SEAN GHAEIL AWARDS: Jim Noonan a former hurler with South Liberties received a Sean Ghaeil award from the committee who annaully recognise GAA people who have given dedicated service to the association in east Limerick. Jim a native of Ballyneety attended Knockea national school where he first learned to play hurling and then progressed to Russell’s Lawn in Edwardstown and this was the step which led him to don the green and gold of Liberties. He very soon began to make an impact on the hurling scene and in 1956 won an east Limerick football medal. His work took him into the Monaleen club whom he helped to win a city junior hurling medal, leading to his highest achievement, playing in the 1967 county senior hurling decider, though finishing on the losing side in a replay. He represented Limerick in a Gay Bachelor competition in Ballybunion when this competition was the talk of the country. To day Jim still has a huge interest in gaelic games and he rarely is missing from a Limerick match or that of South Liberties.
South Liberties were also represented in the presentation to Jimmy O’ Shaughnessy, from the Ballybricken club who began his career playing minor hurling with the east winning hurling team of 1953. Jimmy from Stonepark won a minor double in 1953, beating Cappamore in hurling and Knockane in football, both finals in Caherelly.
LITTER PICK: Donoughmore / Knockea / Roxboro community association will hold a litter pick in the parish on Sunday March 24, which will be co ordinate at the court house, Ballyneety at 10 am. Bags, gloves, etc will be provided. Persons who cannot partake might with their
STAR RUGBY PLAYER: Gillian Burke, Scart, helped Ireland Ladies Rugby side to grand slam honours in Milan last Sunday. This was a great honour for the parish and in rugby terms she joins locals Paul O’ Connell and Marcus Horan in international status.
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