The Ahane U14 Hurlers enjoyed a fantastic day out in Coolderry, Co. Offaly at the Regional Feile Hurling games. The young Ahane players got to test their hurling skills over the course of 4 competitive games against Rockwell/Rosegreen from Tipperary, Eire Og Chorra Choill from Kildare, O’Callaghans Mills/Bodyke from Clare and Castleknock from Dublin and had a super day out.
A huge congratulations to Coolderry GAA club on hosting a magnificent occasion for all the young players and ensuring that they all enjoyed a day that they will never forget.
The pitches were in magnificent condition, games ran to schedule with excellent referees and Coolderry provided hot food, teas and coffee and refreshments for all the players, mentors and supporters.
The Ahane team can be very proud of their display on the day with the young team made up of 2 U14 players, 11 U13 players and 2 U12 players – well done from all the mentors on your super commitment and teamwork over the 4 games.
A big shout out to Adam, Craig, Colm, Kyle, James O’M, Stephen, Sean, Donnacha, David, Jack, Will, Ryan, Harry, Darragh and Cathal on your efforts and a great day out in Offaly. Thank you to the Ahane supporters who made the trip to Coolderry to roar on the young Ahane stars of the future. Ahane abú.
With their game last week being postponed at half time due to the inclement weather, the lads officially kicked off their championship against Caherline in Cappamore on Saturday evening. On a lovey evening for hurling, scores came think and fast in a fast and competitive opening half, when ended with Caherline leading by 5 points, having bagged a goal 15 minutes in.
The second half was just lively, and Ahane threw everything at the men in blue and white, but Caherline managed to keep their nerve and lead, seeing victory on a score of 1-20 to Ahane’s 0-18. Next up is Kilteely / Dromkeen.
Limerick v Waterford
Limerick seniors overcame the challenge of the Deise men in a powerful and comprehensive performance on Sunday last i bPaírc na nGael. The Treaty men flew out of the blocks racking up some great early scores.
Combining many attributes of the modern game in great movement, skill, speed and execution, Limerick never let Waterford settle and built up a lead that Waterford never looked like closing. Amongst the great performances on the day were Ahane’s own Tom and Dan Morrissey.
Next up is a trip to Ennis where a packed Cusack Park will no doubt add to what should be a great occasion. Best of luck to Tom, Dan and all the Limerick lads.
Prior to seniors, the minor hurlers also played their Waterford counterparts. In a game where they never seemed to get going, Limerick went in behind having played with whatever breeze was present.
The second half appeared to continue in the same vein and Waterford always appeared to have a two or three point lead. To Limerick’s credit, while underperforming they kept battling away and were indeed level going into injury time. This attitude was epitomised by Ahane’s Padraig Harnett in the Limerick full back line who hurled superbly throughout.
Waterford however finished with a scoring flourish, edging a point ahead initially before closing out the game emphatically, hitting two goals within 30 seconds. Next up now for Limerick is Clare at 12 next Sunday before the senior game in Ennis. A result next Sunday for Limerick will see them through to the Munster Final.
The clubs annual Golf Classic was held in Castletroy Golf course last week and proved to be one of the highlights of the year again..
Organisers Cormac Hassett, Billy Shanahan and Colm Barry promised a full day of entertainment including the opportunity to win a choice of 4 brand new cars, All Ireland Hurling tickets and an array of golf prizes and spot prizes on the day/night.
Proceeds from this golf classic will help Ahane Gaa’s ongoing facility development improvements. Huge thanks to all those who helped out, took part and sponsored this great event for the club.
U14 Féile All Ireland Hurling group 6
Well done to the Cappamore U14 team who did themselves and Limerick Hurling proud while competing in Mayo last weekend. They won their matches in the qualifiers Friday to go through to the Semi-finals on Sunday morning.
After winning the Semi-final at ease it qualified them for the final on Sunday afternoon. The final was a tough hard fought match against an equally good side from Clonea in Waterford and unlucky for Cappamore the Waterford team came out on top in the end.
Tuarín 0-4 V 1-2 Cappamore
Cappamore 3-9 V Éire Óg An Carrigaline Mhór
Saturday Cup competition:
Graignamanagh 2-4 V 2-8 Cappamore
Sunday Final Day:
Cappamore 3-5 V 0-1 JK Brackens
Clonea GAA Club 4-4 V 3-4 Cappamore
U6/U8 Hurling Blitz
June 9 2018 in Pallasgreen – Great evenings hurling in Pallasgreen where our U6 and U8 hurling teams took on teams from Pallasgreen, Kilteely-Dromkeen and Doon.
The skill improvements were very much evident throughout which is pleasing to see after all the training evenings over the winter and spring months.
Green and Gold Lotto
Draw held on June 6th, numbers were as follows: 13, 18, 27 and 31. Jackpot: €17800 No Winner. Lucky Dip winners €20 EACH:
Teo Murnane, Murroe Triona Hayes, c/o Jerry Gleeson
Roisin Moloney, c/o Patsy Coffey Tom O’ Neill, c/o Matthew O’ Malley
Eddie Campbell, Ballyvoreen Bob Kennedy, Dromsally
Paddy Coffey, Mullally Lawn Nadia Morgan, Cappawhite
Martin Quish, Mullally Grove Michael Reale, c/o Eddie Greene
Next Week’s Jackpot is €18000
Best of Luck
The Club wish to Extend the Best of Luck to Bryan Heavey & Eoin O’Mahony, the Limerick Minors and Team Management and to John Kiely and the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Team Management in Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday. Also best of luck to Mikey O’Keeffe who will play Primary Game at Half Time on Sunday.
All County Hurling League – Thursday 14th June Garryspillane v Ballybrown in Ballybrown at 7.30pm
Sunday 24th June 2018 – Creamery Yard Knocklong – Gates Open at 10am – Enquiries 0876229693
Congratulations to Esther O’Brien on winning the €9250 Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 2, 4, 5 and 8. Next jackpot will be €1000 and draw will take place in The Welcome Inn on Mon 18th June 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
Club Limerick Draw
The Club Limerick Draw is one of the main sources of revenue for our local club with 50% of all entry fees being returned to the club, the remaining money going towards the development of our county teams. We would strongly encourage all club members and supporters to join. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month.
All County Hurling League – Garryspillane 1-23 Patrickswell 2-20.
It was a thrilling clash between Garryspillane and Patrickswell last Tuesday evening 5th June in Knocklong which finished square all between the two sides.
All in all, a tough uncompromising tussle with Patrickswell all players are to be commended on putting in such an effort Fans from both sides were in good spirits after the game.
Junior B Hurling League Semi Final Garryspillane 1-18 Blackrock 3-15
On Friday 8th June our Juniors headed to Bruff to play the semi-final in the league against Blackrock. Going into this game our Juniors team knew they were going to have a tough game, but they held themselves very well and finished the game with only a one goal difference. Every man gave it his all on the night and great credit goes to them and their mentors.
Date for your Diary
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 u6 to u12, 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.
Bord na Nog fixtures
20/06/18 – U14 Bouncers v Dromin/Athlacca
Annual Ger Power Memorial Tournament
Fantastic turn out last Friday with school teams from Knocklong, Glenbrohane, Galbally, Angelsboro, Hospital and Caherline. Caherline won the A tournament and Glenbrohane won the B Tournament.
Mungret St Pauls GAA
Junior B Hurling
Mungret St. Pauls 0-9 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-15.
Our Junior B hurlers traveled up the road to Clarina on Monday 4 June to play in the City Junior B League final. Kildimo Pallaskenry had a bright start hitting an early point from play before scoring a goal following this up with a pointed free to make it 1-3 to 0-0.
Mungret St. Pauls then had our first score through a free, before Kildimo Pallaskenry scored two ‘65s. Mungret St. Pauls hit two more points from play either side of a Kildimo Pallaskenry score.
Mungret St. Pauls had a short period of dominance and were able to tack on a couple of scores, a ’65 bouncing over the crossbar reduced the gap to just four but it was short lived as Kildimo Pallaskenry kicked on again before the break. A late Mungret St. Pauls point left the half-time score at Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-9 Mungret 0-6.
Mungret St. Pauls hit the first point of the second half, but a Kildimo Pallaskenry free from out the field cancelled that out. Mungret St. Pauls then hit the next point but Kildimo Pallaskenry then got a run of scores and powered home to victory.
Mungret St. Pauls 6-3 Ballybrown 2-1
Mungret St. Pauls started the U-13 camogie 12-a-side championship with a good win over Ballybrown on a score of 6-3 to 2-1. Panel; Ellie Mulqueen, Roisin O’Gorman, Ella Page, Aoife Long, Saoirse Casey, Emma Fitzgerald, Rachel Connolly, Erin O’Connell, Amy O’Halloran, Rachel Lynch, Eibhlin O’Grady, Dearbhail Mangan, Brooke Quinn, Aoife Lyons
Hand Over of Land
On Friday 8 June a generous crowd were seated in the club house as the night got under way by Chairman, Mike O’Connell who was accompanied by Donal Fitzgibbon from the Mungret St. Pauls Development Committee, John Cregan, Limerick County Board Chairman and Mungret St. Pauls secretary, Brian O’Halloran.
There was a run down of how the land eventually got to be in our possession after a long 11 years and we would like to acknowledge those on the committee, Margaret Horgan, Geraldine Dee, Jim O’Connor, Donal Fitzgibbon, Raymond O’Hagan, John Furey, Noel Downey and Gerry McNamara for all their hard work.
John Cregan added a few words on the hard work that goes on with the players on the pitches and hopes great things come from Mungret St. Pauls. We were delighted to have a wide number of our sponsors, councilors and politicians present on the night which ended up with a fine spread put together by the Catering Committee which we are thankful to for preparing the refreshments on the night.
Junior B Football
Mungret St. Pauls 0-13 St. Patrick’s 3-7
The Mike O’Connell sponsored Junior B Football League Final took place on Wednesday 6 June in Rathbane when Mungret St. Pauls played St. Patricks. They had met each other earlier in the league and Mungret St. Pauls came off the worse from that encounter.
Knowing what was ahead of them Mungret St. Pauls were prepared and stood up to St. Patrick’s. In the previous match Mungret St. Pauls pointed 11 times they increased that with 2 more and held St. Patrick’s off to score one lass goal and point which showed an improvement in Mungret St. Pauls game even though they came off second place.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Fr. Caseys 2-11
Our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Football was on Friday 8 June in Abbeyfeale against Fr. Caseys, this was the fourth game for Mungret St. Pauls in the league with another 3 left they are currently in the top 4 in the table.
This was a tight game where Mungret St. Pauls used their heads and feet to play as a team and work together. They are not due out again until Saturday 23 June away to Galtee Gaels.
Camogie and Ladies Football clubs would like to thank all players, coaches, parents and committee members who helped with our bag packing in Tescos recently on a day better suited for the beach. Thank you!
Please Support the Ladies Football BAKE SALE as they are trying to raise much needed funds for the all important trip to Feile at the end of the month. The Bake Sale takes place on Saturday 16th June from 10:30am to 1pm in the Clubhouse.
Old Christians GAA
We played our second match of the City Junior A Hurling Championship against Patrickswell in Clarina last Saturday evening.
After a very even opening 50 minutes, ‘The Well’ pulled away in the final stages to earn a 2-16 to 0-12 victory. The scoreline didn’t reflect the true nature of the contest but Patrickswell were worthy winners on the night.
After a slow start, we gradually grew into the game to lead by a point at half time. Playing against a strong breeze after the break, we struggled to get scores and Patrickswell’s second goal of the night saw them to a 10 point win. Team on the night was as follows: John Keogh; Roy Hartigan, Conor Madden, Kieran Bennett; Thomas Byrnes, Darragh Long, Steven Barry; Kevin Howard, Darren O’Sullivan; Ken Byrnes, Aidan Maher, Dylan Blackhall; Dion Franklin, Dean Murray, Dylan Lyons.
The Senior hurlers retained top spot in the All County Hurling League with a tough 2-20 to 1-23 draw in Garryspillane. Patrickswell have two wins, a draw and a defeat. On Saturday June 16, we are scheduled to host Na Piarsaigh at 7.30pm.
Junior A Hurlers
It was a busy week for the Junior A hurlers as they battled in two competitions. In the County League semi-final, Patrickswell were pitted against a strong Doon team. It was a very tough and physical match, but Nigel Carey’s men prevailed by 2-16 to 2-11. The victory sets up a mouth-watering League final between the winners of Adare and Kilmallock.
After 48 hours’ recuperation, Patrickswell faced Old Christians in the City Championship. Paul O’Brien’s early goal and Owen McNamara’s point gave the ‘Well a perfect start at 1-1 to 0-0. Old Christians eventually settled and they equalised with a flurry of four unanswered points. After fifteen minutes of play, Patrickswell held a narrow 1-4 to 0-5 advantage when Jason Gillane (0-2) and Owen McNamara contributed fresh points.
Our opponents surged forward again and rattled over four consecutive points to lead by 0-9 to 1-4. David Woulfe’s point just before the half-time whistle meant that Patrickswell trailed by one point at 0-9 to 1-5.
The second half opened with high intensity from both teams. After forty minutes, the scoreboard displayed level scores at 1-8 to 0-11. Thankfully, Patrickswell seemed to have superior fitness and began to dominate the possession and chances.
Andrew Carroll was in sparkling form and orchestrated a ten-minute spell where the ‘Well outscored Old Christians by seven points to one point. There were five minutes left and Patrickswell were now buoyant at 1-15 to 0-12. Paul O’Brien managed to close the match with a second goal and Jason Gillane’s insurance point delivered a superb 2-16 to 0-12 win. The record stands at 100% with three wins secured. The next scheduled match is on Friday June 15 at 7.30pm against Na Piarsaigh in Claughaun.
Congratulations to Limerick for producing a stunning performance to beat Waterford in the Munster Championship. The club is very proud of Cian, Diarmaid and Aaron. Best wishes for the trip to Clare. We’re confident that Limerick can cement their place in the Munster Final.
St Patrick’s GAA
Annual Hurling Street League
A hugely enjoyable day of hurling at the our annual street league in Rhebogue on Saturday. Great skills on display and lots of fun in the sun. Thanks to JJ Kenneally and The Village Inn for sponsoring the tournament and all who helped organise. Most importantly a big well done to our future stars who were brilliant all day. Congratulations to the young hurlers who took part in the Niall Cross cup and the JJ Kenneally shield.
Limerick Hurling Stars
Well done to Gearoid, Diarmuid and Jamie on a great day for St Patrick’s and a great day for Limerick. Playing with the Primary game, minor and senior teams and all making big contributions.
City Junior Football League Final
St Patrick’s 3-7 Mungret 0-13.
Mungret led 0-7 to 1-2 at half time, Cyril Hamilton got our goal and Evan O Connor from play and a free from Niall Benson accounted for the St Patrick’s scores. St Patrick’s had a dream start to the second half when Arron Rice goaled followed by 4 points from David Crowe, Arron Rice again, Adam Guerin and Evan O Connor to put St Patricks ahead 2-6 to 8pts.
Mungret then hit a purple patch and scored five points in a row to lead 0-13 to 2-6 with only minutes remaining. St Patricks were then reduced to fourteen men and looked up against it, but in a great move following a turnover Brendan Mullins goaled and then an Alan Rossiter point directly after had St Patrick’s victorious by a margin of three points over a gallant Mungret side. After the game Sean Bourke of the City Board presented captain Niall Benson with the City League Cup. Team: Pat O Shea, Colin Meagher, Shane Considine, Conor O’Sullivan; Michael Geary, Robert Guerin, Niall Benson; Killian Markham, Alan Rossiter; Adam Guerin, Jack Doyle, Evan O’Connor; Cyril Hamilton, David Crowe. Subs used: Niall Mcnamara, Stephan Clancy, Brendan Mullins, Frankie Daly, Arron Rice, Mark Long and Tim O’Connor Jnr
Gaelic Grounds Bucket Collection
Many Thanks to all who helped and supported our bucket collection at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday at the Limerick v Waterford game. The collection will be of great help to all our future stars and the continued development of the club.