WHAT a momentous day on Sunday 19 for Ahane GAA Club with the unveiling of the Mick Mackey statue in Castleconnell. Mick must have been looking down as we were blessed with a fine day.
The statue of Mick Mackey stands proud in his home village alongside his home where he will have many visitors and many a photo will be taken in the future.
Last Saturday 18 Ahane took on Na Piarsaigh in the ACHL in Newgarden. Played before a big crowd, this was an entertaining game of hurling with high quality scores taken and it ended in a draw, 0-16 each.
BALLYBROWN travelled to Pallaskenry on Tuesday 14 to compete in the Junior A Hurling League. With a large section of this panel training hard with the senior squad in Clarina it was evident from an early stage that they had too much strength and firepower against a young Pallaskenry side, winning 3-18 to 1-5.
Ballybrown travelled to play Claughan last Tuesday 14 in the Junior B Hurling League. Ballybrown were comfortable winners on a final score of 1-10 to 1-2.
Ballybrown travelled to play Mungret in the Junior A Football League on a rain-soaked pitch on Thursday 16. A depleted Ballybrown side went down 2-13 to 2-3.
INTERMEDIATE hurling: Claughaun will play Kildimo in the ACHL on Saturday 25, throw-in at 7pm.
Intermediate football: Claughaun played Feohanagh Castlemahon in the County Intermediate Football League. In a tight, tense affair Claughaun came out second best as it finished 2-12 to 1-11.
Under 16 football: Claughaun faced South Liberties in the under 16 championship on Monday 13 with the final score 1-13 to 2-6 in favour of South Liberties.
All at Claughaun would like to pass their condolences to the Madden family after the passing of Alan Madden, a member of the 1946 minor football team that won the first county minor football championship. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
WELL done to our Junior B team on two great wins last week, meaning four wins from four games in our East League campaign so far.
We first beat South Liberties 3-14 to 0-13 on Tuesday 14. Our goals came courtesy of Shane McKenna, Paddy Coleman and Bobby Ryan. Another victory was in store against Caherline on Friday 17, with a huge winning margin for Doon of 4-15 to 0-5.
Having now beaten Cappamore, Murroe Boher, South Liberties and Caherline we next meet Pallasgreen this Friday 24 in Pallasgreen with throw-in at 7.30pm and then away to Ballybricken on Friday 31 at 7:30pm.
A BIG well done to Killian Real, Killian O’Shea and Oisin O’Grady who were part of the South Limerick primary schools hurling team who won the recent Mackey Cup played in UL. This was a massive achievement and these three boys are definetly stars of the future for the club.
Under 12 hurling: Our team played host to Knockainey last week. With conditions not good for hurling, Knockainey made a strong comeback and won the game by a goal and a point.
Under 12 football: We travelled to Galtee Gaels and with some fine football being played our lads had to battle for every score. We scored two goals just before half time and this proved to be the difference.
BOTH the semi-finals and final of the hurling and camogie street leagues are taking place this Saturday 25, starting at 4:15pm for both leagues. Clare remain unbeaten in the senior/1st class league whilst Wexford are setting the pace in the 2nd/3rd class league.
Best of luck to some of our club players who are currently participating in the Community Games hurling and football competitions. The hurlers came up against a very strong Regional team in the first round whilst the footballers had a very good win against a spirited Ballybrown/Clarina side.
ON Friday 17 our under 12 ladies footballers had a home fixture against Adare in the championship. There were some lovely displays of football and our girls ran out convincing winners on a score line of 3-7 to 1-0.
Our under 14s lost out to Monaleen in the A championship semi final and they now qualify for the A shield final next week.
Well done to our seniors who won the East Limerick League Final on Saturday 18. They took on St Ailbes and in a game with great displays of attacking football ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-2 to 2-9.
Na Piarsaigh GAA
PRIDE of place this week goes to our victorious intermediate camogie team who annexed the league crown on Saturday 18 against Murroe Boher in Pairc Drumguil. There were excellent displays all over the field from this young team and the future looks bright for them if they stick together and work hard.
Na Piarsaigh and Ahane served up a keenly-contested game in the senior ACHL. Na Piarsaigh led by one at half-time before Ahane fought back as the teams shared the points. The junior hurlers had a 4-11 to 1-10 victory over Crecora.
THE under 16s had a good 3-7 to 0-4 win aginst Murroe in the last championship match before the exams. We now have a long wait before our next match on Saturday July 20 against a strong Kilpeacon side. All players not involved with exams are asked to continue training.
The under 14 girls played the B semi final against Dromcollogher Broadford on Sunday 19 in Rathkeale. The girls were unlucky not to win and the score on the day was 5-7 to 2-10. They now qualify for the shield final on Saturday 25.
The under 12 girls drew with St Ailbes and then had a one point victory against Galtee Gaels. The girls have not lost a match yet and hopefully they can win their next two games.
ON Sunday 18 Pallasgreen played Ballybricken/Bohermore in the East Junior Hurling League. Despite being short of a number of players Pallasgreen got stuck in and played their hearts out on the night. Unfortunately the young age of some of our players and the extra energy of the Ballybricken substitutes told in the second half resulting in a 0-11 to 0-8 victory for Ballybricken.
Our fourth annual club sponsored took place on Sunday 19 from the field. Over 160 club members and their parents took part in the walk from Pallas to Old Pallas, Nicker and back to the field. Congratulations and thanks to all.
St Patrick’s GAA
JUNIOR hurling: On Friday 17 we played Mungret in Mungret and after a solid team performance we came away with a satisfactory victory on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-12.
Minor football: On Thursday 16 we took on Kilpeacon in the third round of the city minor football championship. After a very tight game in very difficult conditions we were unfortunate to lose by one point, 2-9 to 2-8.
Well done to our under 12 footballers, ably marshalled by Ann Mullins, who travelled to Oola last Thursday 16 and came away with a very good victory.