U16 HURLERS COUNTY CHAMPIONS: Pallasgreen U16 hurling team were crowned county champions after a pulsating victory over a fancied Mungret side in Bruff last Sunday evening. The large Pallasgreen support witnessed a game full of character, determination and some wonderful hurling to take the title on a 2-9 to 0-12 scoreline. The first half was evenly contested with Alan Cosgrave keeping the scoreboard ticking over with some delightful frees. But enter Davy Hannon who was a threat everytime he got near the ball, struck just on the stroke of halftime with a great goal to put some daylight between the sides 1-7 to 0-4 in Pallas favour. On the resumption Hannon after five minutes again was tormentor in chief as he bagged his second goal and Pallas were in the driving seat 2-7 to 0-4. Alan Cosgrave added a pointed free for a 2-8 to 0-4 lead. Credit to the Mungret side who showed their battling qualities scored seven points without reply and the momentum had swung to the city side and the tension was now palpable in the cold autumn air. However the Pallas defence were defiant and brave and another free by Alan Cosgrave seemed to clinch it. There was one last act to play as Mungret send over a free to leave a goal between the sides with time almost up. The final whistle blew and the celebrations began for Pallasgreen after what was a thrilling game of hurling between two fine teams. Final scoreline Pallasgreen 2-9 Mungret 0-12. After the game Chairman of the County Bord na nOg Tony Roche presented the cup to captain Dion Wallace.
Team; John O’Donnell, Denis O’Dea, PJ Butler, Sean Looby, Kevin McMahon, Joe Keogh, Dion Wallace, Alan Cosgrave (0-6), Mark Fitzgerald (0-1), Conor Roche (0-1), Adam Ryan, Vinnie Ryan, Ryan Mawdsley, David Hannon (2-1), Craig Ryan. Subs; Aaron O’Sullivan, Lachlan O’Connor, Liam Keogh, Alan Hanley, David Ryan, Collum Cosgrave. Management; Ned Gammell, Roger Butler, Damien Wallace , Frank Roche
FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN’S ARK UNIT & CARI: The Children’s Ark Unit UHL & the Cari Foundation were almost €1,700 better off following a successful fundraiser last weekend. Friday night saw a Race evening and Fun Night in O’Dwyer’s Bar and this proved a great success and a very entertaining evening. From the races to a best dressed lady competition, Picture quiz, an auction and a valuable raffle consisting of hampers and various prizes which was packed in to a successful night. The committee would like to thank everyone who supported, donated prizes and attended the night. Thanks to Tomas O’Connor our wonderful MC on Friday night who carried the night in a very entertaining and professional manner. Thanks also to Dermot & Cora for hosting the occasion. To the main sponsors John Franklin Knockane, Eddie Fraher, Mossy Kirby of Mulcair Print & Design, Cora O’Dwyer and the Limerick Leader for providing lapel pins for all patrons. Those who helped out on the night; Philip Cosgrave, John Ryan for getting the equipment and races ready, Tony Greene and Jimmy Fanning organising the Tote. The tote sellers; Conor Linnane, Eadaoin O’Connell, Amy Linnane and Darragh Fanning. Thanks also to photographer Mike O’Riordan for getting that vital shot to elect the best dressed lady on the night. Following the race night a Coffee Morning was held in Catherine Harty’s residence Nicker after 2nd Mass and again people were so generous in giving to these two worthy causes. A special thanks to Catherine and Eddie Harty for the use of their premises. Thanks also to the committee who worked hard on planning for the weekend; Mike O’Donoghue, Teresa Harding, Joanne Linnane, Joan McCarthy, Mike and Annette Delany, Pat Rodahan, Jimmy Fanning, Bernie O’Sullivan, Tom O’Donnell and Ger O’Connell, well done to all and all support was greatly appreciated for two very worthy causes.
COMMUNITY ALERT: Pallasgreen-Templebraden Community Alert will hold a meeting on this Tuesday evening October 22nd in the Community Centre at 7.30pm At this meeting it will be disclosed how the Community Alert committee have completed the Security Alert System for older people in the community. Over 65 systems have been installed in both Pallasgreen and Templebraden. The next step is a discussion on the Text Alert for the community and the meeting will discuss the introduction of the text alert programme for the Pallasgreen-Templebraden area. All members are asked to attend and the general public are also welcome.
45 DRIVE: Progressive 45 Drive card game continues in the Community Centre on Tuesday October 1st at 8.30pm. All are welcome..
CHURCH NEWS : Upcoming Masses for Schools; Nicker National School-dates fixed for further Masses are this Saturday 19th October and Saturday 16th November-6.30pm Mass in Nicker Church.
Barna & Garrydoolis Schools-dates are Sunday20th October and Sunday 17th November-10.15am Mass in Templebraden Church.
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION: Knockane GAA Club are holding a scrap metal collection over the coming weeks. By helping us you would be helping the environment. All types of metal accepted as well as batteries.
We can collect if required. Please contact any of the following ; Larnie Creamer (087 9221205) Peter Commons (087 8381536) William Ryan (087 2133964) Roger Butler (087 2625156) Micko O’ Connell (087 2400622) Simon Ryan (087 8305741) Tom O’ Donnell (087 4171223) Danny Beary (086 3403258).
FUNDRAISING DANCE: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25th. with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admission €10. Please support.
LAUREL HILL FCJ SCHOOLS 2013 GATHERING: Calling all Laurel Hill FCJ past and present pupils and their families, why not join us for the biggest past pupil gathering and family fun night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday the 8th of November in aid of school development fund. Tickets €10 each family pack ticket 2 adults 2 children €25. Tickets available at both school receptions Laurel Hill FCJ Secondary School 061 319383 or Laurel Hill FCJ Colaiste 061 313636
GARRYDOOLIS N.S ANNUAL TABLE QUIZ: GNS Annual Table Quiz in the Idler Bar, Knockane on this Friday October 18th at 9.30pm. Table of Four is €20. Raffle on the night with some great prizes. All are welcome
MUNSTER RUGBY: Promising young GAA star switched allegiances for brief moment to represent his province in Rugby. Brian Fanning of Deerpark played with the Munster U18 Rugby side who defeated Ulster 18 side in Musgrave Park Cork last weekend in the Interprovincial series. Their 24-6 win however was not enough for them to claim the series as Leinster’s victory over Connaught saw them come on top. Well done to Brian on his representation of his province and best wishes to him on his sporting career.
GAA NEWS: Our Junior B hurlers took on Blackrock on Sunday in the County quarter-final in Bruff. A strong showing in the first half with Shane Murphy tapping over the frees and points from play from Shane, John Kirby and Conor O’Dwyer saw Pallasgreen go in at the break leading by nine points to seven. Blackrock started off strongly in the second half. Pallasgreen picked themselves up late on and through the accurate shooting of Shane Murphy were able to draw level with just minutes to spare. Extra time however saw the small size of the Pallasgreen squad tell, and with only one substitute available tired legs were not afforded a rest. Blackrock pulled away at the death to win by 1-17 to 0-15.
Scorers were: Shane Murphy 0-10 (8 frees, 1 “65”), Conor O’Dwyer 0-3, John Kirby 0-2. Our U-6, U-8 and U-10 teams were involved in a hurling blitz in Doon on Saturday where they gave a good exhibition of their skills.
Congratulations to all the players who took part on the day, and well done.
Pallasgreen GAA Bingo is held every Wednesday in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 8.30pm. Please support by coming along and taking part.