Limerick dual player Niamh Ryan and Limerick hurler Richie English at the launch of the Primary Game
Twenty two boys and girls from Limerick will enjoy the opportunity to wear the Green and White of Limerick on Big Match Day when they line out in the Munster GAA Primary Game exhibition games played at half time of the senior hurling final with Tipperary on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds.
‘The Primary Game is unique and offers an experience that children treasure for the rest of their lives. To play on the same pitch as your heroes in your own county’s colours is an opportunity to be treasured,’ said Joe Lyons, Co-ordinator of the Primary Game, who teaches in Ballybrown National School in Clarina.
‘By Sunday evening, almost five hundred boys and girls from all six Munster counties will have played in the Primary Game series this year. Every player will receive an entire set of playing gear in their county colours as well as tickets for the game for their parents. This is a huge investment by the Munster Council in the absence of a sponsor and demonstrates the commitment of the Munster Council to promoting Gaelic Games among our young players. It is an investment that will pay dividends in the future,’ Mr. Lyons concluded.
Limerick teams to play in the Munster GAA Primary Game v Tipperary on Munster Final Final Day
1. Patrick Kearney (Scoil Naomh Iósaf, Adare)
2. Matthew Keaveney (Askeaton S.N.S.)
3. Derry O’Connor (St. Molua’s N.S., Ardagh).
4. Donagh Ryan (Garrydoolis N.S.)
5. Seán Nolan (Donoughmore N.S.)
6. Mark Galvin (St. Paul’s N.S., Dooradoyle)
7. Niall McNamara (Barna N.S.)
8. Malachy McKenna (Nicker N.S.)
9. Scott Ryan (Caherelly N.S.)
10. Seán Hennessy (Herbertstown NS)
11. Dara Cronin (Athlacca NS)
John Tuohy (St Paul’s N.S)
Ciarán Crowe (Patrickswell NS)
Br J.L. Dormer (Doon CBS).
1. Lily Griffin ( Patrickswell N.S.)
2. Isabella Collins (Milford N.S.)
3. Lucy Murray (An Mhodhscoil)
4. Jesica Heffernan (Scoil Mocheallóg, Kilmallock)
5. Amy Mulcahy (Mainister N.S.)
6. Caroline Fitzgerald (Knocklong N.S.)
7. Mickaella Ryan (Caherconlish N.S.)
8. Molly Ryan (Bilboa N.S.)
9. Maebh Kelly (Ardagh N.S.)
10. Caoimhe Magner Flynn (Raheenagh N.S.)
11. Sophie Bourke (Monagea N.S.)
Margaret Bernard (St Paul’s NS)
Niamh O Dea (St Paul’s NS)
Ruairi Walsh (St Paul’s NS)
Primary Game coordinator: Joe Lyons (Ballybrown NS)