Limerick GAA Notes

The Mungret St Pauls U-15 footballers that beat Newcastle West in the League Final.

Ahane GAA

Senior Hurlers

The senior hurlers played Ballybrown on Friday evening last in the All County League in Mackey Park, Newgarden. In what was a successful return to action for the lads following a short summer break, they overcame the men from Clarina by 0-16 to 0-11 points. Scorer in chief was big Mike Carr, chipping in with 0-9 points on the evening.

Junior Hurlers

A sun-drenched Cappamore was the venue for the latest round of the junior championship we faced off against Doon. The game was nip and tuck scoring wise for the first quarter, before a strong Doon side begun to edge ahead on the scoreboard.

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Given the high temperatures, the ref called a “water” break during the midpoint of each half to the relief of the those competing – a far cry from the last game two weeks ago when the game had be abandoned against Ballybricken due to torrential rain and thunder storms!

As the game progressed, Doon pulled away on the scoreboard running out easy winners on a final score of 2-25 to 2-12. Next up for the juniors is Kilteely/Dromkeen where we will be attempting to get back to winning ways.

Limerick Minor Hurlers

On Sunday in Thurles, the Limerick minors will face off against Tipperary in the minor hurling final at 11:30am, before the senior final between Clare and Cork.

Limerick topped the group for the minor round-robin series of games, with the only blip being a defeat to Waterford. With Ahane’s Padraig Harnett and Andrew Shanahan on the squad, and Sean Og Herbert and John Meskell involved in the management of the team, we wish them every success and hope they can upset their Tipperary counterparts on their home turf.

Golf Classic 2018 (update)

Following the unfortunate postponement of our Annual Golf Classic at Castletroy Golf Club last Friday week 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.


A reminder to keep an eye out on the clubs social media sites for the latest news, fixtures and updates., @ahanegaaclub, (enter Ahane as the club to register, and follow the instructions to download the FREE app).

Ballinacurra Gaels GAA

U-10 Gaelic Football Blitz

Ballinacurra Gaels hosted a very successful U-10 Gaelic football blitz at their grounds last Friday. On a beautiful Summer evening, eight teams took part in a very enjoyable series of games. Teams travelled from St. Patricks, Ballybricken, Ballybrown, Na Piarsaigh and South Liberties.

We were delighted to be able to field two teams and all of the boys and girls enjoyed the games and the refreshments provided afterwards. Well done to everybody who helped out with getting the pitch ready, car parking, providing refreshments, coaching and organising the games in the blitz itself. Thank you to all the visiting teams and coaches for attending in such big numbers.

Cúl Camp

Ballinacurra Gaels are hosting a Kelloggs GAA Cúl camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 from July 2nd to 6th, daily from 10am until 2.30pm. It promises to be a fun-filled week of games and skills development. To book your child’s place, go to or text/call 0871746080.


Training for U-6s, U-8s and U-10s continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm at our grounds in Ballinacurra Gardens. New players always welcome!

Cappamore GAA

East Junior A & B Football League final

Monday 18 June 2018 – Cappamore 1-9 V 2-7 Oola, Venue: Ballybricken

U12 Football

Knockainey 5-4 V 0-5 Cappamore – Venue: Knockainey: Panel: Cillian O’Dwyer, Shane Fleming, Cathal Mulcahy, Michael Berkery (0-1), Colum Hanley, Jacob Wright, Evan Coleman (0-4), Ben Ryan, Jake Slattery, Shane O’Connor, Dion Doyle, Chris Smith, David Meehan, Eamonn Ryan, Malachy Keogh, Andrew Caher, Shane O’Neill, Jack Daly, Thomas Shanahan, Mark Aherne, Dara O Shaughnessy.

Junior B Hurling

Cappamore V Bohermore-Ballybricken, walkover received.

Green and Gold Lotto

Draw held on June 18th. Numbers as follows: 7, 21, 22 and 28. No winner of €18,200 jackpot. Lucky Dip winners of €20 each – Audrey Fox, Doon, Catriona Maher, Doon, Seamus Keating, Moore St, Maureen & Jimmy Ryan, Moore St, Jerry Gleeson (Well) Helena Hayes, c/o Jerry Gleeson, Sean Hogan, c/o Neighbours Fr Browne, Katie Burke, Mullally Lawn, Ger Lynch, Cappanuke. Next week’s jackpot is €18,400.

Garryspillane GAA

Best of Luck

The Club wish to extend the Best of Luck to Bryan Heavey & Eoin O’Mahony, the Limerick Minors and Team Management in Thurles on Sunday.

Village Market

Thanks to all who supported us last Sunday – Next market date soon keep an eye on Facebook Page Village Market, Knocklong.

Weekly Lotto

There was no winner of this weeks  €1050 Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 10, 22, 27 and 29. Next jackpot will be €1100 and draw will take place in The Hill Bar on Mon 2nd July. Tickets available in the Credit Union, 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.

Date for your Diary

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

Bord Na nÓg

Still another week to go to register for our Kelloggs Cul Camp which will be held from 9th to 13th July this year for children aged 6 to 13. €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.


U12’s had a good win against neighbours Glenroe last Sunday morning, the U14’s suffered defeat to a good Dromin/Athlacca side last Wednesday evening, while the U16’s had a good win last night against top of the table Na Piarsaigh.

We led at half time on a score line of 1-4 to 0-2 and should have been further ahead. After a tough second half we came away from the match with a well-deserved 5-08 to 1-08 win. Superb team effort. Team:  Eoin McGrath, Nathan O’Mahony, Patrick McGrath, Jack O’Keeffe, Josh Dineen (0-1), Micheal O’Donnell (0-1), Jordan Dineen, Shane Hanrahan (1-0), Peter O’Dwyer (1-0), Kieran Beston, Robert Sampson, Conor Finn (1-02), Owen O’Sullivan (0-1), Jack O’Reilly (1-03), Cathal O’Mahony, Ben Ryan (1-0), Josh Ryan.

Upcoming fixtures

27/06/18 – U14’s away to Killacolla Gaels at 7.15

28/06/18 – U12’s away to Bruree at 6.45

09/07/18 – U16’s away to Kilmallock at 7.15

Mungret St Pauls GAA

Summer Camp

On Monday, July 2nd, our Centra sponsored Summer camp will begin from 10am to 2pm for 3 days until Wednesday 4 June. Registration takes place on the morning of the camp so we would advise parents to arrive early to register which costs €35 per child. Please make sure to have suncream on your children and bring plenty of water with their lunch.

U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 7-10 Glin 4-6

Mungret St. Pauls U-13 team took to the pitch against Glin on Monday 18 June. The game started in a very chaotic fashion, Mungret St. Pauls opened scoring with a well taken point with Glin going up field and hitting a well taken goal. Mungret St. Pauls came back with their own goal but to concede on another central attack.The game was tit for tat with the half time score 3-6 to 3-3 in Mungret St. Pauls favour. The players were asked for a response in the second half and they all collectively raised their game to produce a strong attacking display. There was some great interplay producing excellent scoring. The game finished with Mungret St. Pauls outright winners. Well done to all players who gave it their all.

Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Ballybrown 1-4

On Monday 18 June in Ballybrown our U-14 team took on our neighbours in football. This was a well matched game but a lucky goal for Ballybrown won the game for them.

Junior A Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-14 Monaleen 1-1

In Rhebogue on Monday, June 18 our hurlers played out a great game but were unable to get past a strong Monaleen challenge, losing by a two point margin.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-15 Crecora Manister 1-11

On Friday 22 June in Old Christians, the Junior Hurlers took on Crecora Manister and came out victorious by seven points.

Junior Challenge

On Wednesday 20 June, history was made as Mungret St. Pauls Junior B+ team lined out against Kevin Barry’s, Hartfords from Connecticut. This was an entertaining game with Kevin Barry’s winning the first half and Mungret St. Pauls making a remarkable comeback in the second half. The Hartfords bus may be light a few players as the ink was drying on the transfer papers.

Kevin Barry’s scored 3 spectacular goals in the first half with Mungret St. Pauls missing a few of their own chances. On the break there was a scene on the pitch as a race had begun across the pitch to the subs bench between our President, Pa O’Brien and Vice President, Raymond O’Hagan both yielding their weapons of choice for the match.

The second half Mungret St. Pauls had a great advantage over the tired Kevin Barry side who had played their last game only 2 days previous. Some of the Mungret St. Pauls players had a good long rest of a few years since their last match. There were some legs on show that had not been seen since the late 20’s with many of our teams managers taking up a position on the pitch they could not resist and were still managing on the pitch.

It was easy to see that the visitors had put in a lot of hard work and intensive training before traveling the seas as some had only taken up hurling in the last five years it was great to see their hard work pay off and the game flowed easily with not many fowls being called.

A return trip was being mentioned through the Mungret St. Pauls players, with the treasurer on the pitch and the chairman over the team. It may be pushed through but we may need to organinse a private jet to fill all the players, WAGs and hangers on that were offering to help in the journey to Connecticut.

After the match everyone was welcomed back to the club house where they entered into the fantastic sounds of traditional music from our Scór members. After a bit to eat Mungret St. Pauls was presented with a Kevin Barry jersey signed by all the team and an extra gift of a club shirt for chairman, Mike O’Connell and Kevin O’Hagan who helped organise the event.

Mungret St. Pauls in return presented a trophy to mark the occasion to the Kevin Barry Chairman, along with a gear bag of the jerseys worn by the Mungret St. Pauls team in the match, which will be washed before being handed over.

Go raibh Míle maith agaibh to Kevin Barry’s and your supporters for a great night, we wish you well in your future hurling and spreading the love of our sport in Connecticut. A special thanks also to Donie Brown to put up with a lot in the game to referee it for us.

Photos on our facebook page

Mayors Cup

Players from Mungret St. Pauls who represented Limerick City in the Mayor’s Cup Final against the City Schools Champions, Ballybrown. Limerick City won the game by 4 points. Players are. Brian Hassett, Diarmaid Hynes, Darragh Hogan and Conor Horgan.

U-15 Hurling Final

Mungret St. Pauls 3-11 Bruff 2-13

It took extra time to finish this game and it all came down to the last minute before supporters could breathe on Friday 22 June in Claughaun on a very hot day.

A point a piece opened the game followed by cheers from the Bruff supporters as they hit the net but Mungret St. Pauls kept their heads. Knowing they were 3 points behind made them work harder and they pulled ahead with skill as they went 2 goals and 2 points unanswered, the second goal came from a well taken penalty.

Bruff were working on their scores as well but were expertly denied a goal by Mungret St. Pauls goalie. There was a share of scores for both sides and just before the half time whistle Bruff sent the ball toward our defence which ended in the net bringing them back into the game and a draw at the end of the first half.

The second half yielded 3 points apiece to draw again. Extra time saw the boys having to muster more energy as the game was hotting up on the pitch and both teams were looking to win the game. This was a tight game with little going astray it really was coming down to who got into a scoring position and took their chance. Mungret St. Pauls scored their 3 points in the first half of extra time on the trot with Bruff only managing a point either side.

A mere point ahead, Mungret St. Pauls had to hold their minimal lead to through the last 10 minutes of the game and get everyone working on the pitch. This was a nail biting part of the game as it looked like Mungret St. Pauls had lost their steam as Bruff powered on to 2 points ahead and Mungret St. Pauls at their crucial time were off target. Eventually a goal arrived and Mungret St Pauls were back in front.

All eyes were then fixed on the ref as the clock ticked down until the final whistle and joy as the game was finally over and Mungret St. Pauls declared winners of the U-15 Hurling League. Well done to all involved.

Players on the day; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, David Guilfoyle, Daragh Bridgeman, Barry Duff, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss, Cillian O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Colin Rochford, david Geary, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark O’Brian, Mark Buckley, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney.

Management; Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford. Photos on our website.

U-15 Football Final

Mungret St. Pauls 2-18 Newcastle West 1-4

A very one sided game that was evident Newcastle West were down a few key players when they played in Adare on Sunday morning 24 June.

Within 4 minutes Mungret St. Pauls had scored their first point and goal. It was looking obvious that Mungret St. Pauls were the stronger team on the field as kickouts were being won by Mungret St. Pauls with Newcastle West having to work really hard to achieve a score which came for them in the fifteenth minute of the game by a way of a goal but it was a bit late in coming as Mungret St. Pauls had already racked up 2-6 with only one point coming from a free. That trend continued in the second half with Mungret St Pauls coming home with a comfortable win. Well done to our players who used their head in the game and used a free men when they could get the ball to them.

Player on the day; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran. Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Paddy Roche, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew Donnellan, David Geary, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett. (14 were on the panel for the hurling final only 2 days previous)

Management; John Rochford, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman. Photo on our website

U-12 Camogie

Well done to the U-12 camogie girls who played in a league match against Knockaderry on Thursday 21 June.

Brooke Quinn, Jillian Buckley, Clodagh Nestor, Amy Baggott, Jayne Casey, Faye O’Connor, Lilly Quinn, Ruby McGuire, Doireann O’Connor, Lucy Hayes, Sarah Horgan, Anna McCarthy, Aoife Lyons, Clíona Byrne, Katie Keogh, Ciara Donnarumma, Molly Tobin

Ladies Football Walk

Well done to all who took part in the sponsored walk on Saturday. We really appreciate your participation in the event which was a great success. A special word of Thank you to those who helped out on the day.

Na Piarsaigh GAA

Senior Football

Our senior footballers were back in action during the week where they travelled to Monaleen to take on the locals in the Final of the City Senior Football Championship. Minus the services of quite a few of our regular footballers who are taking advantage of the extended gap in fixtures.

Nevertheless we still fielded a strong looking lineout and began the game quite well. The McLoughlins in the full back line were impressive Dean and Conor with Peter Hodnett, Kevin Nolan and Evan O’Brien holding a solid half back line in place.

We had further disruption after only a few minutes when we lost Alan Dempsey following his goal scored. Alan’s two partners in crime in the full forward line also raised green flags in Aaron Costelloe and Evan Egan.

However in spite of scoring 3 goals we did however concede 3 goals also. A very enjoyable game of football played in a good spirit and no doubt very good prep for the weeks ahead.

Team: Tommy Collins, Conor McLoughlin, Dean McLoughlin, Ciaran Ryan, Peter Hodnett, Kevin Nolan, Evan O Brien, Gordon Brown, Donal O’Connaill, Will Henn, Eoin Hogan, Brian Shannon, Alan Dempsey, Aaron Costellooe, Evan Egan.

Subs: Killian Collins, Daragh O’Gorman, Ruben McCarthy, John Madden, Tommy Grimes, Dylan Cronin, Daragh Kennedy, John Leahy, Graham Culleton Final Score: Monaleen 3-12 Na Piarsaigh 3-9

The lads will be back in action this coming Saturday when they take part in the Rathkeale Big Ball 7s. We have been drawn in Group 1 along with Galbally, Cappamore, Cappagh and Kildimo-Pallaskenry.


The jackpot continues to climb after last week’s draw with the money now at €3200. The numbers drawn were  08, 12, 20, 26. No jackpot winner but 3 lucky dip winners were Sean Shanagher, Timmy Mulcahy and Catherine Gaynor. Sellers prize went to Marina Delaney and Doreen Ryan winning the house draw prize. We thank everyone for their continued support of our lotto which can be done online at or log on to and follow the link at top.


We wish to congratulate club man Mike Flynn who is part of the victorious Kildare Hurling set up. Mike is Performance Analyst for Joe Quaid’s side Christy Ring Cup winning side. Well done to all

Summer Camp

The club are holding a summer camp for all 6 to 13 year olds beginning on July 2nd to 6th with the second week from 9 to 13th. Camp starts daily from 10 until 115pm with drop off available from 930am. Contact Grainne for details 086 306 9154

Old Christians GAA

Junior Hurling

Our Junior Hurlers continued their City Championship campaign with a 2-14 to 2-12 victory over Monaleen in Claughaun last Monday evening. It was a titanic battler throughout and our lads did brilliantly to hold off a Monaleen comeback in the second half.

We led 1-7 to 0-5 at the break with Ken Byrnes netting the only goal of the half. Monaleen struck their first goal of the game early in the second half but we immediately responded with our second goal thanks to Kieran Bennett. Monaleen were soon in for a second three pointer but we held out to earn our second win from three championship games. Next up is a game against Crecora-Manister with date yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more info.

Panel for the Monaleen game was as follows: John Keogh, Roy Hartigan, Conor Madden, Liam Byrnes, Luke Fitzgerald, Darragh Long, Steven Barry, Kevin Howard, Glenn Hannon, Dylan Blackhall, Aidan Maher, Dion Franklin, Ken Byrnes, Dean Murray, Kieran Bennett, Ronan Carroll, Noel Whyte, Dylan Lyons, Cian Maher, Alan Reidy.

Limerick U-21s

Hard luck to Kevin Howard and the Limerick U-21 hurling team that were beaten by Tipperary in the Munster semi final. Kevin came on for the final quarter and buried a fine goal in the 1-22 to 1-13 defeat.


Well done to our own Willie Banks and the rest of the Kildare management led by Joe Quaid on winning the Christy Ring Cup last week. Willie is Kildare’s goalkeeping coach.

Patrickswell GAA

Senior Hurlers

Patrickswell suffered defeat in the All County Hurling League against Doon. With a stiff breeze at their backs, the ‘Well made a bright opening and raced into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead after five minutes.

Doon scored their opening point to register on the scoreboard, however Aaron Gillane’s goal built a 1-4 to 0-2 margin after ten minutes. The middle stages of the first half were controlled by Doon and they were rewarded with five points against the wind.

With twenty minutes on the clock, Patrickswell held a narrow 1-5 to 0-7 advantage. Lar Considine sparked a revival as the ‘Well fired off five additional points to reach the interval at 1-10 to 0-8 ahead.

The second half was characterised by Doon taking full benefit of the breeze. The East Men wreaked havoc with their long, high ball. In the space of five minutes, Patrickswell conceded a damaging 2-3 and trailed by 2-11 to 1-11.

Darragh Ahern and Lar Considine ended the Doon surge and closed the deficit to a single point at 2-11 to 1-13. Once again, our opponents found the back of the net and scored another fresh point. The game had turned to Doon and they led by 3-12 to 1-13.

Calvin Carroll scored a goal to put the ‘Well back into the reckoning. Unfortunately, Doon plundered a fourth goal to cement a 4-12 to 2-13 lead with ten minutes left.

To their credit, the Patrickswell midfielders and forwards sparked a revival with six points in five minutes. The deficit was down to a single point at 4-14 to 2-19 with five minutes on the clock. As Gary Kirby’s men pushed for an equaliser, Doon tacked on some insurance points to win a superb game by 4-17 to 2-20.

On Tuesday June 26, the Senior hurlers face Monaleen in the City Championship semi-final replay in Clarina at 7.30pm. On Saturday June 30, we are scheduled to visit Adare at 7.30pm in the All County Hurling League.

Junior A Hurlers

The Junior A hurlers won the County League Final by receiving a walkover from Adare.

St Patrick’s GAA

All in St Patrick’s wish Diarmuid Hegarty and the Limerick minor hurling team the very best of luck this coming Sunday in Thurles in the Munster Minor Hurling Final at 11.30am. We ask all St Patrick’s  members to support Diarmuid and Limerick on the day.

Junior B Football County League Final

St Patrick’s 1-09  St Senans 1-12

Well done to both sides who played out a closely fought game in Ballingarry. Credit to St Senans  who despite being reduced to fourteen  men were to lead at half time 6 points to 5. Both sides kicking well worked scores. The game was tied with fifteen minutes to go, when St Patrick’s were on the receiving end of a very dubious penalty decision. Three points was the difference  for the remainder of the game and the West Limerick side were victorious against a hugely competitive St Patrick’s team.

Padraig Reals and Niall Benson were  top scorers. Jack Doyle also goaled for a side who were captained by Niall Benson and managed by Mike Geary with Tim O Connor Junior also part of the management. Thanks to all the panel who wore the green jersey throughout the league and hopefully this team can have a say in the upcoming City championship.

U14 Football

St Patrick’s  3-4 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-8

Our U14s gained a well deserved win on Wednesday  last in Rhebogue. The panel gave their all and  battled really well in every position it was great to see this young team rewarded for their efforts.

Panel: Josh O Neill, Alex  Collopy, Sean Rice, Matthew Hickey, James Murphy, Josh McCarthy (C) (0-1), Jake Kavanagh, Blake Campbell, Arron Byrnes (1-1), Sean Toomey, Shane Cross (0-2), Cian Kennedy, Jamie Quigley, Liam Chambers (2-0), Ronan Kidney, Jack Flanagan, Christopher Hickey, Cian Power, Michael  Ryan.

Girls Football Street League

A great day had by all at the first St Patricks girls street league on Saturday. Well done to everyone who took part, especially to the red team captained by Nadine who won  the cup final and the Yellow team who won the shield final captained by Ella. Thanks to all the parents who helped and supported the girls on a glorious summer’s day in  Rhebogue.

Cùl Camp

St Patrick’s Gaa Cùl camp will be held from Monday August 13 to Friday August 17 this year. Always a hugely enjoyable week, follow the link below  to book online. Everyone who attends will receive Gaa Cùl camp gear.