Limerick GAA Club Notes, April 7

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

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


INTERMEDIATES: Athea 0-11 Gerald Griffins 0-4. There was good support for the Athea Intermediates in Páirc na nGael on Saturday evening last as we beat Gerald Griffins in Round 2 of the County League on a scoreline 0-11 to 0-4. We led at the break 0-5 to 0-1 with scores from Conor Mullane, Patrick Ahern, Denis Greaney and two points from Gerard Ahern. Gerald Griffins notched up 3 points after the break and with a pointed free from Gerard Ahern, the score now read 0-6 to 0-4. Aided with a strong breeze, we pushed on to score 5 points without reply. A point from Jamie Collins and four from the boot of Gerard Ahern who was our free taker on the night. Best on the night were Paul Collins, Tom Collins and Gerard Ahern. Our next game is likely to be in the West Intermediate Competition next weekend where we face the winners of Fr. Caseys and Cappagh-Kilcornan.

Team lined out: Jason Quille, Shane Tierney, Matthew Tierney, Raymond Brouder, Denis Greaney (0-1), Paul Collins, Morgan O’Connor, Tom Collins, Michael Reidy, Gerard Ahern (0-7), Jamie Collins (0-1), Kevin O’ Keeffe, Tommy Greaney, Patrick Ahern (0-1), Conor Mullane (0-1).

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

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

U-15: We started off our U-15 league campaign with an away game against a strong Rathkeale team that we met in last years U-14 final. Unfortunately we were missing four of the team that started the final, but the lads did not let this effect them and they put in a good performance for their first day out. Conditions were bitterly cold but both teams produced an entertaining game with a good standard of football. Rathkeale had the aid of a wind in the first half and put Athea under sustained pressure which was well contained by our full bank line of Conor Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Sullivan and the excellent Micheál Dalton. Timothy Tierney did well in goals and had good distance in his kick outs in these conditions. Work rate was keeping us in this game. Shane Dalton and John Sexton set the tone in our forwards as they put pressure on opponents and fought for every ball. Micheál Ambrose showed great example to team mates by putting his body on the line to made a heroic block and stop a goal bound shot. At times it was difficult to get out of our half but surging runs from James Ryan helped drive on the team and we grew in confidence.

Fine interplay between Cillian Liston, JJ Sheehy and John Sexton down the right wing was starting to cause Rathkeale problems and we were rewarded for our efforts when we won a free which was converted by William Sexton. In the face of waves of Rathkeale attacks, Micheál Ambrose and Alan Kelly worked tirelessly in midfield to shield their defence and we ended the half down 0-2 to 0-1 against what was a dominant Rathkeale team. The efforts of our lads in the first half began to show as we tired and gave up a few scores. We continued to dig deep and Liam McAuliffe showed grit and determination in the tackle and made vital interceptions. Rathkeale got their goal from a thunderbolt free kick and to their credit our lads never dropped their heads. Shane Ambrose worked hard in full forward but we didn’t feed him enough ball and I’m sure we will see much better days from this very talented footballer. Donnacha McEnery, David Sheahan and William McEnery were introduced and their fresh legs had an immediate impact as we pressurised the Rathkeale defence and Brian Sheahan popped up with a well taken goal.

We continued to show determination in challenging for every ball and were rewarded when Micheál Ambrose hit the back of the net with a rocked of a shot. At this stage momentum has shifted to Athea and Rathkeale were rattled however time was against us and we came up short by two points. Our lads can be proud of their efforts today as they fought right to the end which is a great sign in young players and hopefully will build on this as the year progresses.A big thanks you to everybody that helped get the kids to Rathkeale and helped support the lads today. Team: Timothy Tierney, Padraig O’Sullivan, Conor Fitzgerald, Micheál Dalton, Liam McAuliffe, James Ryan, Cillian Liston, Micheál Ambrose, Alan Kelly, Shane Dalton, William Sexton, JJ Sheehy, Brian Sheehan, Shane Ambrose, John Sexton, Donnacha McEnery, William McEnery & David Sheehan.


U-14 FOOTBALL: We made the trip to Pallasgreen last Thursday March 25 to take on our hosts in the 1/4 final of the U-14 b feile football. Despite being short several players we put on a very solid performance and won the game well. Credit to all players as this was a real team performance with all of our 6 forwards getting on the score sheet and our centre fielders and backs keeping a tight rein on their opponents. Panel Lewis Rogers, Michael Martin, Jamie Doran, Patrick Byrnes, James Garvey, Sean Teefy, Craig Cosgrove, Niall Mitchell, Adam McCarthy, Daniel Owens, Jason Cross, Cillian McCarthy, Jack Cross, Adam Shier, Colm O Riordan

U-16 FOOTBALL: We had their first outing of the year when they took on Ballylanders on Monday March 25 in Ballylanders. All in all it was a very took team performance and we came away with a comprehensive win on the day.

U-21 HURLING: Naomh Brid played Pallas in the East Hurling championship on Friday evening last in Caherelly. Playing against the elements in the first half we trailed at half time 7 points to 3. We got of to a great start to the second half scoring 1-1 in the first few minutes and drawing both sides level. We continue to exchange points and it was a very tightly contested second half.. However in the end Pallas came away winners on a single point margin. Final score 1-5 to 0-9 in favor of Pallas.


HURLING: In their 1st competitive game of the year, the Intermediate hurling team travelled to Hospital on Saturday March 30 to take on Garryspillane in the South Senior Hurling Championship. Although Blackrock started with the wind in the 1st half, it was Garryspillane who went into an early three points to nil lead. A point from play from Paudie Leahy in the sixth minute opened Blackrock’s account and he closely followed this with two frees to level up the scoring. A 65 from Paudie, another free and then a nice score from play by young midfielder Ian O Brien gave Blackrock a three point lead after 14 minutes.

The teams traded the next few scores, with Paudie Leahy frees cancelling out every time Garryspillane also put over a point. With three minutes to go in the first half, Blackrock led nine points to 5 and they stretched their half time lead to five points with another free from Paudie and a point from play by Kevin Palmer. Half time score, Blackrock 11 points, Garryspillane 9 points.

The Garryspillane fight back at the start of the 2nd half was severely dented early on by a point from play from Ruairi O Shaughnessy and a free from Paudie Leahy. Another Paudie free on 39 minutes left Garryspillane eight points behind and the dominance of the Blackrock half back line stopped Garryspillane struggling to get scores. However, the pressure finally told and a 15 minute run of Garryspillane scores left just two points between the sides. A 21 yard free for Garryspillane struck the bar, James McGrath made an excellent one-on-one stop late in the game and some very stout Blackrock defending held Garryspillane at bay and Blacrock edged to victory by two points.

The team lined out as follows: James McGrath, Tommy Clifford, TG Ryan, Don Flaherty, Tom Casey, Dave Moloney, Niall Moloney, Simon Hennessy, Ian O Brien, David Flaherty, Brendan Hennessy, Kevin Palmer, Paudie Leahy, Ruairi O Shaughnessy and Adrian Cooke. 2nd half subs were Sean Palmer and Ken Douglas. The team now advance to the South Senior semi-final on Easter Bank Holiday Monday where they take on neighbours Glenroe.

LOTTO: Congratulations to March 20 winner of the Lotto, Dave Healy from Kilfinane. A very popular winner, Dave scooped €3,800

RACE NIGHT: The Intermediate hurling panel have organised a Race Night for Friday April 5 in the Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick. It is in aid of the Players Training Fund. Come along for a bit of craic and banter and enjoy the atmosphere of the races. Entry is Free. There’ll be 10 races with 10 horses in each race. You’d never know your luck! So fancy a flutter? See you at 7.30 in The Greenwood Inn.


LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto - €50 ‘Pepe’ Power (Congrats to Bruff’s most celebrated canine!!) €20 each - Denise Finn, Chloe Hogan, James Browne, Angela Clancy, Claire O’Meara, Roisín O’Meara, Mai O’Sullivan, Michael Vaughan, & Liam O’Carroll. Next week’s Lotto:€12,500.

GAMES: The Intermediate hurlers ran Kilmallock quite close in the South Senior Championship game in Hospital on Good Friday evening. Having led at the break by 2 points. A very tight second half saw Kilmallock shade it by 2-12 to 0-16.

The team was Seoirse Bulfin, Aidan O’Sullivan, Conor McEniry, Kevin Browne, Niall Brosnan, Cian Madden, Cathal Bulfin, Brian Finn, Jason Hayes, John Moloney, Colin Madden, Barry Manton, Shane Bulfin, Patrick O’Leary, Graham Whelan, Subs: Greg Dempsey, Tony Burke, Seán Finn, Chris Browne, Ryan Glynn and Eric Finn.

On the following evening the Intermediate football side were beaten 3-6 to 0-5 in the County League by a physically stronger Cappamore side despite good performances by Aidan O‘Sullivan, Niall Hourigan, David O’Brien and Andy O’Neill.

The U21 hurlers re-scheduled game against Knockainey is on this Thursday night in Knocklong at 6.30 while the intermediate hurlers are to play Glenroe in round 1 of the ACHL, which also doubles up as a South Quarter Final, this Saturday, with the venue and throwin time to be confirmed. Please check the main fixtures list in this paper for confirmation and please support our teams if you can make any of the games.

EASTER CAMP: The Juvenile Club are running an Easter Camp on this Thursday and Friday (10.30am - 1.00pm).It’s open to boys aged 6-11years and is free of charge.

FASHION SHOW: On Thursday April 11, Bruff GAA will leave aside the sliothars and the footballs and instead take to the catwalk when the club holds its fundraising fashion show at 8pm in Bulgaden Castle. With a host of top range boutiques displaying their range of clothing, a monster raffle and a prize for the best dressed lady this promises to be a great nights entertainment. The funds raised from this event will also be supporting, Feile U-14 hurling, Bruff Camogie Club and the Community Playground Development. Ticket prices are €10 adults, €5 for Students and Children. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


CLOTHES: Bruff Camogie Club are holding a Clothes Collection on Saturday April 13. The following pick ups are as follows Meanus 10.30am to 12noon, in Bruff GAA field 11am to 1.30pm, Old School Grange 10.30am to 12noon.

Your support would be very much appreciated and anyone that wants bags collected can contact Mairead Dempsey at 087 6893659 or Eileen Ryan at 086 2002715


LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Erin Duffy, c/o Nora Powewr, €25 Mossie O’Connor, Con McMahon €20 Padraig O’Connor, Grange, Hazel and Donna c/o Francis Finn, Declan McCarthy.

CAR BOOT SALE: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, April 27.

FUN CYCLE/WALK/RUN: Bruree GAA will hold a fun cycle/walk/run on Sunday, April 28, to raise funds for the Senior and Juvenile Clubs. The emphasis will be on the fun and family element of the day and everyone is welcome to participate. The route will start at the sportsfield and will head on a circular route via the Pump Cross, Knockmore, Dromacommer, Clonbrien, the Forge Cross and Clogher back to the sportsfield. This is about 10k and the walkers and runners/joggers will complete one circuit with the cyclists completing two. Participants can supports the fundraising in one of two ways - by filling a sponsorship card or by paying a participation fee on the day. Sponsorship cards will be distributed to all club members and players. Anyone else wishing to secure sponsorship can obtain a card from Johnny Wall (087)1264592. On the day, cyclists are €10 (€15 for a family) and walkers/runners/joggers €5 (€10 for a family).

RESULTS: U-16 Football Cup 13 a side Bruree 4-3 Askeaton 1-5

Minor Football League Killacolla Gaels 0-9 Balbec Gaels 1-4

MEMBERSHIP: Club membership for this year is now overdue. Adult membership is only €20. Please pay Johnny Wall, John O’Brien or Vincent Stanton immediately so that you continue to enjoy the benefits of being a full member of the club.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development committee will hold a traditional Irish rambling house on this Friday, April 5, starting at 8.00pm in Bruree Community Centre.


LOTTO: No jackpot winner last week. This week’s jackpot is €1150 and the draw will take place on Friday, April 5, in the Uncle Toms Bar, Lombardstown, Caherconlish. Tickets are just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs and the post office or from any Committee member. The club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

TABLE QUIZ: The club’s annual table quiz took place on Good Friday night in the Millennium Centre. There was a great attendanceon the night. The club would like to thank all who attended and supported. Thanks to quiz master and question setter George O’Connell who this year again had heads scratching with some of the questions but it was all good fun.Thanks to Tommy Connell for keeping track of the scores and the staff at the Millennium Centre for making the quiz a success. Thanks also to all on the club committee for helping out.This is the 15th year that the quiz has been held.

FIXTURES: Friday, April 5 - East U-21 Championship, Caherline v Ballybricken-Bohermore on Friday, April 5, in Caherconlish; Tuesday, April 9 - Caherline v Murroe-Boher on Tuesday, April 9, at 6.45pm in Murroe; U-16 - Caherline v Cois Laoi Gaels on Thursday, April 11, at 6.45pm in Caherconlish; Minor - Caherline v Croom on Friday, April 12, at 7pm in Caherconlish

UNDERAGE DRAWS: Draws were made for the U-14, U-15, U-16 and Minor groups. Below are the teams we will play in each group. U-14 15-a-side Division 3 - Dromcollogher-Broadford, St Patricks, Na Piarsaigh, Shamrock Gaels, Killeedy, Hospital Herberstown, Granagh-Ballingarry, Ballybricken-Bohermore

U-15 Division 3 - Killeedy, Kilmurry Incha (Feenagh), Cois Laoi Gaels, Ballybricken-Bohermore, Bruree

U-16 13-a-side - St Kierans, Claughan, Granagh-Ballingarry, Croom, Feenagh-Kilmeedy, Knockane, Cois Laoi Gaels

Minor 13-a-side - Croom, Garryspillane, Granagh-Ballingarry, Mahoonagh, South Liberties, St Mary Sean Finns, Templeglantine


U-21 HURLING: Cappamore 2-7 Pallasgreen 1-9. On a wet and windy Sunday afternoon, Cappamore Just about had an enough to get over the line to win. After a very good first half leading at the break by 6pts, the second half should have been a bit more straight forward playing with the wind. But that is never the case with your playing Pallasgreen and Cappamore to their credit worked very hard in defence to grind out the result.

Team & Panel: P Berekey, D Lonergran, W Birrane, J Murphy, C Ryan, E Sheehan O Brien, C Berekey, j Ryan, B Creamer, T Butler, J Walsh, K Hanley, C Sheehan, A Coleman, Subs, C Coffey, G Sheehan, P Byrnes,P Creamer, D Leonard. B O Donoghue, J O Dea, S McMahon, R Leonard. D Hogan, D O Malley, A Foley, Management, M O Malley, P Gleeson, Pj Ryan, A O Malley,

FOOTBALL: Bruff 0-5 Cappamore 3-6. Cappamore got their league back on track with a win at a windy Bruff on Saturday evening. Cappamore‘s handling and play in parts of the game could have been better, but the overall work rate was good, management will be happy with a win, although i am sure we will see two very different teams when they meet in the first round of championship on the weekend of April 25.

Team: B Leahy, G Sheehy, J Hayes, S Humphreys, B O Connell, B Sheehy, L Walsh, C Doherty , S Sheehy, A Daly (0-1), L Cronin, T O Donoghue (0-2), A Murphy (3-1), D Sheehy (0-1), D Deere(0-1). Subs: M Tracey.

COUNTY: Well Done to Bill Creamer who came off the bench to represent Limerick U-21 in the Munster Championship Semi Final. Unfortunately the team went down on a score line of 2-14 to 0-11 to Cork.

COACHING: Well Done to Brian leahy on Completing the Gaa Award 1 Course. Coaching plays an important role within our club and we need more to people to step up, if anybody is interested in coaching within our club please contact any Committee Member

MINORS: The Minors contiionue their preparation with a good win over Old christens in challenge in past week, dominating the second half, they ran out easy winners. Old Christians 1-6 Cappamore 1-16.

Team: S McMahon, D leonard, P Creamer, G Sheehan, D Lonergran, C Ryan, J O Dea, F Hogan, C Berkery, A Foley, M Gleeson, A Coleman, D Hayes, R Leonard, B O Donoghue.

CAMOGIE: Well Done to Limerick Minor camogie team who beat Clare at the weekend and well done to both Clare Keating & Murieann Creamer who are involved. The Cappamore Junior team continue with their league campaign, with wins against Glenroe, a walkover against Kilmallock and an unlucky loss to Patrickwell. They must now replay the above teams to decide the pairings for the latter stages of the league.


U-21 HURLING: In a riveting game in the Gaelic Grounds on Tuesday evening Singland Gaels played Na Piarsaigh in the County Premier Championship. Despite an epic second half come-back it finished Singland Gaels 1-12, Na Piarsaig 0-16. Alas the result was not enough to qualify for the knock-out stages as the team finished fourth in the group. Great credit is due to all involved for a good campaign that will stand to the group in later competitions.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Claughaun played their second game of the Intermediate League on Saturday March 30 v Glin, with Glin winning out 3-13 to 1-10.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Claughaun will play their first round in this seasons City Intermediate Hurling Championship v St. Patrick’s on Tuesday April 2 in Claughaun. Throw-in is at 6.30pm

U-15 FOOTBALL: Claughaun were in action v Mungret on Wednesday March 27. A good team effort was put in by Claughaun, but Mungret came out on top, 2-6 to 0-2.

U-16 FOOTBALL: The U-16 Football team were in action v Kilpeacon on Monday March 26. Claughaun put in a spirited display, however it wasn’t enough as the game finished 3-10 to 5-4. Those who impressed for Claughaun were Jamie Mc, Connor Fitz, Sean Heighton and Darron Kinihan.

BAG PACKING: Claughaun would like extend our gratitude to all 43 packers who lined the tills of Dunnes Stores, Childers’ Road on Good Friday. The day was a massive success. Many thanks to all at Dunnes who facilitated the fund raiser and to Andy Cunneen for putting it all together.

LOTTO: This weeks jackpot of €6,100 was not won. Numbers drawn were 5, 13, 22, 25. Jackpot now stands at €6,200 You can play your numbers online at

TABLE QUIZ: A huge thanks to all who took part in the quiz. Congratulations to tables 4, 17 and 1 who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The night was a huge success, with thanks also due to Limerick’s Live95 FM for advertising the quiz.

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

GOLF SOCIETY: Claughaun Golf Society had their second outing today. A great turn out on a dry but blustery day in Gort Golf Club, 1st in category A was Declan Crowe and 1st in category B was Niall Carey. Many thanks to Gort Golf Club for facilitating us at short notice, due to Palmerstown being unplayable due to snow.


U-21 HURLING: Doon earned their second win of the U-21 championship in Bruff last Saturday afternoon (March 30) seeing off the challenge of Mungret. The final score of 4-12 to 8 points was a testament to Doon’s effort throughout the game. We played with the assistance of a very strong wind in the first half and from the outset of the game we went ahead and never let our lead slip. Ger McPartland landed the first score of the game with a goal 12 minutes in. Mungret responded with a point a couple of minutes later but a torrent of points from McPartland again and Darragh O’Donovan and Shane O’Connell saw us gain serious momentum. Mungret ensured 2 points from frees late on in the half, but another goal luckily deflected from a Darragh O’Donovan free along with a point from Shane O’Connell on the 30th minute saw out the half in style for us. Half time Doon 2-6 Mungret 0-4.

Even playing against the wind in the second half, Doon’s full forward Raymond Ryan bagged the first two scores of the half – both points from play. More points from Ger McPartland and Shane O’Connell along with a goal each from two of our subs – Cathal Maher & Luke Treacy sealed our fate. Final score Doon 4-12 to Mungret 0-8. A great effort from this team; that win gives us two victories in the premier championship.

Team - Colm Cummins, Ollie Hill, Derek Ryan, Jack Hayes, Patrick Cummins, Richie English, Fiachra O’Grady, Stephen Ryan, Darragh O’Donovan, Liam Ryan, Ger McPartland, Bobby Ryan, Shane O’Connell, Raymond Ryan, Tony Joe Berekery. Subs - Cathal Maher for Raymond Ryan, Luke Treacy for Bobby Ryan, Michael Ryan for Tony Joe Berekery, Dylan O’Dywer for Derek Ryan, Jack Cummins for Fiachra O’Grady.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday March 25. Jackpot €8,000. Numbers drawn 6, 7, 20, 21. No winner. 6 match 3’s got €35 each – Joanna, James & Sean Fox, c/o The Local; Steve Hill, Cooga; Kathleen Maher, Gurtavalla; Brian Treacy, Gurtavalla; Peg Crosse, Toem; Niamh Treacy, Glengar.

10 lucky dips got €20 each – Nora Dilger, Cooga; Catherine O’Brien, Cooga; Emma Kennedy, Toomaline; Aileen Butler, c/o The Local; John Ryan (H), Hillview Grove; Pat Allis, Doon; Aisling McGrath, Middleton; Anne Hayes, Lough Gur; Peggy Morrissey, Doon; Sean & Snooch, c/o Whelans.

If you are unable to meet our regular ticket sellers, why not subscribe online to our Lotto for 6 or 12 months. Visit for further details.

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

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

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

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


TRAINING: Junior training continues each Tuesday and Thursay night @ 7pm in Fedamore Pitch.

GAMES: Junior Football: Fedamore V Knockane, Thursday April 4 at 7pm in Knockane; Junior Hurling: Fedamore v Staker Wallace on Sunday April 7 at 6pm in Martinstown Killamlock; Minor Football Kilpeacon V Claughaun in Friday April 5 at 6.30pm in Fedamore.

LOTTO: 1, 11, 15, 23. No winner. Next weeks draw in Dempseys Bar on Tuesday. Jackpot €1450.


LIMERICK: The Limerick Senior footballers play Clare this weekend in the final group game in their National League campaign. Going into the last round of games Limerick sit on top of Division 4 with two points to spare over Clare, Tipperary and Offaly. With a poor scoring average however, Limerick need to claim points from their trip to Ennis otherwise they face missing out on promotion to Division 3. Fr. Caseys GAA Club wish all involved the very best of luck especially Paudie, John, Derry and Mike.

MEMBERSHIP: Membership Fees for the coming season are now due and can be paid to our club chairperson, secretary or team managers. The cost of membership for the 2013 season for all members is €25. Club membership is free for anyone who has paid the €100 subscription to the Limerick Development Draw. It is vital that all club players pay this membership as it provides you with insurance cover while playing and training with the club.

WEBSITE: Check out our club website at 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 Recently added to our club website are the master fixtures for all adult teams for the 2013 season.


THANKS: Thanks again to everyone who supported our dog “Scolari Express”, in the Con and Anne Kirby Memorial Puppy Stakes. We didn’t qualify to go any further but we would like to congratulate Monagea GAA who won won the overall prize, thanks to everyone who travelled in and wore the Clubs colours to support Us.

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks or this weeks Lotto which was held in The Glen, this weeks numbers were 4, 5,17, 25 next weeks jackpot is 6500euro and will be held in The Hill Bar, Knocklong. The 20euro lucky dips are Colin & Cormac Ryan, John Ryan, Seamus Burke.

U-21: The Garryspillane U-21S played against Dromin Atlacca and won 6-13 to 0-5. The team on the day were Jack Mullane, Sam Kelly(captain), Danny Kelly, Ciaran Burke, Gary McCarthy, John McCarthy, Robert Casey, Sean Kearney (-2), Jason Dineen(-1),Colin Ryan (3-6),Declan Barry (-2),Shane Heffernan (-1),David Cussen(2-0). Subs used Kevin Meade(1-1),Tom Cussen. We are now in the semi final which will take place on Sunday 07th March, venue to be decided.

SENIORS: The Garryspillane GAA Seniors took on Blackrock last Saturday. The team on the day were Darren Hayes, Eoin Halligan, John Sheehan, Alan Noonan, Raymond Sheehan, Micheal O Donnell, Enda Corbett, D Hayes, Tom Harty (0-1), Kieran Hickey, Gearoid Power, Colm Hickey(0-1), C Ryan, Substitutions Declan Barry for C Ryan, Sam Kelly for Tom Harty, Sean Kearney and J Dineen. Final score on the day Garryspillane 0-12 Blackrock 0-14. Many thanks to all who supported us on the day.

GEAR: Garryspillane GAA O’Neill’s Club gear is available from Caroline on 0878200463. There are some jackets, hats and tops currently in stock at the moment. The full range of items are available to view on our facebook page or the club website. We now stock kids Garryspillane GAA football boots in sizes 12-5. They are black and amber with the club crest, priced 25euros, call Caroline on 078200463 to collect.

SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE: Four players from our U-12’s and U-13‘s squad attended the hurling school of excellence held in University of Limerick over the Easter break. While there they received invaluable training, coaching and advice. Thanks to all who attended and especially to the parents who drove.


SENIOR: In round 2 of the ACFL, we travelled to Rathkeale, after a keenly contested affair we lost out on a score of 0-12 to 0-7. Team: Johnny McAuliffe, James Daly, Michael O’Neil, Michael Larkin, Mike Fitzgerald, Damian Reale, Joe Fogarty, Mark Deegan, Liam Reale, John Fitzgerald (0-1), Eddie Dooley, Kevin O’Donoghue, Keith O’Connor (0-3), Manus Breathnach, Daire O’Mahoney Subs: Conor Wallace, Darragh O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Sullivan (0-1) Round 1 of the ACHL throws in this Sunday at 6 when we take on Murroe/Boher in Hospital. Hard luck to Kevin O’Donoghue and his Limerick team mates who were defeated by Cork in the U-21 Munster semi-final. Many thanks who anyone who contributed to the clothes collection last week. Season tickets can still be purchased from Geraldine.

UNDERAGE: This Thurs night is the last session of u 6and 8 indoor hurling 6 to 7 in school hall all welcome. U-6, U-8 and U-10s start back in field on Thus April 11 from 6 to 7 and any new players always welcome. U-16s played their fist match last week v Oola, a good performance but due to injuries and a few players missing they lost out in end, hopefully all players will be avaible next day. U-16 training continues every Friday from 5 to 6.

U-14s are training every Tuesday 6.30 to 7.30. U-12 training every Sat 11 to 12.

CAKE: The Bord na nOg are having a feile fund raising cake sale on Sunday April 21 in the clubhouse at 11.30, if all U-14 parents can help out baking and on day and also anyone in club help out with baking and on the day too would be appreciated.


U-16 FOOTBALL: U-16 Football Championship round 1 Kilmallock 1-5, NewcastleWest 3-8. NCW deservedly took the points in the 1st round of the football championship at Kilmallock. After a sedate 1st half our lads rallied and played very well in the 2nd half to salvage some pride and give us optimism for future games.

Team: Micheal Houlihan Liam O Gorman, Ciaran ‘Connor, Liam Fitzgerald, Ruairi Conaghan, Cal McCarthy, Phelim O’Reilly, Anthony Barrett (0-1), Alex Moloney, Danny Conway, Padraig Sheedy (1-3), Oisin O’Reilly, Fergal Chawke, Dylan Walsh (0-1), Jack Barry.

In round 2, Gallbally 0-11 Kilmallock 4-12. Short some players we still had too much for a Galbally 15 that made us work all the way. The score suggests an easy win but this game was only won with 10 minutes to go as even though we had the lions share of the possession we were guilty of not putting the opposition away but in the end it was a well deserved victory. Ruairi and all the backs were solid in defence and laid the foundations for our strong midfield pairing of Ciarán and Anthony to go forward. Alex adjusted well in a new posiiton yet again for him and it was refreshing to see so many of our forwards get on the score sheet from play. Danny Coway finished with 2-1, Anthony with 1-3 and Paidi 1-4. A great win which puts is on a good footing for the next game.

Team: Micheal Houlihan Liam O Gorman, Ruairi Conaghan, Liam Fitzgerald, Josh Cahill, Cal McCarthy, Phelim O’Reilly, Anthony Barrett (1-3), Ciarán O’Connor, Jack Barry (0-1) Alex Moloney (0-2), Fergal Chawke, Fergal Chawke, Danny Conway (2-1), Padraig Sheedy (1-4, )Dylan Walsh (0-1), Sub Paidi O’Connor.

U-15 FOOTBALL: Monaleen 2-2, Kilmallock 3-4. Our U-15s had a good win over the reigning County football and feile champions Monaleen last week. On a bitter cold evening the lads showed great class and metal to overcome a fancied Monaleen team. This was truly a great team performance with everybody from 1 to 15 working hard on and off the ball.

Team: Danny Conway (capt), Liam Fitzgerald, Ruairi Conaghan, Phelim O’Reilly, Aidan Enright, Cal McCarthy, Josh Cahill, Ciaran O’Connor, Anthony Barrett, Liam English, Padraig Sheedy (3-3), Ben Quirke, Gearoid Barry (0-1), Dylan Walsh, Jack Barry

FEILE: Our U-14s take on Na Piarsaigh in the Feile this Sunday morning in what should be an exciting season for this team as Limerick are hosting the Feile this year. We found out this week that we will be hosting the Wexford champions so we look forward to welcoming the “yellow bellies” to Kilmallock in July.


U-21 HURLING: Naomh Brìd and Pallasgreen clashed in the East A U-21 hurling championship on a cold good Friday afternoon in Caherelly. Both teams knew a win would book a place in the East A final against Cappamore so it was all to play for.

Pallasgreen played with a strong breeze in the first half and took full advantage early on with Colin Ryan scoring from play and then a placed ball, Paudie O’Dwyer added a great point from play and Pallasgreen led by three points to no score after ten minutes. Naomh Brìd settled into the game and a good team move led to John Ryan popping over their first. Liam O’Rourke then won a free which John Ryan converted to narrow the gap to a single point. Pallasgreen came back into the game strongly and forced a number of frees which the in from Colin Ryan duly converted, the pick of them was a long range effort from just inside the Pallasgreen half. Liam O’Rourke responded for Naomh Brìd with an excellent point after good work by John Mitchell to set up the score. At the other end Darren Roche was proving a handful and knocked over a nice point from play. The half time score was 0-07 to 0-03 in favour of Pallasgreen.

Naomh Brìd had the wind advantage in the second half and made full use of it early on, a long delivery to the square by David Murphy led to John Casey hammering the ball low and hard past the keeper. Darren Murphy took over the free taking duties after a first half injury forced John Ryan off the field, Murphy levelled the scores five minutes into the second half. David Murphy then landed a long range point and Naomh Brìd led for the first time in the game, 1-05 to 0-07. Darragh Martin was in outstanding form for Naomh Brìd in the second half working well across the half back line. Some positional changes by Pallasgreen steadied the ship with Pa Roche coming to centre back and hurling very well. The midfield area was crucial in the second half and Owen Roche was in top form for Pallsgreen picking up a lot of loose ball and driving his team forward. The next score was vital and it came for Pallasgreen with Colin Ryan pointing another free for his side. The scores were now level with ten minutes to play and both teams could sense an opportunity to push on for the win. There was a frantic finish to the game with both sides missing opportunities to win before a free won by Anthony Daly was converted by Colin Ryan with just minutes remaining. Some good defending by Liam O’Dea at full back in the closing minutes helped Pallasgreen to close out the game and win by a point, 0-09 to 1-05 and book their place in the East A final.

Naomh Brìd: Andrew McLaughlin, Diarmuid Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Matt Mitchell, Conor Greene, David Murphy (0-01, 1f), Denis O’Dea, John Ahern, Darren Murphy (0-01, 1f), Darragh Martin, John Mitchell, Liam O’Rourke (0-01), John Ryan (0-02, 1f), John Casey (1-0), Christy O’Dea. Subs: John Stack for John Ryan (injured) half time, Liam Carroll for Conor Green 45 minutes.

Pallasgreen: Shane Murphy, Brian McCarthy, Liam O’Dea, John Ryan, Pa Roche, Ciaran Ryan, Dwayne Carroll, Owen Roche, Paudie O’Dwyer (0-01), Robert Laffan, Anthony Daly, Colin Ryan (0-07, 6f), Darren Roche (0-01), Padraic Franklin, Phil Roche.

On Easter Monday, the Kilteely Dromkeen 12 a side U-21 hurling team lost out to Caherline on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-04 in Caherconlish.

CHILD PROTECTION COURSE: The Club are running a Child Protection Course in Cill Bhride or the Teach on Monday April 8 from 7pm to 10pm. This course is aimed at all coaches and people involved with training and teams and is a very worthwhile course and should be attended by anyone involved with coaching children. Contact Noel O’Dea 0876278022 for more details.

U-15 FOOTBALL: Our U-15 footballers were the first team in action this year when they travelled to Kilbeheny to take on Galtee Gaels. We started well as Sean Mcarthy scored some excellent points and Eamon Murphy grabbed a goal to leave us 1-6 to 0-0 ahead at the break. Eamon Murphy scored another goal followed by one from Jamie McCarthy and an excellent point from Brian O’Grady to leave us winners by 3-8 to 0-3. Team: Brian O‘Grady, Daniel Gleeson, Eamonn O’Regan, Sean O’Grady, Rian O’Dea, Stephen O’Dea, Fionn Murphy, Sean McCarthy, Declan Kenny, Eamonn Murphy, Dylan Holmes, Jamie McCarthy, Craig Thompson.

JUVENILE TRAINING: Training for our U-6 to U10 has changed to Thursday evenings in the field from 6.30 to 7.30pm ,new players always welcome.

JUVENILE COACHING: Well done to Denis Ahern, Mark Murphy and Pat Ryan who recently completed the Level one coaching course.

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

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

LOTTO: Club lotto results for Monday April 1 - No winner 4 12 15 27, Lucky dips: Joe Dillon, Laura & Brian O’Connell, Niall Boland, Mike Bourke. Sellers prize David O’Meara. Next week’s draw is worth €6100 in Hanley’s Bar on Monday April 8, you can play online at or by purchasing from a local reseller.

INTERCOUNTY: Well done to Paudie Ahern who made his league debut with the Limerick senior hurlers last weekend. Limerick drew with Wexford 1-19 to 2-16 and meet Dublin in the final this Saturday at 7pm with Thurles being the likely venue. Hard luck to Denis O’Dea who was involved with the Limerick U-21 footballers who lost out to Cork last Wednesday evening in the Gaelic Grounds.


CONGRATS: Congratulations to Peter Nash who was selected to play at corner forward for the Limerick U-21 Football team last week against Cork in the Munster U-21 Football Championship semi-final. Unfortunately for Limerick, Cork emerged winners by 2-14 to 0-11 with Peter scoring one point from play. Our Intermediate hurlers suffered a heavy defeat to Patrickswell in the City DJ Daly Team Carflag Ireland Senior Championship last weekend, losing by 2-14 to 0-6, the margin illustrating the gap we have to close if we have a wish to eventually achieve Senior status in hurling.

U-16 FOOTBALL: St Kieran’s 4-5 Kildimo-Pallaskenry 1-19. Our U-16 footballers got their league off on a good footing with an excellent win over St Kieran’s on Monday evening, March 25. We got off to a great start with some excellent points from Alan Ryan, Darren O’Connell,

Dylan Corrigan and Kyle Hayes - we were 10 points to no score up with 20 minutes gone.

We then sat back and let St Kieran’s back into the game, allowing them to score 2-3 to our 3 points before half time, leaving the score 0-13 to 2-3 at the break. The second half was close - they came back to within a point of us at one stage. Our backs and goalie, Daniel O Brien, played excellently throughout to stop St. Kieran’s taking the lead but our forwards and midfield did not give up either, with points from Conor Staff, Darren Whelan and Lorcan O’Leary.

Alan Ryan topped off a fine performance with a flurry of points and a great individual solo run from centre field to score a goal which helped to ensure the victory – Alan finished up with an excellent personal tally of 1-10. Well done to all involved on a fine start to the football season.


LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in Aherns Bar Kilteely. Lucky Dips were Katie & Cian Gleeson, Breda McCarthy, Timmy Kennedy, Mikey O’Connell. Sellers Prize went to Peter A Commons. Next weeeks Jack Pot stands at €6,000.Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: Friends of Limerick 73 held a cake in the Library Doon on Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31 Thanks to all who help in any. To Fr Ryan for the use of the Library and any to all who baked cakes and any one who sponsored spot prizes.

Our next event will be a brain of Limerick GAA quiz witch will be held in the Woodlands Hotel on Thuresday April 4 at 9pm all welcome.All monies raised from the above events will divided equaily beween the following Charites Milford Care Center MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick. We will be holding a number of other over the coming mounths. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

TABLE QUIZ: The club will hold a table quiz in the Idler Bar Knockane on Saturday April 6 at 9.30pm.


DANCE: On Friday Night April 12 the Limerick GAA Supporters Club in Dublin will hold its Annual Dinner Dance in the Moran’s Red Cow Hotel. As a Club we really would encourage anybody who lives in, or can be in the Capital that night, to come along. It is a great place to meet fellow Limerick Folk or renew acquaintances. It will again, be a Night to celebrate all things Limerick, share ideas on the future of Limerick Sport or just indulge in recollections of past glories.

No doubt, no matter where You end up in life, your place of birth will always hold a special place in your heart and should always be a source of joy to You. Maybe though, as important,could be the place that You have lived, where you immersed yourself in the local history or passtimes, the memories that may have remained a treasure in your mind because of its people or places. The Supporters Club, since its inception in 1995 has worked to engender and provide a social focus for Limerick People living or working in the Dublin Area. Its aim as a Club, is to organise both fundraising and social events for the promotion of Limerick GAA and its Annual Dinner Dance is a great celebration of both.

This Year’s Event promises to be even bigger, as the Supporters Club are also using the occasion to congratulate some of the County’s finest individuals and Teams. The Club is this Year delighted to have Eamon Cregan as a guest of Honour, in acknowledgement of his recent induction into the GAA Hall of Fame and also on behalf of the victorious Limerick All Ireland Winning Team of 1973, who celebrate their 40th Anniversary this Year, the Club are delighted to invite its Captain, Eamon Grimes, as well as Officers of the Limerick County Board and other dignitaries. We believe that the surest way anybody can be guided in the future is to remain loyal to Your Past or to succeed, is to learn from previous success’s and that in celebrating and paying tribute to these representatives, we may inspire future progress .

REA: The highlight of the Event though, promises to be the presentation of this Year’s “Limerick Person of the Year “. Once again this Year, there were many names suggested for the position, all those Men and women had qualities and abilities which would be very suitable for the role. But, in the finish, the committee were unanimous, that one candidate, Eamonn Rea, should be this Years choice. Eamonn, who is admired by all, as an individual, but also both as a Sportsperson and a Businessperson, is a great example of someone, who is proud to represent Limerick. Eamonn has been an instantly recognisable icon of Limerick Hurling for many Years, as a Player and a Supporter and he is a hugely passionate and proud Limerickman. He will certainly be an ideal Ambassador for this position.

Eamonn will be presented with his Chains of Office on the Night by last Years outgoing representative, Tom Moran. This certainly will be the meeting of two of Limericks greatest ‘exports’. Tom, who received the Award last Year, has brought unprecedented Honour to this Title. He has earned unparalleled distinction for the Role and in particular, the incredible fundraising that he has carried out on a personal level, during these 12 Months, is hugely applauded and admired by all within the Club and we are extremely grateful to have any link to such a great achievement.

Interested individuals, can get their Ticket from any Member of the Supporters Club or by contacting Chairman Paul Stapleton on 087-2058572, Secretary Oliver Mann on 086-2492772 or PRO Diarmuid Grace on 087-7799653, as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing new friends there or welcoming back old acquaintances.


HURLING: Senior team played Hospital Herbertstown in The All County Senior Hurling League on Saturday April 6 in Hospital at 7pm.

Junior B team play Old Christians in Harty Park on April 6, at 6.30pm in the All County Hurling League and Caherline on April 9 at 6.30 pm in the East Junior B League.

U-21 play Ballybricken on April 2 next competitive game is in the East Championship on April 20 versus Kilteely Dromkeen, away at 6.45 pm.

Minors and U-21 continue to train on Wednesday nights in Harty Park.

UNDERAGE: U-16 boys played Pallasgreen on Monday night in Knockane.

The team lined out as follows; Cian Duffy, Barry Cusack, Aidan Quigley, John Richardson, Shane Quigley, Aaron Kennedy, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Jack Barry, Killian Byrnes, Gavin Ryan, Matthew Hanly, Jake Shannhan, Tomas Coughlan, Stephen Coughlan, Liam Cunninghan.

The game was due to commence at 6.15 but due to a move of pitch from Pallas to Knockane the game throw in was at 6.30, Captained on the night by Shane Quigley, we won the toss and elected to play with the elements both the wind and the hill. Pallas started brightly and won a penalty which was pushed over the bar from a great save by Cian Duffy, Pallas went on to put over 3 more points before half time. We were brought back into the game by a great strike on the run from Stephen Coughlan who finished to the net. Half time came at 7 pm with the light fading ,the referee decided to make the second half of 20 minutes.

Jack Barry was moved to top of the left, Killian Byrnes to centre back and Aaron Kennedy to centre field, we came at them in waves and hit 5 wides in succession due to a cross field wind, but the pressure paid off and we were awarded a penalty. Jack Barry slotted the kick low and into the side netting, now leading 2 goals to 0-4 points. Pallas worked the ball up field with the dusk now settled it was difficult for the players to make out their teammates in the finish the game ended in a draw 0-6 points.


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

U-9/U-10 HURLING: We welcomed the U-9/U-10’s from Ballina into UL last Friday night for a very competitive series of games on a very cold night for hurling. All of the players put in committed performances and are improving with every game.

U-9/U-10 FOOTBALL: These two age groups combined last week for the visit of Mungret to the astro pitch in UL. There were nine games played in total on the night with some great football played across all the games. Great to see over 40 players from Monaleen partake in this blitz. U-8 & U-10 GO Games Blitzes will be commencing in early April. Blitz dates will be notified to you by the relevant coaches.

LOTTO: March 28 Jackpot of €6,600 was not won. Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 17, 31. Quick Pick winners were B Nagle, Monaleen Park; Tom Sheehan, Fairways; A McDonnell, Bloomfield; M Fitzgerald, Castlemara.


CAMOGIE: Our U-14 camogie girls played Templeglantine at home on Sunday March 24 in the league. It was a very close game with a point seperating the sides in the end. Mungret lead at halftime by a goal but templeglantine scored a goal and apoint in the second half to be winners. It was a great performance from the girls who tried so hard Well Done to all.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Our U-14 ladies footballers travelled to Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Saturday March 30 to compete in the West Limerick division of the Feile competition. They ran out convincing winners by defeating Drom/Broadford 2-5 to 0-1, Shamrock Gaels 2-3 to 1-0, Monagea 3-3 to 0-0 and Adare 2-2 to 1-0. They now play Monaleen in the Feile County Final on Wednesday evening at 6:30 in Ballybrown NEW community pitch. All support is greatly appreciated and we would like to wish the team best of luck in the final.

EASTER CAMP: The easter camp begins Tuesday 2nd with what we hope is in good weather. Over 100 children aged from 12 to 4 years are expected to be seen running around the pitches having fun for the 3 days (running the chocolate out of their systems).

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 1 April 2013: 4, 10, 12, 29. No Winner. Lucky Dips Winners: Adrian Costello, Mary Murphy, Rachel Aherne, Pat Horgan, Darragh O’Mahony, Kay Moran, Margaret Stockil, Jim Hanrahan, Bunty Guiry, Geraldine McInerney. Next Weeks Jackpot: €3,400


U-21 HURLERS: Na Piarsaigh 0-16, Singland Gaels 1-12. Na Piarsaigh completed their league section unbeaten though they were pushed all the way by this St Patricks/Claughaun combination.

Na Piarsaigh had the better of the early exchanges and by half time led by0-12 to 0-5.

Any visions of an easy second period were quickly dispelled when Singland Gaels opened the second half with a quick goal and point. Mid way through the half they drew level. After this scores were level on a couple of occasions but Na Piarsaigh just edged ahead in the last few minutes. Na Piarsaigh had scores from Shane Dowling (0-7 4f), David Sheppard (0-2), and points by Evan Egan, Alan Dempsey, Michael Foley, Mark Ryan, William O’Donoghue, Josh O’Halloran, and Eoin Keogh. They had fine displays from Mark Buckley, Michael Casey, Gordon Browne and Evan O’Brien.

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

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALLERS: Na Piarsaigh 0-9, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-7. The Intermediate footballers opened their league campaign on Saturday when they entertained Feohanagh/Castlemahon.

This was a tough fair game with both sides showing early season cobwebs. Na Piarsaigh under new stewardship of Pat McHugh will be pleased to get off to a winning start.

The half time score was 4 points a piece but it was the accuracy of our forwards who won out in the day.

Evan Egan was our chief scorer with five points along with Eoin Hogan who chipped in with two and one each for Aaron Costelloe and Brian Shannon.

Those who played well were David Lynch, Brian Buckley, Daragh Kennedy, Brian Shannon and Evan Egan.

Na Piarsaigh: Brendan Donnelly, Brian Buckley, David Lynch, Shane O Connor, Daragh Kennedy, Kevin Nolan(capt), Alan Finnegan, Robert Sheehan, Eoin Kehilly, Brian Shannon, Aaron Costelloe, Eoin Hogan, Evan Egan, David Lambe, Noel Shannon. Subs: (all used) Mark Buckley, Brian Bourke, Ciaran Ryan, Pat Gleeson, Dean McLoughlin.

LOTTO: Our jackpot has risen to a cool €12,100 following Monday last draw. The numbers draw were 1, 9, 12, 31.No jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were Conor O Leary, Christy O Brien, Patsy Hickey and Lisa Lancaster. Eddie Kelly scooped the sellers prize and Eddie Grimes our door prize.

GENERAL NEWS: The Etihadgaa competition has been extended and the new closing date is now April 6 with the winner being announced on April 8.

Please take this time to spread the word and get those votes in as soon as possible

We wish the Limerick Senior Hurlers including David and Adrian Breen, Kevin Downes, Alan Dempsey, Cathal King and Shane Dowling who take on Dublin in the NHL 1B final in Thurles on Saturday versus Dublin the very best wishes along with Cian Coady, Seoirse Laffan, Alan Finnegan and Maurice Horan in the Limerick Senior Footballers final league game versus Clare on Sunday.

We wish our U-12 hurlers all the best in their big game in Croke Park versus Ballygunner.

Here is hoping that some of them return there in years to come to inspire big victories.

The club have been chosen to host the Cork Champions for this years Feile na nGael competition in July of this year.

We look forward to that with relish as we begin our local campaign next week versus Kilmallock.


LEAGUE: County Senior Football League Ballysteen 3-9 Oola 0-8. Ballysteen, playing with the aid of a strong wind led, 1-6 to 0-1 at halftime and in spite of a good comeback by Oola in the second half, Ballysteen scored goals at vital stages to earn a deserved win. However there were good displays,especially from some of younger players, and a lot to build on for the remainder of the campaign.

Team: Don Holmes, Don Anderson, Padraig Ryan, Raymond Ryan, Fiachra O Grady, Eoin Fitzgibbon (Capt), David Donovan, James Power, Darragh Stapleton, Keith Bourke, Derek Ryan, Denis Moloney, Kevin Heuston, Brian Fenton, John Heuston. Subs : John O Grady, Pat Ryan, Ciaran Ryan, Daniel O Sullivan, Kevin Nolan.

U-16: The Oola U-16s got their championship off to a winning start following a 4-9 to 2-4 victory over Hospital. Oola got off to a good start and built up an early lead that they never surrendered. But there is a lot of room for improvement within the squad with tougher matches ahead in this championship.

Team Jack Ryan, Dubhan O Grady, Jamie Heuston, William O Mahony, Jared Halligan, Brian McPartland, Christopher O Grady, Eoghan MacNamarra, Mark Coleman, Ivan O Dwyer, Josh Ryan, Cormac Doyle, Padraig Ryan, Barry Murphy, Mikey O Brien, Tom Nihill

U-14 PEIL: The U-14 Peil na nÓg match vs Galbally didn’t go ahead on Saturday March 30. No re-fixture has been made at the time of writing.

GIRLS: Oola U-14 girls travelled to Caherally last Saturday morning to take part in the Feile competition. Unfortunately Oola only won one match and lost three.

Team: Aine Stokes, Kathleen Bradshaw, Ellen Hogan, Ellie Bourke, Roisin O’Connell, Laura Riordan, Louisa O Brien, Alex English, Miriam Hayes, Nicole Coleman, Olivia O Connell, Orla Maher, Roisin McCarthy, Ruth Dwyer, Sophie Ryan, Tara Tobin, Mary Walsh, Stephanie Beary, Chloe Maher, Renee Conway, Emily Thomas. Well done to all on the day

The U-12 girls had a good win over St. Patricks played in Oola on Good Friday. We would like to wish Fiona Bradshaw a speedy recovery following her injury in this game.

LOTTO: Numbers 5, 16, 20, 22. There was no winner.

Next week jackpot €7.600. Match 3s: Colm Withero Monard, Sandra O Grady Oola,

Lucky dips: Delia Ryan Oola, Liam Whelan Oola, Kyle Cunningham Tipperary, Josie Riordan c/o Hideout, Josie Ryan c/o Hideout, Alie Hanly Oola

Next week draw on in Dawsons

MEMBERSHIP: Reminder for all players please ensure you have membership paid for the year.


FOOTBALL FEILE: We began this competition on a successful note with a comprehensive victory over Kildimo-Pallaskenry. We were 2-7 to 0-0 up at halftime and put another 3-3 on the scorebord in the second half to get us over the line.

Our U-14 hurlers continued the good work by beating Cappamore on a scoreline of 4-6 to 0-2 in the hurling Feile. The great work been put in to our underage is slowly but surely starting to pay dividends thanks to the unstinting work of Pat Butler and his dedicated committee. The season begins shortly for our junior hurlers who are managed this year by Dave Clohessy and we wish him all the best for the coming season.


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

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

LOTTO: Club Lotto March 18, - No winner. Numbers drawn 1, 13, 15, 20. Next weeks jackpot €4,850. Tickets cost €2 each and are available from local business. Please support your club. Lucky Dip Winner €25 each: Padraig O’Connor, Tina Kirsh, Jenna Gammell, Marie Gammell, Marie Redfern, Matt O’Connell.

GAMES: Well done to our Senior Footballers who defeated Mountcollins 4-9 to 1-7 in the All County Football League this evening to make it 2 wins out of 2. Leading 2-5 to 0-6 at half time, Pallas were in control during most of the match. Scorers: Kevin Barry 1-2, David McMahon 1-1, Aidan Shanahan 1-0, Pa Hennessy 1-0, Seamus Hayes 0-3, Chris McMahon, Robert O Donnell and Wayne Mccarthy, all one point.

Congratulations also to the U-21 Hurlers who beat Naomh Bríd in a hard fought contest in Caherelly last Friday by a score of nine points to 1-5. A strong breeze aided Pallasgreen to a seven points to three lead at half time, and facing against the breeze in the second half they were able to weather a strong come back by Naomh Bríd coming back strongly in the end with two points late on to win the game. Scorers: Colin Ryan (M) 0-7, Paudie O’Dwyer and Darren Roche, both one point.

Unfortunately their luck didn’t hold in the East Final on Sunday March 31, playing with the wind in the first half Pallasgreen were trailing Capamore by 2-5 to five points. Pushing hard in the second half they brought the scores back level at 2-6 to 1-9, however Cappamore had one final score in them, pointing from a free late in the game to win the match.


SENIORS: The senior hurlers made a winning start to their City Championship campaign after defeating Kildimo-Pallaskenry by 2-14 to 0-6. Their next fixture is the opening round of the County Hurling League against Na Piarsaigh on Sunday April 7 at 6.00pm in Mungret. This match will also cover as a City Championship semi-final.

LIMERICK: Congratulations to the Limerick hurlers, and Mark Carmody, who qualified for the Division 1B final after a 1-19 to 2-16 draw with Wexford. The final will take place at Semple Stadium on Saturday at 7.00pm against Dublin, with promotion at stake.

FEILE: Patrickswell’s U-14s begin their defence of County Feile with a home match against Ahane on Sunday April 7 at 11.00am. Please come along to support the boys in their quest to retain the Feile trophy.

U-16 HURLING: The U-16s commence their County Championship on Monday April 8 at home against Doon. Throw-in is 6.45pm.

UNDERAGE: The U-6s, U-8s and U-10s will train on Friday nights. New players are most welcome. Paudie Butler is hosting a hurling wall session on Monday April 8.

CAMOGIE: The U-14 girls enjoyed a comprehensive 7-3 to 0-0 victory over Treaty Gaels in the opening round of the league. The Junior ladies beat Cappamore 4-4 to 2-7 in their third league outing. Well done to both teams for making impressive starts to the season. The upcoming fixtures are as follows: our Junior ladies play Kilmallock on Saturday April 6th at 3.00pm; the U-16 girls play Kilmallock on Sunday April 7 at 3.00pm, the U-14 girls play Monaleen on Tuesday April 9 at 6.30pm.

SCOR: Best wishes to the Patrickswell Set Dancers, who compete in the Munster Senior Scor final on Saturday April 6 in Templemore.

CLOTHES: The club is organising a Clothes Recycling Drive this Saturday April 6 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm in the clubhouse. Please donate all clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels and textiles (including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys). Mobile phones are accepted, but should be kept separately from clothes and textiles. Books are also accepted, but please do not donate school textbooks or magazines. If you want a pre-collection, please contact Breda Daly on 087-2035720 or Mary Higgins on 086-3695155.

WALL: Club members who wish to make a €50 donation to the hurling wall should contact Treasurer Nelius Hayes.

RETIREMENT: The Patrickswell Active Retirement Group are hosting a Fundraising Afternoon Tea Dance on behalf of the club in our clubhouse. The date is Sunday April 28 between 3.00pm and 6.00pm. Music will be performed by TJ Ryan and the entrance fee is €5. Tea, sandwiches and cakes will be served. All proceeds will benefit the juvenile hurlers and camogie girls as Patrickswell hosts Feile 2013. Any sponsorship or assistance would be greatly welcomed. Tickets are available from the club or at the door.


U-12 GIRLS: Another great win for our U-12 girls last friday evening against Monaleen in Athlacca. Despite the artic conditions the girls came out fighting from the start. Nicole Sherin opened the scoring with a fantastic goal followed by a super save from our goalie Eva sheehan.

Scores soon followed from Emer Gavan, Caitlin O Dwyer and Megan Hickey. Katie Quirke and Caroline Brennan kicked over some beautiful points, Caroline even knocked the upright over. It was a great team effort and a pleasure for those who braved the cold to watch.

Final score Shamrock Gaels 8-5 Monaleen 0-0.

Training continues on Thurs evening in Banogue. Match Friday April 6 away to BallylanderS.

U-14 GIRLS: The girls played Knockainey in bittery cold conditions last week. The artic like temperatures did not put our girls off, as they kicked the year off in fine style winning on a score line of Shamrock Gaels 6-3 to Knockainey 2-3.

Team; Misha Noonan, Joanne Kennedy, Kathleen Dore, Niamh Fox, Aoife Rabbitt, Anna Brennan, Shannon Murphy, Jodie O Gorman, Lauren Corrigan, Megan Hickey, Caroline Brennan, Sarah Scanlon, Kelly Lynch, Fiona Lynch, Emer Gavan.

U-10 TRAINING: U-10 training commences Saturday April 6 at 10.30-11.30am in Athlacca.


MEMBERSHIP: There will be an opportunity to pay membership in the club house on Sunday April 7 between 11.30 am and 1pm. Please note membership must be paid for players to be covered by club insurance. Juvenile players €35, adult players €55 and family membership is €100.

U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U1-6 footballers started their campaign with a good win over Bruff. Liberties were the stronger team on the night stretching to a seven point lead but a goal from Bruff in the dying minutes of the game left us with a full time score of 3-6 to 1-8.

TRAINING: The U-6s, U-8s and U-10s will start back training in the field next Tuesday between 6.30 and 7.30pm

SENIOR HURLING: Well done to Tom Ryan who played an important part in the Limerick Senior hurling match against Wexford in the Gaelic Grounds last Sunday.


U-16 FOOTBALL: The U-16 football champion ship started last Monday night with a home fixture against Galbally at a time of 6.15. The game went ahead on time but finished prematurely with 9 minutes to play due to poor light. Up to then this had been a very entertaining game with play flowing from end to end and some excellent scores taken. The final result was a draw at 4-6 apiece.

The team lined out as follows Jack Greenwood, Dean Kirwan, Cameron Stephenson, Liam Broderick, Brian Bennet, Kevin O’Connell, Gavin Mullins, Jonathon O Hanlon (0-2), Evan O’Connor (0-2), Hugo McDonald (1-0), Luke Kelly