we preformed better and scored 3 unanswered points from frees (2 from Adam Shier and 1 from Jason Cross) before Adam Shier finished the scoring with a great goal to give us the win 3-4 to 1-1.Panel: Lewis Rogers, Michael Martin, Adam McCarthy, Connor Kennedy, Patrick Byrnes, Sean Teefy, Craig Cosgrove, Adam Shier, Niall Mitchell, James Pinder, Jason Cross, Daniel Owens, Darragh Hogan, Cillian McCarthy, Cillian O Brien, Jack Cross, Matthew Pinder.

FEILE: The All Ireland U-14 Club Hurling Feile Competition will be held in Limerick this July 5-7, as part of this competition we will be hosting a team & their mentors from outside of the county for 2 nights, any families wishing to help out and act as a host family please contact the club.

LOTTO: There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week, numbers drawn were 14, 17, 21 & 30. Lucky Dip winners were Paudie Conway, Shane O’ Neill, Mary Mc Gregor and John Pratt. The jackpot is now €7,600 and the next draw will take place in the Clubhouse on Monday March 25 at the Cluhhouse.

BALLYBROWN CAMOGIE

INTERMEDIATE: Ballybrown Camogie 1-5, Crecora 2-3. Kate Mulqueen scored 1-4, Mairead Clancy scored the other point. Next Match is in Intermediate league round 6, Saturday March 30 at 4pm, Ballybrown v Murroe Boher.

U-14 league: round 2, April 2 at 6.30pm. Patrickswell V Ballybrown.

LITTER: We had a very successful Parish litter clean-up on Saturday March 23. Both our Feile na nGael 2013 teams took part. There was over 70 People on the roads of Ballybrown collecting rubbish. Well done to everybody.

FEILE: Fundraising event for Feile na nGael 2013: Hosted by Ballybrown Camogie and Hurling Clubs. Boston tea party Friday April 19 at 8:30pm at Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse. Bring your own food and drink and we will provide the entertainment. ‘Cowboy’s and Indians’ teamed night. Table of 8 at €100. Music by the Night Owls. Contact 087 8519134 for tickets.

BALLYLANDERS

LOTTO: Yearly lotto envelopes are now up for renewal and this year. People interested in renewing their lotto numbers or puchasing a yearly lotto envelope should do so before this Saturday nights draw to avail of a once off offer this year to get entered into the draw for an extra month getting 13 months for the price of 12. Saturday nights draw will be held in An Poc Fada for a jackpot of €3200.

The price of yearly lotto envelopes are €50 and can be purchased off all club members and most local businesses.

MEDALS: Our successful junior and minor teams will be honoured on Sunday night in Gallahues hall where they will be presented with their medals from 2012. All are welcome to this event which kicks off at 8pm. Also on the night a group of players from our senior and junior teams will partake in a head shave in aid of The Irish Cancer Society. Tom (Tae) Fox organised this event ‘monks or punks’ which is ran in conjunction with Today FM radio station and the Ray Darcy show which raised over €2300000 last year. The boys are busy fundraising for this event and we would urge everyone to show their support during the week and on the night for this worthy cause.

BRUFF CAMOGIE

U-14: On Sunday morning Bruff played Murroe/Boher in Caherelly in their opening League game. Bruff dominated this game from the start and opened the scoring with a great point from play by Caoimhe. A long ball from centre field dropped into the Murroe-Boher goalmouth for Linda to make perfect contact to send the sliotar to the back of the net. At this stage Bruff were rampant and another point for Bruff saw us lead at half time Bruff 1-2 Murroe/Boher 0-0.The second half started with Murroe-Boher showing tremendous spirit and stayed very much in touch when their centre foward broke through the Bruff defence to send the sliotar to the back of the Bruff net for Murroe-Bohers opening score.Bruff responded well with two goals from Katie and points from Caoimhe and Siobhan for Bruff to run out winners on a scoreline of Bruff 3-4 Murroe-Boher 1-0. Well done to all the girls and a great start to the league.

TRAINING: U-6, U-8, U-10 training every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am in the Convent field. All are welcome

CLOTHES: Bruff Camogie Club are holding a clothes collection on Saturday April 13.

BRUFF

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 06, 12, 28 & 30. This weeks jackpot is €12400. Lucky dip prizes winners were: €50 John Walsh, €20 each to Vera Tierney, Orla Browne, Pakie O Donoghue, Joan Raleigh, Ger Hegarty, Masie Ryan, Paddy Wallace, Ellen Browne & Helen Doran. Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.

RESULTS: The Intermediate footballers got their season up and running with a trip to Ballyhahill to play the home team, Gerald Griffins. A mix of new and old faces gave an indication that there is plenty of promise for the new season. Final score: Gerald Griffins 1-8 Bruff 1-6. Team and scorers: Kevin Purcell, Conor Hayes, Conor McEniry, Greg Dempsey, Kevin Browne, Niall Hourigan, Eamonn Leen, Brian Finn, Colin Madden,(0-1) Stephen Quirke (0-2) Andrew O’Neill(0-1), Ryan Glynn, David O’Brien, John O’Sullivan (0-2), John Moloney, Subs: Aidan O’Sullivan, Graham Whelan, Eric Finn (1-0). Well done to the U-14 hurlers who got their Feile campaign off to a great start with a big win over South Liberties last weeked.

GAMES: The intermediate hurlers south senior hurling game versus Kilmallock fell victim to the weather last weekend and is now due to be played this Good Friday. Please check the fixtures list in this paper for confirmation of time and venue. Likewise the U-21 game against Knockainey was postponed, with the re-fixture to be finalised. The intermediate footballers are due to play Cappamore at home this Saturday at 6.30 in round 2 of the county league and again on Wednesday April 2 against Galtee Gaels in the South Championship, with the venue and throw in time to be confirmed. Again please check the fixtures list in this paper. Please support our teams if you can make any of the games.

DEVELOPMENT: The Club has announced a new exciting project with the proposed purchase of a new playing area quite close to the existing Spotrsfield. While this is something to be developed in the near future the need for finance is currently very important. Club Officers are presently soliciting Interest- Free Loans from supporters and friends. If you have not been approached, as yet, and are in a position to help we would respectfully ask you to contact a Club Officer for details.

FASHION SHOW: On Thursday 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 shops displaying their range of clothing, a monster raffle and a prize for the best dressed lady this promises to be a great night. The funds raised from this event will go towards the Community Playground Development, Feile U-14 hurling and Bruff Camogie Club. Ticket prices are €10 adults, Students €5, and Children €5. Further information to follow. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

CROOM

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 10, 18, 22, 31. No jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €50 Val Greaney c/o Alan Sheerin, €30 Breda O Regan 16 Caemore Court, €20 each to -Attracta Allen c/o A Bourke, Nial and Niamh Hayes Anhid, Nell Houlihan c/o Hogans , D O Gorman c/o Joan, Breda O Regan 16 Caemore Court, Kevin Begly c/o A Bourke. Next weeks draw is on in Yellowtown with a jackpot of €10800.

U-21 HURLING: Our team Loch Na Garra Gaels received a walkover from Blackrock last weekend and are now in the South A final. We play Castletown-Ballygran in our last group game on Sunday at 12 noon. Minor Hurling v Trinity Gaels on Thursday evening at 5.15 in Bruree. South Senior Hurling Championship v Knockainey on Friday evening at 5,15 in Bruff.

UNDERAGE: U-16 Football v Bruree on Monday evening at 6.15 in Croom

Well done to Conor Allis who played his part in Limerick s defeat of Offaly on Sunday Well done also John Galvin who made his return from a long injury layoff when he came on as sub in Limericks defeat of London in the NFL also on Sunday.

CLAUGHAUN

U-21 HURLING: Singland Gaels recorded a good win in the County Premier Championship. They overcame Adare on a score of Singland Gaels 2-15, Adare 3-08. The team will play Na Piarsaigh this Tuesday March 26 at 8.15pm in the Gaelic Grounds. Victory over our cross town rivals will ensure qualification from the group to the knock out rounds.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Claughaun played the first round of the Intermediate League on Saturday March 23 v Athea. It was a good team performance from The Hoops in their first outing of the year, however it was not enough on the day as Athea came away with a two point victory at full time.

U-15 FOOTBALL: Claughaun are playing Mungret on Wednesday March 27 in Childers Road. Throw-in at 6.15pm

U-16 HURLING: Claughaun are in action against Kilpeacon on Monday March 25 with throw-in at 6.15pm

BAG PACKING: Claughaun will be Bag Packing in Dunnes Stores Childers Road on Friday March 29 from 10.00am - 10.00pm. All volunteers will be greatly appreciated as this is a fantastic method of raising much needed funds. Andy will be making contact with volunteers this week to arrange times. Please contact Andy Cunneen 087-9032097 for more details.

LOTTO: This weeks jackpot of €6,000 was not won. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 11, 23. Jackpot now stands at €6,100 You can play your numbers online at www.locallotto.ie

TABLE QUIZ: There will be a Table Quiz in association with Milford Hospice on Monday March 28 at 9.00pm. The cost is €12 for a team of four. All support is greatly welcome on the night.

CLUB RAFFLE: Claughaun are raffling off two tickets to see Manchester United v Chelsea on the weekend of May 4-5, plus €300 spending money. Tickets are €2 each and are available in Club. All tickets must be returned this week as the draw will be held on Easter Monday.

CAHERLINE

LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1100 and the draw will take place on Friday March 29 in the Millennium centre Caherconlish during the table Quiz. Tickets just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs and the post office or from any Committee member.

FEILE: U-14s played their Feile B match last Sunday morning against Pallasgreen. On a very bitterly cold morning for hurling both teams gave us a great exhibition of hurling with hooking blocking and end to end action.

Caherline had the better of the first half with a lot of possession but could not turn it into scores had many goal chances saved and cleared off the line. In the second half playing against the wind Pallasgreen won a couple frees early on and head on to that lead despite the lads working hard to get back into the game. A late goal at the end for Pallasgreen made the scoreline look worse than it should have.

Well done to the players and all good preparation for Feile na Gael in July.

Team: David Crosse, Thomas Kennedy, Jack Enright, Eamon Balfry, Sean Whelan, Daniel Murnane, Jack Heelan, Jack Merrick, Jake Carroll, Aaron O’Callaghan, Lyolld O’Dea, Pauric Wixted, Rory Walsh, John Madden, Niall O’Connor. Subs: Jake Kennedy, Conor Enright, James Halvey.

Referee: Philip Dee (Murroe)

The draw took place in Adare Last week for host clubs. Caherline were drawn to host London.

Féile na nGael is a national movement with the primary objective of facilitating and enabling the personal, social and cultural development of young people. It also emphasises cultural and community activities, leadership and training through sport. It is recognised by the GAA as a major festival of great importance for the promotion of hurling, camogie and handball among the youth of our country. It has the full support of the GAA, and also the Department of Education, Irish Sports Council and other Government bodies and cultural agencies.

Feile na Gael 2013 will take place in Limerick on July 5-7. The Feile weekend begins with our first game on Friday July 5 at 2pm. That Will be followed by a parade that evening by all competing clubs over 200 teams down O’Connell street behind the Artane Boys Band and past a reviewing stand at the site of the old George hotel.

On the Saturday we have 2 more games and how we do in those games will determine if we play on the Sunday.

Huge amount of work going into Feile to make this a great success in not just our own club and parish but all parishes to make the Limerick Feile a success.

QUIZ: Caherline GAA Annual Table Quiz Takes place on Friday March 29 in the Millennium Centre at 9pm table of 4 €20. This is a fun night and all support is greatly appreciated.

CAMOGUE ROVERS


FUND-RAISER: Club Fundraiser in the form of Leg Waxing and Head Shaving to take place in Statia Dempseys Bar, Meanus, on Saturday March 30. All players will be taking part and we would greatly appreciate all support on the night and all sponsorship of players. Anyone who sponsors a player will have the chance to partake in the head shaving or leg waxing on the night. All players have sponsorship cards and there are also cards available in Dempseys bar.

Pre-season training for both hurling and football players takes place every Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 p.m. in the GAA field in Meanus. All players are asked to attend.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is due and is €20 for adults and €5 for students and OAPs. All previous and new members are welcome and your support of the club membership is greatly appreciated. All players should note that membership is essential to cover insurance costs for players for the year and must be payed.

DOON

U-21 HURLING: Our young U-21 team put in a good performance against a strong Kilmallock side last Tuesday night (March 19) in Knocklong. It had been a close contest for much of the first half with Doon trailing by a point after 28 minutes (5 points to 4). But in the three minutes to follow Kilmallock added 2 fast goals and a point just ahead of the break. Trailing by 2-6 to 0-4, Doon got the first point of the second half, coming from Dean Coleman. This was followed by a 15-minute spell of no scores for us, where Kilmallock extended their lead by another 1-2. Darragh O’Donovan put Doon back on the scoreboard with 2 points, but Kilmallock rounded off the game with a point at the final whistle. Final score Kilmallock 3-9 Doon 0-7.

Team - Colm Cummins, Patrick Cummins, Derek Ryan, Jack Hayes, Steven Ryan, Richie English, Fiachra O’Grady, Tony Berekery, Darragh O’Donovan (0-4), Liam Ryan, Ger McPartland, Shane O’Connell, Dean Coleman (0-2), Bobby Ryan (0-1), Raymond Ryan. Subs – Dylan O’Dwyer, Cian McNamara.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday March 18. Jackpot €7,800. Numbers drawn 3, 5, 25, 28. No winner. 4 match 3’s got €50 each – Nano Moloney, Oola; Martin Murphy, c/o Ann McPartland; Jacinta Ryan; Bilboa; Deirdre & Andrew Cleary Cappawhite. 10 lucky dips got €20 each – Denis Kennedy, Cooga; John Ryan, Pallasgreen; Patrick Cummins, Carrigmore; Joanie Coughlan; Kealogue; Seamie Hayes, Kilmoylan; Tess Berekery, Kilmoylan; Mary Butler, Liscaugh; Nora Dilger, Cooga; Pauline Reale, c/o Trish; Bernie Quigley, Rearcross.

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.

FEILE: Doon recieved a walkover from Cois Laoi Gaels last Sunday morning (24th March) and will now play Pallasgreen in the quarter final on Sunday April 7 in Doon.

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.

CLOBBER: As part of our Feile fundraising campaign we are collecting any unwanted clothes, bags, shoes etc. For collection bags or more information, please contact Rob O’Connell at (086) 6664252.

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

MEETING: Our next committee meeting is set for Monday April 8 at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

FR CASEYS

POSTPONED: Both our Senior and Junior football teams were scheduled to begin their county league campaigns last weekend against Monaleen and Ahane respectively. Unfortunately due to weather conditions there were no pitches playable and both fixtures were postponed.

BRAWL IN THE HALL: Last Saturday night, the GAA Sports Complex in Abbeyfeale staged the eagerly awaited ‘Brawl in the Hall’, white collar boxing fundraiser between Fr. Caseys and Mountcollins GAA Clubs. In total ten bouts took place on the night, nine between amateur GAA players and one exhibition bout between two qualified boxers. We were delighted by the massive crowd that attended on the night and amazed by the success of the event.

Massive credit must be given to all the boxers who put on an amazing display on the night. They are all a credit to their clubs and we owe them a great debt. Ger Long and his team had everyone in peak condition and they administered a very professional contest on the night. Both club committees left no stone unturned in their preparations and they should be extremely proud of the outcome. The list of people to thank is endless. Without everyone’s co-operation this night would not have been possible. We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped out.

Sponsorship from local businesses was key to making this fundraiser a success. We are extremely thankful to Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Bridge Street Pharmacy, P&B Bloodstock, Abbey Tyres, Leens Hotel, O’Sullivans Bar, Superbites, Adrenalin Sports, AIB Abbeyfeale and Feale Oil who sponsored fights on the night. Thanks also to the numerous businesses who took out adverts in our fight programme and to Feale Print & Design who produced the lovely programmes for the event. Lastly we owe a big thanks to the people of Abbeyfeale, Mountcollins and the surrounding areas that attended the event and helped make this fundraiser a great success.

The following is a summary of all ten bouts for the brawl in the hall fundraiser. Abbeyfeale fought out of the blue corner while Mountcollins were selected to fight out of the red corner. The first fight of the night saw Abbeyfeales Joseph O’Flaherty take on Paddy Murphy of Mountcollins. Both boxers had their spells of dominance in a gruelling three round contest but it was Joseph who eventually emerged victorious having successfully landed more head shots. The second fight on the card matched Timmy Gleeson from Abbeyfeale against Batt Dillane from Mountcollins. From the start it was Timmy who took control of this bout, cleverly getting his shots off then weaving away from danger. Batt never gave up trying but Timmy was rightfully announced as the victor to give the blue corner a 2-0 lead. Fight three paired Seamus Lenihan of Abbeyfeale against Kieran Quirke. Both boxers fought tirelessly throughout the three rounds and in the end only 1 point separated the fighters on the scorecard. Unfortunately this time victory went to the red corner but Seamus can hold his head high after a fierce battle. Fight four saw Eamon O’Flaherty fighting for Abbeyfeale against Jason Brosnan from Mountcollins. Both boxers had spells of dominance but it was Jason who eventually won the bout the level the tie on the night. Fight five was probably the best amateur boxing display of the night as Abbeyfeales Michael Roche faced Hubert Kloskowski. With one minute remaining in the final round the fight was stopped after Michael picked up a cut to his left eye. It was heart-breaking for Michael who up this point had slightly shaded proceedings. The red corner now led 3-2 and so it was left to the Knocknasna Knockout to get Abbeyfeale back in this contest. Fight six saw Gerard O’Connor fighting out of the blue corner while William Brosnahan fought out of the red corner. The two veterans of the night produced a brilliant display with both fighters giving their all. In the end Gerard emerged victorious to level the contest at 3-3. Fight seven was one of closely contested fights of the night between Abbeyfeales Sean O’Connell and Mike Dillane from Mountcollins. Sean controlled the early stages but Mike fought back well to earn himself a draw, the first tied fight of the night. Fight eight saw Simas Makcinshas take on Gerry Dillane of Mouncollins. A powerful right hook from Simas which connected with Gerry midway through the fight sent the Mountcollins man the canvas and ended the contest. The blue corner had won by knockout and Abbeyfeale lead proceedings once more. The ninth fight paired our female boxers against each other. Maura Collins fought for Abbeyfeale while Mary Dillane represented Mountcollins. Anyone expecting a tame affair were soon disappointed as both ladies went in search of victory from the first bell. This was another bout two close to call and once more the judges called the contest a draw. This concluded the amateur contest with Abbeyfeale leading on the scorecard by 5-4. The final fight of the night was an exhibition fight between two qualified boxers. Noel Burns fought out of the blue corner while Andrew Murphy fought from the red corner. Being an exhibition bout no winner would be announced but this did not deter both fighters putting on a great display.

INTER-COUNTY: The Limerick Senior footballers travelled to Ruislip last weekend to face London in round six of the National Football League. Limerick held on to claim their fifth victory of the campaign, winning by 1-09 to 1-08. Limerick continue to top the Division 4 table but will not be guaranteed promotion unless they get a result in their final group game on Sunday April 7 against Clare in Ennis. Fr. Caseys GAA Club wish all involved the very best of luck especially Paudie, John, Derry and Mike.

CARDS: The weekly 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale. The card games start at 9.00pm sharp and new members are always welcome. Last week’s card game was held in aid of Abbeyfeale Basketball Club and we were delighted with the high attendance.

The following are the results from last week’s card game: Joint Winners (13 games): Liam O’Connor, Jamsie McEnery, Larry McAuliffe; Joint Winners (13 games): JD Foley, Seamus McNamara, Brendan Walsh; Table Prize: Mike Flavin, Tom Flavin, Mike O’Sullivan; Door Prize: Tom Murphy

Raffle Prize: Sean Harnett, Patsy Healy, Connie Collins, Dan Brosnan, Noel Murphy, Mike O’Keeffe, Shane O’Connor, Sean O’Connor, James Keane, Mike Flavin, Mossie Gleeson, Tom Murphy, Pascal O’Rourke, Jamsie McEnery, Seamus Lane

KEYS: A set of keys to a Renault Espace car were found last Saturday night after our white collar boxing fundraiser in the GAA Complex. If you are the owner, please contact our club secretary on 086-1646025 to arrange collection.

HOSPITAL-HERBERTSTOWN

LEAGUE: In round 1 of the ACFL,we were defeated by Pallasgreen on a score of 2-14 to 2-7. It was great to see Damian Reale, Liam Reale and Manus Breathnach all in good form and they are sure to be a major addition to the team this year. We take on Sean Finns in round 2 this Friday in Rathkeale while the senior hurlers have their first competitive outing this Monday against Bruree in the South Championship. Keep an eye on our facebook page for venue and time.

UNDERAGE: U-6 and U-8 indoor continues on Thursday from 6.00 to 6.55. The club would like to congratulate those who organised a very successfull St Patricks day parade in Herberstown and for treats given to our players who took part in it, a huge thank you to all. U-12s are preparing for their trip to Croke Park on Tuesday April 2 where they will play 3 matches. Please contact Gerry Ryan about details or if you are looking to go. The club have hurleys and helmet on sale at greatly reduced cost to all ages please contact coachs in relation to this. The club are appealing to anyone with an old or now used helmet to donate them to the club as we are hoping to give some to our two schools for their us and their promotion of hurling in the schools.

KILMALLOCK

TRAINING TIMES: U-6 Thursday at 6, U-8 Friday at 3.45, U-10 Thursday at 5, U-12 Tuesday at 4, U-14 Friday at 3.45, U-16 Wednesday at 5.25

U-16: Our thanks to Newtownshandrum for hosting us for a hurling challenge under lights last week. It was a very worthwhile workout for all involved. We now enter a very hectic fixture calendar for April as there is an U-15 football and hurling competition being run off on Wednesday evenings as well as the U-16 fixtures on Monday evenings. See our website www.kilmallockgaa.ie and go to the U-16 tab for a full set of U-15 & U-16 fixtures.

KILTEELY-DROMKEEN

U-21 HURLING: The U-21 hurlers were due to play Pallasgreen last Saturday evening however this was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The game has been rescheduled for good Friday March 29 at 4.45pm. The venue is likely to be Caherelly and will be confirmed later this week via text and on our website www.kdgaa.ie. The winner of the game will qualify for the East Final which will be down for decision on Monday April 1.

JUVENILE FIXTURES: All fixtures are now available on our website. The U-15 footballers begin Wednesday March 27 against Galtee Gaels in Kilbeheny at 6.15pm. The U-15 footballers are back in action next Wednesday evening April 3 at 6.45pm at home to Ballylanders.

JUVENILE TRAINING: The U-6 to U-10 teams were back training last week on the pitch. It was great to see so many new faces on the playing and coaching side. These age groups will continue to train on Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 7pm. As always, new players are more than welcome and parents can contact any of the club officials for more information on how to join.

FEILE NA NGAEL: Kilteely Dromkeen GAA will be hosting a Donegal club for tis years Fèile nan Gael competition which takes place on weekend of July 5.

GUMSHIELDS: Gum shields are compulsory for all juvenile players up to and including minor level. All players must wear gum shields in training and matches. Gum shields are available from the club for just €2.

JUNIOR TRAINING: Pre-Season commenced for the junior hurling and football panels Saturday evening with Adrian O’Brien. Training continues this Saturday evening at 6pm. All players expected to attend.

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

LOTTO: Club lotto results for Monday March 18 - No winner 1, 12, 20, 24. Lucky dips: Liam O’Dea, Tom Ryan, William Barry, Keighley Creamer. Sellers prize Liam O’Dea. Next week’s draw is worth €6000, you can play online at www.kdgaa.ie or by purchasing from a local reseller.

INTERCOUNTY: Well done to Paudie Ahern who was involved in the Limerick senior hurling panel who defeated Offaly by three points last Sunday to qualify for the league final. The seniors meet Wexford in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday in their final league game. Best of luck to Denis O’Dea who is involved with the Limerick U-21 football panel this week.

KNOCKANE

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in Dawsons Bar Cullen. Numbers drawn were 1, 12, 20, 24. Lucky Dips were Liam O’Dea, Tom Ryan, William Bwary, Keighley Creamer. Sellers Prize went to Liam O’Dea. Next weeks Jackpot stands at €5,900. Tickets can be bought from any committee member

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: Friends of Limerick 73 will hold a cake sale in the Library Doon on Sturday March 30 at 5.30pm and Sunday March 31 at 8.30am. All monies raised will be divided equaily betweem the following Charities Milford Care Ceter MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. 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 would greatly appreciated.More details will follow over the coming weeks.

MEETING: Our mounthly club meeting will be held in Garrydoolis School on Friday night March 31 at 8.30pm all are welcome.

KILDIMO-PALLASKENRY

FEILE: The preliminary draw for the 2013 Féile na nGael finals to be hosted by Limerick over the weekend of July 5-7 were made last week – Kildimo-Pallaskenry have been drawn in Division 3 and will be hosting the Carlow champions. Other Limerick teams in Division 3 include Cois Laoi Gaels, Croagh-Kilfinny, Templeglantine, Garryspillane, Old Christians, Pallasgreen and Soouth Liberties. Further information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

VICTORY: Kildimo-Pallaskenry 7-7 Killeedy 0-0. 
We played our first round of the U-14 hurling Féile competition on Sunday 24 in cold wintery conditions in Kildimo. The team was well prepared for this game - after months of hard training and some tough challenge games it was down to the real stuff. With the pitch in Kildimo in top class condition, the scene was set for a great game of hurling. Both teams didn’t disappoint with some fine hurling being played at the start. However, when the scoring began, it was Kildimo-Pallaskenry that pulled away and took every chance they got. With our backs solid and Dara Mills and Cathal Downes on top in midfield it made it easy for our forwards to score. Credit to the forwards who were firing on all cylinders and punished the slightest mistake made by their opponents. At half time, the players headed for the dressing rooms to be rewarded with hot blackcurrant. This warm drink helped the team finish the game strongly and with all the four subs playing their part this was a real squad performance. Keep up the hard work and effort in training guys. 
Scorers: Shaun Barry & Padraig Hartigan 2-1 each, Adam Butler 1-3, Cathal Downes 1-0, Daniel Pearse 1-1, Naoise McGarrigle 0-1.
Team: James Mason, Jack Mullane, Liam Griffin, Mikey Hayes, Liam O Sullivan, Darragh O Brien, Luke O Keefe, Cathal Downes, Dara Mills, Adam Butler, Naoise McGarrigle, Kevin Walsh, Dan Pearse, Shaun Barry, Pádraig Hartigan. Subs: Éamonn Whelan, Jamie Hickey, Jai Chaudri, Ciaran Downes.

DEFEAT: Old Christians 5-10 v Kildimo-Pallaskenry 0-0.

On Saturday March 16 we took on Old Christians in Rathbane in the first round of the U-14 Féile Football competition. Our lads were on the back foot from the very start against a much bigger team. To their credit, the lads never put their heads down and we had some brave and honest performances especially from Kieran Bourke, Daniel Pearse and Jamie Hickey in goals. They kept going to the end and were unlucky not to get on the score board with Pádraig Hartigan going close twice. The defeat was large but not too disheartening against a team that would hold their own in the top division of this competition.
Team: Jamie Hickey, Daniel Pearse, Jack Mullane, Mikey Hayes, Luke O Keefe, Darragh O Brien, Kevin Walsh, Naoise McGarrigle, Caolan Rushe, Matthew Lucy, Jordan O Connell, Pádraig Hartigan, James Pomeroy, Shaun Barry, Kieran Bourke. Subs: James Mason, Jai Chaudri, Dara Mills.

LIMERICK SUPPORTERS CLUB DUBLIN

DANCE: Limerick GAA Supporters Club (Dublin Branch) will hold its Annual Dinner Dance on Friday April 12 at 8.30 pm at the Moran’s Red Cow Hotel. This promises to be another very exciting occasion with the announcement of the Limerick Person of the Year and with many other tributes on the Night. Tickets are now on sale and are available from any Member of the Supporters Club.

MONALEEN

FUN WALK & RUN: Thanks to all who participated and made this event such a great success last Sunday, March 24. It was great to see all the groups and families heading off from the GAA club on their 10KM walk or run in support of a very worthy cause. The sense of community is a joy to behold on days such as this.

U-21 HURLING: The Monaleen U-21 Hurlers captured the 2013 City U-21 Title last Sunday, March 24. They defeated Kildimo-Pallaskenry in both home and away games.

U-12 GIRLS: Monaleen 3-2, St Brigid’s 4-2. Monaleen’s U-12 girls football began their league campaign on Sunday at home against St Brigid’s. It was a hard fought contest with a high standard of football played by both sides on what was a bitterly cold evening. Monaleen started strongly, playing with the breeze in the first half, were unlucky to only lead by two points at half time. St Brigid’s came out strongly in the second half and finally hit the front with about eight minutes left on the clock. Monaleen dug deep and scored a well worked goal almost immediately with a fine finish from Emma Donohoe. However it wasn’t to be Monaleen’s day, St Brigid’s scored the winning goal in the final minutes when a goalmouth scramble trickled over the line in the fading light to seal the win for the visitors. Despite the loss, there was much to be positive in a game that could have been won with excellent performances from Lucy d’Arcy, Laura Stritch and Sarah Sheehan to name a few. Monaleen U-12 Girls Football next fixture is away to Shamrock Gaels on Friday, March 29.

U-14 CAMOGIE: Monaleen 4-2, Killeedy 1-0. Monaleen got their league campaign off to a great start with a win over Killeedy. Understandably it took both teams a little while to get into their stride in the bitterly cold conditions, it took a great goal from Aine Doyle mid-way through the first half to break the deadlock. Killeedy responded quickly and with an equaliser minutes later and it was game on. Great defending by Katie Golden and Shalini Kujur kept Killeedy at bay before Claire Kelly stepped up to score 1-2 and give Monaleen a commanding lead at half-time. In the second half Monaleen, playing into a stiff breeze really stepped up their game. Taine Amodeo dominated at half forward and scored with a fine strike. She was also on the end of the move of the game starting at Tara Hogan clearing the ball at full back, to Katie Golden and Annie Russell moved the ball to Ellen Magnier in midfield, Orlaith Gallagher played the ball to Emma Donohoe into Taine who was fouled resulting in a penalty. Aisling Kennedy stepped up and buried the ball to secure the well-earned victory. Next up is Ahane on Tues 2nd. Team: Aisling Kennedy, Fiona Fitzpatrick, Shalini Kujur, Aine Nelligan, Katie Golden, Ailish Wiley, Annie Russell, Taine Amodeo, Ellen Magnier, Aine Doyle, Robyn McDonnell, Claire Kelly, Susan Fullen, Sarah Costelloe, Aoife O Driscoll, Emma Donohoe, Maeve Rea, Tara Hogan, Orlaith Gallagher, Sarah Quilligan.

U-12 HURLING: The U12 hurlers played a challenge game at St Patrick’s last Saturday afternoon. It was a very worthwhile exercise with the end result being a draw 3-4 to 3-4. Monaleen were shorthanded after some no-shows, and St. Patrick’s lent us some players to make sure on such a cold breezy day nobody was left on the side-line. Good spirit showed by these players - thanks is due to Chris Mortell of St. Pats for issuing the invitation and helping it all run off smoothly. Overall a good game of hurling and we look forward to the commencement of the U-12 League which will be on alternate Thursday nights starting April 11.

JUVENILE TRAINING: Training will be returning to the club pitch over the coming weeks after a winter spent on the astro pitches in UL and gym in St Vincent’s, Lisnagry. Training will revert back to the standard summer days and times(typically Football on Mondays & Hurling on Fridays for the younger age groups). Look out for texts from team coaches with exact arrangements for April onwards.

LOTTO: March 21 Jackpot of €6,300 was not won. Numbers drawn were 4, 14, 17, 23. Quick Pick winners were S. Conroy, Riverbank; D. Danaher, Monaleen Height’s; B. Casey, Newtown Park; B. Fallon, Oakfield.

MUNGRET

UNDERAGE HURLING: Our U-11 and U-12 hurlers travelled to Ahane. The U-12s were beaten the first time they met so had to prove a point, and they did with a final score of 4-2 to 0-2. The team on a whole worked hard together Eoin Shanahan was the first to score a goal. Stephen Cotter Gleason had great accuracy in catching the sliotar. Jack Moroney was not letting any ball get passed him into the backs. Still more to be learned in training and from hitting a ball around at home. The team on the night were.Ethan O’Sullivan, Patrick Dwane, Eoin Ryan,Tom Bolger, Jack Moroney (0-1), Jake Connolly (2-1), Stephen Cotter Gleason, Peter Fahy, Loughlann O’Keefe, Seamus Hurley (1-0), Mark Shanahan (1-0), Darragh Ryan, Darragh Hernan.

The U-11s were involved in the proverbial game of two halves. We had four extra players so two of our players opted to go over to the opposition for each half, ensuring that everyone got a full match on what was a freezing evening. We led by three goals at half time, with all the scores coming from Brian O’Meara, but we were eventually pegged back by a determined Ahane outfit who won by a couple of points. Players: Conor Murtagh, Dermot Moloney, Barry Duff, Conor Galvin, Liam Lynch, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Malley, Harry Page, Keith McKeogh, Cathal Joy, Tom Morrisson, David Hassett, Oran O’Dwyer, Ciaran Kenny.

RUN: Not able to take part in the run but would like to help out? The club are looking for over 18s to volunteer to help marshal the Great Limerick run on May 5. You will be based around the local area and will be used from 1 hour to 3 hours. Anyone who is available and able to help please give your name to Trish Barry 087-2033474 or to Kevin O’Hagan 087-0601686.

FEILE:A family table quiz is being organised by the féile committee to take place on April 21. Please keep this date free €20 for a table of 4. Time to be confirmed closer to the date.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Mungret opened their league account with a win, leaving it late to secure all 3 points. Midfield flyer Yvette Moynihan opened the scoring with a point after 7minutes. A young fast Ballylanders team responded with a point of their own, through the rest of the half both net minders were kept very busy with some fine saves. Mungret netted their first goal, from the boot of Mairead Clancy, and the visitors had their own 3 pointer just before half time. Ballylanders went in at the break a point ahead, Mungret 1-3 Ballylanders 1-4.

In the second half, Ballylanders got 3 points in quick succession, Mungret got 2 points from the boot of Triona Bannon and Aisling Keogh, and for the rest of the half the elements made it hard for both teams to score. With literally 2 minutes to go, Mungret were down a point, here is where they saved the best until last, Yvette Moynihan took a shot and lobbed the keeper, for a goal and from the kickout, speedy forward Triona Bannon received the ball, and let it rip to the top corner, Ballylanders were indeed robbed, as Mungret gave them a lesson that it is not over till the final whistle. Final score Mungret 3-7 Ballylanders 1-6.

Mungret team: C. Murphy, A. Dee, K. Gibbs, O. Giltenane, M. Giltenane, J O’Malley, L. Garvey, Y. Moynihan, M. Clancy, A. Keogh, L. Horgan, T. Bannon, J. O’Carroll.

Our U-14 Ladies Footballers will take part in the county Feile competition next Saturday March 30 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale fixed from 9:00 to 12:00. Best of luck to all the girls and coaches next Saturday and let’s hope they do the business. All supporters welcome.

The Limerick U-14s Ladies Football team recorded a great win over their neighbours Clare in the third round of the Munster Championship winning 7-6 to 2-1. They have now qualified for the Munster A semi Final. The club was represented by Niamh O’Keeffe, Jane Kirby and Aimee Rickard.

MURROE-BOHER

TRAINING: Senior Team Training ongoing this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Next Game is in the All County Hurling League on April 6 v Hospital-Herbertstown in Hospital at 7pm.

Junior Hurlers are out on April 6 in the County Junior Hurling League v Old Christians in Harty Park at 6.30 pm.

U-21 team received a walk over from Fedamore at the weekend.

CAMOGIE: Camogie Quiz night was a major success with 30 tables ,lots of spot prises and music on the night. It was well supported by all levels of the club, but a particular thanks go to all our young members who attended and enjoyed the night. Winning team was lead by Joe Quaid.

Intermediate Camogie league Murroe-Boher 2-14, Tournafulla 2-0 in Harty Park on March 23.

UNDERAGE: U-16s played Wolfe Tones in a challenge game on Saturday in Harty Pary. The team won on a score line of 2-8 to 0-13, on a very cold evening our team played very well with strong performances from Gavin Ryan in goals ,Jack Barry in midfield, Killian Byrnes and Aidan Quigley both gave battling performances and a welcome back to Matthew Hanly who scored a great goal.

The team lined out as follows: Gavin Ryan, Barry Cusack, Conor Byrnes, Shane Quigley, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Kevin Clossey, Aaron Kennedy, Jack Barry, Shane Mulcahy, Stephen Coughlan, Killian Byrnes, Aidan Quigley, John Richardson, Jack Casey, Dillon O Connor. Subs used Jake Shanhan, Jaden Keane, Philip Hodgkinson, Matthew Hanly. Players away Eoin Houirgan, Finn Hourigan and Brain Timmins.

U-12 GIRLS: The U-12 girls got their East championship season off to a great start on Sunday evening with a fine 8-7 to 1-0 win over St Ailbes (Gold) at Harty Park.

Despite conceding an early goal in the first half, the team rallied to limit a gallant St. Ailbes side to just that one score for the remainder of the game.

Roisin Crowe impressed in goals with some well timed saves, while the full back line of Leah O’Riordan, Roisin Dunlea and Aisling Moloney were rock solid in keeping the St. Ailbes forward line under wraps.

Ciara Beirne and Leanne Ryan marshalled the half-back line superbly; defending and linking play with their midfield and forward lines so well.

Naoise Duffy and Lauren Beirne excelled as a first time partnership at midfield to control the game; scoring 5-4 between them.

Charlotte Walsh (captain for the night), Lauren Redfearn and Danielle McMahon worked tirelessly in the half-forward line to find and exploit gaps in the St Ailbes defence; Charlotte and Lauren adding some fine scores to the Murroe-Boher tally.

Jayne Ryan and Sarah Fitzgerald worked very well together in the full forward line to provide a cutting edge that constantly threatened the St Ailbes defence and punished it with scores and crucial assists on the night.

Two of our U-10 players, Kate Madigan and Aoibhe Butler came into the game in the second half and belied their young years by seamlessly integrating into the team and making some key contributions to the forward line; Kate laying off a pass for a good score and Aoibhe scoring a fine point from an acute angle.

All in all, a great first outing and win for this young and talented team.

All the more impressive when you consider we were without team captain Hazel Hourigan, Laurie Quaid, Roisin Kinsella and Muirin Van Nieuwenhove for this first championship match.

Next game will be away to Galtee Gaels on Friday March 29 (Good Friday), and we look forward to another strong performance and result in that match.

Murroe-Boher Camogie will be collecting good quality items of clothing (men’s, woman’s and children’s), paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, & paired curtains as part of our Feile na ngeal fundraiser. The following are collection dates: Saturday April 6 and Saturday April 20 in The GAA Club House Murroe from 7pm-7.45pm and in The Community Centre Boher, from 8pm-8.45pm. All support much appreciated, spread the word please. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055.

BAG PACKING: On Thursday March 28 10.00am to 22.00 and Saturday March 30 10.00am to 22.00. All support and volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Please liase with your lead coaches.

NA PIARSAIGH

U-21 HURLING: Na Piarsaigh 2-15 Deel Rangers 0-10 Na Piarsaigh remained on course for a semi final spot in the U21 Hurling Premier Division with this fine win. Deel Rangers were first out of the blocks and had the first score.

However Na Piarsaigh gained the advantage and with some slick interchanging of the ball had built up their lead to 2-8 to 0-5 by half time.

The two goals came by virtue of two close in frees from Shane Dowling. Following the break Deel Rangers once again took the initiative and early on had outscored Na Piarsaigh by 0-3 to 0-1.

Na Piarsaigh recovered and went on to record their fourth win in Group 2 and maintain their unbeaten run.

Na Piarsaigh had scores from Shane Dowling (2-4 (2-3f)), Ronan Lynch (0-4 0-1f), David Sheppard (0-3), Eoin Keogh (0-2), and points from Mark Ryan and Josh O’Halloran. they had fine displays from William O’Donoghue, Alan Dempsey, Michael Foley, Michael Casey and Mark Buckley.

Na Piarsaigh: Evan Egan, Michael Casey, Mark Buckley, Kevin McNamara, Gordon Brown, Alan Dempsey, Michael Foley, Mark Ryan, William O’Donoghue, David Sheppard, Shane Dowling, Eoin Keogh, Josh O’Halloran, Ronan Lynch, Evan O’Brien. Subs Adrian Breen Peter Hodnett, Lee Coughlan, Kieran Daly

LOTTO: Our lotto jackpot has now risen to €12,000 following Mondays draw.

The numbers drawn were 8, 13, 14, 32. No jackpot winner.

The four lucky dip winners were Pat Conlon, Helen Flanagan, Keith Danagher and Rena O Rourke.

Sellers prize went to Frank Kavanagh and house draw to Bernie Buckley.

INTER-COUNTY: Congratulations to Alan Dempsey, David Breen and Kevin Downes who were part of the victorious Limerick hurling team in Tullamore, and who are now all but qualified for the Division1B league final.

To Maurice Horan and Cian Coady on their narrow victory in Ruislip over London which also put the Limerick footballers in a strong position going into the final series of games.

THANKS: A big thank you to all who voted for Na Piarsaigh in the Ethihad Airways ‘Raise The Bar’ competition.

The club appreciates all the help received.

The club membership is now overdue so please pay yours as soon as possible.

NEWCASTLE WEST

GAMES: On field action commenced the week last. The Senior Footballers lost to Drom-Broadford 0-10 to 1-11 in Round One of the All County League at the field on Saturday. The Intermediate Hurlers (0-14) drew with Monagea (1-11) in a challenge at Mick Neville Park on Sunday. While defeat (1-1) to Croagh-Kilfinny (2-1) was the lot of the U-14 hurlers in Round 1 of the Féile na nGael. Next on the agenda are the U-21 hurling championship Round 4 v Granagh Ballingarry/ Feenagh-Kilmeedy on Thursday next, on Saturday the Senior Footballers play Round 2 of the County League v St. Kierans in Colcappa and the West Senior Football Championship v Fr Caseys is on Bank Holiday Monday in Mountcollins. Training is ongoing for all teams.

INTER-COUNTY: Three from the club- Iain Corbett, Micheal O’Leary and Jamie Lee are on the Limerick U-21 Football panel for the Munster Championship semi-final versus Cork and the club wish all involved the very best of luck. While the Limerick minor football panel for the upcoming Munster Campaign includes four from the club namely; Eoin Murphy, Gavin Reidy, Cian Sheehan and Eoin Hurley. The Minor team is managed by former club coach Gerry O’Sullivan.

LOTTO: This weeks club lotto draw for a jackpot of €6000 and five lucky dips of €40 each was scheduled for Pat’s Bar on Monday last.

CAMOGIE: In Camoige the Senior team’s league game v Kileedy in Round 5 was postponed, while the u14s defeated Knockaderry 2-6 to no score in Round 1 of the County League.

COUNTY: The Limerick minors captained by Rebecca Delee with Shauna Tobin and Karen O’Leary on board lost to Cork 1-6 to 2-9 in the All Ireland A Championship Round 2 at Cork on Sunday last. They play Clare in Round 3 at a Limerick venue next Saturday. The following day the Limerick Intermediate team- Rebecca Delee, Elaine Kennedy, Patricia Liston and Ashling Mccartan play Waterford at a Limerick venue in Round 4 of the National League- Ann Herbert is a selector and Ger Sheehy is team coach.

The following club players Michelle McCarthy, Aoife Corbett, Meave Ambrose, Kate Downes and Iris Kennelly are on the West Limerick Primary Schools panel that will defend the Eithne Neville Cup Title.

This weeks fixtures are as follows; County Senior League Round 6 Saturday v Adare away at 4pm. Charleville U-12 league Tuesday 6pm in Charleville v Galbally. Training is now underway for all teams except u8 Beginners. They will have their first session on Saturday April 6 AT 12 noon in the Community Centre.

SYMPATHY: All in NCW Camoige extend sympathy to Eithne Neville on the death of her brother Fr. Ronnie.

OOLA

LOTTTO: Numbers 4, 14, 19, 23. No winner. Next week jackpot €7.400

Match 3s. Lila Waldron Monard, Ann Ryan c\o Philly, Bridget O Mahoney Oola, Billy Downey Tipperary

Lucky dips.Shauna O Brien Oola, Christine Sullivan Oola, John Ryan Oola, Sinead Ryan Oola,

Promoters Hideout and Hogans bar

MESSAGING: Anyone wishing to be included on the club messaging system or club email notes please text your name to 085-8515863 or email your name to oolagaa@gmail.com

Finally reminder that membership is now due, all players are expected to have their membership paid for before they play any matches

OLD CHRISTIANS

U-14 FOOTBALL: We played Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the opening round of Feile na Peil in Rathbane last Saturday and proved much too strong for the visitors. We play Adare in the next round, over the Easter Weekend.

U-14 HURLING: We travel to Cappamore in the opening round of Feile na nGael on Sunday, throw in at 5pm. We wish all the best of luck.

Training times for underage teams are as follows; U-8 Hurling on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. U-10 Hurling on Thursday nights at 6:15pm, U-12 Hurling and football on Monday nights at 6:15pm, U-14 Hurling and football on Tuesday nights at 7pm and U-16 Hurling on Tuesday nights at 8pm.

RACE NIGHT: We wish to thank people who supported the Race night, an enjoyable evening was had by all.

PATRICKSWELL

SENIORS: The Winter cobwebs were certainly blown away on a razor cold Sunday morning last where Ballybrown again captured the Michael O Brien Tournament on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-10.

In front of a sizeable attendence and with both teams fielding experimental sides the play was very even in the first half with Ballybrown in front at halftime by 6 points to 5.

Two goals in quick succession midway through the second half gave Ballybrown a cushioning to push on and they ran out deserving winners in the finish.

Overall this was an entertaining start to the season with both teams contesting the final very competitively.

Compliments to the field committee (Moss Carmody, Nelius Hayes, Willie Fenton, Michale Joyce, Richard Bennis and Dick Nash) who had the field in great condition.

Also thanks to Colin Fitzpatrick and his officials who did a very accomplished job refereeing the game.

Many thanks again to Michael O Brien and family for sponsoring the tournament.

CAMOGIE: Our Junior Camogie team had a great win on Saturday with a three point victory over Cappamore at home. Also our U-14 camogie players enjoyed victory over Treaty Gaels early on Sunday morning in the first round of the U-14 camogie league.

FUND-RAISING: Work continues on the harnessing of much needed club funds with the Sports Prediction sheet doing rounds.The entry fee for this ocmnpetition is just €10.

The weekly lotto contionues to build up as does the number of contributions to the newly constructed hurling wall.

The clubs nominated greyhound Stone Boy King narrowly missed qualifying for the final of the Con and Annie Kirby Stake at Limerick Greyhound tack last Saturday night by just one place. Again Patrickswell GAA appreciated the sponsorship on behalf of Limericks GAA clubs of this sweepstake by JP Mcmanus and family.

40th ANNIVERSARY: A very enjoyable afternoon took place at the Cu Chulainn last Sunday when on behalf of the club the Senior Hurlers accorded a special presentation to each of the Patrickswell Heroes on that historic occasion. Frankie Nolan, Sean Foley, Richard Bennis and Phil Bennis all addressed the large attendance and spoke very movingly on their pride and committment to Patrickswell GAA Club

SCOR: The club performed very creditably at the County Senior Scor finals last Friday night at Askeaton. The clubs Set Dancing team qualified for the Munster final as County Champions while Paula Griffin (Solo singing ) and Joanne Tierney (Recitation) both performed exceptionally well in their respective genres and were unlucky not to get through. Well done to all again especially Mary Shinnors and Muirne Bennis for their continued hard work as coaches.

PALLASGREEN

MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is now due, €20 for Adults €10 for Minors (age 17/18). All membership fees are to be paid up to date by the end of March, otherwise members will not be proplerly affiliated with the club, and insurance will not cover injuries incurred during matches or training.

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

DRAW: The Limerick development draw commenced this monh, but there are 9 draws remaining. If anyone is still interested in joining, contact David McGuinness on 087 2677674. Costs €10 per month.

LOTTO: Club Lotto March 18, - No winner. Numbers drawn 5-8-11-12. Next weeks jackpot €4,700 and the draw will take place in the Red Deer. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Kathleen Greene, Jacko McMahon, Marie Desmond, Geraldine Gammell, Martin Franklin.

The €100 voucher for John Harty Butcher, Pallasgreen was won by the Fahy family, Ennis Road, Limerick.

UNDERAGE: Club training this Sunday for U-6 to U-14 teams. Training will continue on Sunday March 24. The U-14 team are involved in the football Féil