Limerick GAA Club Notes, April 27

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

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

ATHEA

DRAW: Our Club Draw will be taking place shortly and this is a great opportunity for people to support our local club. Money collected from the draw will also benefit the Coiste na nÓg and Ladies football. Our promoters will be out and about shortly selling tickets and all support would be greatly appreciated.

U-10 FOOTBALL: Our U-10 footballers had their first game of the year when they travelled to Askeaton last Saturday to take on the locals. It was a cold and windy day with spots of rain but the kids made light of the conditions to play some great football. We had 20 players so we divided into two teams, Athea Giants and Athea Celts, Askeaton did the same and each team had two 20 minute games. Most players got to play in a variety of positions i.e. 10 minutes in backs, 10 minutes in forwards or 10 minutes in goals. The panel was Michael Tierney, Gavin Ambrose, Eoin O’Shea, Pierce O’Brien, Andrew O’Riordan, Paraic Enright, TJ Hunt, Adam Byrne, Dermot Pierse, Daire O’Shea, Gavin Mulvihill, Conor Mullane, Gearoid O’Sullivan, Fergal Pierse, Amy Ryan, Meadhbh Donovan, Molly Ahern, Aisling Dalton, Shonagh Mahony and Shauna Sweeney. Thanks to Askeaton GAA club for hosting us and for the treats after the games.

U-16 FOOTBALL: Our U-16’s travelled to Coolcappa on Monday evening to play St Kieran’s. On a wet and windy evening, Athea played with the wind in the first half, and got off to a great start with points from Jack Denihan, Padraic Walsh and Jason Kelly giving us an early lead. St Kieran’s got on level terms when a long range free was deflected to the net. We finished the half very well, with a Brian O’Connor shot evading everyone and ending up in the back of the net. St.Kierans threatened on the break, but good defending from Jason Dalton and Conor Fitzgerald, and a great save from Lorcan McAuliffe in goals kept scores to a minimum. Further points from William Sexton, Jason Kelly and Brian O’Connor, and a superb William Sexton goal, gave Athea a well deserved 2-6 to 1-2 half time lead. Playing against a gale force wind in the second half, Athea worked their socks off in the face of numerous St.Kierans attacks, with Jason Kelly and Tommy Quaid outstanding. St.Kierans worked their way back into the game with some impressive scores, while we replied with points from Joey Kelly and William Sexton. Entering the final five minutes the scores were level, and despite the best efforts of the lads, St.Kierans edged in front by a point. As we tried in vain to get the equalizer, St.Kierans broke free and scored a goal with the last kick of the game, leaving the final score St Kierans 3-9, Athea 2-8. Many positives can be taken from what was a much improved Athea performance.

Team: Lorcan McAuliffe, Padraig O’Sullivan, Jason Dalton, Conor Fitzgerald, Paul Mahony, Tommy Quaid, Killian O’Donoghue, James Ryan, Padraic Walsh (0-1), Jack Denihan (0-1), Brian O’Connor (1-1), Jason Kelly (0-2), JJ Sheehy, Joey Kelly (0-1), William Sexton (1-2) Subs: Tony McAuliffe, Jack Vaughan, Daire Horgan.

U-12 FOOTBALL: Athea U-12s played their first match of the year away to St. Senans in Foynes on Thursday evening last. We had 22 togged out on the night which was great to see. Playing with the wind in the first half we started brightly with our midfield pairing of David O’Connor and John Sexton on top and it was John who opened the scoring with a well taken point. Shortly afterwards we were on the score board yet again when Jack O’Connor scored a great point from out in the wing. Jack followed this up when he grabbed a long ball in and found the top corner of the net for Athea’s first goal. Our next point came from John Sexton before St.Senans rallied to score two points of their own. St Senans continued to push but our back line of Seamus Leahy, Alex McEldowney, Ciara O’Shea, Rhys Keily and Jamie O’Mahony coped very well and a great save by Evan Wallace in goals kept them at bay. Just before half time John Sexton notched up another point for us. In the second half, it was always going to be tough playing into a strong wind and it was St.Senans who dominated the rest of the match, despite the teams best efforts it was St Senans who ran out winners in the end. Team: Evan Wallace, Ciara O’Shea, Rhys Keily, Jamie O’Mahony, Alex McEldowney. Seamus Leahy, John Sexton, David O’Connor, Aidan Curry, Jason Dillon, Jack O’Connor, Claire Carmody, Sarah O’Conor, Thomas McEnery, Nicola Scanlon, Laura Dalton, Jack Hunt, Jack Mccarthy, Colin Broderick, Eoin Sheahan, Luke Gleeson, Amy Ryan,

CROKE PARK: This weekend the Club will be travelling to Croke Park with our U-10 and U-12 football teams to support the Limerick Senior Footballers in the League Final on Saturday April 27. An action packed day is planned including a trip to Dublin club Parnells where our U-10s will take on the locals in their home ground in Coolock village. After lunch in Parnells very modern club house we will then travel to Croke Park to support Limerick in the final.

ADARE LADIES FOOTBALL

REGISTRATION: The Ladies Gaelic Football Season for 2013 has started and all players must complete a Registration Form for the Club to ensure that each player is covered for insurance purposes. The Form is available from each Team Manager or on www.adarelgfc.ie

U-12 MATCH: Friday evening last, saw Adare U-12 girls entertain Fr. Casey’s in round five of the 2013 West Championship. A lovely sunny evening in the Manor Fields provided the perfect setting for a fast free flowing match which was enjoyed by the many spectators.

The first half was keenly contested with play moving from end to end at a hectic pace. Both defences were strong, allowing very few clear scoring opportunities. The Abbeyfeale side eventually opened the scoring with a goal resulting from impressive interplay between their forwards. Scoring chances continued to be at a premium, however Adare managed an equalising goal just before halftime when a looping shot from midfield found the Fr Casey’s net.

Play at the beginning of the second half followed the same pattern as the first with the teams exchanging points. As the half progressed, however, the pace of the game began to tell and spaces started appearing for both sets of forwards to exploit. Crucially, Adare were able to take advantage of a much larger squad to bring on fresh legs in the later stages of the game. Adare took better advantage of the more open game adding a further 3-2 to their score. This was decisive and, with Fr Casey’s failing to convert a number of good chances of their own, Adare ran out winners by a score line that was not truly reflective of the close contest that had taken place.

Adare’s squad on the day was Eve Murphy, Muireann McCarthy, Gillian O’Donnell, Kate O’Farrelly, Aoife Hickey, Jean Morrissey, Annie Giltenane, Faye Morgan, Amy Looney, Siobhan Lowry, Jenna Mulcaire, Chloe Moore, Ainne Finn, Maria Toomey, Louise Butler, Sive O’Halloran, Martha Stack, Mai Keating, Anna Neilan, Ailbhe McGinnis, Aoife Kirwan, Aileen Thomas and Jessica Evans.

U-14 MATCH: Adare played Monagea in their first Championship match of the season on the main Adare GAA Pitch. The conditions were truly dreadful with gale-force winds blowing from the club-house end of the pitch as wll as occasional rain.

Monagea played with the gale in the first half and led by 3-5 to 1-1 at half time. Adare slowly but surely clawed back the lead during the second half but were never able to completely close the gap. Monagea ended up winning the match by 4-5 to 3-4.

AHANE

U-21 HURLING: Ahane bowed out of this year’s county U-21 hurling championship last Saturday night in Bruff against a fancied Na Piarsaigh team. This was Ahane’s first year playing in the premier U-21 championship.

Ahane entered this game as underdogs and were first to score after 3 mins and Na Piarsaigh replied. Score’s were hard to get with both team’s not giving an inch. Aftrer 10 mins the score was 3 pts a piece. Ahane were playing with the aid of the breeze and were slow to settle. After the first 10 mins Ahane settled and took the game to their opponents and tagged on six points to Na Piarsaigh’s 3pts and went in at half time leading 9 pts to 6 pts. As the second half resumed Ahane were fast out of the blocks and tagged on 3 points without reply. The hurling was fast and furious and both teams giving their all. Points were exchange between teams and as Ahane took a grip of the game they went into a 7 point lead with 15 minutes to go. The large crowd in attendence were get value for the entrance fee. Na Piarsaigh scored 2 pts to bring the lead to 5 pts but then disaster struck a sideline ball came in from the stand side and a Na Piarsaigh forward got his hurley to it to flick it past the Ahane rear guard this left just 2 pts between the teams. This seemed to spur Na Piarsaigh on as they had seemed to be out of this match and a huge upset on the cards. Ahane replied with 2 pts to leave 4pts between the teams. Na Piarsaigh then got the upper hand and tagged on 4 pts to bring the match level as the game entered injury time and extra time looming. Ahane tried to get the winning score but to no avail it was Na Piarsaigh who got the all important score and as the referee was about to blow time they tagged on another point to leave the final score Ahane 0-19 Na Piarsaigh 1-18. This was one of the finest U/21 hurling matches seen in Bruff for along time. Ahane are a young team with 6 of the starting team that played under 16 in 2012. Ahane will only lose 3 players of there entire panel for 2014. Ahane payed in the premier U/21 hurling in 2013 following their victory in the A competition in 2012 and were supposed to have had no chance against so called the strong teams in Limerick. Ahane started their campaign against Mungret and recorded a victory after that was the meeting of our near neighbours Doon after a fierce battle they lost by a point. There third match was against a fancied Patrickswell side what a match a draw was a fair result. This left our final match in the group against Kilmallock Ahane needed victory to proceed to the quarter final and disposed of Killmalock rather easily thus setting up a quarter final meeting against Deel Rangers. Ahane came out on top in the quarter final to set up a semi-final meeting against Na Piarsaigh.

Ahane Lined out as follows Saturday A Minihan, C McNamara, E Carroll, D Doyle, S Hartnett, C Ryan(0-1), J Enright, P Morrissey, P O’Hallorhan(0-1), S Power, D Morrissey(0-1), R Ryan(0-11), K Enright, J Fox(0-1), T Morrissey(0-4), Subs K Carroll M Kennedy C O Mara P Minihan.

A special word of thanks to the team mentors for all the work they put in to this team P Macken, G Lee, D Cuddy thanks to all those who helped out in any way with this team and hopefully in 2014 we can go on and win this competition.

THREE LEGS: Ahane are holding a novel fundraiser on Saturday May 4. This year Feile is being held in Limerick so we are fundraising for our U-14 Hurling team. We are attempting to break the record for the biggest 3 legged race. Clubs through out the country are running this event on May 4 @ 11.30am. Each participant gets a sponsorship card. Once you have it full turn up and join in. Sponsorship Cards will be available from all Team Mentors or phone 086 8717577 for more info. All support is appreciated

CLOBBER: Bord Na Nog are running this fundraiser as part of the Feile 2013. They are collecting any unwanted clothes,bags shoes no duvets or pillows. Pleasae drop all items to clubhouse.

LOTTO: If you have not joined the 2013 Lotto you can still do tickets €10 a month can be obtained from any committee member

MEMBERSHIP: 2013 membership now due please contact registrar Brian O Mara

TEXT/EMAIL: If you would like to receive match alerts for Ahane GAA Club for 2013 please text your name email and phone number to Mike Flannery PRO @ 087 9338803 and we will keep everyone informed of upcoming games dates fixtures and venues. Full details of all fixtures and match reports are on ahanegaaclub.ie and www.ahane.limerick.gaa.ie mylocalnews.ie

BALLYSTEEN

CHAMPIONS: Ballysteen 1-6 Fr. Caseys 0-7 - We were crowned West Senior Champions in Foynes on Sunday evening following this entertaining and tight encounter with Fr Caseys. It was a deserved win for the Senior side and our first Silverware at this level since promotion from Intermediate level back in 2008. Ballysteen started the game brightly and were 2 points up inside the first 5 minutes. Fr Caseys replied with 3 unanswered points after settling into the match before Brendan Hayes scored the only goal of the game with a brilliant effort to give Ballysteen the lead again. The Fealesiders battled back again following the goal and retook the lead before a point just before half time from Ballysteen saw the sides go in level at halftime with the score at 1-3 to 0-6. The second half continued to be a tight affair and Fr Caseys took the lead again with the opening score of the second half. Ballysteen started to take control of the game mid way through the second half and levelled matters after 15 mins or so before scoring 2 more vital points inside the last 10 minutes to claim victory. This was a superb performance by Ballysteen and a great reward for the early season work that has been put in. The were great celebrations after captain Shane Gallagher collected the cup. Some brilliant individual performances with stand out performances from Shane Gallagher, Matthew O’Meara, Brendan Hayes and Anthony Ryan.

Team: D. Fitzgerald, R. Somers, S. Gallagher, K. McMahon, P. Ranahan, R. Hayes, J. O’Meara, M. O’Meara, P. Vaughan, S. Whelan, S. Hallinan, J. Collins, A. Ryan, B. Hayes, M. Neville. Subs: M. Ranahan, D. Neville, A. Kehoe, M. Griffin, E. Whelan, R. Whelan, C. Anglim, F. Cassidy, I. Ranahan, D. Nash.

CONGRATS: The club would like to congratulate the McMahon family on winning €250 in the Development draw.

SYMPATHY: Ballysteen GAA club wish to convey their sincere sympathy to John Sheehy and Family Rosses Point formerly Ballynorth on the death of John’s wife Joan RIP.

BALLYBROWN

LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 20, 22 with a bonus number 21. Tickets are available for €2 at all the usual locations. Next week’s Jackpot stands at €12,800.

FEILE: Many thanks to all who supported the Feile Social Night in the club on Friday last. It was a great success and a fantastic night was had by all. Special thanks to the Féile Committee, Camogie & Juvenile Clubs for all their hard work to make this event such a success. We plan to hold a similar event towards the end of the year – details to follow.

DISCO: Primary School’s UV Disco scheduled for Saturday May 4, 6-9pm in GAA Clubhouse.

Senior UV Disco (1st-3rd Yrs) rescheduled for Friday May 10 @ 9pm in GAA Clubhouse.

The Ger Couglan Memorial cycle takes place April in aid Milford hospice. The route is Ballybrown to Ballybrown via Shanagolden and Newcastle West. A great day and night promised. All details available at www.gercoughlanmemorialcycle.com. Registration form can be downloaded and completed following easy to understand instructions.

BALLYBRICKEN-BOHERMORE

CONGRATS: Congratulations to Stephen Frawley who emigrated to London last year. Stephen now plays for Br Pearses in London and last week won a National League medal playing with London when they beat Meath in the Division 2b Final.

INTERMEDIATE: Intermediate hurlers played Blackrock in the league on Sat eve last April 20 in Caherelly. Blackrock were the stronger side on the day and had built up a comprehensive lead by half time. Despite the fact that the game was out of reach by half time, Bally nevertheless continued to work hard which resulted in a more evenly contested second half. Team; PJ Garvey, Paul Ryan, John McElliott, Sean Browne, Mark O’Dea, Eoin Lyons, Larry Browne, Enda Frawley, Darragh Lyons, John Ryan, Dennis Stack, Liam O’Rourke, Hughie Leonard, John Casey, Eoin Kirby, Matt Mitchell, Conor Greene, Andrew McLoughlin, Richard Coughlan.

UNDERAGE: U-16 Footballers narrowly lost to Shamrock Gaels in the 13 a side Championship on Mon April 15th. Final score 2-6 to 2-4 in favor of Shamrock Gaels.

U-15 Footballers drew with St. Mary’s-Sean Finns in the Division 3 football league last week. Final score 2-2 to 0-8.

Our U-12 Footballers had their first game of the season away to Knockainey on Thursday evening last. Despite the terrible weather conditions both teams are to be complimented for serving up a very enjoyable game. Knockainey made use of the elements in the first half and scored 2 quick goals in the first 5 minutes. Our boys stuck to their task and Aidan Walker and Kyle Tierney both came close to scoring. In defence Cathal Breen, Aaron Hickey and Michael O’Dwyer were putting in some great tackles and we were unfortunate to concede a third goal on the stroke of half time. We played with the elements in the second half and with Patrick Byrnes dictating play from half back Bally began to enjoy good possession. The terrier like Darragh Hogan now came into his own and sent over 3 well taken points. After a well-timed pass from Michael Martin, Matt Pender was fouled in the square and awarded a penalty which he expertly tucked away to the bottom right hand corner of the net. Bally were now well on top and with further points from Patrick Byrnes and Matt Pender there was only a point in the game entering the final minutes. Ruairi Cahill fed a lovely ball through to James Martin who was very unlucky not to be the hero of the night when his powerful drive cannoned off the cross bar and was cleared by the Knockainey defence. This was the final action of the game and having held Knockainey scoreless for the second half we were unlucky to lose by a single point. Final score Ballybricken 1-5 : Knockainey 3-0. Team Darragh Hogan, Matthew Pender, Patrick Byrnes, Cathal Breen, Michael Martin, Colm O’Riordan, Aidan Walker, James Martin, Ruairi Cahill, Aaron Hickey, Kyle Tierney, Michael O’Dwyer.

LOTTO: There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week, numbers drawn were 4, 6, 12 & 19. Lucky Dip winners were St Ailbes Ladies football club, John P Kennedy, Brendan Cross & Eoin Kloos. The Jackpot is now €2100 and the next draw will take place at Molly’s Bar of Sunday April 28 at 8.00pm.

BLACKROCK

INTERMEDIATE: The Intermediate hurlers travelled to Ballybricken to take on the local team in the All County League. On a very windy evening, we played against the wind in the first half but still went in ahead at half time 2-11 to 0-4. Ruairi O’Shaughnessy scored the two goals. The second half was a tame affair with few scores on both sides, and we eventually ran out winners by a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-7.

The team lined out as follows: Declan Danaher, Nigel Hosford, Richie Murphy, TG Ryan, Niall Moloney, Richie McCarthy, Vinny Herbert, Simon Hennessy, Ian O Brien, Paudie Leahy, Brendan Hennessy, Barry O Shaughnessy, Ruairi O Shaughnessy, Ken Douglas and Dylan Dawson. Subs used were James Doherty, Tommy Clifford, James McGrath, Seanie Palmer, Eddie O Keefe and Josh Slalttery.

Our next game in the All County league will not be until Saturday 18th May when we play Bruff at home. We will begin the Intermediate Championship in just over three weeks time, when we play Knockaderry on the weekend of the 12th of May.

FOOTBALL: The footballers were due to play their first game of the year on Tuesday April 16 but at the last minute, they received notification that Camogue Rovers were unable to field a team so we received a walk over. Our next game is this Thursday, April 25 when we host Bangoue in Kilfinane at 7pm.

LOTTO: There was no winner of the Club Lotto on April 17. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 19 and 27

The lucky dip winners were Aidan Fitzgerald + Emmet, 9 St Annes Terrace (Healys Bar). Liz Hanrahan, Glenosheen (Quiltys), Jim Croker (McCarthy’s Bar), Rita Murphy (Harry’s Garage), Denis Healy, Main St (Healy’s Bar). The Jackpot now moves up to 2,600 euro and the next draw will be at Healy’s Bar on Wed 24th April

INTER-COUNTY: Congratulations to Dylan Dawson who was part of the Limerick U-17 hurling panel who won the Todd Nolan Memorial Cup at Kerry’s U-17 hurling tournament in Abbeydorney on Saturday last by defeating Clare in the final by 5-15 to 0-5.

BRUREE

FUN EVENT: Kerry footballer, Darragh Ó Sé, will officially start the Bruree GAA fun cycle/walk/run on Sunday, April 28. The emphasis of the event will be on the fun, family and health element of the day and everyone is welcome to participate. The event will give families and individuals the opportunity to get out in the fresh air, have a bit of exercise and support their local GAA club. The route is circular and 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).

Registration will take place from 12.00 noon on the morning of the event at the sportsfield car park which is the start point for the event. The cyclists will complete their first circuit before the walkers and joggers set off. Refreshments will be available after the event.

Proceeds of the event will go towards the running of the juvenile and adult clubs. The juvenile club will be involved in this year’s Feile na nGael which is being hosted by Limerick.

Players and club members now have sponsorship cards and everyone is welcome to participate on the day.

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

BRUFF

U-21 HURLING: Pride of place this week goes to our U-21 Hurlers again thanks to their County semi-final win over Cappamore. The first half was tight and tenacious with Bruff leading at the break, 1-9 to 2-4. However, the second half was a different story with the defence conceding just one score and some fantastic scores from the forwards (Sean Finn scoring 2-7) they qualified for the final against Monaleen. This will probably take place this weekend.

Team: A. Nealon, M. Doran, J. O’Riordan, P. McCarthy, C. Bulfin, S. Irwin, K. Bulfin, B. Finn (0-1), N. O’Riordan, C. Browne, G. Whelan (0-6, 3frees), R. Glynn (0-1), A. Punch, E. Finn (1-1), S. Finn (2-7). Subs: W.Moloney, M, Cronin, M.O’Donnell, T.O’Donnell.

The stylish hurling of this youthful side is attracting a large group of supporters and they will be looking forward to the Final.

Final score: Bruff 3-16 Cappamors 3–4.

FOOTBALL: The Intermediate Footballers and Hurlers are preparing for their respective opening games in the County Championships. The Footballers play Cappamore in Hospital on May 5. The Hurlers will play their first game against St.Kieran’s on the following weekend. They had a good workout against Garryspillane last week.

UNDERAGE: The U-8 footballers travelled to Bruree on Friday for a blitz and the 20 players involved gave a great account of themselves.

On Saturday morning it was the turn of the U-9 and U- 10 hurlers to take on Na Piarsaigh and they really enjoyed their games.

LOTTO: Lucky Dip: €50-Tom O’Brien, €20 each, Eily Browne, Mike Barron, Linda Quane, Kathy Flood, Ger Sheehy, Kyle and Jade Dillon, Billy Irwin, Cian, Kevin, Sarah, Katie and Ciarán, Mairead Dempsey. Next Week: Jackpot €12,000.

CAPPAMORE

U-21 HURLING: Cappamore Bowed out of the A competition to the better side on the day, although a good first half performance by the Cappamore created a close game, but the Bruff side out powered cappamore in all area in the second half.

On a patchy Surface in Caherconlish cappamore started the brighter and a superb Kerian Hanely point got them off. But it was not long before Bruff started to dominate with a goal they quickly added the points but goals by Conor Sheehan and Adam Coleman kept the East Limerick side in with a shout at the break trailing 2-4 to 1-9.

The second half was a different story where cappamore just did not get out of the blocks, Bruff dominated in most areas and when cappamore attack the ball quickly came back, Bruff added the goals and some good points to put 11 points between them.

Cappamore finally got going and conor Sheehan added a goal through a 21 yard free to give the crowd some hope, but that was quickly over with Bruff added further points to put 12 between at the end.

A disappointing end but overall it has be a good campaign, where the boys did themselves proud in capturing the East A Title for the first time in a few years.

Best for Cappamore on the day were Conor Sheehan, John Ryan, Adam Coleman, David Lonergran and William Bram.

Scorers C Sheehan 2-1 A Coleman 1-1, K Hanley & J Ryan 0-1 each.

JUNIOR: Junior B East League Caherline 2-8, Cappamore 1-14. Cappamore Recorded their first win of the Junior campaign in caherconish this evening. Although leading for the majority of the game they were made to work for it until the very end.

U-16: The U-16 group had a tough week of games where they lost their 2nd Football game to a superior Oola side by 5pts, After a great battling performance, in tough conditions. Four days later they travelled to knocklong for their second hurling Game of the campaign, they were unlucky to lose in the end to Garryspillane by just the one point 3.13 to 4.09. With a great performance by Joe Lonergran scoring 3-9 on the night.

CAMOGIE: On Sunday evening the Cappamore Junior side recorded their second win of the league in Killmallock, gaining revenge for last September county final defeat with a thrilling and hard working performance. Playing with the win in the first half they lead by 5 at the break. Killmallock responded well in the second half but a breakaway goal by Rebecca Conroy kept some distance between the teams. Overall it was a great team performance.

The U-16 Camogie Team ended their group games with a lost to Murrow boher on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-5. Overall they battled away but Murroe just had the luck on the day. They still quality for the Quarter finals of the league curtsey of the 2 wins over Blackrock and Tempaglentine.

CAHERLINE

LOTTO: No Jackpot Winner last week. This Weeks Jackpot is €1300 and the draw will take place on Friday April 26 in the Tower Bar Ballybrood Caherconlish. Tickets Just €1 and are on sale in the local pubs and the post office or from any Committee member. Club thanks all who support the lotto every week.

CHURCH GATE: Thanks to all who supported the Juvenile club Annual Church gate collection last weekend. Your Support is greatly appreciated.

SUMMER CAMP: This Year’s Summer Camp will take place 8th to 12th of July in the GAA Field. Club Summer Camp Coordinator is John Hickey . Registration forms will be handed out to the schools in the coming weeks or you can Register on Line

www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.

Cost,€55 for 1st. child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.More Information can be found on the Clubs Facebook page.

JUNIORS: Junior Bs played their Second Match of the East League against Cappamore on Tuesday 16th April, Fine evening for hurling and a good lively match took place.

Even enough first half with both teams trading early scores Cappamore went in at the break up by two points 0-8 to 0-6.

Second half Cappamore got the better start and after 15 minutes of play were up 1-11 to 0-6. The Caherline fight back start with goals from Mike McCarthy and Sub Kevin Wixted with just minutes to go the lead was down to one point but two late scores by Cappamore sealed the win for them. Good performance by all the players Involved. Full Time Score Cappamore 1-14 Caherline 2-8

Team: Val Murnane, Frank Wixted, Seamus Murnane, Jason Lee, Patrick Coffey, Mark Ryan, Michael Murnane, Brian Kiely, Eoin Nelligan, David Casey, Nick Madden, Peter Tiernan, Theo Butler, Mike McCarthy, Hughie McGuire. Subs, Jason Warren, Dylan Mulqueen, Philip Mulready, Dean O’Connell, Kevin Wixted. Scores: Brian Kiely 0-3(free), Mike McCarthy 1-0, Kevin Wixted 1-0, Peter Tiernan 0-2, Dave Casey 0-1, Theo Butler 0-1, Philip Mulready 0-1

U-21: East U-21 Final will take place on Sunday April 28 against Murroe - Boher. No Date or Venue has been confirmed yet. Best of Luck to all the players and management in the Final.

CROOM

SPONSORSHIP: Rathkeale & District Credit Union have pleasure in announcing a three year sponsorship deal with croom GAA Club Hurling & Football teams by supplying them with playing gear during that time. Croom GAA Club is the oldest in the county, they have a great pride in their Gaelic Games & have a will to win at all levels.

The club has produced many great players over the years that have represented the club at Inter-County level in both codes. Household names like John Galvin, Mark O’Riordan & Stephen Lucey currently line out with the Limerick Senior footballers while Conor Allis is a star in the making with the Senior hurlers and Conor Laffan is involved with the Limerick Minor hurlers.

The Credit Union which covers Rathkeale, Croom, Adare & Ballingarry has recently refurbished their office in Croom and with the local AIB bank closing shortly, the Credit Union hopes to fill the void left as a result. Credit Union lending rates are currently very keen for all borrowers & savers and new customers are always welcome.

We look forward to our association with Croom GAA over the next few years and hope that they can bring success to the parish at all levels during that time.

MINOR HURLING: Our minor hurlers were out on Saturday evening in the second round of the South Minor Hurling Championship against Effin/Blackrock. This was a home match for Croom and the pitch was in good order although a bit scarce of grass. The home side were playing against a strong wind in the first half and did very well to be in the lead at the break courtesy of an opportunistic goal from Nigel Cregan. A point from Deano Shinnors and five from big brother Jamie to leave it 1-6 to 0-7. On the turnover play continued to be as tight with neither side willing to give an inch. Mark Reidy with two pointed frees,a point each from Nigel and Deano and a cracking goal from Jamie following a good pass from Dara O Farrell gave Croom a narrow one point win. This was a good Team performance from a team who were short a couple of regulars. Mark O Kelly was very sharp in goals and was well defended by Ross Hogan, Dan Burke ,Seanie Cahill and Mark Reidy. Sean Iarla Cahill and Dara 0 Farrell were industrious in the midfield and up front we were well served by Roy and Deano Shinnors Nigel Cregan and Michael O Shea. Ryan O Shea came on as a sub in the second half but was carrying an injury and was replaced again. Final score Croom 2-08 Effin/Blackrock 1-10 .

SENIOR HURLING: Our Seniors played in the second round of the ACL on Sunday evening v Effin This was also a home game for Croom and they gave the local supporters great value for their Buck. In a half which ended all square at 1-5 to 0-8 both teams had their prriods of dominance with the goal coming from a clever flick from Kieran Larkin. In the second half Croom conceded an early goal but it was all one way traffic after that for the home side as a series of fne point taking was crowned with a great goal from Eoin Burchill.

Team and scorers-Stevie Kelly, Sean Vaughan, Stephen Lucey, Mickey Cahill, Aidan Morrissey, Peter Lawlor, Mark Riordan, Stevie Cahill, Shane Mcnamara, Kieran Larkin 1-0, Conor Allis 0-6 o-3f, Eoin O Farrell 0-3, Richie O Kelly 0-1, Eoin Burchill 1-0. Sub: Marcus Cregan 0-1.

Final score Croom 2-11 to Effin 1-9

LOTTO: Numbers drawn 5, 7, 9, 12. No jackpot winner: Lucky dips - €50 Martin Chawke Banogue, €30 Jim Carey c/o Jed, €20 each to Linda O Sullivan Skagh, Marie Mangan Corrabille, Sam Caplis c/o Tommy Manning, C Reidy Carrigeen Marian Twomey Manister, Tom Enright Manister.

Next Weeks draw is on in Hickeys with a jackpot of €11200.

CLAUGHAUN

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Claughaun are in City Senior Football Championship action at home to Monaleen, throw-in at 6.45pm. The team will play the first round of the County Intermediate Football Championship on April 25 v St Senan’s. All support for the team on both nights is welcomed.

U-16 HURLING: Claughaun played St Kieran’s in the 13 a side hurling cup. A fantastic display from the team saw them come out on top with the final score St. Kieran’s 1-7; Claughaun 3-9.

U-12 FOOTBALL: Claughaun played Cappamore on Thursday April 18. A brilliant performance from the team saw the game finish Claughaun 2-9; Cappamore 0-1.

U-8 FOOTBALL: There was an U-8 Football Blitz held on Friday April 19 in St. Patrick’s GAA. The Claughaun team played three games and gave a good account of themselves in each.

LIMERICK MINORs: All at Claughaun would like to congratulate Sam Mullins on his call up to the Limerick Minor Football team

GREAT LIMERICK RUN: There will be a meeting held in relation to stewarding for the Great Limerick Run in the Clarion Hotel this coming Monday the 15th at 7pm and again on Thursday the 18th in The Strand at 7pm (You need only go to one day or the other). Please contact Billy O’Sullivan 086 886 7508 to confirm your attendance for either day or to volunteer for the event.

LOTTO: This weeks jackpot of €6,400 wasn’t won. Numbers drawn are 1, 2, 5, 22. Next weeks jackpot is €6,500. You can play your numbers online at www.locallotto.ie sign up for 52 draws, get 4 free. Or 26 draws and get 2 draws free.

CLUB GEAR: Claughaun have a range of O’Neill’s training-casual gear for sale. For details on price and orders, see https://sites.google.com/a/gaa.ie/claughan-gaa-limerick/club-news-1/clubgear

FÉILE NA NGAEL: Claughaun are hosting a team in this years Féile na nGael Luimneach Competition on July 4-6. As a result, Claughaun are seeking volunteers who would be willing to accommodate players from the travelling club (children aged 14 years). Any household who would be willing to help out, please contact the club secretary 087-9964177. All support on this will be greatly appreciated.

DOON

SENIOR HURLING: Doon GAA Club is delighted to announce that we will host a Senior Hurling Challenge between Limerick and Wexford this Saturday April 27 at 3pm.

We celebrate our 125th year this year (2013) and to celebrate, we have an action-packed year of memorable events planned. We started the year with a 5 mile road run around the village with over 150 participants on a crisp New Year’s Day. We produced a commemorative 2013 calendar featuring our GAA achievements throughout the years. Local tournaments, exhibition games and blitzes will pack our GAA field for the summer months. And the round it all off, we will hold a dinner dance in November.

But the focus of this Saturday April 27 - will be Limerick and Wexford whose senior hurling teams visit our Club for a challenge game gearing themselves up for the 2013 Championship. The game throws in at 3pm and we will be delighted to welcome supporters from Limerick and beyond. Entry is just €5 for adults and juveniles are free-of-charge.

JUNIOR: Our Junior B team recorded an enormous 18 point win over Murroe Boher in their second outing of the East league last Tuesday night (16th April). A total of 6 goals, including a hat-trick from full forward Paddy Coleman gave the team great confidence. Denis Barry saw plenty of action being called upon for free taking duties, converting almost all. The great lead we had for the majority of the game afforded us the opportunity to give a run to all the subs we had available on the night. Thanks for Derek Ryan for referring the first half of the game! Final score Doon 6-16 Murroe Boher 3-7

Team: John Murphy, James Nolan, James Fox, Trevor Duggan, Eddie Ryan, Tom Murphy (0-1), Jack Cummins (0-2), Derek Ryan, Ger Crowe, Denis Barry (1-9), James O’Brien (1-1), Bobby Ryan, Shane McKenna (1-2), Paddy Coleman (3-0), Dylan O’Dwyer. Subs – Cian McNamara (0-1) for James Nolan, Ollie Hill for Dylan O’Dwyer, Pat Crowe for Tom Murphy.

125 MASS: On Friday May 3 at 7.30pm, Fr Tony Ryan will celebrate a special mass at the GAA field to commemorate our 125 years as a GAA Club. We invite the entire parish, all club members, players, supporters and anyone who has an association with the club. If you wish to contribute to the organisation of the mass, please contact any committee member.

FEILE: Thanks to all for your support last weekend for our fundraising cake sales in the Pastoral Centre. We raised over €1,200 which will help us greatly with Féile costs this year.

Don’t forget, our Cash 4 Clobber campaign is ongoing, where we are collecting any unwanted clothes, bags, shoes etc. For collection bags, please contact Rob O’Connell at (086) 6664252. All monies raised again go to Féile.

LOTTO: Lotto results from Monday April 15. Jackpot €8,600. Numbers drawn 2, 21, 24, 28. No winner. 1 match 3 got €200 – Nessa Coffey, Carrigmore.

10 lucky dips got €20 each – Tom & Margaret O’Brien, Glengar; Ted & Marie Riordan, Kilmoylan; Pauline Treacy, Cappawhite; Tadhg Hayes, Lisowen; Sheila English, c/o Tom; Barry O’Brien, Clonteen; Ann Hill, Cooga; Aoife & Caroline Thompson, Dublin; Joe Healy, The Forts; Christina Shanahan, Foildarrig.

If you are unable to meet our regular ticket sellers, you can subscribe online to our Lotto for 6 or 12 months. Visit www.doon.limerick.gaa.ie for further details.

MEMBERSHIP: To those who have not yet paid their membership, please contact registrar Patricia Collins as a matter of urgency - €20 for adults and €5 for under 18s.

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

EFFIN

LOTTO: Effin GAA Lotto: In association with Effin Bórd na nÓg and Effin Camogie Club Results for April 16. Jackpot €1,700 - No winner. Numbers drawn: 1, 8, 12, 23. Lucky dip winners of €25 each: Kieran Kelly, Effin. Seller: Mike Kelly. Mary Myers, USA. Seller: Pat Donovan. Thomas Power, Garrienderk. Seller: Ger Power.

CARDIAC HEALTH SCREENING: Cardiac Heart screening will provisionally take place at the clubhouse in the near future. When done through the club this will be available at a reduced rate to all parishioners over the age of 12. All those who might be interested should contact Ger Power on 087-6278900 for further details.

TOMMY QUAID CUP: The 2013 Tommy Quaid Memorial Cup game will be played in Effin GAA grounds on Saturday April 27 at 3.00p.m. Limerick U-21 Hurlers versus Dublin U-21 Hurlers.

RESULT:Senior Hurling All County Hurling league Croom 2-11, Effin 1-9.

BEST WISHES: All in Effin GAA club would like to wish Elaine Moloney and Darren Howley every success for the future on their recent marriage.

FR CASYES

WEST FINAL: Fr. Caseys Senior Footballers travelled to Foynes last Saturday evening to take on Ballysteen in the West Senior Football Final. In a repeat of the 2012 final, Fr. Caseys were hoping for a similar result as they went in search of their 18th West Senior title. Ballysteen who easily disposed of both Drom/Broadford and Sean Finns on their way to the final were looking for revenge and there was little doubt that we had a great battle on our hands.

Ballysteen settled the quickest and kicked two points in the opening five minutes to take an early lead. After weathering the early storm, Fr. Caseys eventually found their feet and a point from Donagh Kelly followed by a brace of points from Robert Browne, one from a free put the men from Abbeyfeale into a one point lead. There was very little to separate both teams, the game was been played at a high tempo and every ball was being contested. Just when it looked like Fr. Caseys we were beginning to dominate, Ballysteen breached the Fr. Caseys defence and riffled the ball into the top corner of the net from close range. Once again Fr. Caseys were trailing but the team kept its nerve and gradually fought their way back into the game. Firstly Padraig Browne reduced the margin to one point and then Robert Browne levelled proceedings. A point from Timmy Gleeson with five minutes left in the half then put the fealesiders back in front but Ballysteen converted a pointed free on the stroke of half time to leave the teams level at the break. The half time score was Fr. Caseys 0-0, Ballysteen 1-3.

This game was anyone’s for the taking and we were about to witness another nail biting 30 minutes of football before the home of the west title could be decided. Fr Caseys emerged the strongest from the half time break and regained the lead with an early pointed free from Billy Quirke. That lead should have been increased but a mixture of poor passing and bad shot selection meant that Fr. Caseys failed to stamp their authority despite camping in the Ballysteen half of the field. Credit must also be given to the Ballysteen defence however who stood firm and gave our forwards very few opportunities. Ballysteens reliance on crowding their defence and breaking on the counter act finally paid dividends midway through the half when they kicked a point from play to level the game once more. Fr. Caseys pressed for the winning score inside the final ten minutes but having committed numbers forward, our defence was left vulnerable and Ballysteen punished on the break, drawing and converting two frees late in the game to put them in the driving seat. Fr Caseys never gave up and battled until the final whistle for that elusive goal that would salvage victory but it wasn’t to be our night. The final score was Fr Caseys 0-7, Ballysteen 1-6.

It was bitterly disappointing to have lost in such a close contest. While we know that improvements must be made there is no doubt this team has plenty of ability and hopefully losing the west final can motivate everyone to strive for greater success in the county championship. The next big game for our seniors is the May bank holiday weekend when we take on Drom/Broadford in the opening round of the count championship.

Team: Peter Curtin, Joe Kelliher, Michael Sheehan, Seamus Lenihan, Maurice O’Connor, Padraig Browne, Seanie O’Connell, Eamon Flaherty, John Riordan, Robert Browne, Timmy Gleeson, Daniel Daly, Billy Quirke, James Riordan, Donagh Kelly; Denis Fitzgerald, Derry O’Connor, Thomas Cahill, Eoin Joy, John Lenihan

LIMERICK: Fr. Caseys GAA Club wish the Limerick Senior Footballers the very best of luck this Saturday when they take on Offaly in the Division 4 National League Final. The game takes place in Croke Park with a throw in time of 5pm. We are very fortunate to have four club players on the team namely Padraig Browne, John Riordan, Derry O’Connor and Mike Sheehan.

MINORS: Despite a gallant comeback, the Limerick Minor Footballers suffered defeated against Waterford last Saturday in Dungarvan by 3-10 to 3-09. John Murphy captained the team and played well at full back while Jack Breen enhanced his already impressive reputation with a powerful display at corner forward. Limerick now enter the back door system in a bid to gain a place in the Munster Semi-Finals.

CARDS: The final 41 Card Game of the season took place last Friday night in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale. This card game was held in aid of the Fr. Caseys senior team players. We would like to thank everyone who supported our card games throughout the year and hope to see everyone again when the card games return in autumn. Winners (14 games): Noel Murphy, Ned Murphy, Eileen Murphy; Runners Up: Timmy Joe Fitzgerald, Tom Lenihan, Toddy Scannell; Table Prize: Jerry Riordan, Connie Collins, Patsy Kelly; Door Prize: Mossie Gleeson; Raffle Prize: Billy Broderick, Marion Roche, Noel Murphy, Seamus Prendiville, Michael O’Grady, Hannah O’Grady, Nora Mary O’Sullivan

UNDERAGE: On Friday evening last Fr Caseys U-8 Blue team played Newcastle West. Fr Caseys had a good win against a talented Newcastle West outfit. In the first half, Fr Caseys dominated for much of the play with nothing much getting past our strong back line of Christian Foley, Cathal Woulfe and Martin Scannell who marked their men very closely and gave away nothing. Ronan O’Connell was between the posts and made some excellent saves with nothing getting past him. Ronans kick outs were pin point accuracy to our midfielders, Ben Finn, Sean Daughton, Michael Kilbridge and Adam O Shea who dominated midfield for most of the match,made strong runs up the middle and took their scores well. Our forward line were constantly a threat to the Newcastle West backline. Conor Doody, Calum Boyle and Matthew O’Connor created great interplay between them for some excellent scores. In the second half Newcastle West rallied well and got some great scores themselves. At the final whistle, Fr Caseys had the upper-hand and came home with the win. A great result for the first match of the season, and prospects are looking good for the future. We would like to sincerely thank Newcastlewest for a good game and for the treats they provided after for all the kids.

U-10 FOOTBALL: Our U-10s took on Duagh last Sunday morning in Duagh. The game was well contested by both teams and well done to all.

Our U-16s will take on Newcastle West in the county championship on Monday night next April 29 at Abbeyfeale. Throw in is at 7pm. The boys are coming off the back of a great away victory to Kilmallock and with your support on Monday night they can continue on winning ways.

Training for all age groups from U-6 to U-12 will continue next Sunday at 10.30am. Our U-6s will train indoor at the complex.

FEDAMORE

HURLING: We played Croagh in the all county league on Saturday April 20 in Fedamore, tough hard physical game which is what we need to bring our young lads on, Croagh ran out worthy winners on the night.

FOOTBALL: we received a walkover from South Liberties in the Junior Football League.

HOSPITAL-HERBERTSTOWN

SENIOR CLUB: The first round of both the Intermediate football and Senior hurling championship lie just around the corner. First up are Gerald Griffins on Friday May 3 while the reigning County champions Kilmallock provide the opposition the following weekend. Training continues on a Tuesday and a Thursday evening this week.

BORD NA NOG: Bord na nOg are holding a cake sale on Sunday April 28 after 11am mass in GAA clubhouse. Anyone who can bake for it can drop off baking at clubhouse on morning of sale from 10.30am and all support of our fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.

Gum shields on sale from club for €3. Hurleys on sale for €5 and helmets on sale for €50 to all club members.

Anyone who has €10 membership/insurance to pay yet. Please pay to your team head coach as closing date is approaching.

U-8s played their first blitz of year last Sat in Kilteely and had 3 great matches v Fedamore, Caherconlish and Kilteely.

Panel was Declan McNamara, Thomas Farrell, Lorcan Costello, Shane O’Meara, Aaron Ryan, Danny and Paddy Kavannagh, Conor Frawley, Sinead and Cormac McCarthy, Griffenr and Roan McCaffery, Colm and Liam Bermingham, Ava and Nessa Markem, Shane O’Dea, Callum O’Connor and Colin Quish.

Well done to all who played. Training for all U-6 and U-8s continues every Thursday evening from 6 to 7 in GAA field and all welcome and new players always welcome to attend.

KILTEELY-DROMKEEN

U-15 HURLING: The U-15 hurlers played Shamrock Gaels (Dromin Athlacca & Banogue) in their first game of the season in Kilteely this evening. The game was played in very tough weather conditions with a gale force wind blowing throughout. Shamrock Gaels played with the wind in the first half and had a good start with a goal and a point inside the opening ten minutes. Our lads began to settle with Fionn Murphy and Jamie McCarthy playing well in the half back line and Shane O’Grady doing excellent work in the middle of the field. A pass from Rian O’Dea put Brian O’Grady into space and his shot dipped under the cross bar for our first goal of the game. Soon after Eamon Murphy was fouled after rounding his marker and Sean McCarthy scored the free to bring the sides level. Our defence did very well throughout the half to keep the scores to a minimum and Eoghan O’Dea was in great form in goals. At half time the sides were level 1-1 to 1-1.

The second half resumed with Kilteely Dromkeen playing with the wind. An early point by Sean McCarthy set us on our way. Brian O’Grady then got his second goal of the game after a great solo effort and finish. Daniel Gleeson and Declan Kenny were outstanding in the full back line as they dealt with everything that came near the penalty area. Stephen O’Dea did very well to set up Rian O’Dea for his first point before Jamie McCarthy now operating at centre forward scored an excellent goal to seal the win. Late points from Brian O’Grady and Jamie McCarthy left a final score line of 3-5 to 1-1.

Team: Eoghan O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Declan Kenny, Eamonn O’Regan, Jamie McCarthy, Rian O’Dea, Shane O’Grady, Fionn Murphy, Sean McCarthy, Stephen O’Dea, Brian O’Grady, Eamon Murphy, Dylan Holmes, Jack Hayes.

U-8 FOOTBALL BLITZ: We hosted the first U8 football blitz of the year thanfully in glorious sunshine on Saturday last. We had a great turnout as Hospital/Herbertstown, Fedamore, Caherconlish and Kilteely Dromkeen took part. Results at this age are irrelevant and the number one aim is that all the children get to enjoy themselves and get plenty of game time. For most this was there first time playing for the club and all the children really seemed to enjoy themselves and refreshments were served after the blitz finished. Well done to all the clubs for turning out in great numbers and to all for our own club who helped to make it a great day including Marcus McNamara, Anthony McCarthy, Pat Ryan, John O’Dea and Tommy O’Dea.

Panel: Evan Horan, Leon Horan, Charlie Holmes, Evan McCarthy, Kephas Purcell, Jack Nolan, Denis Barron, Patrick Hennessy, Alan Kinkade, Ryan Hanley, Rian McNamara.

INTERCOUNTY: Hard luck to Sean O’Dea who was playing for the Limerick Minor Footballers last Saturday against Waterford. Limerick lost the game by a point and face Clare this weekend in a playoff. Also involved were Killian Ryan, son of former Kilteely Dromkeen player Bosco Ryan and John O’Neill son of former player Eamon O’Neill.

FIXTURES: U-15 Hurling Thursday April 25 in Glenroe 6.45pm. U12 Hurling Thursday April 25 in Hospital 6.45pm. U-10 Hurling Blitz Friday or Saturday April 26/27 in Kilteely.

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

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Monday April 15: No winner, 2 11 14 16. Lucky Dips: John O’Dea, Lauren Ryan, Tim Hanly, Margaret & Mike O’Connell. Sellers prize: Dromkeen Post Office. Next week’s draw is worth €6400 in on Monday April 29, you can play online at www.kdgaa.ie or by purchasing from a local reseller.

KILMALLOCK

TRAINING: U-6 Thursday at 6, U-8 Friday at 4.45, U-10 Thursday at 5, U-12 Tuesday at 4, U-14 Friday at 3.45, U-16 Wednesday at 5.25.

U-16 FOOTBALL: Kilmallock 1-6, Fr Caseys 3-6 - Credit to Fr Caseys as they adapted better to awful conditions in another game dominated by wind and rain. Crucially they got a couple of goals against the wind in the first half but we could not do the same in the second.

U15 HURLING: The U15 hurlers play two matches in their group against Murroe Boher and Na Piarsaigh with the winner of the group going into a straight county final against the winner of the other side of the draw.

FEILE: We are in a group “B” with St Martins Wexford, Bruff and the winners from Waterford for the Feile in July.

KNOCKANE

LOTTO: There was no winner of last weeks lotto draw witch was held in the Idler Bar Knockane.Numbers drawn were 2, 11, 14, 16. Lucky Dips were John O’Dea, Lauren Ryan, Tim Hanley, Michael & Margaret O’Connell. Sellers Prize went to Dromkeen Post Office. Next weeks Jackpot stands at €6,300. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK 73: Friends of Limerick 73 will hold a 5km Fun Run & Walk on Saturday April 27. Starting from Idler Bar Knockane Pallasgreen Co Limerick at 7.20pm Sharp. Registration from 5.30pm. Entry Fee Runners €10.00 Walkers €5.00. For more Information please contact James @ 087-2431778 or email friends oflimerick73@gmail.com All monies raised will be devided equaily between the following Charities Milford Care Center, MS Limerick, Lisnagry Association Limerick.

MUNGRET

U-14 FOOTBALL: Our U-14 footballers put up a valiant effort against Monaleen in the county Feile semi-final. Monaleen won the game, but this performance has set a great basis from which to develop for the championships which begins on May 22. We need to see all players back to training on Tuesday April 23 after the hurling Semi Final this Weekend.

U-12 FOOTBALL: The U-12 footballers played on home ground against Monaleen last Thursday night. This was the first match for this team and Mungret gave Monaleen a challange. Unfortunately the team work was not a match for Monaleen who won in the end, a great game was had by Ethan O’Sullivan, Colm Quilligan, Jack Moroney, Seamus Hurley, Eoin Ryan and Stephen Cotter Gleeson. Well done to all, the next match should be in 2 weeks time. The team tonight was: Ethan O’Sullivan, Seamus Hurley, Stephen Cotter Gleeson, Aoidhan Herbert, Peter Fahy, Mark Shanahan, Darragh Ryan, Darragh Ahern, Colm Quilligan, Gearoid Hanrahan, Sean O’Riordan, Eoin Ryan, Adam O’Leary, Jack Moroney, Ben O’Sullivan, Ben Martin, Joe Rickard and David Rickard.

U-11 FOOTBALL: The U-11 footballers took on Kildimo/Pallaskenry last Thursday night,in a match that acted as the curtain-raiser to the U12 game. Throw-in was preceeded by a half hour of fleecing rain and howling gale-force winds, plus a couple of hopeful texts to the coaching staff inquiring whether the match might be called off. As it happened, by the time the game got underway the rain had abated, though the game was dominated by a vicious cross-wind. We settled quickly with an early Liam Lynch point, only for Kildimo to respond with a goal from a long wind-assisted delivery. This was a tactic that Kildimo tried twice more, but on these occasions Harry Page and Tom Morrison respectively proved equal to the task. A Daragh O’Hagan point narrowed the gap, but our opponents piled on the pressure. However Colin Rochford, Ciaran Kenny and Conor O’Halloran rose magnificently in to the challenge in defence, restricting their opponents to one further point for the half, leaving us trailing 1-1 to -0-2 at half time. We faced the slope in the second half, and Kildimo must have fancied their chances. However Jason Hassett blocked down a clearance to set up his brother David for a nicely taken goal, while a point from captain Jonathan Doocey nudged us two points in front. Kildimo once more piled on the pressure, and some nice interventions from Conor Murtagh kept us in the game, though Kildimo scored two more points to draw level. It was noticeable however that we were beginning to link very well, and a sweet interchange between Conor White and Cathal Joy led to a chance from which two-goal-hero and man of the match David Hassett raised a green flag, despite the best efforts of the unlucky Kildimo keeper. This proved to be the decisive score, and this lion-hearted team got the reward for their heart and heroism with a 2-3 to 1-3 win in the kind of match that really could have gone either way. Thanks to our opponents for a fine, sporting game of football. team: Harry Page, Colin Rochford, Tom Morrison, Conor O’Halloran, Daragh O’Hagan, Ciaran Kenny, Jonathan Doocey (capt), Liam Lynch, Cathal Joy, David Hassett, Conor Murtagh, Jason Hassett, Conor White. Thanks especially to Colin, Conor White and Jason for coming up from the U-10s on a night that found us seriously short staffed due to other committments. These lads all played so well that we have decided not to let them back to the under 10s, though we haven’t told their coaches yet.

U-8 FOOTBALL: Friday 19th April Mungret held their first U-8 Football Blitz on a lovely summers day. Players from Mungret, Ballybrown, Kildimo and Pallaskenry were in attendance. Over 80 players were togged out in their club colours. The three teams from Mungret played great football and held their own in all the games. Players from all clubs exhibited great skills on catching, kicking and team play. There were some great point taking from all teams. I would like to thank Pat O’Farrell (Kildimo), Paul McCarthy (Ballybrown) and Trish (Pallaskenry) for bringing their players to the blitz and we are looking forward to return matches. Thanks to Mungret members of Brian O’Halloran, John Horgan, Vinnie Gleeson, Mike Barry, Paul Walsh, Martin Corcoran, Alan O’Carroll who helped setup the field, referee and prepare the teams for the matches. Players on the day were: Christopher McSweeney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Diarmaid Hynes, Luke Walsh, Darragh Johnston, Conor Hurley, Brian Hassett, Amy O’Halloran, Adam Hamill, Muris Ahern, Ross O’Carroll, Marcus Lyons, Mark O’Brien, Cian Moloney, John Wright, Conor Johnston, Conor Collins, Cian Kinnevane, Conor Galligan, Matthew Barry, Jake Foley, James Corcoran, Jack Barry, Jake Stack, John and Alex Robinson, Sean Condon.

U-8 Football training continues on Saturday mornings at 11 o’clock and U-8 Hurling is on Monday evenings from 6:15pm. All welcome. All players must be registered. Forms are on club website or at Club Shop.

MEMBERSHIP: All players should be registered with the club by now, an up to date list is available to check in the club shop, open Saturday morning 11.30-12.30. Please make sure your family or children are registered, if they are not paid up they are not eligible to play matches which may cause upset.

10K: Just over 5 weeks to our 10k, if you are training for the Great Limerick Run why not try the 10k for what is said to be one of the best courses in Limerick. Check out the website www.mungretstpauls10k.com for an application form and details of the run.

LADIES FOOTBALL: Our U-16 started their campaign with a home fixture against close neighbours Adare in the Village pitch last Monday night. Our girls ran out comfortable winners in the end with a score line of Mungret 5-14 to Adare 3-2. There were some great displays from Captain Maeve O’Sullivan, Kate Mulqueen, Julia Walsh and Aine Ryan. Scorers for Mungret were Julia Walsh 1-3, Niamh O’Keeffe 3-1, Maeve O’Sullivan 0-3, Kate Mulqueen 1-5 and Aine Ryan and Hannah Lowe with 0-1 each. They travel to Feenagh on Monday night to take on Feonanagh Castlemahon in the next round. Our senior team has a convincing win over Ahane on Sunday April 7 in the league and played Oola in a very wet and windy Mungret on Saturday evening, both sides exchanged scores throughout the match but Mungret finished stronger running out winners by a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-1. On Saturday we held a blitz for our U-8s and U-10s, teams from Adare, St Ailbes and St Pats took part in matches and skills competitions and a great day was had by all. The girls from Mungret were outstanding on the day and show great promise for the future, well done to all coaches and players and Catherine Murphy for organising the event. Our U-14s travel to Dromcollogher on Wednesday night to take on the Drom-Broadford in the U-14 county championship. Our U-12s play Feonanagh Castlemahon at home next Friday night in the county championship, best of luck to all and support is always welcome.

DOWN UNDER: We were delighted during the week to hear from former club player Mark Tobin, who played with us from the ages of 6 to 27 before emigrating to Australia. Mark was making us aware of a fantastic piece of fund-raising carried out by another former Mungret player, Evan Haugh, who competed in the Melbourne Iron man triathlon last month. He completed the 3.8km swim,180km bike and 42km run in the unbelievably fast time of 9hours 5minutes. In the process he raised over €9000 for the Mid Western Cancer foundation. Well done Evan on a fantastic achievement. You can read more, and even contribute to a most worthy cause, by going to Evan’s website at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/evan_haughs_event

MONALEEN

CONGRATS: Monaleen had five players on the Todd Nolan Memorial Cup winning Limerick panel recently. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave(Captain), Jamie Porter, Cian O Brien, Edward Doyle and Lorcan Lyons. Limerick defeated Waterford in the semi-final and Clare in the final to lift the trophy. Andrew La Touche Cosgrave who was captain of the side also received the player of the tournament award.

STREET LEAGUES: We will be running hurling street leagues for Senior/1st Classes and also for 2nd/3rd classes over four Sunday evening’s commencing April 28 (exception is May bank holiday weekend). This league is open to all children in these classes. Anyone interested please send an email to pro.monaleen.limerick@gaa.ie to get a place on one of the teams.

HURLING U-9 & U-10’s: Our U-9 and U-10 teams travelled out to play Parteen GAA recently. Both games were competitive and played in a very sporting manner despite some adverse weather conditions. Thanks to Parteen for being great hosts and we look forward to them visiting Monaleen this summer. This weekend our U10 team will play in the first round of the Limerick GAA Blitz Series (Mackey Cluster) followed by the first round of the Monaleen Street Leagues on Sunday evening. It will be a busy and enjoyable time ahead for all players and we encourage them to keep practicing on and off the field.

FOOTBALL U-12A LEAGUE: The first league match of the season for our U12A’s saw Monaleen come away with a 3.02 to 0.4 win over Mungret. Despite being down a number of players due to an impending national competition at the weekend Monaleen took the field with clear expectations on a blustery evening in Mungret. After a slow start the team settled down and held off a lot of pressure and facing against the wind to finish the half 1-0 to 0-2 ahead. Mungret who were surprised to be behind at the turn came out strong and went ahead with two early points. Then Monaleen turned on the game plan and with quick ball, teamwork, lots of support running and some clinical finishing scored 2-02 without rely at the tail end of the second half. Players worked their socks off up and down the field with the defence holding Mungret scoreless for the last fifteen minutes and the team putting some great moves together to close out the game to our