AHANE GAA CLUB NOTES
Munster Final – Limerick Senior Hurlers
Best of luck to Dan and Tom Morrissey and Limerick seniors as they take on Tipperary in the Senior Final this Sunday at 2pm. They will all be hoping to add a Munster winners medal to their growing collection of silverware. While it may appear to be the norm now, It’s truly a huge honour to have two Ahane clubmen so heavily involved with this team and we wish them all the best!
Munster Final – Limerick Minor Hurlers
As with recent years, Ahane have been lucky enough to have had players involved at the inter-county minor grade – a nod the great work being done at underage within the club. For the second year running we have players on a Limerick minor side heading into a Munster Final in Adam Murrihy and Cian Casey this year. We wish them all the best in the Final as they face a strong Clare side whom Limerick beat by three points in their earlier group encounter – no doubt this will be another tight affair.
Be sure to get in early to support the Minors in advance of the Senior game, with a reminder of the earlier throw-in time of 11:30 am (in case of extra time!)
Two Limerick Teams participated in the quarter finals of the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge (U17 hurling) competition last weekend.
Lining out for the Limerick Treaty side who were narrowly beaten by Cork on the day were Ahane’s Aidan Carroll, Kevin Morrissey, Mark Donnellan and Peter Donohue.
Congratulations to Aidan Carroll who received the man of the match award for his performance.
U10 Hurlers Trip to Naas Tournament
Our U10 hurlers were invited to the prestigious Naas U10 Hurling Tournament held last Saturday, 15th June. The bus left the clubhouse at 8.15am on Saturday morning, carrying 27 very excited U9 and U10 players, as well as their parents and mentors. On arrival in Naas GAA’s very impressive grounds, we were greeted by glorious weather and club officers who outlined the format for the day. It was straight into action then for our 2 teams, who each played 3 matches in their respective groups. The competing teams came from several different counties all over Ireland. It was clear from early on that the standard of play was very high, but the Ahane boys acquitted themselves very well, winning 4 games in total, and losing out in 2 by the narrowest of margins. This was good enough to secure qualification for the Club of the Day final, where our 2 teams came up against Kilkenny’s Dicksboro GAA. The young Cats proved to be every bit as formidable as their senior counterparts, and won out both games in well contested matches, despite great endeavour shown by our lads. There was absolutely no shame in defeat, and our lads displayed great skill and commitment throughout the day’s hurling. There was a lot of tired players and adults on the bus home, but were back in high spirits after a stop off in Obama Plaza, and a sing song enroute back to Ahane that evening. The whole day proved to be a fantastic experience, and one that these young hurlers will never forget. We would like to sincerely thank all the players, parents and their mentors who took part, not to mention Naas GAA Club for their generosity and super organisation over the course of the day. U10 Mentors.
All Ireland Champions – U14 Ladies Football
Congratulations to Ahane’s Roisin Flaherty, Niamh Brennan and the Limerick Under 14 County Team on winning the All-Ireland Silver Championship when beating Tipperary 3-10 to 0-5 today in Banagher. A great achievement by the girls.