On Saturday afternoon we welcomed Rathkeale to Ballysteen for our third All County League game of the championship. With a win and a draw under our belt already in the competition, a win would have put us in good contention with a number of fixtures coming up in the next couple of months.
We started brightly in perfect conditions for football and opened a healthy lead within the opening 10 minutes with a Mark Ranahan penalty putting us 1-4 to 0-2 ahead. With our defence well on top in the opening period we had a healthy 1-12 to 0-6 lead at the half.
Yet Rathkeale to their credit never gave in and had the opening three scores of the second half in quick succession. Rathkeale never relented and had the deficit reduced to a goal with 10 minutes to play.
With scores hard to come by for us in the second half, our team as a collective dug in hard to keep them at bay late on to secure a hard-fought victory with the score reading 1-14 to 0-16 in our favour at the end. Team: Conor Ranahan, Jason Daly, Kevin McMahon, Conor Enright, Evan O’Donoghue (0-1), Shane Gallagher, Cillian Ferris, James O’Meara (0-2), Paudie Vaughan, Patrick Moran (0-2), Mark Ranahan (1-6), Sean Whelan, Jack Neville (0-1), Shane Hallinan (0-2), Maurice Somers. Subs used: Bill Casey, David Holland.
Our Junior B’s put on a sparkling display of football on Sunday afternoon to get our first victory of the season, winning out 0-17 to 0-6 against Athea in Ballysteen.
After a disappointing loss to Knockaderry the previous week, we wasted little time in stamping our authority on this game opening up a 0-4 to 0-2 lead within the opening 12 minutes. At half time we had extended our lead to 0-8 to 0-4.
The second half followed the same suit with our defence limiting Athea to very little. which was shown in their return of only two points in the second period.
Contrastingly, up front we had a number of scorers, led by the impressive Jamie Moran who notched 0-9 from play and placed balls.
The eleven-point margin of victory was well deserved by this team who have sent out a message of intent. Team: Brian Neville, Paul Doyle, Eamonn Murphy, Callum Daly, John Blackwell, Roger Somers, Cathal Anglim(0-1), Cian O’Connell (0-2), David Holland (0-2), Caolan Rushe, Declan Ryan, Anthony Ryan (0-2), Jeff Duggan, Ian Ranahan (0-1), Jamie Moran (0-9) Subs used: Colum Sweeney, Alan Kehoe.
We are glad to announce that we have club gear now available on the O’Neills website, open to all. The club is also rewarded for all purchases made online so make sure to check out our collection of gear on the O’Neills website!
West Senior Championship against Fr Caseys on Tuesday @7.15pm in the Bog Garden.
U8 County Hurling blitz
Friday 4 May 2018 – Venue: Hospital School Pitch.
Cappamore had two teams taking part in the County U8 Blitz which took place last Friday evening. It was a very enjoyable night with both our teams doing us proud.
U8 Panel on the night: Ogie Hayes, Ogie Ryan, Gearóid Ó Máille, Sam Walsh, Seán O’Malley, Joe Bourke, Rory McCarthy, Darragh Blackwell, Martin Ryan, Sony Ryan, Martin Ryan, Conor Carroll, Joshua Byrne, Jack Doyle. Thanks to team manager Seamus Ryan for match report.
East Junior A & B Football League
Sunday 8 May 2018
Cappamore started well and were three points up midway through the first half. Oola then got a goal and a few points and were two points up at halftime.
Despite both sides putting on strong pressure in the second half, and Cappamore unlucky with a number of goal chances this margin remained to the end. Final score. Oola 3.8 – Cappamore 2.9
Team: Michael O Donovan, Gearoid Hogan, Duirmuid Sheehan, Jason Fitzgibbon, Kevin Ryan, Bill Creamer, Jamie Mccarthy, Peter O Brien, Brian Fitzgerald, Brian Leahy, John Ryan v, Pakie Doyle, Andy Murphy, Arron Daly, Ben Leonard; Subs. Neil Leahy. Thanks to team Manager PJ Ryan for match report.
Green and Gold Lotto
Draw held on April 30th – Numbers – 7 15 16 17. Jackpot: €16800 No Winner
Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each: Margaret O’ Carroll Teasie Humphreys, Main St, Louise Lonergan, c/o Ger Lonergan, Tony Troy, Cappamore, Johnnie Hayes, Drom Sally, Denis Moore, c/o Neighbours, Paddy Murphy, Portnard, Fergus Williams, Cappamore, Mary Creamer, Willie Maher, Turagh, c/o Neighbours
NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT – €17000. Next Draw on Monday May 7th IN HAYES BAR @ 10.30 pm
Fixtures County Hurling League
19th May 2018 Garryspillane V Doon in Doon at 7pm.
22nd May 2018 Garryspillane V Patrickswell in Knocklong at 7pm
South Intermediate Hurling Championship
24th May 2018 Garryspillane V Blackrock in Kilbreedy at 7.30pm
There was no winner in this week’s €9050 Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 3 8 18 27 The lucky dip winners were: Kit Lynch & Karen c/o The Welcome Inn, Breda Bailey, Kit Lynch, Paddy & Marie Burke, Ann Marie Dalton. Next jackpot will be €9100 and will take place in The Hill Bar on Mon 20th May 2018.
Tickets available in The Kingdom Bar, The Hill Bar, The Welcome Inn, Meade’s Shop, OPTP, Creed’s, Fogarty’s or from any committee member
Membership now due for 2018 – €30 per person – €40 per player – €50 per family.
O’Neill’s Garryspillane half-zip tops & black/amber skinny pants.
To order Contact Caroline on 087 8200463
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 27th May 2018 -Village Market, Creamery Yard Knocklong
Saturday 17th November 2018 – Bouncers go Bonkers Again, Charleville Park Hotel
Bord Na nÓg
Underage training continues every Monday evening from 7pm to 8pm for kids under 6 to under 12, U6’s need to be attending primary school.
Kelloggs Cul Camp will be held from 9th to 13th July this year. €60 for 1st child, €50 for 2nd child, €40 for 3rd child. Your place can be booked online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Any queries please contact Siobhan Ryan on 087-6335325.
Garryspillane Bord na Nog fundraiser – Guess the score in the Limerick v Cork hurling match. €2 a line. Cards with Bord na Nog players and committee members.
Fixtures: 16/05/18 – U12’s v Cois Laoi Gael’s in Martinstown at 18.45.
Mungret St Pauls GAA
Well done to everyone who took to their feet on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday saw our younger competitors take to the grass as they ran in a variety of races from wobblier to mini teen followed by an obstacle race.
On Sunday 13 was the main event the 6K walk and 10K run which was a great success, congratulations to the winners- women were Jessica Coyne, Hilkk Kontro and Donna Hayes.
The men were Niall Shanahan, Colm Tucker and Declan Ginane. A very well done to the first club member back Breandán O’hAnnaidh, who after helping in the children’s run the day before played in the intermediate football match Saturday night and still had the energy to run and win the Pat Barron trophy which he accepted from Mike Barron.
A big thank you to all our committee members and to everyone who helped out over the weekend as stewards, administration or caterers.
Best of Luck to Seamus Hurley who will be wearing the Limerick Jersey on the Minor Hurling panel this year.
Congratulations to Aoife Morrissey, Ailbhe Larkin and Olivia Kerins who were part of the Limerick team which won the Munster Ladies U16B football title beating Clare by 5-05 to 1-06 in Mallow last Saturday.
Well done to the girls from Mungret St. Pauls who competed in the U14 LGFA All Ireland blitz in Portlaoise on Saturday12th of May for Limerick. Ciara O’ Keeffe, Ella Mason and Monica Sheehan
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Monaleen 1-8
These teams are not strangers to each other. Monaleen were the winners in the Féíle final last year and as always both teams gave a cracking game.
Mungret St. Pauls had the best start and did not let up throughout the game with Monaleen playing catch up the whole time they got to a point behind but Mungret St. Pauls pulled ahead to keep the game. Mungret St. Pauls now top the table with wins in all their matches while Monaleen needed the win to get through.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-11
An entertaining game with a lot of classic moves played in Mungret on Tuesday 8 May 2018. With evenly matched teams each score was equalled many times in the first half, only a point in it to Kildimo Pallaskenry at the break.
The second half started out more relaxed with a lot of wides from both sides and 3 chances on goal for Mungret St. Pauls missed. Kildimo Pallaskenry stepped it up in the last few minutes and popped in 2 more goals within minutes of each other to pull ahead and take the game.
Ladies U-16 Football
Mungret: 4-10 Drom/Broadford: 4-06
The Mungret St. Pauls ladies U-16 footballers had a very hard fought victory over a gallant Drom/Broadford side in the final of the County League – Section B Cup final at LIT on Monday 6 May.
This bodes well for the Championship later in the year. A special word of thanks to the parents and supporters who attended at LIT on Monday.
Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 1-3
Mungret St.Pauls U-15 footballs have been biting at the bit to get into an U-15 game and they eventually got one in the last game of the league with Fr. Caseys pulling out and NewCastle West conceeding their match to them they were delighted to get the game played in Askeaton on Wednesday 9 May. They played this in style and came out well on top.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Ballylanders 5-12
On Saturday 12 May in Ballylanders, this was a one sided game but Mungret St. Pauls did not give up throughout.
Ballylanders had a goal and a point up before Mungret St. Pauls scored their first point, they followed it up with a goal and a point before the break.
Off the blocks Mungret St. Pauls came out strong adding 3 points to one of Ballylanders but Ballylanders took advantage of the Mungret St. Pauls sub goalie and went for goals, while some were deflected others were hard to stop.
Mungret St. Pauls know where to strengthen their weakness and will come back better from this game.
Junior A Hurlers
The Junior A Hurlers produced a strong performance to see off Na Piarsaigh in the City League semi-final. Patrickswell’s forwards were in a rich vein of form in the first half, while our defence were able to limit the Caherdavin men’s chances. By the half-time whistle, the ‘Well were ahead by 3-3 to 0-5.
The second half followed the same trend as Patrickswell controlled the possession and didn’t allow Na Piarsaigh to creep back into the match. The final result was 4-9 to 0-7 for the ‘Well. The final is scheduled for Saturday May 19. Congratulations to the team and management.
Congratulations to Roisin O’Brien, who was picked for the 2018 Limerick Primary Games Team. Well done!
St Patrick’s GAA
The senior football team were back in action this week after a short break. First up was a defeat to Monaleen in the City Senior Football Championship. Next fixture is on Saturday in Caherdavin against Na Piarsaigh at 4pm in the County League.
Limerick Minor Hurling
Big Congratulations to St Patrick’s Diarmuid Hegarty who was named on the Limerick minor hurling panel for the forthcoming Munster Hurling Championship. We wish Diarmuid and Limerick the very best in the Munster Championship.
Bord na Nog
Well done to our U8s who played Mungret, Claughaun and Kildimo/Pallaskenry in a City Football Blitz. St Patrick’s had one team with a number of the panel unavailable. The group were brilliant and enjoyed a great evening in Rathbane. U11/12 Footballers played a game in Rhebogue. This is a very young panel they gave it everything and with training over the summer, this team will continue to progress. Well done lads.
St Patrick’s u10 girls played Ahane in Rhebogue. Well done to Paul, Barry and all the girls on a very skilful performance. Training continues every Tuesday evening at 6.45.
St Patricks girls also received their new jerseys from Lidl. Thanks again to Paul Doherty for his winning entry and Lidl for their continued support of ladies football.