Limerick GAA Club Notes, March 9

9 July 2011; A general view of the Limerick crest on the substitutes seats at Pairc na nGael. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Round 2, Limerick v Offaly, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
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

CONGRATS: The GAA Presidents Awards take place in Croke Park on Friday, March 15th. Local stalworth Sean Heffernan has been selected as a recipient of one of these Awards by GAA President Liam Ó Néill. These awards are organised and presented on an annual basis to honour those who go above and beyond the call of duty in their commitment and dedication to their chosen field within the wider GAA family. Congratulations to Sean on being selected, well and truly deserved for his service to the club. The awards will be shown live on TG4 and there will be a short film of our club so be sure to tune in!

WEBSITE: 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: Our winners for predicting the nearest time in the U-16 Hurling Solo-Run Relay challenge which was done in 44minutes and 45 seconds were: 1st Prize - Dinner for Two in the Adare Manor Carriage House Restaurant - Brian Maloney; 2nd Prize - 3 Month Membership of Askeaton Leisure Complex - Catherine Cowhey; 3rd Prize - €50 Voucher for The Village Fare - Caroline Conway; 4th Prize - €40 Voucher for Brian Costello Butchers - Aisling Fitzgerald

HURLING PROGRAMME: Our Seven week Spring Hurling Programme finished last Friday night in UL.Thanks to all for making this venture a big success and we are all looking forward to the New Season.

CAMOGIE: Our Camogie season is about to get into full swing and we are always looking for new members in all age groups - U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and Senior. The girls enjoy fun training sessions and plenty of matches during the season. If you are interested in joining the club please contact either the club secretary Helen Alfred 087 7795199 or PRO Janet Ryan 087 2226771 for further details.

CIRCUIT TRAINING: Circuit training continues in the village all for U14 and U16 players at 7pm on Friday night.

GREYHOUND: Over the next few weeks the Con & Annie Kirby Stake will run in Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Each club has drawn a dog for this competition. Our dog ‘Royal Diva’ came second on Saturday night so qualifies for the next round. The club with the winning dog in this competition receives €10,000 with a very substantial prize fund for all six dogs in the final on March 30th. So we would ask our club members to get behind our dog next Saturday Night!

SENIOR CAMOGIE: Our Seniors were beaten by Ahane last Sunday in the League. A highly entertaining game to watch, our girls matched the more experienced Ahane outfit for long periods and showed great commitment throughout. Training continues this Wednesday night in the Ball-Wall at 8pm. Next up, we are away to Granagh/Ballingarry next Sunday in the League.

LADIES FOOTBALL: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 will be starting soon and Adare is actively looking for players of all ages from Under 8 to Under 16 to join its ranks. Players are welcome from Adare and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in further information please email us on adarelgfc@gmail.com or check out our website www.adarelgfc.ie or call the relevant team manager (numbers below). We hope to start training in the week of Monday 11 March 2013 for all age groups and details will be posted on our website and sent by text to those who were on teams in 2012. Matches for U12 and U14 are due to commence at the end of March 2013.

AGM: A very well attended AGM led to the election of the following committee members for 2013 – Barry O’Halloran (Chairman), Sean MacSweeney (Secretary), Tadhg Murphy (Treasurer), Caroline O’Callaghan (Child Protection Officer) and Bryan Smyth (PRO).

The following have volunteered to coach the various teams for 2013 – Martin O’Farrelly (U10) 087 250 0124, John Morrissey (U12) 087 961 7131, Barry O’Halloran (U14) 087 966 2000 and Sean MacSweeney (U16) 086 061 0034.

U-14 COUNTY TEAM: Congratulations to Sophie O’Callaghan and Lauren Ryan who represented Limerick at Under 14 level in the opening round of the Munster Championship against Waterford. Both played a key role in turning around a half-time deficit to eventually beat Waterford by 2 points on Saturday 2 March.

AHANE

LOTTO: The first Draw of the 2013 Lotto will now take place on Thursday 28th March at 10pm in the Clubhouse. The Lotto draw will include January, February, March and results will be posted in local papers Lee’s shop Castleconnell and the website.

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.

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.

U-21 HURLING: Ahane played Mungret last week in the first round of the County u/21 Premier Hurling Championship and recorded a fine victory. They play near neighbours Doon in the second round on Tuesday 12th March time and venue to be decided. Check website.

FIXTURES: U-21 Hurling - Ahane V Doon on Tuesday, March 12. U-14 Feile Football - Ahane V Bruff on Saturday 16th March in Bruff at 11am; U-14 Feile Hurling - Ahane V Ballybrown on Sunday, March 24 in Newgarden at 11am

CONGRATS: To Matt Whelan who Saturday 9th March in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish will recieve a presentation from East Limerick Division in Association with St Aible’s Credit Union for his lifelong services to the Gaelic Athletic Association.

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

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 this 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.

SYMPATHY: The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Quaid Family, Dirreen on the sudden passing of Thady Quaid recently. A strong GAA household. Thady won a County Junior Championship with Athea back in 1963. The final was incidentally played in the spring of ‘64. His brothers Tomas & Denis and his sons Tim & Mark have all worn the maroon and white and won honours with Athea down through the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis

COISTE NA NOG: Colouring Competition Winners - The winners of this year’s colouring competition were: Junior Infants: Emma Scanlon, Senior Infants: Laura McEldowney , First Class: James Broderick, Second Class: Niamh Histon, Third Class: Aisling Dalton, Fourth Class: Eoin Sheahan, Fifth Class: David O Connor, Sixth Class: Ciara Hunt.

COISTE NA NOG 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 CALENDER: 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.

FOOTBALL TRAINING: Training for U-16s will continue next Monday 11th of March in Páirc na nGael from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night. Training for U14s will commence next Tuesday evening the 12th of March in Páirc na nGael from 6pm to 7pm. All players are asked to attend. For any player who has not registered they can do so on the night.

HURLING TRAINING: Templeglantine GAA Club will be continuing hurling training in the Con Colbert Sports Hall on this Friday March 8th for 4th, 5th and 6th class for 6pm-7pm and 1st, 2nd and 3rd class from 7pm -8pm. Indoor hurley’s and helmets will be provided or you can bring your own helmet if you have one. There is a cost of €2 per lesson.

REGISTRATION: For any player who has not registered with the club, you can still do so by contacting John Hunt or Jacqueline. Registration costs €15 for any 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.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Congratulations to Denis Greaney who was chosen as West Limerick Minor footballer of the Year.

BALLYBROWN

CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 9, 17, 22, 29 with a bonus number 3. Tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €11,400.

JUVENILE DISCO: On Friday Night the 15th of March, there will be a “Fundraising” disco taking place in Ballybrown GAA Club. It will be a U.V. Disco so stock up on “Glow Paint, Glow Sticks , White Clothes, Glow Hair Spray etc . We have one of the best DJs in Munster coming to the event and the very best in lighting effects will make this one of the top nights out this year. Tickets are €10 euro and the usual disco rules will apply. This event is for 1st, 2nd and 3rd years only. Tickets will be available through our U.V. Reps in Secondary Schools who will be announced shortly. Tickets are limited and are on a first come first served basis.

COMPETITION TIME: The Club are delighted to announce an exciting competition on the advice of new senior manager Eamonn Kelly. A magnificent Prize Fund €1,500 with a top prize €1,000 is up for grabs. By accumulating points on sports major upcoming events the title Sports Tipster Brain Ballybrown can be won. All Senior, Junior A  & U 21 players should by now have a limited number of competition entry forms to sell. All proceeds will go to paying membership, insurance, providing training gear and contributing to prize fund. Regular updates on Competition Leaderboard will be available in weekly notes and on website during the year. Best luck to all participants. Early favourites include members of De Legends Syndicate that have previously won our local Lotto.

MEMBERSHIP: Members are reminded that annual membership is now due and must be paid if you wish to continue to enjoy all that Ballybrown GAA Club has to offer. You can now follow Ballybrown GAA Club, and keep up to date with results and fixtures on www.ballybrown.limerick.gaa.ie .

BRUFF

CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto. Numbers drawn were 2, 14, 24 and 29. This week’s jackpot is €12,100. Lucky dip prizes winners were: €50 Maurice Daly, €20 each to Lisa Enright, Declan O Dea, Francis O Dwyer, Ger Whelan, Sean Finn, Pat Dunne, Sharon Roche, Olivia Carmody and Ger Sheehy. Thank you for your continued support of the club lotto.

U-21 HURLING: The first Sunday in March last, heralded the opening rounds of the South U21 hurling championship. A youthful Bruff team played a Croom/Crecora combination in Staker Wallace. On a cold dry afternoon a fresh wind blowing towards the railway line was to have a significant bearing on the contest. Bruff had the advantage of the elements in the first half but it was the combination side that were first off the mark with the two opening points from play. Once the game settled down it was Bruff who took the ascendancy with some fine scores from placed balls from Graham Whelean and also from play by our two midfielders, Brian Finn and Kevin Bulfin. It was all Bruff at this stage and with Croom/Crecora conceding numerous frees the unnerving Graham Whelean punished all errors. The combination side did rally towards the end of the half when they posted four points and these scores were to prove crucial to the overall result. The halftime score saw Bruff lead 13 points to 6. It was a revitalised combination side that took to the field in the second half and they opened with three quick points from play. They continued to apply strong pressure and continued to raise white flags from play and from frees. Bruff battled very hard but the Croom/Crecora raids into our territory were paying dividends and the lead we had was slowly but surely eroded away. With eight minutes left on the clock the sides were level at 13 each. With the game in the fire the combination side pushed on for victory with two more points. Not to be undone Bruff battled back with a Niall O Riordan minor. We had a couple of half goal chances entering the last few minutes but these were snuffed out by a resolute opposing defence, who on both occasions worked the sliotar upfield for two more scores. It finished 17 points to 14. Panel: A Nealon; M Doran, T O Sullivan, A Murphy; C Bulfin, S Irwin, J O Riordan; K Bulfin (0-01), B Finn (0-01); A Punch, G Whelan (0-10), R Glynn; E Finn(0-01), N O Riordan (0-01), C Browne; M Cronin , W Moloney, N Roche, L Buckley, T O Donnell, S Finn. The u21s are out again this Sunday against Castletown Ballygran. For venue and throw-in time please check the main fixture list in this paper and please support the panel if you can make the game.

INTERMEDIATES: The Intermediate hurlers got their year up and running last Friday night when they had a useful workout against Wolfe Tones underlights in Shannon.There was a pep in the step of all taking part under the watchful eyes of team management Gary Kirby, Danny Moloney and John A. Moran. Final Score Wolfe Tones 3-11 Bruff 1-16. The Bruff team was: Chris Browne, Greg Dempsey, Conor McEniry, Kevin Browne, Cathal Bulfin, Colin Madden, Brian Finn, Paul Browne, Jason Hayes, Barry Manton, Cian Madden, Tony Bourke, Graham Whelan, Shane Bulfin and David O’Brien.

PARISH LEAGUES: Last Saturday proved to be a grand Spring morning and the heart was further gladdened with almost 40 U-11 players giving their all in the first round of the Hurling Parish League. Not to be outdone , the U-8s had a rigorous workout with Coaches John O’Riordan, Brendan Meany, Dave O’Rahilly and Pat Roche calling the shots, while the U-6s have also wintered well and are glad to be “out on grass” again! If we are missing out on any boys in the Parish, please let us know and get them to the field on Saturday mornings.

CRECORA-MANISTER

U-21 HURLING: Our U-21 team named Lough Nagirra (Tory Lake) made a great start to the U 21 Championship with a win over Bruff on a score line of 0-17 to 0-14 at the weekend. The amalgamation of Crecora/Manister and Croom only came about in January and with little time to prepare for the championship this win was somewhat unexpected. The team showed a huge work ethic and a real battling spirit not usually associated with amalgamated clubs. While there is work to be done by many players on fitness and first touch this is an excellent start to the season. The wind played a big factor in this game and we trailed at half time by 13 points to 6 having defended magnificently in that first half under wave and wave of Bruff attacks. We scored 6 points into that stiff wind and that was the winning of the game as Bruff only managed 1 point when playing against it in the 2nd half.

We lined out as follows: Ciaran Cregan, Paudi Sheehan, Aaron Cregan, Bobby Reidy, John Quirke, Dom O’Connor, Sean Vaughan, Kieran Larkin, Conor Laffan, Fergal Carey, Eoin O’Farrell, James Malone, Colm Carey, Darra Skelly, Cathal Quirke, Liam Quirke, Andy O’Donoghue, Liam Carey, Cormac Flanagan, Aaron Burke, Ryan O’Shea, L Kennedy. The team play Knockainy, Hospital / Herbertstown next Sunday at 4.00, all support welcome.

CROOM

U-21 HURLING: A first competitive outing for the Croom/Crecora combination under the Loch Na Garra Gaels banner proved to be a successful one on Sunday last when they took on Bruff in the first round of the South U-21 Hurling championship .This game could be termed as one of two halves, although the Gaels outscored their opponents by six points to one during their respective halves against a strong breeze. Bruff started the strongest and raced into a twelve points to two lead, Gaels points courtesy of a score from an acute angle from Feargal Carey and a good effort from James Malone Two pointed frees from Conor Laffan came either side of an opportunistic score from the same player after Eoin O Farrell played a free across field to the unmarked midfielder.A superb point from distance by Kieran Larkin and one more from our opponents made it 13 points to six in favour of Bruff at the interval. It must be said that some dogged defending from our six backs and safe hands from the goalie ensured that the gap wasn’t much wider at this stage

On the turnover Conor Laffan was first to raise a white flag with a long range free and a quick reply from Bruff with what proved to be their final score of the game Cormac Flanagan then added one before Eoin O Farrell got in on the scoring act.Eoin scored eight points in a row -four from play and four from frees -ably assisted by defenders ,midfielders and forwards alike .The Gaels surged into a three point lead and held on grimly entering added time ,clearing a twenty meter free from the line to take the Laurels

This was a fantastic team performance belying the fact that they have only been together a few short weeks.The defence was superb when the pressure was on them late in the first half and then that last ten minutes and the forwards helped on by the midfielders really made their mark .The subs used also made huge contributions and those not used on this occasions will also get their chance .Final score 0-17 to 0-14 in favour of Loch Na Garra Gaels

Team: Ciarain Cregan, Paudie Sheehan, Aaron Cregan, Mark Reidy, John Quirke, Sean Vaughan, Dominic O’Connor, Kieran Larkin (0-1), Conor Laffan (0-5 0-3f), James Malone (0-1), Eoin O’Farrell (0-8 0-4f), Feargal Carey (0-1), Colm Carey, Darrach Skelly, Cathal Quirke. Subs used: Liam Carey, Cormac Flanagan (0-1), Ryan O’Shea, Andy Donoghue, Louis Kennedy, Aaron Bourke

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 1, 6, 23, 30. No jackpot winner - 50 euro Colin Byrnes c/oJoe Dempsy; 30 euro John B Kiely c/o Tom Kiely; 20 euro each to Mick O Donnell c/o Teresa , Joan Moynihan, 33 Kylefea, Mary Brennan c/o Spar; Gerald Lowry, Castleroberts; MJ Quirke, c/o Hogans/Amy and Eithne Anhid. Next week’s jackpot is 10500 euro and the draw is on in Tangneys.

FIXTURES: Fixtures U-21 hurling V Knockainey Sunday next at 4 pm venue to be decided check Facebook; U-14 Hurling - Feile Na Gael, Training every Tuesday evening Croom will take part in Division 5

DOON

SENIOR: South Liberties afforded Doon a walkover in the second round of the East Senior Hurling Championship which was due to be played last Sunday afternoon.

SYMPATHIES: The Club was sad to hear of the death of former Doon hurler Willie Deere who died in Northampton on February 13th last. Willie won an All-Ireland minor hurling medal with Limerick in 1940. In 1941, he won a Limerick Junior hurling county championship medal with Doon. He emigrated in 1947. He is survived by his three children.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday 25th February 2013. Jackpot €7,200. Numbers drawn 11 – 13 – 19 - 21. No winner. 8 match 3’s got €25 each – J O’Meara, Toomaline; M Butler, Bahaga, Pat Crowe, Carrigmore; Mossie Dunne, c/o Whelans; Dan Shanahan, Cappamore; Lizzy Hennessy, Doon; Oliver Treacy, Glengar; Niall Whelan, Bank Place. 10 lucky dips got €20 each – Avril Crowe, Carrigmore; Mary Buckley, c/o Jocks; Jim Ryan, Oola; Sean Roche, c/o ESB; Fr Pat Coffey Doon c/o Niall Maher; Louie Quirke, Ahane; Gerald Moloney, Kilmoylan; William Cummins, Carrigmore; Helen Cummins, Carrigmore; Jacinta Ryan, Bilboa. 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.

FIXTURES: The U14 Jo Maher Memorial Tournament takes place in Doon this Saturday 9th March. Best of luck to all involved.

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.

JUVENILE REGISTRATION AND CAMOGIE: To anyone who missed recent Juvenile Registration & Camogie registration, contact Rob O’Connell or Marie Riordan for registration forms.

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

SUPPORTERS TEXT SERVICE: If you would like to receive match alerts for Doon GAA Club this year, please text your name and mobile number to (087) 9387755 and we will keep you informed on upcoming games and their dates, times & venues.

FR CASEY’S

WHITE COLLAR BOXING: On Saturday March 23rd, Fr. Caseys GAA Club will take on Mountcollins GAA Club in a white collar boxing fundraising competition in the sports complex, Abbeyfeale. Tickets for this event are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased from committee members or bought at the door on the night. Tickets prices are €20 for a ring side seat and €15 for general admission. This promises to be a great night of sport and entertainment, one that should definitely not be missed.

CONGRATULATIONS: Fr. Caseys GAA Club would like to congratulate Joe Kelliher and Tommy O’Keefe who both picked up awards at the annual West Limerick Board presentation night held last Saturday in the Devon Inn Hotel. Joe won the award for West Senior Footballer of the year while Tommy won the award for County Minor Footballer of the year.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Membership Fees for the 2013 season are now due. The cost of membership for the 2013 season for all members is €25. Club membership is free for anyone who has paid the €100 annual entrance fee into the Limerick Development Draw. It is vital that all club players pay this membership as it provides you with insurance cover while playing and training with the club.

LIMERICK DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The Limerick Development draw will resume this Friday night, March 8th. This draw is a vital source of revenue for our local club so we strongly encourage all club members and supporters to join to draw for the coming year. The cost of entry is €100 per year or €10 per month from March to December. There will be ten monthly draw and the top prize each month is €15,000. There are also a host of other prizes up for grabs each month. If you would like to find out more or join the draw please contact any committee member or contact our draw co-ordinator Liam O’Connor on 087-9267039.

ABBEYFEALE DRAMA GROUP: The Abbeyfeale Drama Group presents “Widows Paradise” in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on March 5th, 7th, 9thand 10th. The play which commenced last week has been a great success to date and we hope the large attendance will continue for the final week. All proceeds from the final showing on Sunday March 10thgo towards Fr. Caseys GAA Club. We strongly encourage all club members to attend and support our local Drama Group. It is also a unique opportunity to see our club chairwoman Joan O’Connell model her favourite pyjamas. Tickets are available at the door and are priced at €10. The starting time each night is 8pm sharp.

41 CARD GAME: The weekly 41 card games continue every Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale. We are very pleased with the high attendance in recent weeks and we are always more than delighted to welcome new players. The card games start at 9.00pm sharp. The following are the results from last week’s card game: Joint Winners (13 games): Jerry Riordan, Connie Collins, Patsy Kelly; Joint Winners (13 games): Dan Dillane, Sean Hartnett, Tom Murphy; Table Prize: Nora Lyons, Dan Brosnan, Seamus Lenihan

Door Prize: Michael Scannell; Raffle Prize: Dan Reidy, Kate Lenihan, Nora Mary O’Sullivan, Karen Murphy

COISTE NA NOG: Fr. Caseys GAA Coiste na nÓg are having a committee meeting on Tuesday March 12th at 7.30pm at the clubhouse. All members are asked to attend. Date for commencement of training for the year ahead to be discussed and any other business.

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 regularly and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frcaseysgaa.

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster) who was part of the historic Irish Ladies rugby team which recently captured the Triple Crown trophy defeating Scotland 30-3 in their final game. It was the first time Ireland had won this tournament and this victory gives them automatic qualification for the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Marie Louises mother, Marie Sheehan is originally from Knocknasna, sister to Paddy and Jerry Sheehan.

GARRYSPILLANE

U-21 HURLING: Our U-21s are competing in the County 13-a-side competition this year. The first round of this competition takes place on 9th March at 4pm in Knocklong against Granagh/Ballingarry. Please support!

CLUB GEAR: Remember our club gear is still available from any member of the committee or by contacting Caroline on 087 8200463. For more information go to our club website www.garryspillanegaa.ie or on our facebook page www.facebook.com/garryspillanegaa.

There was no winner in this weeks lotto. The numbers were 9,19,20,23. The lucky dip winners are: Connie Russell, Thomas Slattery, Robert Creed, Mary Keogh and Esther & Chloe Ryan. Next week’s lotto will take place in Tobin’s Bar, Glenbrohane where the jackpot will be €6,350.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Don’t forget that club membership is now due for the 2013 season and can be given to any club member. Club membership is €20 per person and €50 per family. All players and mentors of teams must pay their membership.

MACKEY DRAW: Also, the Mackey Draw is commencing on the 8th March. Anyone interested in buying a ticket for the draw can contact any club member. There is a special price of €160 if you want to join both the Mackey Draw and the Garryspillane GAA weekly lotto for the year. This only costs €2.50 per week!!! Many payment options available.

U-14 HURLING: We had our first u14 Hurling Match a couple weeks back as Kilpeacon (i.e. Crecora/Manister + Fedamore). The following is a brief match report:

We travelled across the Shannon to play a challenge match with Clonlara and met a very strong Clonlara team. Our squad is a very young squad and we were missing a number of players due to injury and other commitments. Clonlara won the match well but we were very encouraged by the effort shown by all players which was rewarded with 1:5 in the second half.Training continues on Monday nights in Catholic Institute and all U-14 players in Fedamore /Crecora/Manister area are very welcome to attend

MONALEEN

LAST WEEKEND: Our Senior Footballers travelled to Co Clare on Saturday to take on Wolfetones in a senior football friendly and came away with a win. The Intermediate Hurlers also played Clare opposition on Sunday morning and were beaten on a 2-12 to 2-9 scoreline by Cratloe. Andrew Letouche Cosgrave playing his first game with the Intermediates was top scorer with 1-2 from play.

MEMBERSHIP: A reminder to all senior club players that your membership is now due for the 2013 season. Please contact your liasion officers Shane Mullane and Alan Kitson.

UNDERAGE TRAINING: Training has now resumed for all age groups. All new players are most welcome to join. The 2007’s are now training in St Vincent’s gym, Lisnagry until end of March (Football 6pm Tuesdays & Hurling 6pm Thursdays). Please refer to appropriate team page on the club website www.monaleen.gaa.ie for exact details.

U-9/U-10 HURLING: Excitement is building as we get closer to our St Patrick’s weekend trip to Dublin for a blitz with Kilmacud Crokes and take in the Dublin/Limerick game at Croke Park later that evening. Players are training really hard in preparation of this blitz.

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.

JUVENILE CLUB REGISTRATION: Please ensure that you have all paid up your registrations for 2013; all players are required to be registered to ensure that they are insured when playing/training; contact your coach to pay registration.

LOTTO: The club lotto jackpot of €5,100 was not won, the numbers drawn were 4,23,24,29. Quick Pick Winners were Brendan Kenny c/o Hurlers : J O Sullivan Monaleen Heights: M. Dooley Oldschoolhouse Rd; J. Sweeney Old Schoolhouse Rd.

MUNGRET

EASTER CAMP: Our camp last year was very successful, this year the camp will take place on the Tuesday 2nd of April to the Thursday the 4th of April. From 10am to 2pm, for ages 5yr to 12yr. Enrty forms can be got in the Club shop open Saturday morning 11.30 am to 12.30 pm or as a download on the website www.mungretstpauls.com. A fantastic time is expected by all. Only €30.

ST PATRICK’S DAY: We are again invited to take part in the St. Patricks day Parade. We encourage club members of any age to walk with us through Limerick from our ususal start point at Sarsfield Barracks. in what has now become an annual event, the club house will be open to everyone after the parade for food and drink, the children can run and play while the parents watch the all-Ireland club final in the bar. We would like this year for children (primary school age) to dress up for the festivities, and we will offer a prize for the best costume.

GREYHOUND RACE: Noreen and JP McManus generously sponsored a greyhound puppy stakes competition in memory of Noreens parents Con and Annie Kirby. Each Limerick club was drawn with a greyhound that was running on Friday and Saturday night. The first 3 dogs went through with the fastest 6 losers also getting through to the next round. Our dog Burgess Buggy was in the 11th race on Saturday night and was unfortunate to not get through. Best of luck to the remaining contestants and many thanks to JP and Noreen for their generous sponsorship.

U-10 HURLING: Last Saturday at 5pm saw a huge contingent from the Mungret St Pauls U10 hurlers converging on UL’s new all weather facilities. The huge commitment and effort of all the players and the great support from many of the parents was a fantastic sight at such a great facility. We had two U9 teams with each playing two matches against our Monaleen counterparts with some exceptional performances by our young charges, the Mungret St Pauls blue team winning both matches by a number of scores while the green team found their opponents to be relatively evenly matched though both games were won without conceding a score - great performance by all involved, 22 under under nine players getting plenty of match time was the real benefit of the day. Our under 10’s found the going tougher against a fine Monaleen team, this was a game with plenty of scores and great committment by the fourteen players on each team. Monaleen ran out winners on the day with some great individual performances though the Mungret lads gave the coaches plenty of hope for the future. A special mention of thanks to our hosts from across the city for organising the blitz and for providing refreshments afterwards.

LADIES FOOTBALL: On Saturday 2nd of March the Limerick U14 Ladies Football team travelled to Stradbally, Waterford in the first round of the Munster Championship against Waterford. In a very close encounter Limerick scored an extra time goal to win the match by 3 points. Final score was Limerick 5-6 Waterford 3-9. Mungret was represented by Jane Kirby, Aimee Rickard and Niamh O’Keeffe who is captain for the year. The next round of the Munster championship is next Saturday 9th in Bruff against Tipperary, throw in at 2:00. All supporters are welcome.

COMMITTEES: You may be aware that the club’s activities are organised by a number of different committees, such as the facilities committee, games and coaching, PR, finance, 10K run, social, etc. We are always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the running of these committees, and anyone who is interested in contributing in any way is asked to contact Kevin O’Hagan for more information.

MURROE-BOHER

SENIOR TEAMS: Our senior teams held a challenge game involving all players from senior, junior and U-21 squads in Murroe on Last Sunday morning at 11 am. It was a very high scoring game of 9-18 to 9-23. Selectors in attendance were Ger Heargty, Michael John O’Brien, Fr Brennan and John Herbert.

The coaches were very pleased with the high level of skill on show and players for mention were from the Junior panel were Martin Fenton, Derek McKenna and David Duggan,and from the U-21 panel Brain Mackey, Joe Keyes (4-6) and Michael Dee (4-5).

TRAINING: Training takes place for Seniors on Monday nights in Murroe, Thursday at 7.45 in UL beside the running track - all players Junior, senior and U-21 to attend. Minors/U-21s continue to train on Wednesday nights in Murroe @ 7.30.

EAST CHAMPIONSHIP: Note change to Senior East Championship game versus Ahane to Sunday at 1 pm in Murroe. Please come out and support your club.

UNDERAGE: On Friday night we had our second registration night, still a few outstanding,any palyer not registered needs to liase with their lead coach and ensure they do so before the end of March. Also new players need to make contact with any member of the Club who will advise on the process for registration. Our U-12s resumed training on Friday night. Our U-6s returned to Glenstal on Saturday morning, with the U-8 and U-10s returning to Harty Park. We had big numbers, and training will be on again same time next week, 10.15am in Glenstal for U-6s, and 11.30am in Harty Park for U-8 and U-10s.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Ladies Football held their Church gate collection over the weekend, and collected 778.00euro. The club would like to thank all those involved in collecting and all those who contributed to the collection.

NA PIARSAIGH

U-21 HURLING:Na Piarsaigh opened their defence of the U21 Hurling Championship with a fine win over Adare on a scoreline of 0-26 to 0-11. The early exchanges were even enough but by half-time Na Piarsaigh had pushed on to a lead of 0-12 to 0-6. Na Piarsaigh built on this lead and with ten players getting on the scoresheet ran out good winners. Na Piarsaigh had scores from Shane Dowling (0-10), Mark Ryan (0-4), Ronan Lynch (0-3), David Sheppard (0-2), Josh O’Halloran (0-3) and points by Mark Buckley, Michael Foley, William O’Donoghue, Eoin Keogh, David Dempsey. There were fine displays from Michael Casey, Alan Dempsey, Evan Egan, Kevin McNamara and Evan Condon in goal.

Na Piarsaigh: E Condon, M Casey, A Dempsey, Kevin McNamara, M Buckley, R Lynch, M Foley, M Ryan, W O’Donoghue, E Keogh, S Dowling, D Dempsey, E Egan, D Sheppard, J O’Halloran. Subs: R Houlihan, P Hodnett, B Carroll, G Browne, E O’Brien.

CONGRATS: We congratulate Maurice Horan and Cian Coady on another great win for Limerick Senior Footballers v Waterford Also to Adrian Breen who won a Fitzgibbon cup medal with UCC and Shane Dowling who helped Munster to the Railway Cup title v Connacht.

CAMOGIE: Well done to the Intermediate Camogie who opened their account with a hard fought victory versus Ballybrown. Best wishes to the Laurel Hill Camogie who contest the All Ireland next Saturday in Nenagh.

FEILE NA NGAEL: The Feile na nGael Hurlers are running a 50/50 draw which will aid the cost of competing in this years event hostd by Limerick. Tickets are €2 and can be purchased at the club. The club membership is also due at €50 full member and €30 for social and student members.Contact Mike Broderick as soon as possible. The lotto jackpot now stands at €11,700 folllowing last Monday’s draw so get your ticket for a chance to hit the jackpot

NEWCASTLE WEST

WEST U-21 HURLING: In Round 1 of the west hurling Championship, the U-21s lost to Allaughan Gaels 2-7 to 0-10 on Saturday last at Mick Neville Park. Six teams compete in a league format with the top two qualifying for the ‘A’ final, and the 3rd& 4th contesting the ‘B’ final.

AWARDS: Five from the club were honoured at last Saturday’s West All stars awards function where the special guest was John Allen. Michael O’Donoghue for his work with Cumann na mBunscoil, Mike Quilligan personality, Tony O’Connor intermediate hurling, Paul Hannon U-21 A hurling, James Kelly U-21 Premier football, were the award winners. All in the club congratulate them. The Coiste Na n-óg awards night is Friday next March 8that the Courtenay Lodge Hotel. Ian Corbett (who came on as a sub), Michael O’Keeffe (sub), Stephen Kelly (injured), Joe Lee (selector) are with the Limerick senior football team which is on full(6) points from three games played, after last Saturdays Rd.3 victory over Waterford in Dungarvan.

U-21 FOOTBALL: Ian Corbett, Brian O’Sullivan, Brian Doherty, Paul Hannon, Jamie Lee and Michael O’Leary are pushing for starting places on the Co. U21 football team that plays Cork or Kerry in the Munster C’Ship semi-final at the end of March. Gavin Riedy, Cian Sheehan and Eoin Hurley are on the Co. minor football panel managed by 2012 club senior trainer Gerry O’Sullivan and awaiting the Munster C’Ship. Best of luck to all.

LOTTO: This week’s club lotto draw for a jackpot of €5,600 and 5 lucky dips of €40, was scheduled for the Silver Dollar Bar on Monday last.

CAMOGIE: All the camogie teams are back training. The seniors and U-14s had wins over Newtownshandrum in last Sunday’s 2ndannual Eileen Carmody Memorial challenge games. In next Sunday’s Co. Senior League, Rd.3 we are away to Ahane. May 23rd(U12s), March 24th(U14s) and April 7th(U16s) are the starting dates for the Co. leagues. The Munster Post Primary Intermediate C’Ship replay- St. Mary’s Newport V Desmond College Newcastle West takes place in Newport on Sunday next. The Limerick U16s with Kiara Carroll, Laura Walshe, Leanne Browne, Emily Upton and Emma Herbert panelists lost to Tipperary on Saturday last in Rd.1 of the Munster ‘A’ C’Ship. On Sunday next March 10th, the Limerick intermediates (Elaine Kennedy, Rebecca Delee (players), Ger Sheehy, Ann Herbert (backroom) are away to Wexford in Rd.2 of the National League, Div.2. The West Primary schools indoor C’Ship (5-a-side) takes place on Friday next at the Newcastle West community centre. Scoil Iosaf, Ardagh and Killoughteen, all with club players on board are participating. The West Neville Cup trials get underway at Neville Park on Tuesday March 5th@3.30pm.

OOLA

LOTTO: Numbers drawn: 7, 12, 18, 24. No winner. 6 match 3s: Helen Ryan (Oola), Joni Ryan (Oola), Michael Ryan (O) (Oola), Kieran Bourke (Oola), Phil Fahy (Oola), Mary Kirby (Oola). Lucky dips: Rose Power (Boherdota), Tom O’Connell (Tipperary). Next week’s draw with a jackpot of €6,800 will be held in the Hideout.

DEVELOPMENT DRAW: Limerick Development Draw for 2013 starts on the 8th of March. Any members wanting to join the draw please contact any member of the club committee. Cost is €10.00 per month or €100.00 for the year.

LADIES TRAINING: U-16, Minor and Intermediate training on Saturday morning at 11.00 in Oola. U-12 and U-14 training on in Doon every Wednesday 6.00-7.00. All players are requested to attend.

ANNUAL WALK: Patricks Day Annual Family Run & Walk: Cards are now available for the annual St Patrick’s Day Family Fun Run/Walk and bar-b-que.

GREYHOUND RACING: Oola GAA Club’s dog Tambourine Man won his heat in the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake in Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night and runs in the second round on Saturday night. Discounted tickets for Saturday night can be obtained from Pius O’Grady, Kathleen Ryan or Peter Gardiner.

MAYOR OF OOLA: A Mayor of Oola election will be held in conjunction with the Oola Parish Gathering on 20/21 July. Clubs/organisations in the parish wishing to nominate a participant in the election are invited to attend a meeting in the Community Centre next Friday at 8pm.

BORD NA NOG: Registration for the 2013 season is currently underway. This year all players must wear Gum Shields while training and playing matches. Players can purchase a gum shield in conjunction with membership for the year, the cost is €10. If players don’t request a gum shield, cost is €5. Membership forms are available on request.

AWARDS: Finally, congratulations to Willie O’Mahoney and Gerry Mansfield who will be honoured at Saturday nights East Limerick Gaels function.

PALLASGREEN

FITZGIBBON CUP: Pallasgreen GAA club extend their congratulations to Robert O’Donnell and the rest of the team from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on reaching the final of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

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

PALLASGREEN 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.

CLUB LOTTO: Club Lotto 18th February 2013 - No winner. Numbers drawn 6-11-18-23. Next weeks jackpot €4,100 and the draw will take place in O’Dwyer’s Pub. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Tony Condon, Mai Knan, Sophie O’Donoghue, Cora O’Dwyer, Grainne O’Sullivan

CELEBRRATION 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.

SCOR COMPETITIONS: 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.

GUMSHIELDS: All players are reminded that it is mandatory for all players to wear gumshields for football matches and practise for all grades up to Minor from this year, and that from 1st January 2014 the practise will be mandatory at U-21 and Adult grades also.

JUVENILE NEWS: Training for all grades from U-6 to U-14 in both football and hurling will take place on Sunday at 11:00a.m. in the field. The U-14 team are involved in the football Féile Peil na nÓg on March 16th at 11a.m. away to Ballybrown. Please come along to show your support.

EAST IHC: In their first compeditive outing of the year the Pallasgreen intermediate hurling team lost to Caherline by a score of 1-13 to 1-9. A slow start saw Pallasgreen trailing Caherline by 1-8 to 0-6 at the break. Early in the second half a goal from David McMahon and points from Pa Roche and Colin Ryan saw the men in blue and gold pull back on level terms. However the extra match experience of Caherline told in the end, and three unanswered points in the last ten minutes saw them over the finish line.

Pallasgreen scorers: Aiden Shanahan 0-5 (all frees), David McMahon 1-0, Colin Ryan 0-2 (0-1 free), Tony McMahon, Pa Roche 0-1.

PATRICKSWELL

PRESENTATION: The Junior A hurlers and Junior B footballers will receive their 2012 City Championship medals at a presentation in the Cu Chulainn on Friday 8th March at 9.30pm. After the awards ceremony, Patrickswell GAA Club will host the first Limerick Club Development (Mackey) Draw of 2013.

THANKS: The club wishes to thank Pa Dundon for the successful installation of new equipment into the clubhouse gymnasium. Our new hurling wall should be completed this week. Many thanks to the builders, under the supervision of Michael Joyce and Richard Bennis. The fundraising committee is working hard to raise much-needed cash.

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is due immediately. Rates are €80 for families, €35 for adults and €20 for a juvenile/student. Remember that membership is an absolute requirement to represent Patrickswell. The club is organising a Clothes Recycling Drive for Saturday 6th April between 2pm and 4pm at the clubhouse. Please raid your wardrobes and attics for unwanted items.

MICHAEL O’BRIEN RTOURNAMENT: The Michael O’Brien Memorial Hurling Tournament is being played over a single weekend. On Saturday 23rd March, the ‘Well face Croom at 1pm and Sixmilebridge tackle Ballybrown at 2.30pm on the same day. The final is scheduled for Sunday 24th March at 12 noon. Many thanks to the O’Brien family for their sponsorship of this competition.

CAMOGIE: Mike Quinn has been appointed manager of the Junior Camogie Team. We wish him and his team of Pa Earls, Gearoid Balfrey, Pat McEvoy and Willie Leahy every success for the year ahead. Underage camogie will commence training again at the end of March.

HARD LUCK: Hard luck to Niall Carrig and Lar Considine, who were part of the Mary Immaculate panel who battled courageously against UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup Final. On this occasion, the Cork university proved too strong for their Limerick opponents. Commentators were very impressed that Mary Immaculate reached a national final with a much smaller panel than illustrious rivals.

SOUTH LIBERTIES

FANTASY CHELTENHAM: Once again this year we are holding our annual fundraiser Fantasy Cheltenham. This is a fun way of following the horses in Cheltenham. Pick your horse in the first four races each day and you will earn points if your horse comes first, second or third. The person with the most points win money!! There are daily prizes as well. Tickets are €20 each and are available from Committee members and the shops and pubs in the parish.

U-12 HURLING: St Kevins played the opening game of their premier under 21 hurling championship on Tuesday evening under lights at Martinstown against Deel Rangers (a combination of Feoghanagh, Knockaderry and Monagea).

The concession of rather soft goals and a tendancy to overplay the ball did not help our cause as we went down to an eight point defeat on a scoreline of 3 - 10 to 1 - 8. Our next game in this competition is against Singland Gaels (Claughaun and St. Patricks) where we hope to field a stronger side to get our campaign off the mark. 

Team/Scorers - Ger Flavin, Barry Walsh, Pat Carroll, Eoin Quilty, Jack Flavin, Eoin Walsh, Kevin Shire, William Hickey (1-1), Paraic Ryan, Barry Nash (0-5 frees), Brian Murphy, David Walsh, James Moynihan (0-1), Brian McDonagh, Conor Keane (0-1) Subs Used :  Brendan McSweeney, Sean Ryan, Enda Meaney, John Boohan, Cormac McManus

OLD TIME GAELS: The East Limerick Old Time Gaels Committee are having their awards night this coming Saturday 9th March at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish starting at 9 p.m. The South Liberties award this year is going to Jim Noonan, one of our clubs best supporters. Also receiving an award is local man Jimmy Shaughnessy who played for South Liberties in the fifties and later went on to represent Ballybricken. Entry is free on the night and any club members or supporters are more than welcome to attend.

INDOOR HURLING TRAINING: Indoor Hurling Training continues each Friday from 7 – 8pm in Delta Soccer Dome. It is great to see so many players turning up each week. If any parents interested in helping out with the coaching just let us know on the night.

COACHING COURSE: The Foundation Coaching Course will now be held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of March. Any coaches, parents or Senior/Junior interested in attending can give their name to Declan Brosnahan 086 0684460

SENIOR SCOR: South Liberties GAA club is seeking members , aged 17 years and upwards to compete in Senior Scor 2013. This competition is open to singers, musicians, dancers, quiz teams, recitation, ballad groups and novelty acts.

GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIP: There is a scholarship to a summer course at a Gaeltacht college based in Munster available to club members in Secondary school. Those interested in either Senior Scor or the Gaeltacht Scholarship are asked to contact Eddie at 085 7464477 as soon as possible

FITZGIBBON CUP: William Hickey was a member of the Mary Immaculate team who beat Waterford IT by two points last Friday evening. This win ensured Mary I a first time place in the Fitzgibbon Cup final. They met a very strong UCC team in the final and despite a great performance they lost out on a scoreline of 2-17 to 2-12

Our representative on the UL team was Thomas Ryan. UL got to the quarter finals where they played UCD of Dublin. They were 0-13 to 1-7 ahead of half-time but UCD came storming back after the break to win 1-16 to 0-17.

WELL DONE: To Shane O’Neill who played on the Limerick Prison/Limerick CLG team that won the All-Ireland Inter-Firm Hurling final defeating Medtronics of Galway by 0-13 to 1-8 in Ardrahan on Thursday 28th February. Also to Mark Keane who captained Carew Park soccer team to success when they won the Tuohy Cup for the first time in 12 years last week end.

ST PATRICK’S

FEILE: The U-14 hurlers had their first outing of the year in the preliminary round of the Feile competition against our near neighbours Claughaun in Claughaun last Sunday at 4 pm. On a superb day for hurling , we came away with a good win. The final score line was 7-03 to 2-05. Even though we won comfortably in the end, the first half was very competitive and we led by a goal at the short whistle. With some changes in the second half we scored a couple of early goals and eventually ran out good winners. It was a good team performance and we look forward to the next round. The team and scorers were

Kevin Madden, Cathal Keogh, James Neville, Jack Walsh, Aaron Kelly, Adam O, Reagan, Diarmuid Cronin, Daragh Ryan, Conal Broderick, Jack Doyle, Calvin Moran, Eoin O’ Reagan, Diarmuid Hegarty, Billy Power, Sean Mortell. Subs Sean Neville, Oliver Plunket, Adam McNamara, Robert Malone.

Scorers Calvin Moran 2-1 Billy Power 1-1 Diarmuid Hegarty 1-1 Jack Doyle 2-0 Eoin O’Reagen 1-0

U-21 HURLING: We were comprehensively beaten in our first outing against Ballybrown on a score line of 3-13 to 0-04. Our next game against St Kevin’s (South Liberties/Fedamore) is on Tues 05/03 in Martinstown. A much better performance is needed to progress in this competition.

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.

TRAINING: Under 6 & 7 hurling training takes place on Friday evenings 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 & 14 & 15’s are training on Thursday nights at 6pm in Rhebogue. 

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

TREATY WARRIORS

PARADE: Treaty Warriors Wheelchair Hurling/Camogie Club will be travelling to Thurles to participate in the St. Patrick’s Parade on Monday, 18th March, at 2.45pm. Immediately after the parade, Treaty Warriors will play a match in Thurles Sarsfields GAA club and we invite and encourage everyone to come and support this fantastic sporting event. We would like to thank Mid West Spina Bifida, Limerick City and County Sports Partnerships, Irish Wheelchair Association, Cycle4SickChildren, the GAA and the many Limerick GAA Clubs and members of Limerick Camogie team for supporting us both at training, through to helping to organise this event. Treaty Warriors have gone from strength to strength since we were established in 2011 and we look forward to the competition and challenge ahead of us in Thurles. For more information contact Steven Casey, wheelsinmotion.hurling@gmail.com or Dave Fitzgerald, 0868434423. Thanks again to everyone involved.