Limerick GAA Notes

Former Limerick hurler Niall Moran gets a helping hand in the tug of war at Ahane GAA club's Family Fun Day

Ahane GAA

Family Fun Day  

The club held another very successful annual family fun day on Saturday last. The event which has been running the last couple of years proved another huge success.

With plenty of games, entertainment, face painting, bouncy castles, food and drink plus more available to cater for all ages, no one left the club without a broad smile across the face. Well done to all those who helped organise such a great day out!

Limerick v Clare

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The Treaty men their first championship defeat of 2018 suffered, losing out to a hungry Clare side in a sold-out Cusack Park on Sunday last. Clare were out of the blocks fast and went into a lead they never relinquished throughout the game.

Disappointing not to reach the Munster final but no doubt a fresher Limerick side will come back all the stronger in the qualifier route. Ahane’s Morrissey brothers Tom and Dan hurled heroically again throughout, with Tom notching 3 points from wing forward and Dan popping up for a score again from half-back! Best of luck to the lads the next day out.

The minors got back to winning ways overcoming a strong Clare challenge prior to the senior game. Having hurled against the elements in the opening half. Limerick started slowly and Clare built up an early lead.

When the men in green eventually settled, they started showing some of their earlier championship form, accumulating some fine scores themselves. As injury time approached and the stands swelled, Limerick got the equalising score before which would have been enough to see them through, until another late score settled the outcome in Limericks favour meaning they reached the Munster Final in two weeks’ time against Tipperary. Well done to Ahane minors Padraig Harnett and Andrew Shanahan who were involved on the day.

Senior Hurlers

The senior hurlers return to action this Saturday 23rd down in Newgarden where they will face Ballybrown in the All County League at 19:30. Please come down and support the lads in action!

Junior Hurlers

We play Doon on Sunday 24th at 17:45 in Cappamore in the next round of the championship. Please come out and support the lads.

Ahane Golf Classic 2018 (update)

Following the unfortunate postponement of our Annual Golf Classic at Castletroy Golf Club last Friday evening at 17.45 due to a weather warning, we have now secured a new date of Saturday 7th July for the teams affected by the postponement.

We are currently contacting all the relevant teams to arrange new tee times and we plan to hold the Presentation of prizes immediately after the golf is completed that evening.

We apologise to all the teams affected but it was completely out of our control and we’d like to sincerely thank everyone that supported our Golf Classic last weekend.

Cappamore GAA

U12 Football

7 June 2018 – Cappamore 4-6 V 2-4 Oola. Venue: Cappamore

Another great display by our U12 team on a very warm evening. Both teams exchanged points early on until Shane O’Connor caught a long ball into the forward line, turned and fired an unstoppable stop into the top corner.

This left us 1-2 to 0-3 ahead at half time. Cappamore upped the intensity and work rate in the second half and executed some great scores. Shane Fleming had a fine game at full back and the tireless work of Cathal Mulcahy in midfield allowed his team mates to find the scores and finish out of the game strongly. Well done to both teams on a fine game played in very warm conditions.

Panel: Cillian o Dwyer, Jack O’Donnell, Shane Fleming, Michael Berkery, Alex Heney, Jacob Wright Evan Coleman (1-4 3f), Cathal Mulcahy, Dion Doyle (1-1), Colum Hanley, Jake Slattery, Chris Smith, Ben Ryan (1-1), David Meehan, Shane o Connor (1-0), Dara O’Shaughnessy, Andrew Caher, Cian O’Connor, Mark Aherne, Shane O’Neill. Team Manager: Ger Coleman

East Junior Football League

11 June 2018 in Caherelly – Cappamore 1-12 V 2-7 Ballybricken

This proved to be another great battle with Cappamore up two points at half time. Like the previous week, Ballybricken fought back and the game was a draw at full time. Extra time was needed to separate both teams and Cappamore played some of their best football to date during extra time.

Good composed play had them one up at the interval to finally win by two points. Overall, the team showed great commitment and character to win a place in the east final against Oola.

Team: Brian Leahy, Paul Campbell, Paul Leahy, Kieran Hanley, Jack Campbell, Conn Berkeley, Michael Ryan, Bill Creamer, Arron Daly, Eamonn Sheehan, Declan Deere, Liam Walsh, Brian Fitzgerald, Andy Murphy, Bobby O Connell, Peter  O Brien, Neil Leahy. Team Manager: PJ Ryan

Cumann Na mBunscoil 11 a side

11 June 2018 – Ahane 1-6 V 4-0 Tineteriffe. Venue: Gaelic Grounds

Tineteriffe N.S. were delighted to pull off  the double in both hurling and camogie, in the Gaelic Grounds, on Monday June 11th. The boys played against Ahane N.S. in a thrilling and tight encounter.

With seconds to go Tineteriffe were just leading by a single point, when the ball hit the back of the net and Tineteriffe had won by four points. Donnacha Hogan with three goals and Colum Hanley with one.

The girls camogie match was also against Ahane N.S., and although Ahane put up a spirited performance, Tineteriffe were the stronger. The quality of skill on display was excellent. Captains Donnacha Hogan and Orla Lynch thanked all the supporters, fellow players and trainers.

They were welcomed back to the school with cheers and flags waving! Congratulations also to both Donnnacha and Orla who have been chosen to play in the primary game during the Limerick senior hurling championship matches.

Camogie Team: Aoife Blackwell, Niamh Dean, Sarah Howell, Orla Lynch (captain), Sophie O’Mahony, Caitlin Shipham, Rebecca Wright, Hannah Dillon, Sally Hayes, Zoe Mooney, Fiona O’Malley, Sarah O’Malley, Megan Ryan, Teagan Ryan

Hurling Team: Donnacha Hogan (captain), Sean McCormack (vice-captain), Luke Scott, Sam Scott, Paddy Keogh, Mark Aherne, Scott Clothes system, Alex Courtney, Colum Hanly, Thomas Walsh, Jack Daly, Donnagh Digging, Mali Keogh, Cathal Mulcahy, Cian O’connor, Shane O’Neill, Darragh O’Shaughnessy, Jacob Wright

Cumann na mbunscoil 7 a side

11 June 2018 – Scoil Chatriona NS 6-9 V 6-5 Cloverfield NS. Venue: Gaelic Grounds

Well done to Scoil Chatriona after a hard fought win against Cloverfield. In a high scoring game that finished level after normal time, they dug deep in extra time and finished up deserving winners.

Some of this team had barely returned from Feile but they showed no signs of fatigue. Hard work from the first whistle laid the foundations for a very committed display and the large vocal crowd were treated to some magnificent scores. Hard luck to the girls team who were narrowly beaten in their final

Panel: Aoife Redfearn, Conor Sullivan, Ciara O’Carroll, Evan Coleman (2-5), Joe Smith (2-1), Eimear Gill, Jane Keating, Naoise Griffin, Olivia Quigley, Nicole O’Connor, Sorcha Griffin, Jake Slattery (1-3) Chris Smith (1-0), Billy Dillon. Team manager Maggie Sheehy

U8 and U10 Camogie Blitz

June 16 2018 – Venue: Effin

Very enjoyable morning had in Effin where our U8 and U10 more than accounted for themselves against opposition from Granagh-Ballingarry, Mungret and Blackrock-Effin. Thanks to Blackrock-Effin for hosting the event and providing refreshments afterwards.

U8 Panel: Elaina O’Sullivan, Jennifer Meehan, Katie Kiely, Jessicia Grisewood, Lauren Heaney, Kate Ryan, Sarah Gleeson, Éabha Ní’Mháille, Emma Devane, Róisín Ryan, Grace Ryan,  Abbie Ryan,

Team Managers U8: Josephine Blackwell, Team Manager U10: Con Hayes, Fergal Heaney and Andrew O’Malley.

U14 Football Championship

16 June 2018 – Cappamore 5-8 V 3-2 Oola. Venue: Cappamore

Well done to our U14 footballers who had a busy past week but still found reserve energy to take them past Oola footballers. Special mention to James O’Sullivan who led the way from the start. Team Manager: Con Hayes

County Hurling League Division 3

Cappamore 1-8 V 0-16 Pallasgreen. Venue: Cappamore

Cappamore came out second best in this latest encounter with Pallasgreen. With the panel depleted it was always going to be a struggle. The match practice however will hopefully prove beneficial in the remaining championship matches.

Cúl Camp 2018

Cappamore Cúl camp takes place July 9-13. All kids 6-13 years are welcome and it runs every day from 10 00am to 2 30pm. To book a place go to there are still a few spaces available. Hurling, Football and Camogie are played each day.

Green and Gold Lotto

Draw held on June 11th. Numbers drawn as follows: 1, 3, 9 and 23. No jackpot of €18,000. Lucky Dip Winners of €20 each. Mary Hynan, Bilboa Mary Butler, Farnane, Margaret O’ Carroll, Moore St, Daniel & Maureen Ryan, Moore St, Rita Charles Ignatius Walsh, Dromsally, B.L.R.R., Rearcross, Timmy Shanahan, c/o Ger Lonergan, Kathleen Quish, Mullally Grove D.F.D. Next Week’s Jackpot is €18,200.

Garryspillane GAA

Latest Results

All County League Full Time Ballybrown 0-21 Garryspillane 4-9. Upcoming fixtures – All County Hurling League: Saturday 30th June Garryspillane v Kilmallock in Knocklong at 7.30pm

Village Market

Sunday 24th June 2018 – Creamery Yard Knocklong – Gates Open at 10am – Enquiries 0876229693

Weekly Lotto

There was No winner of €1000 Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 3 11 16 30
Next jackpot will be €1050 and draw will take place in Fogarty’s Bar on
Mon 25th 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.

Date for your Diary

Saturday 17th November 2018 – Bouncers go Bonkers Again, Charleville Park Hotel.


Congratulations Bryan Heavey & Eoin O’Mahony and Limerick Minors on reaching a Munster final.

Well done to Ciaran Sheehan and Peter Morrissey who played in the Celtic Challenge Limerick Treaty team v Clare Saffron’s at the weekend. Ciaran Sheehan received the best and fairest award.

Bord Na nÓg 

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 Any queries contact Siobhan Ryan on 087-6335325.

Upcoming Fixtures – 20/06/18 – U14’s play Dromin/Athlacca at 7.15 in Knocklong
25/06/2018 – U16’s play Na Piarsaigh at 7.15 in Knocklong; 27/06/2018 – U14’s play Killacolla at 7.15 in Killacolla; 09/07/2018 – U16’s play Kilmallock at 7.15 in Kilmallock.

Mungret GAA

Ladies Football

A big Thank you to all who supported the Ladies Football Cake Sale on Saturday. Your support was very much appreciated.

U-14 Division 3 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Monaleen 1-7

In Monaleen on Monday 11 June our U-13 footballers opened their U-14 Division 3 Championship games. This is a young team normally playing against players older but Monaleen are a club similar to ourselves and can field two teams in the U-14 age group which made for an evenly matched game for both sides. Our players put in a spirited game and finished by matching the Monaleen score.

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Na Piarsaigh 5-18

In Caherdavin on Wednesday 13 June our U-14 players were met with a very strong Na Piarsaigh team. The score our players got were well earned with our back working very hard to keep Na Piarsaigh at bay.

Junior A Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-16 Ballybrown 4-12

Patrickswell was the venue for a fine evenly contested fixture that went right down to the wire on Monday 11 June. Ballybrown were quick out of the traps with a first minute goal from an overhead strike from the full forward but with two quick points from Denis Giltenane and Brian Tobin we were up and running.

Points were exchanged before Brian Barry drew parity with a point from inside his own half.  As the wide count began to accumulate  for both sides Ballybrown again found the net this time from the boot from the in rushing corner forward.

Again we rallied with 2 points , one from play from Daniel Larkin and another from a free from Conor Garvey . After 25 minutes we were rewarded from a fine passage of play when Daniel goaled to put us ahead by two points.

Again Ballybrown drew level but a purple patch which yielded 5 points saw us leading at the short whistle by 1-11 to 2-3.  We extended our lead to seven early in the second half while Ballybrown were finding it difficult to find the target with four wides on the bounce.

As both sides introduced some fresh legs Ballybrown benefited most , scoring 1-4 without reply to draw level. Again Mungret St. Pauls steamed ahead with a free from Brian but almost immediately Ballybrown scored their fourth goal from a strike from 25 yards aided by the goalmouth AstroTurf to lead by 2.

A goal from Chams Jagana and a point each from Brian and Daniel had us leading by 3 points with 5 mins to go but Ballybrown finished the stronger, outscoring us by 5 points to 1 to win by 2.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-16 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-14

The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Premier Intermediate hurlers got the result they wanted but worked hard to get it on home soil on Tuesday 12 June.

An early goal for Granagh-Ballingarry shook Mungret St. Pauls who missed 2 chances on goal and many points but on the 15th minute struck the net to bring them back into the game. Granagh-Ballingarry were leading most of the first half and they got their second goal just before the break giving them a 2 point lead at the restart.

Mungret St. Pauls were sending the ball to the wrong side of the uprights while Granagh Ballingarry seem to be scoring comfortably while their defence had pulled together not letting Mungret St. Pauls players get near.

Down 6 points Mungret St. Pauls had to pull something out of the bag, a placed ball was the start of the comeback as Mungret St. Pauls moved the ball around their forwards and after a tussle on the goal line the ball was over.

They repeated the move and this time cleanly struck the net, this gave Mungret St. Pauls a one point lead. There was a confidence in the Mungret St. Pauls game for the remainder on the clock keeping Granagh Ballingarry at bay as Mungret St. Pauls took their scores.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-17 Knockainey 1-7

On Saturday 16 June in Mungret our Premier Intermediate hurlers sponsored by Limerick Motor Centre got off to a great start and continued in their stride throughout the game working the ball well up the field with a few misplaced balls they let the ball do a lot of the work as the team on a whole blended well together from the youngest to the most qualified.

It was a great game to watch. This is Mungret St. Pauls fifth win in the League leaving them to of the table with 2 games left to play against Monaleen and Murroe-Boher. Photos on our facebook page.

Limerick U-20 Footballers

An unfortunate result against the U-20 favourites Kerry in the Munster U-20 Football Championship. Well done to Adam Storan and Ciaran Laffey who wore the Limerick jersey.

Patrickswell GAA

Senior Hurlers

Patrickswell remained top of the All County Hurling League after a three-goal win over Na Piarsaigh. The opening ten minutes were delicately balanced as both teams registered three points each.

Tom O’Brien pushed the ‘Well into the lead with a fine goal, but the Caherdavin side stayed in contention at 1-4 to 0-6 after fifteen minutes.

The match swung decisively in Patrickswell’s favour as our midfielders and forwards produced 1-5 without reply in a devastating ten-minute spell. At the interval, Gary Kirby’s men were ahead by eight points at 2-11 to 0-9.

The second half produced an early fightback by Na Piarsaigh. At one stage, they produced seven consecutive points to slash their deficit to two points at 2-13 to 0-17. Patrickswell were forced to respond through successive points from Lar Considine, Mark Carmody and Peter Harty (0-2).

Once again, the ‘Well had opened a comfortable advantage at 2-17 to 0-17 after fifty minutes. David Woulfe made a telling impact when his late goal clinched the game. The final result was 3-20 to 0-20. The next scheduled All County Hurling League match is Tuesday June 19 at 7.30pm in Patrickswell versus Doon.

Junior A Hurlers

Patrickswell maintained their 100% record in the City Championship after a tough win over Na Piarsaigh. While Na Piarsaigh struck the opening point of the match, Patrickswell took charge and roared into a 0-7 to 0-1 lead within ten minutes.

Our opponents managed to halt the onslaught with a couple of points; however the ‘Well notched another five straight points to lead by 0-12 to 0-5 by half-time.

Calvin Carroll’s early second half goal opened up a ten point lead at 1-12 to 0-5 and the result seemed beyond doubt. Na Piarsaigh cancelled out the goal by notching three consecutive points, but Patrickswell tacked on two more points.

After 45 minutes, the ‘Well led handsomely by 1-14 to 0-8. The Light Blues stepped up the pressure and were rewarded with two goals and two points in a ten-minute burst.

Patrickswell were under pressure in the closing few minutes. Our lead had been eroded to three points at 1-16 to 2-10. The win appeared to be finally cemented with two insurance points; however Na Piarsaigh struck a third goal to set up a grandstand finale at 1-18 (21) to 3-10 (19).

In the dying seconds, our opponents were pressing for the equalising goal. The ‘Well broke forward and Jason Gillane ended their stubborn resistance with the last point of the match. The final result was a 1-19 to 3-10 triumph.

St Patrick’s GAA

Junior B Football County League Semi Final

St Patrick’s 2-10  Knockane 1-9

Pride of place goes to the Juniors with a great win in Martinstown on Thursday. Playing a lot of the game with 14 men, St Patrick’s showed excellent spirit, character and a real will to win despite being  forced into a rear guard action in the second half. Taking some fine scores in both halves St Patrick’s finished the game strongly when most needed to win by four points. St Senans from Foynes will be the opponents in the County League Final. Keith McCarthy, James Madden, Niall McNamara, Stephen Clancy, Jack Doyle (0-2), Kevin Maher, Conor O’Sullivan, Ian Rossiter, Niall Benson (0-4, Michael Green(1-1), Michael Geary, Killian Markham, Brian Mullins, Cyril Hamilton (0-1), David Crowe (1-2). Subs: Tony Kett for I Rossiter inj, Colin Meagher for S Clancy inj , Tim o Connor jnr, Paddy Downes.


Calvin Moran started corner forward for the Limerick U20 footballers against Kerry, Diarmuid and Gearoid Hegarty with the Limerick minor and Senior hurling teams in Ennis all in Munster Championship action in the past week. Mixed results in the games but all in the club are very proud of all three St Patrick’s club men.

Mayors Cup Schools Hurling

Well done to Jamie Quigley and  Blake Campbell who was Captain. Both played with the victorious  Mayors Cup Schools Hurling Team in the Gaelic Grounds on last week.

U14 Football

Glin 1-07 St Patrick’s 0-8

Huge credit to St Patrick’s U14s who were narrowly beaten. After a long journey to Glin this young panel were very unlucky not to come away with a victory, but can be hugely proud of a great effort and showing all that St Patrick’s  spirit  to never give up.

U14 Hurling Division 2

Southside Gaels 2-6 Kilpeacon 0-9

A great win followed in the hurling  by bouncing back from defeat in round one. It was a real positive display of hurling from a young panel and the win was fully deserved for this team.

St Patricks Ladies Football

Girls Underage Street League – Saturday 23rd June @ 2pm. Ages 6-8 & 9-12 years. All new players are welcome, come along & try a new sport, make new friends & have fun. For more details contact Jennifer Chambers 087 699 8971

St Patrick’s U12 Girls Football

It has been a busy week for St Patricks U12 girl footballers. Training Tuesday, match at home to Monaleen Wednesday and away to St Bridgets in a game. This team are showing great improvement. Well done to all the girls and coaches. Thanks to Zoe’s mother for the goodies after the match. Training continues every Tuesday at 6.30pm. New players are always welcome.