While Limerick gained a famous victory against Tipperary on Sunday, the day was memorable for 44 boys and girls who played in the Primary Go Games hurling and camogie teams at half time of the senior game. The 11 Limerick boys and 11 Limerick girls who lined up against their counterparts from the Premier County will never forget the day they played in their county colours on Munster championship day.
‘The best players from the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Leagues did their county, their schools and their families proud,” said Joe Lyons, Chairman of the Munster Primary Schools GAA Board.
He added: “Our gratitude is due to the Munster Council and its Chairman Robert Frost who ensured that the Primary Go games would go ahead after our sponsor pulled out this year.”
Limerick’s victory in the senior game means that another 11 boys and 11 girls will get to play in the green and white on Sunday July 14, the day of the Munster final.
The Limerick Primary Go Games hurling team that played against Tipperary on Sunday. Back (L-R): David Hickey (Killinure NS), Ronan Reale (Lisnagry NS), Michael Duggan (Kilfinane NS), Sean O’Leary (Athlacca NS), Mark McCarthy (Templeglantine NS). Front (L-R): Calvin Carroll (Patrickswell NS), Donal O’Mahony (Tineterriffe NS), Sean O’Connor (Ballingarry NS), Kevin Bonnar (Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff), Liam Griffin (Kildimo NS), Evan Power (Milford NS).
Mentors with the hurling team were Brother JL Dormer (Doon CBS), John Tuohy (St Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle) and Pat Ryan (Knockea NS).
The Limerick Primary Go Games camogie team that played against Tipperary on Sunday. Back (L-R): Ciara McCarthy (Bruree NS), Sarah Gillane (Patrickswell NS), Noirin Lenihan (Croagh NS), Natalie Lyons (Manister NS), Aoife Curtin (Templeglantine NS). Front (L-R): Sophie Carroll (Knockea NS), Tiegan Kelliher (Feenagh NS), Sarah O’Brien (St Paul’s NS), Marguerite Frewen (Ardpatrick NS), Hazel Hourigan (Killinure NS), Aine Nelligan (Milford NS).
Mentors with the camogie team were Niamh O’Dea (St Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle) and Joanne O’Connell (Doon CBS).
Compliments to Joe Lyons, Primary Go Games co-ordinator, for photos and team lists