Limerick GAA Notes

Action from the Mungret St Pauls v Pallasgreen game in the Intermediate Football Co Championship

Ahane GAA

C-A-M Cancer Support Fundraiser 27th July

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The Castleconnell / Ahane / Mountpelier Cancer support group are holding their first fundraiser on Friday 27th of July.

The group hope to raise funds to assist families in our community who are being impacted by a cancer diagnosis to the extent that routine household management and individual wellbeing is undermined. Our fundraising event is the first ever walk through our very own bog.

We would very much appreciate if you could promote this community event through your social media platforms. #communitysupportingoneanother #cancersupport   Please share our facebook page CAM Cancer support group.

On a more practical level. To uphold the community spirit. We are requesting local sports club members to take part in the “bog walk” wearing their club jerseys. We would appreciate and welcome your support in this.

Limerick Senior Hurlers

The big game on everyone’s thoughts and lips in GAA terms is the All-Ireland semi-final against Cork on Sunday next in Croke Park. The club whole-heartedly wishes Tom and Dan Morrissey and the entire Limerick squad and management the very best of luck as they aim to reach their first senior final since 2007. Athain agus Luimneach Abu!

Junior Hurlers

The Junior hurlers take part in a round-robin play off series now with Doon and Kilteely/Dromkeen, hoping to make the semi-final stages of the East championship. First game is on Thursday evening against Kilteely/Dromkeen on Thursday 26th In Cappamore at 1930. Please come out and support the lads.

Limerick Minor Hurlers

The lads bowed out of this year’s championship against Kilkenny last Saturday in Thurles with a disappointing defeat. A win would see the team progress to an All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin on the 29th. Things were looking somewhat on course when the lads starting to out-hurl the  Cats, going a point ahead with 5 minutes before the half time break.

However a Kilkenny goal followed by a few minor scores rattled Limerick and saw them enter the break 6 points to the good. Unfortunately, when Kilkenny opened the second half with a flurry of scores, a tired looking Limerick side fell away badly, in the end going down to a heavy defeat.

Well done to Padraig Harnett and Andrew Shanahan on playing and putting on a strong showing in the green & white for year. They represented their families and the Ahane GAA club with great pride and distinction throughout the year and hopefully they will transfer experiences gained to their own minor team in Ahane as they resume action shortly.

Inaugural 9-a-side Senior Hurling Competition

The six team competition took place on May 25th in Newgarden, an initiate organised by the club through the Feile Athain Organisation Committee. With the break in club championship action while inter-county action takes precedence, this competition provided a great avenue for teams to get some games in, while competing in a fresh environment with rules tailored to 9-a-side game.

The feile was run in two groups, with Ahane, Adare and Kiladangan in Group 1, while Patrickswell, Murroe/Boher and the Bouncers from Garryspillane took their places in Group 2.

Eventually Garryspillane and Kiladangan won their way through to the final which indeed proved to be a cracking  high scoring game. While there were tired bodies a plenty across both squads, the quality of hurling remained very high and entertaining to the end.

Both finalists squads also received a set of O’Neills gear, also kindly sponsored by O’Neills and presented by rep Paul O’Donnell.

Before handing over the trophy to the Kiladangan captain, Ahane’s Irish Officer John Ryan made an eloquent bi-lingual speech, again promoting the native tongue and the GAA / Irish language initiative.

The Kiladangan captain Jack Loughnane followed suit when receiving the trophy and new set of gear with a cupla focal also. Maith thú le Kiladangan and to all involved in the running and organising of the event!

Cappamore GAA

County Senior Hurling League

Cappamore 5-12 V Bruff 1-17

Two early goals from Ben Leonard followed by 2 more from Andy Murphy with Tommy O’ Donoghue adding another set Cappamore up for a good victory. TEAM: Tommy Ryan, Jack Campbell, Eamonn Gleeson, Jason Fitzgibbon (0-1), Peter O’ Brien, Brian Coffey, Eoin O’ Donoghue, Patrick Doyle, Con Berkery, Dan Shanahan, Declan Deere (0-1), Joe Lonergan (0-1), Ben Leonard (2-0), Tommy O’ Donoghue (1-5), Andy Murphy (2-2) SUBS: Jack Sheehan, Kevin Ryan, Kevin Doyle (0-1), Conor O’ Brien (0-1), Liam Creamer.

East Junior B Hurling Championship

Doon 1-12 V 1-15 Cappamore

Good team display overall in first championship game. Best on the night were minors Kevin Doyle and Jack Sheehan and also Darragh O’Dwyer

U-14 Football

Galbally 2-13 V Cappamore 3-2.

On an evening where the boys never seemed to get going, we only trailed at half time by a point. However, as the second half progressed, momentum built for the home side and they seemed to create scores with relative ease. The boys rallied towards the end and fired 2 quick goals but it wasn’t enough on the evening.

U-13 Hurling

On Thursday evening in Caherconlish, our U13 Hurlers had their first competitive game of the year. The home side started the brighter but the Cappamore back line held firm. As the game opened up, Cappamore created some fine chances and some good scores were taken to lead at half time by 2-2 to 0-2. The second half saw Cappamore beginning to dominate the middle sector of the field and more fine scores followed. A good win on the evening by a youthful Cappamore side to finish 6-4 to 1-4. TEAM: A.Heney E Ryan A Roulstan S Fleming J O’Donnell D Hogan C O’Dwyer S Hanly S Scott B Ryan M Ryan C Hanly L Scott  J Smith S O’Connor S Slattery.

Junior A Football Championship

Cappamore Junior A football team have got their championship off to a good start with consecutive wins over Cappagh 4-11 to 1-9, and Fedamore 7-14 to 5-7. Next they play Monaleen and Ballylanders in the final two games in their group.

Team/Panel: Brian Leahy, Michael Donovan, Jack Campbell, Paul Campbell, Duirmuid Sheehy, Denis Leonard, Jason Fitzgibbon, Michael Ryan, Bobby O Connell, Conn Berkery, Bill Creamer, Kieran Hanley, Peter O Brien, Pakie Doyle, Conor Sheehan, Declan Deere, Ben Leonard, Eamonn Sheehan, Arron Daly, Tommy O’Donoghue, Jack Leonard, Jamie McCarthy, Andy Murphy, Brian Fitzgerald, Joe Lonergan, Eoin O Donoghue, Jack Sheehan, Liam Walsh, Kevin Doyle, John Ryan V, Denis O Donoghue, Gearoid Hogan.

Green and Gold Lotto

Draw held on July 16th. Numbers 1, 7, 22, 29. No winner of €19,000 jackpot. Lucky Dip winners of €20 each.

Chris Byrne, c/o Hayes Sean Cunningham, Dromsally, Helena Hayes, Dromsally Ann Healy, Cappamore, Johnny McCarthy, c/o Jerry Gleeson Laura Foley, Jack Walsh Liam Ryan (V), Dromalty, Michael McStay Jason Katous, Dromkeen.

Garryspillane GAA

Best of Luck

The Club wish to Extend the Best of Luck to John Kiely and the Limerick Senior Hurlers and Team Management in Croke Park on Sunday.

Weekly Lotto

There was no winner in this week’s €1250. Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 3, 6, 11, 28. The lucky dip winners were: Billy Pa & Norma c/o Fogarty’s, Esther O’Brien c/o Welcome Inn, Helen Lawrence c/o Meades Ann O’Brien c/o Meades, Eddie Collins c/o Credit Union. Next jackpot will be €1300 and will take place in The Hill Bar on Mon 30th 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

Upcoming Events

Céilí at the Cross: Saturday 4th  August 2018 – Creamery Yard, Knocklong. Open air Céilí and Crossroads Dancing – For young and old. Music By: Timjo & Ann Riordan Céilí Band Dancing 7pm to 10pm. Tickets Adults €10 available from any player or committee member or Credit Union. Children U16 Free but must be accompanied by an adult. Free prize raffle on entry ticket – Refreshments on site. Enquiries 087 9521906.

Village Market

Sunday 5th August 2018 – Creamery Yard, Knocklong. Gates Open 9am. Enquiries 087 6229693.

Club Gear

O’Neill’s Garryspillane half-zip tops & black/amber skinny pants. To order Contact Caroline on 087 8200463.

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 under 6 to under 12, U6’s need to be attending primary school.

U12’s won all three matches in their Munster blitz in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.   U14’s suffered a defeat to Kilmallock on Saturday evening.  Our U6’s, U8’s, U10’s and U12’s took part in blitz’s in Glenroe Harvest Festival on Sunday.  U16’s lost to Knockaderry Monday evening.

Upcoming fixtures for July/August

26/07/18 – U13’s at home to Kilmallock at 7.30

02/08/18 – U13’s at home to Pallasgreen at 7.30

06/08/18 – U16’s away to Croom at 7.15

09/8/18 – U13’s away to Caherline at 7.30

16/8/18 – U13’s away to Cappamore at 7.30

20/8/18 – U16’s away to Ahane at 7.15

Mungret St Pauls

Intermediate Football

Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Pallasgreeen 0-12

In Claughaun on 21, July there was a bit of a cold breeze when the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Mungret St. Pauls footballers lined out against Pallasgreen. It took a few minutes and a wide from Mungret St. Pauls before Pallasgreen put up their first two points. Mungret St. Pauls came back with a matching score but easy frees given to Pallasgreen were aiding to their lead while Mungret St. Pauls were sending their chances to the wrong side of the uprights. Half time saw Mungret St. Pauls behind 0-4 to 0-7.

Mungret St .Pauls came back strong in the second half and brought them up to a point behind only to let it slip away again. Mungret St. Pauls were standing off their men and not letting the ball do the work. Pallasgreen took advantage to win by four.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-20 Murroe Boher 1-11

An even game in the first half with the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Mungret St. Pauls taking over in the second half to take the game on Tuesday 17 July. Each score was matched in the first half when Mungret St. Pauls lost their stride Murroe Boher took over and built up on their score. There were a lot of wides on both sides before Mungret St. Pauls pointed a placed ball to draw the half.

Mungret St Pauls did not let the dust settle as they pointed three points with Murroe Boher returning the same to draw again. Munget St. Pauls then halted Murroe Boher who had 5 points scored before Mungret St. Pauls took their chance on goal. Three more points for Mungret St. Pauls before Murroe Boher made some noise by scoring their only goal. This was quickly cancelled out with a penalty for Mungret St. Pauls shot past the goalie for a second goal. Mungret St. Pauls signed off the game with their final point. A great finish to a polished performance. Photos on Facebook

Junior A Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-14 Old Christians 2-12

On Monday 16 July in Rhebogue, this match started out going point for point with Old Christians. They then sent over five unanswered scores. The teams then scored two more points apiece before Old Christians struck the sliotar in the net. Mungret St. Pauls closed the first half off with two more points going in five behind at the break.

A strong start in the second half had Mungret St. Pauls pull up to one point behind when Old Christians sent the sliotar into the back of the net again. This was the gap Old Christians needed and Mungret St. Pauls only matched the additional points before the full time. This was the last game for 2018 for the Junior A team with the Junior B team still with games ahead. Photos on our Facebook page.

Junior B Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-16 Na Piarsaigh 1-12

A Junior B game really comes down to the players available on the night and Mungret St. Pauls had the players on Thursday 19 July when they had a home match against Na Piarsaigh.

Mungret St. Pauls scored the first point but Na Piarsaigh did not waste time to score two points themselves which was the only time during the match that they lead. Mungret St. Pauls worked the ball very well up the pitch and scored all their points in the first half from play while Na Piarsaigh were unable to score much as they hit five wides.

The second half restarted with Mungret St. Pauls pulling ahead again with a well taken goal. Na Piarsaigh started to work back on their score, getting to four points behind Mungret St. Pauls. We began to dominate again but a Na Piarsaigh goal put three between the teams but Mungret St Pauls held on to score the last point and win the game.

U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Fr. Casey’s 4-7

Monday 16 July was not a good day for our U-16 footballers who had been on a winning streak until they played Fr Caseys in Abbeyfeale. They stood up to the challenge but Fr. Casey’s extra goals was the clincher in this game.

It is still all to play for in this group with Mungret St. Pauls currently in third place on point difference have played the top two teams and have the bottom three left to play but wins can’t be taken for granted they need to be earned and once the work is put in the rewards will be seen on the score board.

U-14 Division 1 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Monaleen 7-9

The last time these two teams met it was a very low scoring game with Mungret St. Pauls scraping a win. On Wednesday 18 July in Mungret this was not the same game. Mungret St. Pauls had to work hard for every score but did not let Monaleen take any easy score either.

U-14 Division 3 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Granagh Ballingarry 4-15

On Wednesday 18 July in Ballingarry our U-13 players played a skilled game against a strong Granagh Ballingarry team. The positives they took from this game was the way they worked as a team. These games are to prepare for next year when they play in Division 1.

U-13 Division 1 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Murroe Boher 2-2

Thursday 19 July in Mungret the U-13 hurlers played a very skilful game. They held Murroe Boher off scoring while working the ball up the field and taking their own score. This game had a great exhibition of play from both teams. The goalies had their work cut out throughout. Well done to the Mungret St. Pauls team for keeping their lead and wining by the minimum.

Patrickswell GAA

Junior Hurlers

The Junior A hurlers received a walkover from Monaleen in the City Championship. Patrickswell have ended the group stage with a 100% record and will play Old Christians in the City semi final.

Minor Hurlers

The Minor hurlers are scheduled to return to action against Kilpeacon on Friday July 27 in Ballybricken Bohermore at 7.30pm.

Limerick Senior Hurlers

All roads lead to Croke Park as Limerick take on Cork in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship semi-final. Best wishes to Cian Lynch, Diarmaid Byrnes and Aaron Gillane.

St Patrick’s GAA

Limerick Hurlers

Best wishes to Gearoid Hegarty and the  Limerick Senior Hurlers in Croke Park next  Sunday. The club is immensely  proud of Gearoid and to have a member of the club playing an All-Ireland Semi Final this Sunday will be a special day. We hope to see big numbers from St Patricks travelling once again to give Gearoid and this talented Limerick team the support they deserve.

City Junior Football  Championship

St Patrick’s 4-8 Knockane 4-5

Great win again for the junior team in a highly entertaining game. Na Piarsaigh  will be the opponents in round three with the winner qualifying for the city semi final.

Clothes Collection

Many thanks to all who supported the St Patrick’s GAA Clothes Collection in recent weeks. This was a great help to the club in our ongoing fundraising drive.

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.