Garryspillane GAA Club Notes
Meet & Greet
Garryspillane GAA Club will have both Premier Minor & Premier Intermediate Trophies in the Community Hall Knocklong on this coming Sunday 11th November at 6pm. Players from both panels will attend for photos and a chat. Refreshments for both adults and children on the night. We welcome all Supporters, Families, Underage, Players and the wider community to call in
€10,000 Giveaway Draw. All money raised will go to future developments and team preparations. Tickets on Sale Now Available from anyone of the following Donie 0879632851 Liam 0868072856 Corona 0879521906 Sherry 0876229693
Premier Minor Hurling Final played last Wednesday 31st October at the Gaelic Grounds.
The stalemate between Limerick’s two outstanding minor hurling teams was finally broken in the Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday evening when Garryspillane went one better than the two draws in the qualifying rounds to overcome Patrickswell in the premier championship decider. Despite conceding a goal off the game’s first action, the Bouncers took over when a 20th minute penalty gave them the lead for the first time and they never lost control after that. Not only was this a successful defence of their title but it capped an unprecedented ten days for centre-back Mark Quinlan starting his third victorious county final after picking up medals in the Premier intermediate hurling and with Galbally’s intermediate footballers. Facing a dominant central diamond that included Quinlan, Dylan O’Shea who picked off 1-9 and Man-of-the-Match Ryan Tobin, The Well’s half-forwards never got enough space to reply once they fell behind and were forced to depend on Calvin Carroll’s frees to keep in contact.
Perhaps their hunt for a first title in the grade since 2008 might have turned out differently had they taken three goal chances that opened following pressure on The Bouncers’ defence. However, on each occasion, they failed to pierce the calm under adversity that the experience of success collects. The Well didn’t wait around off the throw-in as Clive Kirby’s long delivery was fielded high by Jason Gillane who turned around the challenge on the edge of the square to shoot to the net. Dylan O’Shea replied with a free and with another to Josh Considine before he scored his third from play. County minor goalie Bryan Heavey equalised before Patrickswell replied with Calvin Carroll’s free and Adam Carrig’s strike on the run. But the game changed after another O’Shea free when Callum Sheehan was fouled collecting off Eoin O’Mahony’s run and O’Shea made no mistake with the penalty. After O’Mahony added to The Bouncers’ lead, The Well missed a few chances to reply before Carroll sent over a free. Garryspillane were lucky not to be punished for a misdirected puckout and a blocked-down clearance off the goal line and they made the most of it as Shane Hanrahan left them leading 1-7 to 1-4 at the break.
Cormac Kerins pulled one back on the restart before Paul Buston’s diving save stopped O’Mahony’s 25 metre drive but the Knocklong side made up for it with a pair of O’Shea frees. Carroll replied with two of his own but Ryan Tobin and O’Shea’s free restored Garryspillane’s advantage which O’Shea stretched further after their opponents failed to take advantage of another blocked goal line clearance. Carroll sent over frees either side of one from O’Shea but the Well couldn’t make serious inroads into a margin which Callum Sheehan stretched further before Gillane’s free with the last puck of the hour screamed inches over the crossbar. Final Score: Garryspillane 1-14 Patrickswell 1-10
Panel: Adam Sheehan; Robert Sampson, Ciarán Sheehan, Michael O’Dwyer; Bryan Heavey, Mark Quinlan, Micheál O’Donnell; Shane Hanrahan, Ryan Tobin; Eoin O’Mahony, Dylan O’Shea, Peter Morrissey; Jack O’Reilly, Callum Sheehan, Peter O’Dwyer, Joe Johnson, Cian McCarthy, Josh Dineen, Kevin cooke, Jordan Dineen, Jack O’Keeffe, Fionn Flanagan, Nathan O’Mahony, Michael McCabe, Patrick McGrath
Scorers: Dylan O’Shea 1p -9 (7f)Ryan Tobin 0-1 Callum Sheehan 0-1 Bryan Heavey 0-1 Eoin O Mahoney 0-1 Shane Hanrahan 0-1
Limerick Club Draw
There are still two draws to go. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month. Contact any committee member. 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.
There was no winner in this week’s €2000 Lotto Jackpot. The numbers were 4 18 20 25
The lucky dip winners were: Tiernan & Siobhan Ryan, Derek Lawrence c/o Meades, John & Friends c/o Fogarty’s, David Burke, Marian Horgan. Next jackpot will be €2050 and will take place in The Welcome Inn on Mon 12th November. 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
Bord Na nÓg
Bord Na nÓg Poker night – 17th November in The Hill Bar. €50 – no buy backs.
Photograph : Garryspillane, County Premier Minor Hurling Champions 2018.