Club Corner 8/2/14

All your notes and pictures from some of Limerick’s sporting clubs

Ahane GAA Club

Deepest Symphaty
Ahane GAA Club would likem to extend there deepest sympthay to the Power  family on the death of Peig. Mother of former players Paul and Eugene grandmother to Michael Power and Stephen Power. Go raibh anim Deis.
Field Fundraiser.
The club is running a Draw to raise money to purchase a new mower for the club. The previous mower has been put into retirement.
The Draw prize is 2 Tickets for Manchester Utd v Manchester City at Old Trafford and €300. Tickets are €5 and pleas support this Draw. The monies collected from the draw are only going to be used to purchase the new mower for the club.
The club Lotto will be rolled out over the next few weeks. Lotto agents will be calling to houses all over the parish and please support the club Lotto. The club lotto is our major fundraiser to run the club and without the patrons continued support the club would not survive. Top prize in the Lotto is €10,000 every month and the Members Guaranteed Draw €1,310 of 1st €200 €150 and 8 €120 if you are not in you can’t win
Club Membership.
You are also reminder that Club membership is due on 31’st January 2014. Membership can be paid to any committee member. Only members paid up on or before that date will be entitled to the benefits of full membership. a full list of members will be posted in the clubhouse in April 2014. Also this year the club through the membership is trying to get all members to forward their mobile numbers and email address’s to enable the  club to forward news to all members in relation to fixtures,lotto results,results of all games
Club Gear
New club gear available now please contact Bernie Quirke @ 087 4190260. Also available now are club vouchers @ €10, €20 can be redeemed against club gear. If you are stuck for a present for anyone this is a new idea. Vouchers available from Bernie Quirke
If members would like to receive match alerts for Ahane GAA Club for 2014please text your name  email and phone number to Mike Flannery PRO @ 087 9338803 and we will keep everyone informed of upcoming games dates fixtures and venues. Full details of all fixtures and match reports are on and
Clubhouse available for all functions. Function Room- Catering for Birthday parties, Wedding’s, Christening,s Funeral’s contact Padraig Power @ 086 372018
Please note the compulsory wearing of gumshields for all ages up to and including senior for playing Gaelic football came in to force on the 1st Jan 2014. This includes training and competition games. Players will not be allowed to take part in any  Gaelic football training or matches unless you are wearing a gunshields.

Claughaun GAA Club

Firstly, on behalf of Claughaun GAA Club, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Hourigan family and friends on the death of Shane Hourigan of St. Mary’s Sean Finn’s GAA Club.

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Club Membership

Club membership is due for renewal for 2014, please contact club secretary if you have not already done so. €30 for full membership, €10 for u18’s and €50 for families. If membership is not paid, you will not be allowed to play.

Claughaun GAA Club Raffle
Tickets for the draw for two tickets to Manchester United vs Liverpool on 15th March 2014 plus €400 are still on sale in the club. Tickets are €3 each and are available in clubhouse, draw will take place on 21st February in clubhouse.

Club Lotto
Club lotto runs as ever, with the next draw taking place 3rd February, Jackpot stands at €10,600. Tickets available in clubhouse or online at

Mandatory Mouthguard
Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. This rule has been mandatory for players in grades up to minor since 2013 and applies to all age grades since January 1st 2014.

Key Points
Gaelic footballers in all age grades must wear a mouthguard since January 1st 2014.
It is the responsibility  of each individual player to use a mouthguard.
Players can be sent off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard.
Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury sheme if they do not use the mouthguard.
No mouthguard, no game!
Club Training

Adult Training continues this week Wednesday 5th February at Fairview at 7.45pm, Friday 7th in the club hall at 6.45pm and Sunday 9th at 11.45am in the field.

U14’s and U16’s hurling and football continues every Saturday at 3.30pm.

Doon GAA Club

Doon GAA weekly lotto
Results from Monday 27th January 2014. Jackpot €16,800. Numbers drawn 7-10-16-25. No winner. 1 match 3 got €200 – James Ryan, Hillview Grove. 10 Lucky Dips got €20 each – John Ryan G, Glengar; Sean J Fox, The Local; Frankie Nolan, c/o T Lonergan; Mary MacLeod, Toomaline; Dolores Coleman, Doon; The Four Amigos, c/o Con McGrath; Caroline Bradshaw, Glengar; Sharon Morrisson, Rathbane; Paddy Hartnett, Cooga; Mary Nash, Oola.

East Senior semi-final Doon v Ahane on Sunday 9th February in Boher (time TBC).

Membership is now due – €20 for adults and €5 for under 18’s.

GAA National Club Draw
The GAA National Club Draw is a new initiative where clubs sell tickets for this one-off draw on 17th March next and all proceeds collected from the draw stay in the club. Tickets are €10 each, and are available from any club member. Some of the prizes on offer are a trip to the International Rules Series in Australia, trip to New York, All Ireland Hurling & Football final corporate tickets, Croke Park corporate concert tickets, shopping voucher, travel voucher and more.

Best of luck
Best of luck to all involved with the Doon Harty team who play Rochestown of Cork in the semi-final of the competition this weekend (re-fixed from last weekend’s postponement due to weather).

Galbally GAA Club

The officers, players and supporters of Galbally GAA Club would like to extend their deepest Sympathies to the Hourigan Family and Friends on the death Shane Hourigan (Referee) of St. Mary’s/ Sean Finn’s (Rathkeale). Shane was a great servant to Limerick GAA as both a mentor and a referee, in fact he refereed our U/21 A Final against Shannon Gales last year and a nicer man you wouldn’t meet. May he rest in peace.

We are in Group 2 of the County Senior Football League 2014 along with Ballysteen, Newcastle West, St. Kierans, Fr. Caseys and Adare.  There is no change to the Management and Trainers of our Senior Team with Damien O’Connell and James Donovan at the helm again this year.  The very best of luck to all involved.

The Club would like to extend its heartiest congratulations to Jenny O’Connell (sister of Damien) on her engagement to Alan O’Neill.  May you have a long and happy life together!

Gaeltacht Scholarship 2014 Applications are now open, interested parties please contact Ger Cussen on 087 8535003 for further details asap as the closing date for applications is 28th February 2014.

Limerick play Longford in the Allianz Football League Division 3 Round 2 this Sunday February 9th, in Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, at 2pm

Mandatory Mouthguard
Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. This rule has been mandatory for players in grades up to minor since 2013 and applies to all age grades since January 1st 2014.

Hospital/Herbertstown GAA Club


The first round of the Premier Intermediate hurling championship against Blackrock has been pencilled in for the weekend of the 18th,19th, 20th of April.

Dog Night:

The Club will have a Dog Night on Good Friday night the 18th in Limerick. This promises to be a great night so every bit of support in the form of ticket purchase or sponsorship would be greatly appreciated for our annual fundraiser.


Club membership for 2014 is now being collected, €30 for adults, €15 for students and €10 for juveniles, this is also an important source of revenue for the club so we are hoping that all players, officials and supporters can contribute

Bord na nOg:

3 year development plan launch night is on Friday 14th of February at 8 o clock in the clubhouse. Our new bord na nog development plan we be launched on the nite by GAA President Liam O’Neill. This will be the start of what should be exciting times ahead for our club, all welcome to attend.

U 6 &8 Indoor hurling on each Thursday in secondary school gym from 6-7. All welcome to take part.

U 10s and u 11 s have now started training and are starting back with a indoor training programme in secondary school gym from7-8 on Thursday for next few weeks.
U10 management/coaching set up this year is Mike Ryan, Tom Costello and Garry O’Sullivan.
U 12 management/coaching set up for coming year is Gerry Ryan, Pa Jones, Dave Sheehan , James Daly and Jim Kelly.
Huge thanks to both set ups for giving a commitment to both teams for this year and we hope all players will committ for year ahead and wish all involved the very best of luck for 2014.

Club membership forms will be given out to u14 & 16s over the next week or so and membership of 10€ and signed forms need to be returned to team managers.

The Bord na nOg will be holding a fund raising cake sale in our clubhouse near the end of March with the exact date to be confirmed.

Limerick Ladies Football Notes

In perfect conditions in a well presented Tournafulla Pitch, Limerick began their Tesco HomeGrown NFL campaign with a solid win against the girls from the wee county.

This game took some time to settle with both sets of backs on top. Marie Curtin opened the scoring with 2 points for Limerick. After 15 minutes, Louth led with the aid of a slight cross wind 3 point to 2.  The second quarter belonged to the treaty girls who scored 1-3 to Louth’s 0-2. Limerick’s points coming from Marie Curtin and Claire O’Riordan. The goal was a text book one where the ball was moved quickly from the right corner back position swiftly along the wing to Megan O’Shea in the right corner forward position, who found Niamh Richardson with a pinpoint pass that was clinically dispatched, to leave the half time score: Limerick 1-5 to Louth 0-5.

The second half was a very impressive display by the home team who out scored Louth 1-6 to a fortuitous goal. The Limerick goal was a pile driver from substitute Stephanie Carroll who was very busy on her introduction and Stephanie also added a point.  Limerick’s other scores coming from Claire O’Riordan 0-3 and Marie Curtin 0-3.

Overall it was a superb team effort and the girls next outing is at home to Roscommon next Sunday, 9 February.

Limerick Team: Martina Giltenane (Mungret/St Paul’s), Emma McGuire (St Ailbes), Janet Garvey (Fr Casey’s), Alva Neary (Old Mill), Clodagh Kirby (Knockainey), Yvette Moynihan (Mungret/St Paul’s), Aoife Meaney (Sliabh na mBan), Caroline Hickey (St Ailbes), Megan Kelliher (Knockainey), Niamh Richardson (Murroe Boher), Donna Mulcahy (Drom/Broadford), Michelle Norris (Monaleen), Megan O’Shea (St Brigids), Marie Curtin (Mungret/St Paul’s) and Claire O’Riordan (Monagea).  Subs Used: Niamh McCarthy (Drom/Broadford), Stephanie Carroll (St Ailbe’s), Triona O’Donnell (Ballylanders) and Louise Ryan (St Brigid’s).
Limerick Scorers: Marie Curtin (0-6 4f), Claire O’Riordan (0-4), Stephanie Carroll (1-1) and Niamh Richardson (1-0)

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Na Piarsaigh GAA Club

All Ireland Club Semi Final

We are now into our final few days for what is surely to be the biggest test for the team.
Sean Stack and his management team have been working tirelessly to ensure no stone is unturned in their pursuit of appearance in the All Ireland Final on St Patricks Day.
Supporters are again requested to make their voices heard and assemble in the new stand around the middle of the field on match day.
There is a bus leaving from the club at 1.45pm approx with a €10 charge.Please get your name to Barry in the club ASAP.
Iarnrod Eireann are also offering special trains to Thurles on Saturday leaving at 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45 and 15.45 with return trains at 18.53, 19.12 and 20.21.
A special kid + family ticket allows one or two adults and up to four children(u16) to travel for €36.50.
No pre booking required just show up on the day.

The club PRO also has Na Piarsaigh Facial  tattoos available for all kids wishing to wear their colours on the day.
The club shop will be open on Friday evening from 7pm to cater for anyone wishing to purchase gear,flags etc or get your tattoos.

Saturday Morning Street Leagues

The Saturday morning sessions for our under 6 through 10 year olds will resume on Saturday 15th Feb.
The under 5,6 and 7’s will recommence in the Parish Field from 10am whilst the Under 8,9 and 10’s start from 9.45am in St Nessans School.
All newcomers are welcome and Helmets and hurleys are available for use on the day.
There are also coffees available for the parents in Caherdavin school every Saturday morning.

Harty Cup

Congratulations to all our players who helped Ard Scoil Ris reach yet another Harty Cup Final with a fine display against Hamilton High School played in Mallow in freezing cold conditions.
A total of five Na Piarsaigh players in the starting 15 with Ronan Lynch in particular contributing handsomely with a personal tally of 1-09. They now await the winners of the other semi final between Doon and Rochestown which fell foul of the weather on Saturday.


The lotto jackpot is now at €16,300 following last Mondays draw.
The numbers drawn were 6,13, 19 ,28
Lucky Dip winners were Jim Larkin, Tom Beary, Fred Bourke and Margaret Kennedy.
The sellers prize went to Liam Flynn adn Gerry Shannon scooped the house prize.

Patrickswell GAA Club

Congratulations to Shannon Gillane and Trish Murphy, who were presented with their County U-16 Munster medals at a special awards night held in Kilfinane last Saturday night.

There was a great turnout for the first junior camogie training session of 2014.  Any new members interested in playing camogie for Patrickswell at any level are asked to ring Mary at 086-369 5155.

Stonehall Harriers

Stonehall Harriers will kick start the local point to point season at Toomdeely in Askeaton on Sunday next, 1pm. The cream of the country’s top owners, trainers and jockeys are confirmed for this most attractive fixture. Bar and food outlets on site, along with children’s entertainment.

St Patrick’s GAA Club

St. Patrick’s G.A.A. club held a very successful Annual General Meeting last Monday evening in the clubhouse. For the first time in the history of the club the club was unable to host mass for the deceased members of 2013. Before the start of the meeting the family of Willie Quilligan a great St. Patrick’s member and a great follower of hurling and football who passed away many years ago presented a cup to St. Patrick’s and to the City G.A.A. Board in honour of Willie Quilligan. The meeting was opened with a large attendance by acting chairman Owen O Shaughnessy who welcome all members to the meeting. Secretary Colm O Brien in his first report as secretary of the club give great details of the club actives on and off the field with the highlights been the clubs under 14 hurlers winning the Feile national competition and also the opening of our new all weather floodlit playing field. Treasurer Jack Sheehan gave a detailed financial report on the clubs finance, while acting chairman Owen O Shaughnessy gave a short address and pleaded for all clubmenbers, players and supporters to get behind this great club for 2014 Owen thanked all those who help him in 2013 when as acting chaiman kept the club going forward and on the right track. The following members were elected on he night President: Jack Sheehan, Vice Presidents: Brendan Tobin, Vivian Cobbe, Tim O Connor Snr, Philip Doyle and J.J. Kenneally. Chairman: Owen O Shaughnessy, Secretary: Colm O Brien, Assistant Secretary: Laurence Cross, Treasurer: Jack Sheehan, Assistant Treasurer Kieran Chambers, P.R.O. Eamonn Phelan, Registar/Childrens & Irish officer: Diarmuid Murphy. Committee Barry Doherty, Larry Cross, Christopher Mortell, Ger Ryan, Niall Phelan, Mark Phelan, Ray Hogan, Tim O Connor Jnr, MMichael McNamara, Ian Blake & Darren Hanrahan. First meeting of the new committee will take place on Monday next at 8pm. Following the meeting a silent prayer was said for members who passed away during the passed year. Membership for 2014 is now open Adults €40, Unemployed €25, Underage €20, O.A.P. €10 and Family € 50. Membership can be paid to club secretary Colm O Brien or any committee member as soon as possible.