ADARE GAA CLUB NOTES
Hard luck to our Senior Footballers & management in their County Final last Friday against New-castle West but a great achievement to get that far and all the best in their preparation for 2022.
Congrats to our Junior Hurling team & management with their victory over Ballybricken Bohermore on Sunday in the County Quarter Final which finished 2-16 to 6. Well done to all involved in what was treacherous conditions and the very best of luck in the County Semi Final which will be played the weekend of the 14th of Nov. Opposition, venue and time, yet TBC.
Hard luck to the Pat Collins Bar and Restaurant sponsored under 17 Hurlers in their County Final who fought to the end. Very proud our boys as always.
The best of luck to our U21 hurlers on Tuesday 2nd Nov against Na Piarsaigh at 7:30pm in Rheb-ogue in the County Premier U21 Championship Group stage. Referee: Donnacha O’Callaghan. Tickets for this game are 5 euro (adults) 2 euro (U16) and can be purchased online through our social media platforms or on LimerickGaa.ie.
Lotto & Fundraiser:
The Friday 29th October Lotto draw numbers were: 10, 18, 27, 34. There was no winner which raises the Jackpot to €9,700. Remember you can now complete our weekly lotto online, Google ’Adare GAA Smart lotto’. The next draw takes place Friday 5th November at 9:30pm in Sean Collins Bar. Thank you for your continued support and we wish you the very best of luck. The monthly members draw winners for November are €100 Marcus Doran, €150 Mary Heffernan Lewis and €250 Catherine O’Grady. Congrats to you all.
Adare Camogie Club Notes
Phoenix Precision Engineering Sponsored Adare Junior A Camogie Team
It was a day for sitting by the fire eating the Halloween stash of sweets, safe in the knowledge there wouldn’t be too many trick or treaters out that night. Instead, the Adare junior camogie team braved what can only be described as woeful conditions in the county semi-final.
Having topped our group we had home advantage, but it was a level playing field out there as conditions underfoot was soft & the driving wind served both teams equally in terms of advantage.
Captain Sophie O’Callaghan won the toss and we had the strong wind at our backs in the first half. Aislinn Connolly was first on the scoreboard with 1-2 in quick succession. Grace McNamara capitalised on a great passage of play and also found the back of the Mungret net. Caoimhe Costelloe battled hard & scored 0-3 in the first half that saw us hold a strong lead going into half time Adare 2-5 to 0-0
It was well into the second half before Mungret put their first score on the board. Despite this, they never dropped their heads and kept putting pressure on us right to the final whistle. A great sign of a team in their first season in Junior A.
A deflection in the Adare back line meant an unfortunate own goal saw the Mungret scoreboard rise to 1-3. But the lead was too great for Mungret to claw back, even with the wind in the second half. Caoimhe Costello put two further points over the bar and a fine score by Annie Giltenane 0-1 saw Adare come away with a great win. In the end the final score 2-8 to 1-3.
It’s been a fantastic run in the season & we are lucky to have depth in our panel. There is a great mix of youth & experienced players, and it’s fantastic to see an adult team in Adare.
A big shout out to Lizzie O’Dea, the clubs Life President , who braved the elements to support the team on Sunday last.
Adare now await the result of the other semi-final (postponed due to waterlogged pitch) to see if they meet Galbally or Patrickswell on November 20th in the junior A County ffinal at 2.30pm. We would love to have your support on the day!
Áth Dara Abú !!
Sophie O’Callaghan (Captain)
Mary Carey (rep: Laura Hourigan)
Adare Camogie Club Halloween Virtual 5k Riverwalk
Adare Camogie Club held their 2nd Halloween Virtual 5k Riverwalk over the long weekend this year and it was a great success. Kids and parents alike took the opportunity to dress up for Halloween. The Club would like to thank all who have sponsored the 5k and the girls for their support. It is very much appreciated & helps us to look after our fast growing club and members. Adare Camogie Club banners were at the end of the Riverwalk for walkers photo opportunities. Well done to everyone!!
Autumn Training continues in the Manor Fields every Tuesday night and the attendance has been phenomenal. The girls are really enjoying getting out in the air with the hurley and sliotar and practicing their skills.
Oíche Ghaeilge in Áth Dara.
Adare Ladies Football Club and Cumann Camógaíochta Áth Dara are hosting an informal night of chat as Gaeilge in the Village Hall on Wednesday 10th November at 8.15pm. Fáilte roimh chách, ocáid saor in aisce. To keep everyone safer we will be adhering to all HSE and Hall Committee guidance and a Covid certificate will be required. Spaces are limited so book your spot by emailing email@example.com or (if you don’t use email) by texting 0876461661. Caint agus comhra leis na comharsana, bigí linn. Fluent Irish is not required; you will be surprised how much comes back to you!
A great chance to try something new in a relaxed atmosphere among friends. No charge but remember to let us know you are coming. The event is for all the community and is supported by both clubs and by Glór na nGael. The first Oíche Ghaeilge is suitable for anyone with (even very rusty or halting) school Irish; we will run a workshop in the coming months especially for newcomers to the Irish language.