Limerick GAA Club Notes, February 23

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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.

ADARE

SENIOR HURLING: The Limerick Senior Hurling Championship draw took place on Tuesday evening 12th Feb in the Hyundai showrooms at Limerick Motor Centre, the championships new official sponsor. Adare were drawn in group 3 along with Muroe Boher, Knockainey and Bruree for the 1st round of the championship.Dates and venues for all games will available at a later stage.

ONLINE: 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.

BORD NA NOG: Adare Bord na nÓg are holding a fundraiser in conjunction with the Adare 10k run on Sunday 24th February when 6 of our U16s Hurlers are doing a Relay Solo-Run. We are asking people to buy a line for €2 and predict the time that the Solo-Run will be completed in. There will be prizes for the nearest predicted time.

The Bord na nÓg AGM was held in the Woodlands House Hotel on Thursday 10th January. The following are the officers that were elected: Chairman: Jim O Donoughue; Secretary: Anne Marie Connolly; Treasurer: Marion Hogan; PRO: Aisling Bernard Brown. Adare Bord na nÓg wish to thank Janet Ryan for her hard work and dedication in her role as PRO over the last few years.

The following are the underage coaches for the year: U-8 - Hurling: PJ Murphy; Football: John Williams; U-10 - Hurling: Tony Dunne; Football: Barry Toomey; U-12 - Hurling: Liam Leahy; Football: Mike Keane; U-14 Hurling: Jim O’Donoghue; Football: Trevor Moroney; U-16 Hurling: Brendan Heffernan; Football: Martin O’Farrelly

AWARDS NIGHT: The annual awards night was held on Thursday 14th January in the Woodlands House Hotel. A great night was had by all and congratulations to all the award winners. A presentation was made on the night and accepted by David Fitzgerald from all in Adare Bord na nÒg to thank Woodlands for all their support and help throughout the years.

PRE-SEASON: Pre season hurling training continues Friday nights in UL on the Astro turf pitch. All welcome.

AHANE

SENIOR HURLING: Before a large attendance Ahane senior hurlers started their 2013 campaign with an East Limerick Senior Hurling Championship match against Doon last Sunday in Newgarden. Ahane played against a strong wind in the first half and were 1-11 to 0-4 down at half time. Ahane started the second with a couple of unanwered points and then scored a goal to leave the score line of Doon 1-11 Ahane 1-08 with 12 mins to go. Points were exchanged and Ahane tried but to no avail to tag back Doon the final score was Doon 1-14 Ahane 1-10. Ahane lined out as follows S O Connor; S Hartnett, M Hayes, F Ahern; C Ryan, M Carr, S Madden; P Treacy, N Moran; D Morrissey, D Laing, K Enright; R Ryan, J Dohney Subs used: J Fox, P Meskell. Referee: D Richardson

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership now due and can be paid to any committee member. Adult €30 Juvenile €25 Players Insurance €25. Players are urged to pay both membership and insurance before training commence’s for 2013.

PROGRESSIVE 45: The club is holding a progressive 45 on Friday 22nd of Feb commencing @ 8pm sharp. €400 in prize money tickets €6 available from any committee member or from the clubhouse.

CLUBHOUSE: Clubhouse available for all functions. Function Room- Catering for Birthday parties, Wedding’, Christenings Funerals - contact Padraig Power on 086 3720188

GUMSHIELDS: Please note the compulsory wearing of gumshields for all ages up to and including minor for playing Gaelic football came in to force on the 1st Jan 2013. This includes training and competition games. Players will not be allowed to take part in any Gaelic football training or matches unless you are wearing a gunshields.

FEILE NA NGAEL: This year Feile Na NGael is taking place in Limerick.This a national U-14 hurling competition and each club is been asked to host a travelling team. The competition takes place on the weekend of the 5th -7th July. The club will be running to fund raising activities during the couple of months to off set the expenditure for the Feile. Everyone is asked to try and support the fund raising activities to make this a memorable weekend for the players, parents,families, visiting team and Ahane GAA Club. Anyone willing to help will need to fill out a Gardai vetting form (this form needs to be filled out by anyone over 18 years of age living in the house)

ATHEA

LIMERICK DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Our draw promotors will out and about shortly in the coming weeks selling tickets for this year’s Limerick Development Draw. By supporting this draw it is 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. The first of 10 draws takes place on Friday 8th of March with tickets costing €100 for the year or €10 per draw.The following is a list of prizes for each month: 1st: €15,000; 2nd: €5,000; 3rd: €2,000; 4th: €1,000; 5th: €500; 6th: €500; 7th: €500; 8th: €500; 9th-28th: €250. Special Prizes: June Draw: 2 Munster Football Final tickets plus €100 and 2 Munster Hurling Final tickets plus €100; April & June Draws: 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel; May & July Draws: 2 All Ireland Football Final Tickets plus B&B and one evening meal in the Croke Park Hotel.

GUMSHIELDS: 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.

REGISTRATION: We will be holding our Registration Day on Sunday the 3rd of March in the Clubhouse from 12pm to 1:30pm. Registration costs €15 for any U6 player, for U8’s up to U16’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. The winners of the colouring competition will be announced at 1pm. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

ONLINE: You can now view all our notes, and pictures of Athea Coiste na nÓg on the Athea GAA website. Just go to www.atheagaa.com and click on the “ Coiste Main Page” for all the latest news and information

FUNDRAISING CALENDAR: Our last few remaining new 12 page calendar to help raise funds for the club are still on sale at a cost of €5 each. It is jam packed with a wide variety of photos which were taking throughout the year. The calendar would make a lovely present for anyone living at home or abroad. The calendars are available to buy from any of the coaches and at Rose’s shop.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Registration for all ages will take place this Friday evening 22nd of February in the Con Colbert Sports hall from 7pm to 8pm. On the night there will be fun and games for all that attend, it is important that a parent also attends to fill out the forms. If there is anyone willing to help out with any of the teams please contact Liz O’ Sullivan. We are looking forward to another great year with all the girls and hoping to see a lot of new faces on the playing field

BALLYBRICKEN-
BOHERMORE

INTERMEDIATE HURLERS: Hurlers had their first outing of the year when they met Caherline in the Ryan & Riordan Insurance Ltd East Intermediate hurling championship on Saturday afternoon last Feb 16th in Boher. Bally had the advantage of the elements in the first half with a strong breeze working in our favor. We exchanges points with Caherline in the first 10 minutes and then started to pull away with a series of well executed points from Liam O’Rourke, Michael Wilkinson, Larry Browne, Shane Birmingham, Danny Garry and Darragh Lyons. Caherline then took the wind from our sails scoring a goal against the run of play and thereafter chipped away at our lead and narrowing the margin to a single point leaving the half time score of 1-5 to 0-9 in Bally’s favor. Caherline started the stronger in the second half and taking full advantage of the elements scored 4 points and stretched their lead to 3 points. Bally had their share of missed opportunities and battled hard but were unlucky not to have registered a score in the second half. Final score 1-9 to 0-9 in Caherline’s favor. Team: PJ Garvey, Eoin Lyons, John McElligott, Sean Browne, David O’Neill, Joseph Teefy, Mark O’Dea, Michael Wilkinson, Daragh Lyons, Liam O’Rourke, Danny Garry, Larry Browne, Hughie Leonard, Shane Birmingham, Enda Frawley, John Stack, Conor Grene, Kevin Blackwell & Matt Mitchell..

TRAINING: Adult Training now on Tuesday nights at 8.00pm and Friday nights at 8.30pm.

LOTTO: There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week, numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13 & 15. Lucky dip winners were Aoife Ryan, Chris Keogh, Daragh Lyons, Joanne Kinsella. The Jackpot is now 7200 Euro and the next draw will take place in Swan’s on Sunday Feb 24th at 9.00pm.

BLACKROCK

INTERMEDIATE HURLING: The intermediate hurling panel have been back in training for the last three weeks. Adrian O’Brien is currently taking the lads through a period of intensive fitness work. Coach David Kennedy has been retained again this year and is joined by Aidan Fitzgerald, Peter O’Sullivan and Pat Heffernan Snr on the management team. The draw for the 2013 Championship was made in Claghaun last week and paired us with Knockaderry, Monaleen and Pallasgreen this year. The three teams are all well established Intermediate teams and will each provide a stern test for us this year. We will begin our championship against Knockaderry on the weekend of the 12th of May. At a recent meeting, a proposal entitled Lifting the Treaty was passed and it has major reprecussions for our intermedaite team. From next year on, a new division called Premier Intermediate will be created and it will contain the 4 teams relegated from Senior hurling this year and the top 4 Intermediate teams, so the lads will be working very hard to ensure we can make the Top 4. We wish everyone involved the best of luck for the year.

PATRON BOARD: The response to the Patron Board has been very good and we are now making one last eforrt to try and get as many people involved as possible to support our efforts to build a much needed stand. We are recognised as having a fine playing field but the lack of a stand makes it difficult to attract bigger games and we lose out to local clubs such as Kilmallock, Bruff, Garryspillane, Hospital, Effin, Knockainey and Ballyagran who all have superior facilities for spectators. We are hoping that work can begin on the stand in April. A contribution of 100 euro will enable a club supporter to get ‘One Single Name’ e.g John Maher on the board. A contribution of 150 euro will get two names e.g. John and Mary Maher, or a family name e.g. ‘The Maher Family, Tobar. A local business can also contribute 150 euro and have their name on the Board. Please contact a club committee member if you would like to get involved. If you have a family member who no longer lives in the locality but who would like to get invovled, please pass on their details and I would be happy to contact them.

TEAM MANAGEMENTS: The club is currently putting together its management teams for Junior B hurling, Junior A football, U21 hurling and football and minor hurling and football. If you would like to get involved, please text club secretary Maura Flynn on 087 771 0091

BRUFF

LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto. Lucky dip winners were €50 Rose Harvey, €20 each-Emma and Jake Bourke, David Glynn, Maureen Kirby, Martina O’Leary, John Fitzgerald, Pat O’Brien, Claire Cooke, Anthony Murphy and Tadhg Murphy. This Thursdays jackpot stands at €11,900!! Thank you for your continued support of the lotto.

JUNIOR HURLING: Defeat at the best of times is a bitter pill to swallow but when you are beaten by a better team on the day it makes the medicine a little easier to take. After almost 10 months on the road and beaten only once during this time, in a league game, the junior hurlers successful run came to an end when they succumbed to a strong Tubber team in Rathkeale last Sunday, in the Munster Semi Final, on a 2-16 to 0-10 scoreline. Tubber who having won the toss, elected to play into the elements in the first half, got off to a perfect start when they raised a green flag in the opening minutes of the game. Bruff rallied back with fine points from Pat Dempsey, Cathal Bulfin and Eric Finn, to tie up the game 1-2 to 0-5 after 15 minutes. However Tubber were to get another major boost shortly after when they scored a second goal and in the overall context of the game these two green flags gave them a significant foundation to build on. Bruff however continued to apply strong pressure and again battled back with John A Moran as usual, deadly accurate from placed balls to leave the score at half time 2-4 to 0-7. A feature of the first half was the effort and high quality of hurling on view from both teams. Bruff needed a strong start to the second half but when it is not your day and your luck is not in, little things tend to go against you. To this effect the concession of a couple of scoreable early second half frees, which Tubber duly sent over, suddenly saw a three point lead pushed out to six. Again Bruff continued to battle very hard but the green flag that they really needed never materialised against a resolute Tubber defence. Tubber hit a purple patch for the last quarter, when everything they hit turned to gold and it was only at this stage that they put real daylight between the teams. Congrats to Tubber, they have a fine well drilled team and will take beating in the remainder of the championship. The entire Bruff panel and management are to be congratulated on a brilliant year, they have given us great entertainment and memories. Their commitment and dedication has been commendable and they deserve nothing but thanks for their efforts. They can now look forward to a few weeks break before they dust themselves down again to have a crack at junior A hurling in the south division. The management and backroom team of Dave Clarke, Adrian Barrett, Paddy Mulcahy, Billy Irwin, and the legendary Tom Raleigh deserve particular mention for the work they have put in with the team. The enjoyment the panel derived from the overall setup is testament to their efforts. Panel last Sunday: J Browne; M O’Shea, D Reale, M Hehir; A O’Shea, M Weekes, F O’Dwyer; G Dempsey, T O’Sullivan; P Dempsey (0-1), R Hourigan, JA Moran (0-7); E Finn (0-1), A Shanahan, C Bulfin (0-1); R Mulqueen, D Hayes, J Mulqueen and T Clancy. The panel and management wish to thank Jack Clancy and staff for the excellent meal provided after last Sunday’s game.

GET WELL SOON: Best wishes to Ian Hogan who suffered a broken arm against Austin Stacks, two weeks ago. Ian was badly missed i lár na páirce last Sunday and all in the club wish Ian a speedy recovery.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The Club are presently mustering support for the monthly Limerick G.A.A. Development Draw . The top monthly prize is €15,000 with a large numbers of other prizes. There are ten monthly draws starting in March and the fee is €10 per month. This is a major fundraiser for the Club and your support is much appreciated. Please contact any committee member for details.

CAHERLINE

LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1600 and the draw will take place on Friday February 22 in the Uncle Toms bar, Lombardstown Caherconlish.

Tickets just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs and the post office or from any committee member. Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

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

EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: East Intermediate Championship started last Saturday and Caherline made the short journey to Boher to play Ballybricken-Bohermore.

Caherline picked up the win on a full time score of 1-9 to 0-9. Next round on March 3 against Pallasgreen.

Team: Dean O’Connell, David Balfry, Shane Kennedy, David Corbett, Padraig O’Keffee, Seanie Kiely, James Enright, Gary Murphy, Andrew Brennan, Michael Nelligan, Brendan Hourigan, David Casey, Donnacha O’Loughlin, Peter Tiernan, Eoin Nelligan. Subs: William Hourigan, Jason Warren, Dylan Mulqueen, James Kennedy, Mike Moloney.

Scores: Brendan Hourigan 1-2, Donnacha O’Loughlin 0-3 (2 frees), Seanie Kiely 0-2, Gary Murphy 0-1, Michael Nelligan 0-1.

COUNTY DRAWS: Intermediate hurling draw was made and Caherline were Drawn in group 3 along with Bruff,Dromin Athlaca and St Kierans.

Round one will take place weekend of May 12.

TRAINING: U-8s Hurling Training will finish up this coming Friday February 22. They will then take a few weeks Break and will be notified when action returns to the GAA Field.

On Friday March 1 the U-6s return to action the millennium centre 6pm to 7pm.

U-12s Training every Tuesday 6pm to 7pm.

U-10s Training every Monday from 6pm to 7pm.

Pre-Season Fitness Circuit Training Format 8pm every Wednesday this will continue until March 6 for club players aged 13 to 18 years old. David Balfry will be taking the sessions. Great way to get fit before the hurling season starts.

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

All Players from U-18s down are required to fill out a registration form. These will be available at all training sessions.

U-14 HURLING: U-14s returned to the hurling field last Sunday afternoon for their first training session. With the club to take part in feile na Gael this July in Limerick, great effort and work is being put in to make this a great event for the club.

The U-14s first game in the Limerick Feile na gael will take place on Sunday March 24 at 11am in Caherconlish against Pallasgreen.

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

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

SCOR: Caherline GAA Club are seeking members (17years +) to compete in the senior scor competition. This competition is open to novelty acts, singers, ballad groups, recitation, musicians and dancers.

Also there is an opportunity for a Caherline GAA member (secondary school student) to receive a scholarship to a Munster based Gaeltacht College. Applications for this should be no later than February 28.

Contact Sandra Heelan for further details @ 0876958207.or sandraheelan@gmail.com

CLAUGHAUN

MEMBERSHIP: Please contact club secretary if you have not already done so - €30 for full membership, €10 for U-18s and €50 for families. Annual Membership is €100, payable in 10 monthly installments. For more details, enquire at Club Bar.

DRAW: Tickets for the draw for two tickets to Manchester United vs Chelsea on weekend 4th/5th May 2013, plus €300 are still on sale in the club. Tickets are €2 each and are available in clubhouse, draw will take place on 1st April.

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

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

CRECORA-MANISTER

PRESENTATION: All County Junior League Cup presented to Crecora/Manister team at their recent Club Table Quiz in Yellow Town. The All County Junior League Cup was presented by County Chairman Oliver Mann to Mike McCormack of the winning Junior A Crecora/Manister hurling team at their recent fund raising table quiz night in Yellowtown. The Junior A team won this for the first time in the club’s history last September. The Table Quiz itself was won by Mark Leahy, Cian Leahy, Noel Kennedy and Kieran Burke who piped the second place team by the narrowest of margins.

DOON

EAST SENIOR HURLING: Well done to our senior hurlers who had a win in their first competitive game of the season last Sunday. They beat Ahane in the first round of the East Senior Hurling Championship on a scoreline of Doon 1-14 Ahane 1-9.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday 11th February 2013. Jackpot €6,800. Numbers drawn 7-12-21-24. No winner. 8 match 3’s got €25 each – Donncha O’Brien, Hollyford; J.J. Hayes, c/o Martin; Peg Crosse, Toem; Maura O’Connell, Gurtavalla; Eimer & Aidan O’Connell, Cooga; Mary English, St Mary’s Terrace; John Hayes, Lisowen; Peg Crosse, Toem. 10 lucky dips got €20 each – Cait Ni Cheallaigh; Pat Loughman, Gurtnagera; Nora Thompson, Doon; Deirdre Cleary, Cappawhite; Sean Morrissey; Simon Ryan, Cliggin; Rhona Kett; Catherine Anderson, Oola, Fr Tony Ryan; Michael Hayes, Moanduff. 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.

LIMERICK GAA DRAW: It’s now just a few weeks to the first of this year’s Limerick Development Draws! If you wish to subscribe, please contact Draw Co-ordinator Adrian O’Donovan (087) 2207674 or any committee member. The first of 10 monthly draws will take place on Friday 8th March, with a top monthly prize of €15,000. This is an important source of income for the club and your support is very much appreciated.

MEMBERSHIP: 2013 membership is now due. Please contact registrar Patricia Collins. Fees are the same as last year - €20 for adults and €5 for under 18s.

FR CASEY’S

CONGRATS: Congratulations to John Riordan who made his debut for the Munster football team last Sunday in the semi-final of the Interprovincial series against Ulster. John was one of three Limerick representatives on the team and entered the fray in the second half replacing his county colleague Ger Collins in the forward line. Despite a spirited second half rally by the Munster men, Ulster held on to win by 1-14 to 1-13 and qualify for next weekend’s final against Leinster.

41 CARD GAME: The weekly 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale. This is a great social gathering and we are always looking for new players. If you are interested in a good night’s entertainment, you are more than welcome to attend. The card games start at 9.00pm sharp. The following are the results from last week’s card game: Winners (15 games): Dee Hartnett, Nuala O’Connell, Patsy Healy; Runners Up: Mary Brennan, Ann Lenihan, Pascal O’Rourke; Runners Up: Tom Flavin, Mike O’Sullivan, Dan Scanlon; Table Prize: Tom Lenihan, Seamus Lenihan, Timmy Joe Fitzgerald; Door Prize: Dan Brosnan; Raffle Prize: Tom Lenihan, Fintan Quirke, Karen Murphy, Marion Roche, Paddy Sheehan

COISTE NA NOG: Fr. Caseys GAA Coiste na nÓg will hold their registration night this Wednesday February 20th from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. This year’s fee is €25 euro for a child or maximum total for a family is €40. All intending players from U-6 to U-16 need to be registered before training commences. We are looking forward to a very successful year ahead.

HOSPITAL-HERBERTSTOWN

COUNTY DRAWS: The draw for the Senior hurling and Intermediate football championships was made recently. In the hurling we are grouped with reigning champions Kilmallock plus the Intermediate winners from the last two years Ballybrown and Effin. In the football we take on Gerald Griffins, Bruff, Cappamore, Na Piarsaigh and Oola. Also, the U-21 hurling championship is due to commence in the next few weeks.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership for the coming year is also due, €30 for adults, €20 for students and €10 for children. Also, just a reminder that the 10 year membership cards have now expired. The Limerick Development(Mackey Stand) draw which is a major source of revenue for the club commences in the next few weeks, we are hoping that people can help us by subscribing to the draw as the club has to reach a certain quota of members before it can avail of the funding.

UNDERAGE: On the Bord na nOg front, the U-14s return to training this Saturday at 4.00 while the U-16s commence on Sunday at 6.00. As of January 1, gumshields are compulsary for football for all age groups and this rule will have to be strictly adhered to during all trainings and games.

COACHING: The club will hold a Foundation coaching course on Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9. This is an enjoyable and practical experience, it’s open to anyone but we would be hoping that anyone involved in coaching underage teams would attend. 2013 is a big year for the club as Limerick will host the U-14 Feile Championship. It takes place on the weekend of July 5-7. We will be hosting a team from outside the county and some big games in the local field so we are asking parents to keep that weekend free if at all possible. We are also urging parents with players on the U-14 panel to help us out hosting players from our guest club. All parents like coaches have to be garda vetted, forms can be obtained from secretary Anne Marie Bagnell.

KILDIMO-PALLASKENRY

HISTORIC MEETING: On Thursday, February 7, 2013, the first Kildimo-Pallaskenry joint committee meeting in over 40 years took place in the Pallaskenry Library. In the AGMs of both clubs held in December 2012, a motion was passed that entitled all committee members of each club to attend the Kildimo-Pallaskenry Management Committee meetings to be held on the first Thursday of each month. This is to ensure that each committee member would have a proper and adequate input into the running of and into decisions affecting the playing amalgamation. Thanks must be extended to committee members from both clubs who attended this historic, successful and progressive meeting. At the meeting it was stressed, among other things, that it is vital that all eligible players continue to attend Junior and Intermediate training sessions each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with Tony Dunne. This is a crucial year for our Intermediate Hurlers, it being important that we reach at least a County semi-final to enable us to qualify for the Intermediate Premier Championship in 2014. The importance of promoting all our teams, matches and fundraising was also stressed at the meeting – this is an important year for Kildimo-Pallaskenry GAA, what with the effects of emigration on our adult teams. We also hope to welcome many new members at all age groups to our ranks this year and over the coming years. The next joint committee meeting will take place in the Kildimo GAA club house on March 7.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: In the County Intermediate Hurling Championship (sponsored by Nick Greene Sports Ground Management), Kildimo-Pallaskenry have been drawn in Group 2 with Killeedy, Cappamore and Newcastle West. The first round of games will take place over the weekend of May 12 – our opponents will be Killeedy while Cappamore take on Newcastle West.

CITY BOARD DRAWS: The City Board Football and Hurling League and Championship draws were made at the Board meeting on February 11. City Senior Hurling Championship: we play Patrickswell in the opening game with the winners taking on last year’s champions, Na Piarsaigh, in the semi-final. Ballybrown play Mungret in the other semi-final. City Intermediate Hurling Championship: we have a bye to the semi-final where we will play the winners of Monaleen versus Ballybrown. In the other semi-final, Mungret will play the winners of St. Pat’s v Claughaun. City Junior B Hurling Championship: we take on Monaleen while Ballybrown play Claughaun. Junior A Hurling League: we are in group 2 with old Christians (who we play in our opening game), Ballybrown and Patrickswell. Group 1 contains Crecora, Mungret, Na Piarsaigh and St. Pat’s. City Junior B Football Championship: we play Claughaun in our opening match and Ballinacurra Gaels play Mungret. City Junior B Football League: we play Ballinacurra Gaels in our first game while Claughaun have a bye. Fixture dates and venues will be decided at the City Board’s next meeting on Tuesday, February 26.

KILTEELY-DROMKEEN

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

LOTTO: Lotto Results Monday February 11. Numbers drawn: 2, 11, 13, 28. no winner. Lucky Dips; Marie Nash, James Flynn, John Ahern, Mag Gubbins. Sellers prize: Marie Nash. Next week’s jackpot is €5,500, you can purchase a ticket online or from any of our local resellers.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Indoor juvenile training for 6+ starts Wednesday and takes place weekly in Caherconlish between 7 and 8pm. Adult training from 8-9pm. All interested in getting involved are welcome.

PLAYERS MEETING: Players meeting takes place this Saturday at Cill Bhrìde, time to be confirmed by text. All players from both junior panels to attend.

CONGRATS: Congratulations and best wishes from the club to Phillip Coffey and Laura O’Sullivan who were married last Thursday February 14.

KNOCKANE

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in Aherns Bar Kilteely Numbers drawn were 2,11,13, 28. Lucky Dips were Marie Nash, James Flynn, John Aherne, Mag Gubbins. Sellers Prize went to Marie Nash. This week’s Jackpot stands at €5,400. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

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

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK ‘73: Friends of Limerick is a recently formed committee with the aim of raising funds for Charity.The Charaites we have chosen are Miford Care Center MS Limerick and Lisnanagry Association Llimerick witch all monies raised divided equally bween the 3 charities with this idea in mind and this year 2013 being 40th anniversary of Limerick’s last All Ireland Senior hurling title win it is hoped with the co-operation of the Players of that famous panel to get replica Limerick Jerseys and hurleys autographed The jerseys and hurleys will be auctioned and raffeled.Friends of Limerick’ 73 will be launched in Moores Bar Doon on Saturday Feburary 23rd at 8 30pm followed by Table quiz at 9.30pm. All are welcome.We will be holding a number of other fundraisers over the coming mounths and would appreuate any sponsorship/spots prizes you could provide.More details will follow over the coming weeks

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

NA PIARSAIGH

LOTTO: Last week’s draw had no jackpot winner with the numbers drawn 5, 8, 10 and 25. Sellers prize went to Kenny Kavanagh and house prize to Mick Carroll.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Laurel Hill ladies who defeated Kinvara 207 to 005 to qualify for the All Ireland B final..Well done to Aoife and Jane Wilson, Aoife Doyle, Jane Kirwan, Sinead McNamara and Kate McEvoy. The Ashbourne Cup/Purcell Cup 3rd Level amogie Finals took place in UL last weekend with big Na Piarsaigh involvement.

Lynn Kelly, a member of the organising committee, along with Aidan Ryan who referreed one Ashbourne semi final and the Purcell Final. Katie Campbell played in the Purcell Final with Mary Immaculate who unfortunately were beaten but nevertheless gained an All Star award. Well done also to Shane Dowling who was one of several Limerick players to contribute to Munsters Railway Cup semi final win over Ulster. The final v Connacht is due to take place on March 3rd

BEST WISHES: We wish all six of our clubmen best wishes for the start of the Allianz Hurling League with Limerick who entertain Antrim in Round 1 in the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday.

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS: The Senior Hurling Championship draw was made during the week and we have been drawn in same group as Patrickswell, Granagh Ballingarry and Doon. The U-21 Hurlers have been drawn in Group2 where they will play Adare, Ballybrown, Deel Rangers and Singland Gaels. Also the Feile Hurlers have been drawn versus Kilmallock in Group A in the quarter Final

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership and macket stand draw due now due for payment

MONALEEN

SENIOR FOOTBALL: This weekend we had the final chapter in this format of the Georgie Fitzpatrick Memorial Tournament. Senior Football teams from Monaleen, Kilkee, Kilmurry Ibrickane and Parnells participated. In the opening rounds played in the magnificent facilities in Dublin we had victories for Parnells over Kilkee and KIB over Monaleen. In the afternoon we had the Shield Final in which Monaleen defeated Kilkee scoring 0-18 on the way. In the A Final we had a terrific game of football. KIB current Clare County Champions with their full inter county contingent raced into a 0-4 to 0-0 scoreline but Paul Bealin’s men led up front by Mayoman Conor Mortimer slowly eased their way back into the game and took a slender lead at the break. The introduction of Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton added further fire power to Parnells attack and they eventually ran out comfortable winners. Mary Fitzpatrick presented the cup after the game to the Parnells captain. Our hosts Parnells in their state of the art facilities laid on a fantastic dinner for all the teams involved and a live band provided entertainment into the early hours. Chairman of Monaleen Tom Crosse presented Parnells with a plaque to mark the occasion and thanked our hosts for their wonderful hospitality. Tony Fitzpatrick of Parnells presented the cup back to Mary Fitzpatrick with the hope that a new tournament (Ladies Football or underage football) in Georgies Memory would happen from next year. I would like to thank Mary Smith and all those who organized this years event and especially the Monaleen contingent who participated on the day. The management team of Tom Crosse, Ger Lawlor, Fergus Melody, Padraig Malone and the players Donal O Sullivan, Finbarr Nash, Ronan O Connor, David McCauley, Diarmaid Lehane, Colin Moran, Dermot Dineen, Luke Kavanagh, Darragh Bonfil, Paul Crosse, Jason O Brien, Liam Danaher, Alan Kitson, John Sheehan, and Graham O Connell. Check out the Monaleen Clubhouse facebook page for pictures of the event.

In the recent draws for the Championship our senior footballers were drawn in Group 1 with Adare, Pallasgreen, Newcastlewest, St Kierans and St Patrickss while our Intermediate Hurlers were drawn in Group 1 along with Pallasgreen, Knockaderry, Blackrock.

UNDERAGE TRAINING: Training has now resumed for all age groups. Please refer to appropriate team page on the club website www.monaleen.gaa.ie for exact details. All new players are most welcome to join. Please note that steel studs are NOT allowed on the UL GAA astro pitch. Only moulded, rubber or blades are allowed. Steel studs are allowed on the UL Rugby pitch.

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

COACHING VOLUNTEERS: Any parents who are interested in becoming more active in coaching or the administration side are more than welcome. Please contact one of the committee for more information on how you can get started.

CLUB LOTTO: Weekly Jackpot of 4800 was not won, the numbers drawn were 1,8,26,28. Quick Pick Winners were Mairead Murphy, Newtown; S Moynihan, Bohercoyle; G. Kenny, Roskeen; K. Bartley/ M. Quinlan, Thornfields

MUNGRET

REFEREES WANTED: The referees Administration Committee for Limerick are appealing to all clubs to start actively recruiting new referees, the numbers of whom are falling to a level that may give rise to difficulties in getting matches scheduled and completed. Anyone in the club who is interested should contact Kevin O’Hagan.

NEWSLETTER: The photo shows Limerick hurlers Donal O’Grady, Paul Browne and Paudie O’Brien all enjoying the recently launched Mungret newsletter. We have delivered to over 5000 houses in the area. If you have not received yours you can get a copy from the club shop open Saturday morning 11.30am to 12.30pm.

SPONSOR: Mungret St Pauls are delighted to welcome Ryan’s Centra (beside the SouthCourt Hotel) as a sponsor to the club. Part of the agreement includes an option for shoppers to donate their Centra loyalty points to Mungret. New signs have appeared around the club pitch looking for your points. Special Centra Key fobs are available from Ryan’s Centra or you can also get them in the club shop open Saturday morning 11.30am to 12.30pm. You simply fill in the form and you receive your key fob straight away. For every €1 you spend in Centra they will double the points for the club from 1 to 2 points. This is a great way of supporting a local business and the club at the same time.

FOUNDATION COURSE: Our foundation course took place last Friday night and Saturday Morning. There was a great attendance. We welcome the new coaches onboard. If you are interested in becoming a coach please contact one of the members of coaching and games or Kevin O’Hagan.

ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: We are assembling a group of players to walk in the Patricks day Parade again this year. It is always a great turn out on the day. Coaches will be given details to pass on closer to the day. Plans are under way for the after party in the club house as last years party was such a success. There will be food available and plenty of drink. We will keep you updated.

U-11/U-12 HURLING: The first match into 2013 saw our U-11 and U-12 hurlers out to UL against Ahane. The pitch was divided in half and the two matches went on at the same time . The U-12s found themselves up against a strong Ahane team, Stephen Cotter Gleason put the first score on the board but we were subsequently dominated by Ahane, not from the want of trying. Daragh Hernan had a great game in defence, and Patrick Dwane in goals pulled off some great stops. The under 11s had a more even sided game. They had a great show of skill and team work with Liam Lynch scoring a hat trick of goals and points. Our defence of Conor Galvin, Ciaran Kenny, Eamonn Flahive and Conor O’Malley worked like a well oiled machine. There was great effort put in in both teams but there is room fir improvement in 1st touch that will only be got at training. The U12 team was; Tom Bolger, Stephen Cotter Gleason, Sean O’Riordan, Patrick Dwane, Jake Connolly, Darragh Ryan, Darragh Hernan, Peter Fahy, Sean Fitzgibbon, Ben O’Sullivan, Jack Moroney, Cian O’Connor, Darragh O’Shea. The U11 team was; Cathal Joy, Darragh O’Hagan, Ciaran Kenny, Conor O’Halloran, Keith McKeogh, Dermot Maloney, Liam Lynch, Conor Galvin, Brian O’Meara, Barry Duff, Eamonn Flahive, Conor O’Malley, Tom Morrison, Conor Murtagh.

MURROE-BOHER

UNDERAGE: A Foundation level Coaching course was held in The Club House over last weekend. The club had 26 Coaches in attendance from all levels of underage Hurling, Football and Camogie. The Course was lead by Ger Downes (County Development officer) and Eoin Ryan (Senior player from Killmallock). Feedback from all players and coaches was that it was a super weekend, well organized and a lot of energy and drive from both Eoin and Ger whom the club would like to thank sincerely.

Ray Ryan indicated that due to the demand the Club will be organizing further Foundational Level coaching courses in 2013. Any person interested please contact Ray.

U-16 HURLING: U-16 Hurling training on Sunday mornings at 10 am is being very well attended, up on 20 players each Sunday under John Fitzgerald and Diarmuid Byrnes. Training is planned to continue in Boher and 10 am each Sunday for this team.

HARTY CUP: The Club would like to praise the efforts of Michael Dee for Doon CBS and Darragh Kennedy Castletroy College who represented the Club in the recent Harty Cup Schools competition,unfortunately both schools failed to make the Semi Finals ,but it was a great experience for our own players at this level.

SENIOR HURLING: Murroe Boher are drawn in The Senior County Hurling Championship Group stages with Adare, Knockainey and Bruree, with two to qualify. Training has now commenced under Ger Hegerty, Sean O’Neill and Michael John O’Brien.

MINOR HURLING: Minor team under Phillip Dee, Tony Mackey, Tom Lynch and John Kennedy are now back training on Wednesday nights in Murroe.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The Limerick Club Draw Mackey Draw 2013 is a key fundraiser for the club. Monies raised go into running the club, maintaining pitches and facilities, preparing teams and player development.We would like to thank all who supported the club last year and ask for your valued support in 2013. Collectors will be calling to all homes in Murroe and Boher over the next two weeks. Thanking you all in anticipation

OOLA

LOTTO: Numbers drawn - 1, 5, 21, 23. No winner. Three match 3s - Nora Corbett (Pallasgreen), Zara Ryan (Oola), Pat O’Dea (Oola). Lucky dips: Jim Nolan (Oola), Pat Berkery (Tipp), Ciaran, Aoife, Don Ryan (Oola), John Strappe (Ayle), Daragh, Cian, Micheala O’Donovan. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €6400

BAG PACKING: Thanks to everyone who helped out in bag packing over the weekend

LADIES FOOTBALL: Training for U-12 and U-14 on in Doon from 6-7 on Wednesday evening.

PALLASGREEN

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club Membership is now due, €20 for Adults €10 for Minors (age 17/18).

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

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

LOTTO: Club Lotto 11th February 2013 - No winner. Numbers drawn 2, 4, 7, 11. Next week’s jackpot €3,950 and the draw will take place in the Red Deer Bar. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Christy McMahon, Pat Hourigan, Molly Ryan, PJ Quirke, Caroline Hurley

CELEBRATION DANCE: On Friday 8th March, Pallasgreen GAA club will be hosting a dinner dance in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare. After dinner music and entertainment will be provided by Froggie and Michelle. Tickets for the event will cost €30 and are available from David McGuinness on 087 2677674.

Early purchasers will be entered into three draw for B&B in the Woodlands Hotel on the night of the dance. These draws will take place on the 18th and 25th of February and the 4th of March at the same time and venue as the corresponding Club Lotto draws To be eligible for each draw tickets must be purchased by the date of the draw before the draw, purchases on or before the 18th are eligible for all three draws, before the 25th for the second and third draw and by the 4th of March for the final draw.

There are also a limited number of rooms available in the hotel for €29.50 per person. Contact the Woodlands Hotel on 061605100 to book rooms.

SCOR AND GAELTEACHT SCHOLARSHIPS: Pallasgreen GAA are seeking members (17 years +) to compete in Senior Scór 2013. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times This competition is open to novelty acts, singers, ballad groups, recitation, musicians and dancers. If you would like to represent the club in any of these areas please contact Kevin Dillon on 086 3396545 or kevdill@gmail.com. Pallasgreen GAA invite applications for a scholarship to a Munster based Gaeltacht College. The scholarship is open to all secondary school club members and provides a wonderful opportunity for a 2/3 week immersion in our native tongue. Those interested please contact Kevin Dillon on 086 3396545 or @ kevdill@gmail.com. Applications before 28th February next.

PATRICKSWELL

SENIOR HURLING: Patrickswell were drawn with Doon, Na Piarsaigh and Granagh-Ballingarry in the Senior Hurling Championship. It’s a challenging group, but the club have full confidence that the players and management will rise to the occasion.

U-21 HURLING: In the Under 21 Hurling Championship, the ‘Well face Kilmallock, Doon, Mungret and Ahane in Group One. The opening game is on Friday February 22nd against Kilmallock at a venue and time to be decided. Please watch Clickatel for updates. Best of luck to the team and their management.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Subscribers who wish to enter the 2013 Limerick Development (Mackey) Draw are invited to get in touch with promoter immediately. The first draw occurs in early March. Subscriptions are €10 per month or €100 for the entire year. There are some excellent prizes each month for the lucky winners.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership fees are now payable. The rates for 2013 are €20 for juveniles and college students, €35 for adults and family membership for €80. Please note that every player is required to become paid-up members. Registration and Membership clinics will be run to accommodate members.

SOUTH LIBERTIES

COACHING COURSE: A foundation coaching course will be held in the club house on Friday evening 1st March and Saturday morning 2nd March. Any parents or Senior/Junior players are welcome to attend. Please give your name to Declan Brosnahan.

INDOOR TRAINING: Our indoor hurling training started in Delta Soccer Dome last Friday evening. We had a huge turn out with over 60 players turning up. It was great to see so many of the older faces back again and we welcome all our new players. Indoor training will continue this Friday evening from 7 – 8.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership for 2013 is now due – Juveniles €35, Adult Players €55, Adult Supporters €50, OAPs €30 and Family membership = €100

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The Limerick Development Draw starts off once again in March. There are some great prizes every month and as half of the money collected by each club goes back to the club, it is a good way of raising badly needly funds. We would encourage as many as possible to take part in the monthly draws. It costs €100 for the year or €10 per month.

FEILE 2013: Our U-14s are back in training for this years Feile competition which will be starting up soon. Please note Limerick are hosting the Feile na nGael in July this year and the club will have to host a team from some part of the country. We are asking families to keep two players from this team over the Feile weekend. If anyone is interested in putting up two players or in helping out in any way please contact Declan Brosnahan. The first rounds of this competition will be played off the last two week ends in March with South Liberties playing Bruff in the hurling and Monaleen in the football.

MOUTH GUARDS: Please note under new GAA guidelines all footballers must wear mouth guards / gum shields when playing football from now on.

WELL DONE: Well done to William Hickey who scored 1-1 for Mary Immaculate College against GMIT in the Fitzgibbon Cup last week and was also a central figure in their quarter-final win over DIT. Mary I now qualify for the finals weekend in Galway

ST PATRICK’S

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Limerick GAA. club draw 2013 - 10 great monthly draws takes place from March to December. First draw 1st Friday in March. Top Prize of €15,000. For anyone who wants to join it is €100 for the year or you can pay €10 Euros a month. Money raised from the Club draw goes to support Club and developing Gaelic games in Limerick City and County.

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: The draws for the Limerick Irish Wire Products County Senior Football Championship took place at the Woodlands House Hotel Adare recently. We were drawn in group (1) with Adare, Monaleen, Pallasgreen, Newcastle West and St. Kieran’s Our group games will look like this.

U-21 HURLING: Under 21 hurling we are join up with our neighbours Claughaun and we are known as Singland Gaels and this year we are in the County premier championship which will be starting on Tuesday February 26th In our group we have Na Piarsaigh, Adare, Singland Gaels (Claughaun/St. Patrick’s) Ballybrown and Deel Rangers (Castlemahon/Knockderry) with our opening game with v Ballybrown.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due Adults is at 40 Euro and Underage is at 20 Euro. All club Membership need to be paid by 31st March and Adult Membership can be got from Club Secretary Colm O Brien or Eamonn Phelan or any Committee member underage membership can be got from our underage secretary Sean Maher or any underage Committee member. All players who are asked to paid their membership as soon as possible.

UNDERAGE HURLING: U-6 & 7 hurling training takes place on this Friday 8th February with Session 1 is on in Grove Island Sports Hall from 6pm to 7pm. Session 2 is on in CBS Sports Hall from 7.30pm to 8.15pm. Training is for boys and girls and new players are welcome at both sessions. Under 8 hurling training also takes place on this Friday 8th February between 7.30 pm to 8.15pm in CBS sexton street sports hall and again all new players welcome. Under 9 & 10 hurling training also goes ahead on this Friday 8th February in CBS sexton street sports hall from 8.15pm to 9pm. Then on this Saturday our under 12 are training in Rhebogue at 4pm while our Un.13 and 14s are training on Thursday nights at 7pm under light in Rhebogue. Our senior football training continues on Wednesday nights and our Junior and U-21 hurlers on Friday nights in Rhebogue at 7pm also under lights.

FUNDRAISER: The club are at the moment running a fundraiser for our All weather field development fund and all club committee and club players are working together with this fundraiser, the main ticket prize are for a great trip for two to Old Trafford to see Manchester United in action against Swansea on May 12th. Tickets are only €3 each or two tickets for € 5please support this fundraiser