Limerick GAA Club Notes, December 8

All the Limerick GAA Notes from the Limerick Leader weekend edition of December 8.

All the Limerick GAA Notes from the Limerick Leader weekend edition of December 8.

ADARE

AGM: The AGM of the Senior Board takes place on this Thursday, December 6, at 7.30 pm in the Heritage Centre. All are welcome.

GAA GEAR: A new stock of Adare GAA gear is being delivered this week so if you want some in time for Christmas please contact Janet Ryan on (087) 2226771 - all sizes from 1 year up are available.

WEBSITE: Check out our club website at www.adaregaa.ie for all the latest club news, fixtures, results etc. We are also up on facebook.

BALLYBROWN

LOTTO: No Winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 10, 16, 18, 28 and bonus number 24. Next week’s jackpot is €9,000 & tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations.

NEWS: Following on from the great success of the Ger Coughlan Memorial Cycle in aid of Milford Hospice Ballybrown Gaa would like to thank the anonymous cash donor for their kind contribution and this will be passed on to the rightful recipients. Just a reminder on December 8 there will be a Race Night at Limerick Greyhound Track in aid of Ballybrown GAA and Camogie Clubs. There will be a courtesy bus to and from the track leaving the Club at 7.40pm. On return to the Clubhouse Ronan Burke will entertain our supporters to finish off what promises to be a great family evening. Tickets are on sale at the moment and if you do not meet our door to door sellers please contact the secretary Jimmy McNamara on 0877432548, Mike Byrnes on 0876196540 or any member of the Committee. Tickets are €20 each with Under 16’s free. If you would like to attend please purchase a ticket before hand

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 12, at 8.00pm. This will be preceded by Mass for deceased members at 7.00pm in the Clubhouse. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website or by contacting the secretary Jimmy McNamara on 0877432548. Just a reminder the Lounge and Hall are available for all your special occasions and can be booked by contacting Mike Byrnes on 0876196540.

SYMPATHIES: Ballybrown GAA would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the family of Michael O Dea, late of Carrig and Corcamore. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

ONLINE: Keep up to date with all the news from Ballybrown GAA on www.ballybrown.limerick.gaa.ie  or on twitter @BallybrownGaa or on Face book Ballybrown GAA. 

BALLYLANDERS

TURKEY BUSTER: We are holding a 10km run/5km walk on St. Stephens day. This is open to everybody and is the ideal opportunity to burn off that excess turkey from Christmas day. All family members are welcome to come along to get some fresh air in to the lungs after the previous lazy day of lying in front of the fire finishing off the box of roses! The event will get under way at 12noon and registration of €5 per person will be at the day care centre at 11.30am.

LONDON CALLING: The club are delighted to be taking part in the locally formed “Drive to Survive Campaign” www.drivetosurvive.eu The Drive to Survive Campaign aims to mobilise the country to raise funds for Hospices in Ireland. The late Cllr John Gallahue, a community activist & committed fundraiser, wished to set up a national charity which would get people together to raise funds for Cancer Care. Now Cllr Gallahues family along with many local volunteers have got the ball rolling on Johns wish. There will be many fundraising events held throughout the country over the next 9 months with everything culminating in a week long drive around Ireland in Model T cars with the whole event concluding with the arrival of this fundraising drive back in Ballylanders on the pattern day 2013. Ballylanders GAA are delighted to be now playing their part in this event after accepting an invitation from Johns cousin Tom Gallahue to take part in a charity match in London on 02/03/2013. We are travelling to play Tir Chonaill Gaels in the heart of London for this event. Many players and supporters are already booked in for this event which should make for a great weekend. We plan to arrive in London by plane on Saturday morning 02/03 and play the match during the day. The organising committee at the other side have many events lined up for the weekend with the main event being held on the Saturday night in London from which they hope to raise most of the funds for the charity. There will also be many smaller events taking place at the grounds of Tir Chonaill Gaels throughout the day of the match. The travelling party will depart London on Sunday afternoon for arrival back at Cork airport. This trip is open to everybody and we would encourage more people to get on board with the already large travelling party to make this a weekend to remember. For further information or to book the trip contact Pa Meade 087 6543287 or Jim Stapleton 087 2924131.

LOTTO: The club lotto will take place this Saturday night 08/12/12 in An Poc Fada for a jackpot of €1600. The yearly member’s bonus draw will also take place on this night.

BALLYSTEEN

U-21 FOOTBALL: On Saturday last in the Bog garden, Rathkeale, Our U-21s successfully defended their West B title with a well deserved win over Drom/Broadford on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-9. Captain James O’Meara led by example and put in a tremendous performance while upfront Danny Neville was also in top form. All players played their part with the all important goal coming from the boot of Dave Madigan. This weekend, the team will take on Croom in the county semi final and all support is once again welcome. See Weekly Observer fixtures for time of throw in and venue. Team on the day was J.Guerin, E.Cuddihy, M.Ranahan, D.Holland, A.O’Shaugnessey, P.Moran, E.Gallagher, J.O’Meara, S.Fitzgerald, F.Cassidy, B.McMahon, M.Grealish, D.Neville, D.Madigan, S.Whelan.

Subs: A.Downes, A.Scully, P.Maher.

AGM: Our AGM took place in the Ballysteen GAA clubhouse on Sunday last and much was discussed. It was generally agreed that 2012 was a good year with the Senior side reaching the Semi finals of the the County Championship and the Final of the West Championship. Confidence is high for 2013 and there is a genuine feeling that this Senior side have the potential to go all the way in next years championship. A trainer has been identified for next years campaign and selectors have also been identified and will be confirmed in due course. Our Junior side didnt have the best of years with poor campaigns in both the West league and West championship. While there is potential to have a good Junior side in 2013, it it important that many of the younger up and coming players make the effort to attend the Junior games if possible as it will be of great experience for them. Our U.21 side enjoyed success on Saturday in claiming the West B title under the guidance of Anthony Ryan and Brendan Hayes and hopes are high that this side can claim a county title after narrowly missing out on one last year. Unfortunately we didnt have much success at minor level with the team pulling out in the early stages of the minor championship. The club praised Pa Ranahan and James O’Meara who both represented the club at county level this year and also wished Danny Neville the best of luck after joining the county panel for 2013. The club thanked all players and officials for all their committment in 2012 including Senior Selectors Enda McDaid,Tom Hayes and John Neville. Junior Selectors John Neville and Fergal O’Donoghue. U.21 Selectors Anthony Ryan and Brendan Hayes and Minor Selectors Tony Maher and Shane Gallagher. The main club officials for the next year will read the same as 2012 with John Anglim remaining as Secretary Eamon Murphy as Chairman, Pa Ranahan as Treasurer and Alan Kehoe as PRO.

BRUFF

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 10, 11, 14 & 30 . This weeks jackpot is €10,900. Last weeks prize winners were: €50 Jennifer McCarthy, €20 each to Antony Murphy, Conor Fintan & Faye Stauton, Breda Condon, Fr. Joe Foley, Margie Nagle, Mike Barron, Ollie O Leary, Ann O Reilly, & Jennifer Ryan. Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.

U-21 COUNTY FOOTBALL: Action on the pitch still continues for the club with the U21 footballers recording a fine win over West champions Strand in Feenagh last Saturday in the county semi final, on a 2-9 to 0-7 scoreline. There were some fine performances through-out the team which was as follows: P McCarthy, W Moloney, T O Sullivan, G Dempsey, K Browne, A Murphy, B Finn, S Barrett (1pt), A O Sullivan (1pt), S Irwin (2pts – 1f), N O Riordan, R Glynn (1-04 -3f), D Glynn, A Punch (1-00), E finn, A Nealon, B Hogan (0-01), M O Donnell, L Buckley, G Whelean. They now await the winners of St Patricks V Pallasgreen.

AGM: The club AGM is scheduled for Monday December 10th. All are welcome, particularly any new members who would like to join the club.

CAHERLINE

LOTTO: No Jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1050 and the draw will take place on Friday, December 7, in the Mulcahys Bar, 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.

AGM: Juvenile AGM will take place on Wednesday 12th of December at 8.30pm in the Millennium Centre Senior Club AGM will Take place on Sunday 6th of January in the Millennium Centre at 6pm. Thanks to all who supported the hurling Club Calendar this year. This was the first year that club produced a Club Calendar. Huge support from the parents,players and club officials in purcashing this calender. Thanks to the sponsors for your contribution your support is greatly appreciated.

CROOM

RACE NIGHT: The Race Night took place on Saturday night last in Storan’s Bar, a large crowd gathered for what was a most enjoyable & exciting evening with an atmosphere one would expect to experience at the Curragh! Each race brought its own moments with fierce competition and friendly banter adding to the spectacle. There were many winners on the night not to mentioned the best dressed lady won by Eilis Shanahan taking the honours, well done Eilis! There are many people to thank for making this night a success, John Storan and his staff, our individual race sponsors, all those who purchased adverts in the race card, those who bought horses and those who donated vouchers/funds in any way, we thank you one and all. Finally to thank those who organised the night, a job well done it has to be said. For further details of all the sponsors & winners please see our Facebook page!

POKER NIGHT: Calling all poker players - The Croom GAA annual Poker Classic will take place in Hickey’s bar on Friday 7th Dec @ 9pm sharp. This event has in recent years attracted many seasoned/rookie poker players from far and wide and is a great way to kick off the festive season. We look forward to seeing you there!

CONGRATULATIONS: Croom GAA Club would like to congratulate our club president Michael McDonald who was last Saturday night honoured by Munster council with a Special Merit Award for his work over many years! Croom native Michael McDonnell played hurling and football at all levels with Croom GAA. At the tender age of 18, Michael became Club Treasurer and held the position for 23 years, culminating in restructuring the club finances which led to the purchase of the club grounds and the installation of flood lighting. Michael has served as South Limerick Senior Board Vice-Chairman, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer as well as being Chairman of South Limerick Bord na nOg in the late 1970s. In recent times, Michael has been Secretary of Neville Park Development Committee and overseen the development work at the Rathkeale GAA grounds which has provided four new dressing rooms, five pitches and a hurling alley . Again our congratulations to Michael and his wife Eileen and family.

FIXTURES: Our U-21 footballers are in action next weekend. Check facebook page for further details.

LOTTO: Numbers drawn - 2, 7, 26, 30. No jackpot winner. Lucky dips - 50 euro: Harry and Sarah Ballygriffin c/o Mary Ryan; 30 euro - Linda and Ann Daly, Manister; 20 euro each to Trish O’Connor, 7 Coisma; Sandra Morrissey, Ballintaw, Athlacca; Breda Hayes, Bruff; John Storan, Croom; Siobhan O’Kelly, Carrigeen and Henry, Con, Pat, Denis, Mike c/oCon Kelly. Next week’s jackpot is 9200 and the draw is on in Yellowtown.

CLAUGHAUN

U-14 MEDALS: Claughaun’s County Champion U-14 medal will receive their medals at a special presentation in the clubhouse on Friday 14th December next at 7pm. There will also be a sports quiz for U-12s and U-14s on the night.

AGM: The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on January 7th 2013 at the clubhouse. Communication re nominations/motions etc. will be sent to members over the next few weeks.

PIETA HOUSE: Claughaun GAA are delighted to take part in the ‘Mind Ur Buddy’ programme set up by Pieta House. The scheme is being piloted among GAA clubs here in Limerick, and aims to reduce incidences of suicide and self-harm, principally among young males. Each club will have a Designated Contact Person, who will be able to link a person in need up with the fantastic services offered by Pieta House Mid-West, which is based in Mungret. www.pieta.ie

LOTTO: The Claughaun GAA Club Lotto draw is available to play online through our club website. The jackpot is up to €4, 400.

STAY IN TOUCH: www.claughaun.limerick.gaa.ie, @ClaughaunGAA on Facebook, Claughaun GAA & Claughaun GAA Underage on Facebook.

DOON

AGM: There was a large attendance at our AGM in the Clubhouse last Sunday evening. The main purpose of the meeting was to elect officers for the coming year and ratify team managers proposed to the meeting by the Hurling Committee. After two great years as Chairman John R Walsh decided to step down from the position leaving an opening which was then filled by our outgoing Secretary Bernard Crowe. Orla O’Donovan was elected to the Secretary’s position and Patricia Murphy returned as Treasurer. Other positions appointed at the meeting were Vice Chairperson – Pat O’Donovan, Assistant Secretary – Pat Crowe, Assistant Treasurer – Adrian O’Donovan, PRO - Valerie Nolan, Registrar – Patricia Collins, County Board Delegate – Pat O’Donovan, East Board Delegate – Martin Hayes, Substance Abuse Officer – Fr Ryan, Irish Officer – Jack O’Connell. The following hurling team managers were proposed and ratified; Senior – Gerdie McGrath, Junior B – Mike Ryan, U21 – Paddy Coleman, Minor – Denis Barry. We wish all elected officers, committee and sub-committee members, managers, selectors and players the best for a successful year in 2013.

CALENDAR: To commemorate our 125th year in 2013, we have produced a Doon GAA calendar featuring our teams throughout the years. At a cost of only €10 this will make a great stocking filler for Doon GAA supporters at home and abroad. The calendar is now available for purchase from the shops in the village and from Committee members. Thanks to our outgoing Chairman John R Walsh for all his hard work on the calendar.

LOTTO: Monday 26th November 2012. Jackpot €4,600. Numbers drawn 1-2-15-16. No winner. 1 Match 3 – Jimmy Kennedy, Clonlusk. 10 Lucky Dips got €20 each – Con & Pat Fitz, Doon; Mary O’Brien, Oola; Mary Butler,c/o Moores; Mrs M Butler, Bahagha; Ellen Howard, Doon; Fox family, Main Street; Avril Crowe, Inishmore, Carrigmore; Michelle Murphy, c/o Ann McPartland; Bob Kennedy, c/o ESB; Ollie Walsh, Doon. 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.

FR CASEY’S

U-21 FOOTBALL: Last Friday night Fr. Caseys U-21 footballers travelled to Mick Neville Park Rathkeale to take on Sean Finns in the county quarter final. We knew we were in for a tough contest against a highly regarded Sean Finns team that were undefeated in their last four competitive outings. Now into the knockout stages there was no margin for error as the losers would be eliminated from the competition. Fr. Caseys had stumped through the group stages but hopes were high that this very talented team could raise their performance as they went searching for a fourth county title in as many years.

Sean Finns opened the scoring with an early point but Fr. Caseys replied in style when John Lane breached the defence and stroked the ball into the Sean Finns net. Moments later Sean Finns had restored their one point advantage when they repeated Fr. Caseys feat and struck a goal at the other end. A point from Adrian Enright levelled proceedings for the first time midway through the half before Derry O’Connor put Fr. Caseys back in front with a point from play. A point from Sean Finns levelled the scores but John Lane who was proving to have the midas touch in front of goal, stepped up to bag his second goal of the night to send Fr. Caseys into a three point lead. Both sides then traded points with Adrian Enright on target for Fr. Caseys. Trailing by three points Sean Finns finished the half the strongest, kicking three points without reply, two from frees to leave the teams level at the interval. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 2-3, Sean Finns 1-6.

In an entertaining first half there was little to separate both teams and it was obvious that this game was anyones for the taking. Unfortunately it was Sean Finns who emerged from the break with the greater motivation. Three early points, the last from a free, put Sean Finns into a comfortable three point lead and Fr. Caseys now had a serious battle on their hands. Jack Breen who had worked hard throughout finally got on the scoreboard thanks to a point free and he doubled his tally moments later converting a second free. Trailing by just one point with five minutes remaining Fr. Caseys needed the next score but it was Sean Finns who delivered the cruellest blow, sticking their second goal of the night to stretch the margin to four. A pointed free late in the game increased Sean Finns lead to five points and this was to be the last score of the night. The final time score was Fr. Caseys 2-5, Sean Finns 2-10.

It is obviously a major disappointment to lose but this bunch of players can hold their heads up high. They have given us so many great days in recent years that it is impossible to criticise them. On the night they were outplayed by a very talented Sean Finns team but there is little doubt that this young team will be back to create more history in the coming years. Reaching the county quarter finals is no mean feat and we would like to thank the management team of JD Foley, Denis Fitzgerald, John Riordan, Seanie O’Connell and Liam McNally for all their hard work over the last two months.

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 in aid of St. Marys Boys National School: Winners (13 games): John Quirke, Helen O’Connell, Billy O’Connell; Runners-Up: Maura Scannell, Kate Lenihan, Geobnath Scannell; Runners-Up: Pascal O’Rourke, Mary Brennan, Ann Lenihan; Table Prize: Sheila Breen, Dan Reidy, Mike O’Donoghue; Door Prize: Mossie O’Connell; Raffle Prize: Paddy Sheehan, Sean Hartnett, Marion Quirke, Toddo Scannell, Margaret O’Brien, Sarah O’Brien, Patsy Kelly

WEBSITE: Check out our club website at www.frcaseysgaa.ie for all the latest club news, fixtures, results and lots more. Our club website is updated daily and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa.

FEDAMORE

CONGRATS: We would like to congratulate John Hurley on his recent award from the East Board/ John received the Life Time Achievement Award last week for his role with Fedamore GAA, also we would like to congratulate Maurice Barry on becoming Vice Life President of the East Board, both well deserved.

AWARDS NIGHT: We have received the medals for the East League and the East Championship that the footballers won this year and an awards night is being planned for the new year.

GARRYSPILLANE

DUCK RACE: Our eagerly awaited Duck Race takes place this Sunday, December 9, at 2pm on the Camogue River from Ryan’s to Garvey’s bridge. Ducks are €5 each and can be got from any club member or player. First prize is €300, 2nd prize is €100, 3rd prize is €50,4th prize is also €50. There are up to 10 prizes to be won. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SCRAP METAL: Our Scrap Metal Collection continues this month. The skip is located at Dooley’s garage where you can drop your metal. Collection can also be arranged by contacting any committee member.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Dylan Corbett O Shea who was part of the South School hurling team recently.

LOTTO: There was no winner in this week’s lotto. The numbers were: 3,6,10,21. The lucky dip winners are: Shane Russell, Kate Ryan, Cathy Lynch, Mike Meade, and Marion Horgan. Next week’s lotto will take place in Tobin’s Bar, Glenbrohane where the jackpot will be €5,600.

HOSPITAL-HERBERTSTOWN

U-21 FOOTBALL: The County semi final of the Premier U-21 Football championship takes place this weekend with the time and venue yet to be decided at time of writing, please check H/H Facebook page for more info. The opposition will be Sean Finns while Newcastlewest take on Na Piarsaigh in the other semi.

BORD NA NOG: On the Bord na nOg front, U-6 and U-8 indoor hurling training has finished until the new year. They finished with a fun night and treats for all. Well done to all our players for a great years attendance and effort. Also many thanks to parents and especially to parents who helped out with the coaching and all the other work involved. Bord na nOg held it’s AGM recently which was well attended. After many years of great service to the club, Sinead O’Mahoney stepped down from her position of Chairperson, a huge thanks to her for her commitment and drive and we know when needed she will be the first to help. Padraig O’Dea was elected as the new Chair, Anne-Marie Bagnell - secretary, Collette Real - Treasurer, Gerry Ryan - Vice-Chairman, William Fox - Assistant Secretary, Child Protection Officer - Mike Fitzgerald, PRO - Paudie Reale. The Club are bagpacking in Tesco, Dooradoyle on Wed. 19th Dec. from 2-6 and Sun. 23rd from 6-10 and are looking for any volunteers for this very important fundraiser. Anyone that could help us, please contact Anne-Marie Bagnell on 087 9756225.

KILTEELY-DROMKEEN

U-21 FOOTBALL: Naomh Brìd 1-13 Na Piarsigh 3-8 - The club playing season came to an end last Friday night after an amazing game in the U21 football county quarter final. It was truly a game of two halves as Naomh Brìd trailed by 13 points at half time and staged a remarkable comeback and were unlucky in the end not to take victory. Naomh Brìd started well with Sean O’Dea kicking two excellent points from placed balls. Na Piarsigh responded with a pointed free before the first goal of the game, an attempted clearance was blocked down by the Na Piarsigh full forward and he knocked the loose ball to the net. The boys were rattled with this score and Na Piarsigh registered the next 4 points unanswered. We had chances of our own at the other end but they went astray. Sean O’Dea then got his first from play with a sweet strike after a good pass by Padraic Barron. Na Piarsigh then got a second goal after a long ball to the square ended up in the net. It was another sucker punch for our lads to take and the opposition went on to add 1-3 before the break to lead 3-8 to 0-4.

It looked very bleak at half time but the players gathered around Tom Jones and Gerry Martin for their team talk at the break and returned to the field with renewed belief and determination. An early free was knocked over by Sean O’Dea who was now operating at centre forward. Padraic Barron got the next point after cutting in from the wing and scoring from 30 yards. Things were gradually beginning to look up. Paudie Ahern was now well on top at midfield and won the next kick out before running through the centre and scoring an excellent point. The half back line were winning their battle and John Ahern was now to the fore under the kick outs. Denis O’Dea kicked the next point after beating his man and scoring at ease. Sean O’Dea then added a point from play. John Casey had been introduced at half time and was causing the Na Piarsigh full back a lot of problems, John won a penalty for after catching a long delivery to the square before his shot was blocked by a defender using his leg. Denis O’Dea converted the spot kick and the comeback was well and truly underway. At the other end of the field Na Piarsigh created their first chance of the half but an excellent save from Matthew Corbett denied them. The outstanding Sean Browne picked up the rebound and created an attack which was finished at the other end by Denis O’Dea. Naomh Brìd then created another goal chance with Padraic Barron beating 2 defenders, his first shot was blocked and the rebound was just over the crossbar. John Casey had an effort on gaol saved shortly afterwards with Liam Carroll unlucky not to score with the follow up. Denis O’Dea added another point to leave 2 points between the teams with 4 minutes to play. John Mitchell was fouled on the 21’ near the side-line and Sean O’Dea landed an incredible free to leave one between the sides. There was time left to create one more opportunity with Sean shooting from 35 yards under pressure and it just dropped short, the danger was cleared and the final whistle was blown. Naomh Brìd registered 1-9 without reply in a brilliant second half display and just came up short by a solitary point. Great credit due to all the players for never giving up on the night.

NAOMH BRID - Matthew Corbett, Padraic O’Keefe, Sean Browne, John Mitchell, Danny Holton, Paul Martin, James Dalaigh, Paudie Ahern (0-1), John Ahern, Enda Frawley, Sean O’Dea (0-7, 4f) Padraic Barron (0-2), Christy O’Dea, Denis O’Dea (1-3) Conor Greene, John Casey, Eamonn O’Dea, Liam Carroll. The club would like to thank Ballybricken GAA club for their participation and dedication in the amalgamation. The players for both clubs in this age group have benefited from playing at a high level this season and over the past few seasons. The club would also like to wish Phillip Gleeson a speedy recovery from injury, he missed the game Friday night after picking up an injury last weekend and is set to miss out the next few months.

LOTTO: Lotto results for Monday 27th November. Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 22, 24. No Winner. Lucky dips go to James O’Brien, Joe McCarthy, Ann, McCarthy, Jer Ryan. seller prize Marie Nash. Next week’s jackpot is €4,400. You can play online at www.kdgaa.ie or by purchasing from a local reseller, shop, or pub.

AGM: The club AGM will take place on Saturday 15th of December. All are welcome. All motions to be send to club secretary by Sunday 9th December. Send motions to secretary.kilteelydromkeen.limerick@gaa.ie ”

KNOCKANE

AGM: Our AGM was held on Saurday December 1st in Garrydolis School Chairman Larry Creamer. Secretary Michael O’Connell.Treasurer William Ryan.gave a full review of the last year events OFFICERS: The following officers were elected for the coming year Presidents - Fr James Holloway, Michael Breen; Chairman - Larry Creamer; Vice Chairman - Gerry Boland; Secretary - Peter Commons; Assistant Secretary - Michael O’Connell; Tresurer - William Ryan; Assistant Tresurer - Daniel P Grace; PRO - Danny Beary; Irish Officer - Diarmuid Grace; Child Welfare Officer - Niall Boland. LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw witch was held in Ahern’s Bar Kilteely Number’s were 16, 20, 22, 24. LuckyDips were James O’Brien.Joseph McCarthy.Ann McCarthy.&Ger Ryan. Seller’s Prize went Marie Nash. Next week’s jackpot stands at €4,300 Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

DOG NIGHT: Our Club will hold a Development fund race night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday night December 21 first race 8pm. Tickets €20 (Incl admission and race card U-16s free and entry to Buster draw first Prize €1000. Tickets can be bought from any club member.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for the coming Year are as follow’s Adult €20 Juvenile’s €5 Family €50

LATTIN-CULLEN

U-16: Open training for next year’s county U-16 will be held in Bansha at 11am on Saturday, December 8. This is not the trials. U-18 Open Training Day on Saturday, December 8 and 15 at 10.30am in Cahir. Again these are not trials. Trials will begin in January.

AGM: Tipp Co Board AGM will be on 10th December at 7.30 in the Horse and Jockey, followed by our own one on December 12 in Lattin with the Board Na Nog so I would encourage as many as possible to attend on the night and maybe offer to help out next year on or off the field as help always needed to continue putting teams out on the field.

MUNGRET

INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Mungret St Pauls Intermediate Hurlers rounded off the season in fine style last Saturday with a 1-15 to 1-12 victory over Pallasgreen in the County Intermediate Hurling league Final.We had an excellent start and were 1-3 up in the early stages thanks to a goal and a point from Eoin O Doherty and a point each from Brendan Giltenane and Brian Begley. We then allowed Pallasgreen to dominate for a long period in which they scored 10 points on the trot before we got two points before half time which left us two points in arrears at half time. In the second half John Malone thundered into the game at midfield and with Brian Tobin and Brendan Giltenane picking off some excellent points we gradually took control and though Pallasgreen came at us in the closing minutes we held on for a 3 point win. Brendan Giltenane was top scorer with nine points, Brian Tobin scored four points ,while Eoin O Doherty with 1-1 and Brian Begley one point completed the scoring. Team: Dave Bulfin, Barry O’Grady, Niall Barron, Robert Nix, Colm Moriarty, Patrick Begley, Tom Giltenane, Brian Tobin, Ken Savage, Richie Burke, John Malone (captain), Denis Giltenane, Brendan Giltenane, Brian Begley, Eoin O’Doherty. Subs: Cormac O’Connor (used), Paudie Kirby (used), Adrian Dillon, Evan Ryan, Stephen Dilworth. A busy season has now come to an end for our Intermediate Hurlers and with County Cup success in 2011 and Co League win this year ,we look forward with enthusiasm to 2013.

COMMUNITY PARTY: Well done to the committee who organised last Sunday’s very successful Christmas party for the retired members of the community. There was some terrific entertainment provided by, amongst others, the Muirne Bennis Irish dancers, Mike Sheehan and the St Pauls School Carol Singers. The Irish dancers included the newly crowned U-10 Munster champions. Mark and Rachel Buckley entertained the large crowd with some very well-delivered poetry recitals. Thanks to everyone who made this event such a success, and especially to Neil Dignam who was the driving force behind the whole idea, and who had put in a very hard morning santa-clausing the previous morning. It is a long time since the hall was as completely packed as it was for Santa this year, and again well done to all the organisers and helpers.

MOUTHGUARDS: Speaking of Santa Claus, why not consider asking him for a mouthguard? Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U-21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all clubs adhering strictly to a ‘no gumshield - no game’ rule. A recent survey of Irish parents found the average cost of dental treatment for sport related dental injuries in children to be €213.14. Studies have also shown that the overall injury risk is close to twice as high when a mouthguard is not worn, relative to when mouthguards were used during athletic activity. The GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee acknowledge that the use of a properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries and was centrally involved in ensuring the introduction of compulsory mouthguards in Gaelic Football.

OOLA

LOTTO: Winning Numbers - 13, 15, 17, 19. No Winner. Match 3s: Baba O`Sullivan (Bansha), Lucky Dip: Theresa Hanly (Herberstown), Eamon Hanley (Oola), Joe Nash (Cullen), Sean Waldron (Monard), Josie Murnane (Dundrum), Jimmy Ryan (B)(Oola), Peter Gardiner(Oola). Promoters:John Whelan and Vera Ryan. Next Week’s Jackpot is €4,200.

AGM: The AGM will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013

PALLASGREEN

ACHL FINAL: The intermediate hurlers made brave bid to capture the All County league final last Saturday afternoon in Kilmallock against Mungret. The last time these two teams met was in the County Championship and the City side were comfortable winners. The current meeting was a much closer affair and Pallas were leading at the break 0-9 to 1-5. The second half Mungret upped a gear and ran out winning by two points 1-15 to 1-13.

Team: T McMahon, W McCarthy,T Franklin, E Mulcahy, P Roche, L O’Dwyer, L O’Dea, A Shanahan, C McMahon, O Roche, R O’Donnell, J Barry, D McMahon, K Barry, W O’Dwyer. Subs; D Hayes, S Hayes.

COLLEGES HURLING: Well done to Colin Ryan (M), and Brian McCarthy and Darren Cosgrave all members of the Doon CBS team who qualified for the quarter final of the Harty Cup following a fine win over St Flannan’s last week in the Gaelic Grounds.

There was a number of local players involved in the Doon CBS team who qualified for the final of the Dr Kinnane Cup as they had had a comprehensive victory over in Latin last week. Colin Ryan (M), Brian McCarthy, Alan Cosgrave Were members of the team.

SCOR: Congrats to our local Scor representatives who performed with distinction in the East Final in Pallasgreen Community Centre last Saturday Night. Two honours came our way, in Figure Dancing and The Novelty Act. The figure dancers comprised off Sophie Roche, Sara Dillon, Shauna Murphy, Leah Pearce, Aoife Fealy, and Mikyala Ryan. The Novelty Act team was; Aaron Greene, Colin McMahon, Eoin Delany, Kyle O’Connell, Leah Pearce and Ben Cosgrave.

Others to take part on the night were; Kyle O’Connell in Recitation, Jordan Mawdsley in Solo Singing and The quiz team who were narrowly pipped were; Colin McMahon, Emma Greene and Aaron Greene.

The County Final of Scor na Nog will take place this Saturday Night in Cappamore Community Centre at 7.30pm and your support for the Figure Dancers and Novelty Act would be greatly appreciated.

AGM: The AGM of the Club will take place this Sunday evening December 9 in the Chaser at 6pm. All are welcome

LOTTO: No winner Mon night Nov 26th Lotto. Numbers drawn were; 3.4.11.26. Lucky dip winners; Kitty Franklin, Richard Hayes, Lar’s 5, Tony McMahon, John Barry. Tickets are €2 each and be obtained from any shop, public house, post office and John Harty Butcher shop

FIXTURE: Co U21 Football V St Patricks Fri Dec 7th 8.30pm Martinstown

PATRICKSWELL

AGM: Next Tuesday 11th December, the Club holds its Annual General Meeting at 8pm in the clubhouse. Members are asked to attend and contribute to the meeting. Directly after the AGM, the Club Person of the Year Award will be held in Punch’s Bar4 to recognise the outstanding club member of 2012. Everyone is welcome.

CELBRATION: In addition, the club will hold a celebration for Oliver Mann at 10pm on Sunday 16th December in the Cu Chulainn Bar on the evening of the County Convention. It’s a great honour for Oliver to be elected as Chairman of the County GAA Board and indeed for the Patrickswell GAA club. Members and supporters are invited to attend this celebration at the Cu Chulainn to wish Oliver all the best in his new role. The Christmas raffle has also been extended to take place on the same night.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Patrickswell’s Cian Lynch, Andrew Carroll, Aaron Gillane and Keith Cawley for participating in Ard Scoil Ris’ victory over De La Salle in the Harty Cup.

YEARBOOK: Copies of the 2012 Limerick GAA Yearbook will be available for sale at €10 in McDermotts. The yearbook is a 196-page colour publication about the history and clubs of Limerick. The book was unveiled by Brian Carty of RTE fame at a reception in the Greenhills Hotel.

SOUTH LIBERTIES

40TH ANNIVERSARY: On Friday 7th December the club will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1972 County Championship win. Our 1972 team will be honoured on the night. The current Senior team will be awarded with their 2011 County cup medals. There will be live music and finger food served on the night. Tickets are €10 each and are available from all the local pubs and shops and will be available at the door on the night. All club supporters and parishioners are welcome to attend. Please come and make it a night to remember.

TABLE QUIZ: On Sunday 9th December, Bord na nOg are holding their festive family Table Quiz in the Four Elms starting at 5.30pm Teams of 2 adults and 2 juveniles are €20. There will be fun rounds, quick fire questions and a raffle on the night. Please come and support the final Bord na nOg fundraiser for this year.

ST PATRICK’S

U-21 FOOTBALL: Our County U-21 football semi final against Pallasgreen is now finally fixed for this Friday night December 7th in Kilbreedy (Martinstown) with a throw in at 8.30pm. It’s over a month now since our last game when we defeated Kildimo/Pallaskenry in the City final but our young stars were training every Wednesday evening in preparation for this semi final clash. Support for this game will be greatly appreciated by all involved with the U-21 footballers.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: We held a very successful Christmas underage party last Sunday evening at the clubhouse in Rhebogue and with Santa as our special guest he went down a treat by all our underage boys and girls. Many of our parish friends and club member arrived with their young ones to see their biggest fan Santa, and a great day was had by all. Many thanks to our Club Christmas party committee of Orla O Shaughnessy, Mary Roche, Hannah Phelan Gladis Doherty, Imelda Quilligan, Eileen Doyle and Eamonn Phelan for the great effort that was put in decorating the hall to make this party a great success. TABLE QUIZ: Thanks to Lorna Roche who ran a very successful table quiz last Friday evening in the clubhouse Lorna runs this table quiz every year in St Patrick’s GAA clubhouse in aid of Special Olympics Ireland and it was great to see a big turnout at the quiz.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: On this Friday evening the club welcomes the Limerick Development draw to Rhebogue this great fundraiser for all GAA Clubs in the county and it will take place at our clubhouse. All draw agents and draw members are very welcome to attend this event the draw will have a starting time of 9.30pm. Our club secretary Eamonn Phelan will end his term as City GAA Board secretary and PRO on this Monday evening at the City board convention. Eamonn has been City board secretary for the last five years and City board PRO for the last nine years but with the new five year rule introduce by the GAA five years ago it now comes into effect for Eamonn.

CHRISTMAS DRAW: The club are holding their annual Christmas draw and cards can be got from any club committee member. Club players, club members and supporters are asked to try and sell a card and if not purchase some tickets in aid our new field development.

BEST WISHES: All at the club would like to wish St Kieran’s and Cappamore the very best on this Sunday as both clubs will contest the Munster junior club final St. Kieran’s in the hurling and Cappamore in the football.

TREATY GAELS

AGM: Treaty Gaels Camogie Club held their fourth AGM and Christmas Party in Claughaun GAA Club on Friday last. A very enjoyable night was had by all, the highlight being the presentation of championship medals to the U12 team by Gavin O’Mahony

The players are enjoying a well deserved break for Christmas but will be back training in the new year as we prepare for what promises to be a very exciting year ahead with Féile coming to Limerick.

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